Students may propose a modified major in English by designing a special program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor in the Department. One may modify the major in English with a selection of courses from other departments and programs, or one may modify a major in another department or program with a selection of English courses. In both cases the modifying courses nominated must be courses that qualify for major credit in their home department or program. The Culminating Experience should be satisfied according to the primary department's or program's rules. Proposals for modifying the major in English should also explain the rationale for modifying the standard major.
Proposals for both kinds of modified majors must be submitted to the Vice Chair of the English and Creative Writing Department as a formal petition and proposal. Proposals to modify another major with English courses must be approved by the Vice Chair of English and Creative Writing before going forward to the primary department or program for final approval as a major program. Proposals to modify the major in English with other courses must be submitted, along with an authorizing signature from the secondary department or program, to the Vice Chair of English and Creative Writing and the CDC for their deliberation and approval. The Vice Chair's signature signifies final approval of a modified major in English.