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Department of English

Concentration in English

Liberal Arts majors may elect to graduate from Kingsborough with a Concentration in English. To graduate with this concentration, you must earn a total of nine credits from any combination of literature courses and creative writing courses (see the list below of qualifying courses). Your CUNYfirst transcript will list any concentration you may have pursued within your major.

  • Department of English
    Kingsborough Community College
  • 2001 Oriental Blvd.
    Room C-309
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • 718-368-5849 (phone)
  • 718-368-4786 (fax)

You may undertake the Concentration in English in order to strengthen your college record for purposes of transferring, or because you wish to go on to major or minor in English in a four-year college, or simply because you are are interested in the courses in literature and creative writing that are part of this Concentration. The intensive reading, writing, and thinking you ll do in all literature and creative writing courses will help prepare you for future education, employment, and life.

To register for the Concentration in English, please see your advisor or contact Britta Frankel of the Liberal Arts Program.

English 30: Introduction to Literature
English 31: Classical/Biblical Literature
English 32: World Literature
English 35: Modern European Literature
English 40: Short Fiction
English 42: Poetry
English 43: Drama
English 48: American Environmental Literature
English 56: Creative Writing: Fiction
English 57: Creative Writing: Poetry
English 63: Shakespeare
English 64: Adventure Literature
English 65: Literature and Film
English 66: Literature and Human Behaviour
English 67: Women and Literature
English 68: Gothic and Horror Literature
English 73: Themes in American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
English 74: Themes in American Literature II: 1865-Present
English 77: The Roots of African-American Literature
English 78: Contemporary African-American Literature
English 82: Gay and Lesbian Literature

NOTE: Your particular degree requirements correspond to the College Catalog for the semester/year you entered Kingsborough or last changed your major. Click here for a catalog earlier than the current catalog.