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Literary Studies Concentration

English Major Advisement Audit Literary Studies Concentration

The  concentration  in  Literary  Studies  invites  students  to  study  literature  as  an  imaginative  artifact conditioned by history, culture, and society. Students read various literary genres such as poetry, prose, and drama with sensitivity to literary and rhetorical devices, as well as aesthetic features, in order to understand how a text produces meaning, and how an interpretation is shaped by a community of readers. Given details from the imagined world of the literary text, students engage with ambiguity, draw inferences, employ critical terminology, and ultimately shape persuasive analytic readings in response to the patterns, representations, and ideas found in these works.

Writing Intensive Gateway

  • ENG 203^ Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism - 3 credits
  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 204^ Introduction to Writing Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 205***^ Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 credits

Subtotal: 6 credits

Literary Studies Concentration Requirements

 

Category I: Literary Analysis, Form, and ­Theory

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 125 Introduction to Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 130 Literary Analysis - 3 credits
    • ENG 225 Fiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 226 Drama - 3 credits
    • ENG 227 Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 358 Literary Theory - 3 credits
    • ENG 359 Film Theory - 3 credits

Category II: Literary History and Traditions

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 214 English Literature to 1798 - 3 credits
    • ENG 215 English Literature from 1798 - 3 credits
    • ENG 223 Survey of American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 234 Contemporary Fiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 317 Renaissance Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 321 19th Century American Short Story - 3 credits
    • ENG 325 Modern Drama - 3 credits
    • ENG 327 Renaissance Drama - 3 credits
    • ENG 328 Children’s Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 332 Modern British and American Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 333 The Modern Novel - 3 credits
    • ENG 335 Shakespeare’s Comedies - 3 credits
    • ENG 336 Shakespeare’s Tragedies - 3 credits

Category III: Literature in Cultural Context

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 216 Scottish Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 228 Poetry of Women - 3 credits
    • ENG 233 Contemporary Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 252 Literature and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance - 3 credits
    • ENG 255 African American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 256 Native American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 257 Contemporary Drama and Society - 3 credits
    • ENG 258 Asian-American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 259 Chicano/Chicana Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 307 Medieval Women Mystics - 3 credits
    • ENG 313 Native American Novel - 3 credits
    • ENG 314 Indigenous Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 316 Love and War in Medieval British Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 318 Restoration Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 319 Age of Sensibility - 3 credits
    • ENG 320 Victorian Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 322 The Romantic Period - 3 credits
    • ENG 329 Youn Adult Literature in a Multicultural World - 3 credits
    • ENG 330 Science Fiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 331 Early 18th Century Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 337 Sex and Love in Chaucer - 3 credits
    • ENG 339 Shakespeare and Film - 3 credits
    • ENG 342 Literature of New England - 3 credits
    • ENG 344 Literature of Africa - 3 credits
    • ENG 350 Southwestern Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 352 Lesbian Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 356 Women Writers to 1900 - 3 credits
    • ENG 357 20th Century Women Writers - 3 credits
    • ENG 399 The Lord of the Rings - 3 credits

Subtotal: 9 credits

Category IV: Electives Within the Literary Studies Concentration


  • Choose any three (3) additional literature courses listed above

Sections of ENG 365 Topics in Literature or Language may be designated as fulfilling different categories in the Literary Studies concentration. Students may count multiple sections of ENG 365 towards the completion of their concentration requirements, provided that those sections are
on different topics.

Subtotal: 9 credits
Concentration total: 24 credits

*approved substitution to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier I Social Sciences

**approved reuse to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier II Cultural Perspectives

***approved reuse to meet the Liberal Arts Core Tier II Creative Expression

^meets Stage 2 University Writing Requirement

^^meets Stage 3 University Writing Requirement