English majors may opt to spend the spring semester of their junior year at the University of Exeter in the U.K. Students planning to do so should complete ENGL 200 and ENGL 300 by the fall semester of their junior year (the semester preceding study abroad). At Exeter, students will take two courses or modules (each worth 30 Exeter credits) from Riceâ€™s approved list of Exeter Courses.
The approved courses taken abroad will transfer back to Rice and will appear on the Rice transcript as transfer credit. The two Exeter courses will be articulated as ENGL 325 (two instances of 3 semester credit hours each) with the remaining hours articulated as general TRAN credit. The English department has obtained special transfer credit status for these courses in that the final grades received on the Exeter transcript will be transferred in to Rice and counted in the studentâ€™s Rice GPA. With pre-approval from the Department, ENGL 325 may additionally count toward elective and field requirements of the major in the following ways: