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Admissions

Credit Guide for English

College of DuPage 
College of DuPage Lake Forest College
ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing
ENGLI 2105 Writing in the Professions
ENGL 111 Introduction to Professional Writing

ENGLI 1130 Introduction to Literature
ENGLI 1150 Short Fiction
ENGLI 1151 Novel
ENGLI 1152 Poetry

ENGL 110 Literary Studies
ENGLI 2110 Professional Editing ENGL 112 Introduction to Editing and Publishing
ENGLI 2220 British Literature to 180 ENGL 211 English Literature I
ENGLI 2221 British Literature From 1800 Through the Present ENGL 212 English Literature II

ENGLI 2223 American Literature From Colonial Period to Civil War

ENGL 204 Nineteenth-Century American Literature

ENGLI 2224 American Literature From Civil War-Present

ENGL 205 Twentieth-Century American Literature
ENGLI 2228 Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare
ENGLI 2250 Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGLI 2251 Fiction Writing
ENGLI 2252 Poetry Writin

ENGL 135 Creative Writing
ENGLI 2254 Playwriting ENGL 242 Playwriting
Important Notes 
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from College of DuPage may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from College of DuPage may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • College of DuPage credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the College of DuPage, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.
College of Lake County 
College of Lake County Lake Forest College
ENG 266 Professional Communication ENGL 111 Professional Writing
ENG 222 Creative Writing ENGL 135 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 223 Early American Literature ENGL 204 Nineteenth Century American Lit
ENG 225 Survey of British Literature I ENGL 211 English Literature I
ENG 226 Survey of British Literature II ENGL 212 English Literature II
ENG 227 Intro to Shakespeare ENGL 220: Shakespeare
ENG 229 American Literature 20th Century ENG 205 Twentieth Century American Lit
ENG 241 or ENG 243 Intro to Poetry/Fiction ENGL 110 Literary Studies
ENG 247 Intro to Women Writers ENGL 228 Women Writing Women
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from College of Lake County may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from College of Lake County may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • College of Lake County credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the College of Lake County, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.
Elgin Community College 
Elgin Community College Lake Forest College

English 110 Creative Writing OR English 210 Fiction Writing OR English 212 Poetry Writing

ENGL 135 Creative Writing
Important Notes 
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  •  Elgin Community College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  •  All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the Elgin Community College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.
Harper Community College 
Harper Community College Lake Forest College

ENG 103 Technical and Report Writing OR
ENG 130 Business Writing

ENGL 111 Professional Writing

ENG 220 Creative Writing OR
ENG 221 Writing Fiction OR
ENG 222 Writing Poetry

ENGL 135 Introduction to Creative Writing
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • Harper College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the Harper College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.
McHenry County College 
McHenry County College Lake Forest College
ENG 105 Technical Communications ENGL 110 Introduction to Professional Writing
ENG 240 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare
ENG 250 Creative Writing ENGL 135 Creative Writing

ENG 251 Introduction to Literature OR
ENG 252 Studies in Literature

ENGL 110 Literary Studies
ENG 255 British Literature to 1800 ENGL 211 English Literature I
ENG 256 British Literature 1800 to present ENGL 212 English Literature II
ENG 260 American Literature to 1860 ENGL 204 Nineteenth-Century American Literature

ENG 261 American Literature 1860 to present

ENGL 205 Twentieth-Century Literature
ENG 275 Women’s Literature ENGL 228 Women Writing Women
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from McHenry Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from McHenry Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • McHenry Community College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the McHenry Community College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.
Oakton Community College 
Oakton Community College Lake Forest College

EGL 111 Introduction to Business and Technical Writing

ENGL 111 Professional Writing

EGL 201 Introduction to Creative Writing
or EGL 202 Writing Poetry
or EGL 203 Writing Fiction

ENGL 135 Introduction to Creative Writing

EGL 115 Introduction to Fiction or
EGL 117 Introduction to Poetry or
EGL 129 Introduction to Literature

ENGL 110 Literary Studies
EGL 221 American Literature I ENGL 204 Nineteenth-Century American Literature

EGL 222 American Literature II or
EGL 223 Contemporary American Literature

ENGL 205 Twentieth-Century American Literature
EGL 225 Women and Literature ENGL 228 Women Writing Women
EGL 226 African American Literature ENGL 216 African American Literature I or
ENGL 217 African American Literature II
EGL 231 British Literature I ENGL 211 English Literature I
EGL 232 British Literature II ENGL 212 English Literature II
EGL 234 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare
EGL 235 Studies in Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Oakton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Oakton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • Oakton College credit may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the Oakton College appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high
Triton Community College 
Triton Community College Lake Forest College
BUS 122 Business English or
ENG E46 Business and Technical Writing
ENGL 110 Introduction to Professional Writing

RHET 255 Creative Writing OR
ENG C10 Creative Writing I OR
ENG 103 Introduction to Fiction OR
ENG 101 Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 135 Creative Writing
ENG 231 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGL 220 Shakespeare

ENG 113 Classical American Authors Pre-Civil War

ENGL 204 Nineteenth-Century American Literature

ENG 114 Classical American Authors Civil War-Present

ENGL 205 Twentieth-Century American Literature
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Triton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Triton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College English minor.
  • Triton College credit may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses for the major, nor may they be used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement.
  •  All majors are expected to take English 210 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the Triton College appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high.