English - Literature Course of Study

Literature Areas and Historical Periods (see catalog for descriptions)

   
Former Number
Areas
(old major)
Historical Period
(A=Pre 1800; B=Post 1800)
EN 101 Gateway to Literary and Cultural Studies  
III IV V
B
EN 102 Introduction to Contemporary World Literature
EN 263
III IV V
B
EN 103 Fairy Tales  
II IV
B
EN 105 African Diaspora: Literature and Culture  
III V
B
EN 106
CL 103
Masterpieces of Greek Lit in English Translation
EN 203
I
A
EN 107 
CL 104
Masterpieces of Roman Lit in English Translation
EN 204
I
A
EN 108 
CL121
Myth in Classical Literature
EN 221
I IV
A
EN 109 
CL 122
Greek Tragedy in English Translation
EN 222
I IV
A
EN 110 Major Works of European Literature
EN 265
V
A
EN 111 International Short Fiction
EN 285
III IV
B
EN 112 19th Century Russian Novel & World Literature
EN 266
II IV
B
EN 113 Literature of the Holocaust
EN 290
III V
B
EN 114
FR 295
Caribbean Lit: History, Culture, Identity
EN 295
V
B
EN 115
IT 289
Dante
EN 257
I
A
EN 116
IT 262
Rome in the Cultural Imagination   I II III V
A
EN 117
FR 260
Introduction to Francophone Sub-Saharan African Culture  
III V
B
EN 118
AN 150
Modern China Through Fiction and Film  
IV V
B
EN 119
AN 152
The City and Modern China  
IV V
B
EN 120
TA 123
American Women Playwrights  
IV
B
EN 121 American Literature & The Environment
EN 274
II III IV
B
EN 122 The Frontier in American Literature
EN 271
II
B
EN 123 Colonial Contacts & Flights  
III IV
B
EN 124 American Literature: Myths & Legends
EN 270
II
B
EN 125
TA 120
American Drama
EN 264
IV
B
EN 126 American Social Protest Literature
EN 277
II V
B
EN 141 Imagining Shakespeare
EN 255
I
A
EN 152 Myths & Legends of Ireland & Britain
EN 256
I IV
A
EN 143 The "Greenworld": English Lit and the Environment  
I V
A
EN 161 Irish Literature
EN 279
III V
B
EN 162 Irish Women Writers
EN 278
V
B
EN 171 Literature and the Visual Arts  
II V
B
EN 172 Literacy and Language
EN 249
 
B
 
200 Level (Prerequisite: A 100-level course or Instructor's permission)      
 
EN 200 Special Topics in Genre Studies: (new)      
EN 201 Introduction to Poetry
EN 260
IV
 
EN 202 American Poetry
EN 352
IV
B
EN 203 The Novel (new)      
EN 204 Introduction to the British Novel
EN 364
 II III IV
B
EN 205 Writing the Self: Autobiography in America
EN362
IV V
B
 
  Surveys in British Literature      
EN 210 Special Topics in British Surveys: (new)      
EN 211 Age of Chaucer (new)    
A
EN 212 Intro to Renaissance Studies (new)      
EN 213 Shakespeare 1
EN 355
I
A
EN 214 Shakespeare 11
EN 356
I
A
EN 215 Introduction to British 18th Century Literature
EN 259, EN 361
I
A
EN 216 The Victorian Epoch
EN 275
II IV
B
EN 217 Romantics, Victorians, Moderns: British Literature 1800-1950
EN 252
II IV
B
EN 218 20th Century British Literature
EN 267
III V
B
EN 223 Comparative Renaissance Literature EN 353 I V A
 
  Surveys in American Literature      
EN 230 Special topics in American Literature: (new)      
EN 231 American Literature, pre-19th century (new)      
EN 232 American Literature, 19th century (new)      
EN 233 American Literature, 20th Century to the Present (new)      
EN 234 American Women Writers of the 19th Century  
II V
B
EN 235 American Women Writers of the 20th Century (new)      
 
  Postcolonial Literature and Studies      
EN 250 Special Topics in Postcolonial Literatures: (new)      
EN 251 British/Imperial Texts
EN 370
II IV
B
EN 252 Topics in Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature
EN 279
III V
B
 
  African American Literatures      
EN 260 Special Topics in African-American Literature (new)      
EN 261 The African American Literary Tradition
EN 253
II III V
B
EN 262 The Harlem Renaissance
EN 339
III V
B
EN 263 African American Woman Writers
EN 371
III V
B
EN 264 African American Fiction 1940 to 1980
EN 344
III IV V
B
EN 265 Contemporary African American Fiction
EN 347
III IV V
B
 
  Comparative and Transnational Literatures      
EN 270 Special Topics in Comparative and Transnational Literatures: (new)      
EN 271 Comparative Renaissance Literature
EN 353
I V
A
EN 272 Literature of the Americas (new)      
EN 273 Trans-Atlantic Literature and Culture (new)      
EN 274 Modernism in World Literature
EN 397
III V
B
EN 275 Modern Women Writers
EN 289
III IV V
B
EN 276 20th Century Russian Novel & World Literature
EN 366
III IV
B
 
  Ethnic American Literature      
EN 280 Special Topics in Ethnic American Literature: (new)      
EN 281 Native American Literature
EN 386
V
B
EN 282 Introduction to Latin@Literature
EN 280
III V
B
EN 283 Novels and Films in the Asian Diaspora: Challenges to Citizenship
EN 286
III IV V
B
EN 284 American Women Writers of Color
EN 348
II IV V
B
 
  Thematic Courses      
EN 290 Special Thematic Topics: (new)      
EN 291 Gender & Sexuality in Film & Literature
EN 335
III V
B
EN 292 Contemporary Children's Literature  
III
B
 
300 Level Advanced Studies in Genre      
EN 300 Special topics in Advanced Genre Studies (new)      
EN 301 Narratology (new)      
EN 302 Poetics (new)      
EN 303 Renaissance Lyric (new)      
EN 304 Advanced Studies in the Novel: Morrison (new)      
EN 309 Modern and Contemporary Drama
EN 376
III IV
B
 
  Advanced Studies in British Literature      
EN 310 Special Topics in Advanced British Literature: (new)      
EN 311 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
EN 352
I
A
EN 312 Medieval English Drama
EN 360
I IV
A
EN 313 Renaissance Political Theory (new)      
EN 314 Renaissance Eros
EN 354
I V
A
EN 315 Advanced Studies in 18th Century Literature (new)      
EN 316 Theoretical Readings of 19th Century Novel
EN 336, EN 364
II IV V
B
EN 317 Advanced Studies in 20th Century British Literature
EN 374
III IV
B
EN 318 British Literary Modernism (new)      
EN 319 James Joyce
EN 393
III IV
B
EN 321 Life & Print Culture in 18th Century London
EN 276
I V
A
 
  Advanced Studies in American Literature      
EN 330 Special Topics in Advanced American Literature: (new)      
EN 331 Early American Literature (new)      
EN 332 American Romanticism
EN 381
II
B
EN 333 American Realism and Naturalism
EN 382
II
B
EN 334 American Modernism  
III IV V
B
EN 335 Contemporary American Literature and Culture
EN 383
III IV V
B
 
  Theory      
EN 350 Special Topics in Theory: (new)      
EN 351 Introduction to Literary Theory
EN 337
III V
B
EN 352 Introduction to Cultural Studies
EN 349
III V
B
EN 353 Representations
EN 345
IV V
B
EN 354 Theories of Globalization
EN 287
III IV V
B
EN 355 Gender Theory
EN 338
III V
B
 
  Advanced Thematic Studies      
EN 370 Special Topics in Advanced Thematic Studies (new)      
EN 371 Comedy
EN 372
IV
A
EN 372 All About Eve
EN 357
I IV V
A
EN 373 Literature for Young Adults
EN 305
IV
B
EN 374 The Woman Question
EN 346
II V
B
EN 375 Caribbean Women Writers
EN 396
III IV V
B
EN 376 Global Women's Fiction
EN 398
III IV V
B
EN 377 Urban Texts & Contexts
EN 392
III IV V
B
 
EN 390 Literature and Cultural Studies Capstone      
EN 399 Independent Study      

Notes:
Independent Study, Special Topics, and LCS Capstone courses can satisfy an Area or Historical Period, based on its focus. Consult with professor.

The large number and variety of literature courses offered abroad are not listed here. Consult with Chair on Area or Historical Period equivalence.