We have made some important changes to the requirements for the major in English. They apply to you, however, only if you declared your major on July 1 2008 or later. You cannot, unfortunately, petition to have them apply to you. That means that if you are a current English major and are reading this, they likely do not apply to you.
But they are perfectly good requirements, and you’ll be able to tell young English majors “I remember when …”