Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Undergraduate Advising

Taking Courses in Sequence

English department majors are all designed to lead you through a coherent program of study that will allow you to build on existing skills and develop new ones as you progress. Therefore, it is important to take courses in the right order and to observe, whenever possible, the pacing guidelines we provide. Depending on when and how you declare the major, you may or may not have time to move slowly through the introductory levels of course work. In addition, students pursuing second majors or demanding minors will have to pace themselves accordingly. The following 4-year plans are therefore tentative and propose guidelines, not rules, for appropriate pacing.

If you have questions about your scheduling, please consult an English department advisor.

English, Teaching of English, and English Honors Sample 4-Year Plans

Creative Writing Sample 4-Year Plan