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Department of English
132A McIver Building

English Major (BA)Honors in EnglishEnglish as a Second MajorEnglish MinorEnglish Courses

James E. Evans, Professor and Head of the Department
Professors Baker, Beale, Chappell, Cushman, Ellis, R. McDonald, Gibson; Associate Professors Brewer, Ferguson, Griffith, C. Hodgkins, Kelly, Kilcup, Kirby-Smith, Langenfeld, May Lombardi, Roskelly, Tisdale, S. Yarbrough, Zacharias; Assistant Professors Chiseri-Strater, Dischell, G. McDonald, Meyerson, Parker, Romine, Summers; Adjunct Assistant Professor Mille; Instructor Myers; Lecturers Bucknall, Clark, Cline, Garren, Gingher, Graf, Green, H. Hodgkins, Kuwahara, Meyers, Miller, Rosenblum, Schurer, Stephens, Yardley

The Department of English provides courses in English composition, in major authors, in all major literary periods, in literary theory, in linguistics and rhetoric, in journalism, and in writing fiction and poetry. Senior-graduate courses are available to advanced students, and the graduate program offering the full range of literary and rhetorical studies permits students to pursue work leading to the MA, MEd, and PhD. The unusually fine writing program offers courses both to undergraduates seeking the BA degree and to graduate students seeking the MFA degree.


English Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 semester hours.

The English Major provides a diversified program. Students who major in English participate in an increasingly intensified study of language and literature that includes English, American, and foreign literature in translation. Upon graduation, English majors are well qualified to enter nearly all fields that do not require previous technical and professional training.

Although many English majors pursue careers not traditionally associated with English studies, some students will seek licensure to teach, and others will choose to enter graduate school. English has long been recognized as a desirable major for prelaw and premedical studies. It is also beneficial for students who enter such fields as journalism, editing, communications, diplomacy, advertising, and personnel work.

A "Guide for English Majors and Minors" is available upon request from the departmental office. It provides current advice on planning a major or minor. Additional guidance is available from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English and from faculty advisors.


College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER)
(54-55 hours required)

All students must meet the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). The College of Arts and Sciences, however, has established liberal education requirements for its programs which, while including those of AULER, contain additional requirements in several categories. Therefore, students following this program should adhere to the College requirements. Please note that students who satisfy the College Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) will also satisfy the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). See College requirements and courses meeting AULER/CLER requirements.

Major Requirements

The department offers two major programs leading to the BA degree: "English" and "English High School Teaching." Successful completion of the latter program qualifies the graduate to teach in high schools in North Carolina and other states with which North Carolina has reciprocal licensure agreements. A student may declare either major upon matriculation; to change one's major to English, or to change from one degree program to the other, one must have permission of the department. (See the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English.)

The department also offers a 24-hour concentration in English that meets the requirement of a second major/concentration for Elementary and Middle Grades Education (School of Education) and certain other University programs in education. Consult with your major advisor or with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English.

For both major programs, a minimum of 27 hours of English above the 100 level is required.

No requirement for the major may be met by a grade lower than C-.

The courses must be distributed as follows:

For the degree, BA in English:

  1. ENG 211, 212, 251. These courses provide an overview of English and American literature that gives perspective and establishes a basis for choosing courses. Students should take these courses as early as possible, usually during the sophomore and junior years.
  2. One course in language (ENG 260, 261, 321, 513) or criticism (303, 531, 549, 551) or creative writing (221, 222, 225, 226, 325, 326) or expository writing and journalism (219, 223, 319, 320, 322, 323, 327, 519, 520, 522, 523, 524).
  3. Four courses in literature:
  4. Two courses in major authors or genres, one before 1800 (ENG 336, 339, 340, 381, 536, 539, 540, 541, 555, 556, 567), and one after 1800 (349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 358, 382, 534, 548, 557, 558, 559, 563, 568, 582).
  5. Two courses in literary movements or period surveys, one before 1800 (ENG 332, 337, 338, 342, 360, 510, 537, 542, 561), and one after 1800 (331, 333, 344, 345, 346, 355, 374, 376, 532, 533, 544, 545, 550, 552).
  6. One additional course in English at the 200 level or above.

For the degree, BA in English Licensure in High School Teaching:

  1. English 211, 212, 251.
  2. English 321.
  3. Four courses in literature:
    Two courses in major authors or genres, one before 1800 (ENG 336, 339, 340, 381, 536, 539, 540, 541, 555, 556, 567), and one after 1800 (349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 358, 382, 534, 548, 557, 558, 559, 563, 568, 582).
    Two courses in literary movements or period surveys, one before 1800 (ENG 332, 337, 338, 342, 360, 510, 537, 542, 561), and one after 1800 (331, 333, 344, 345, 346, 355, 374, 376, 532, 533, 544, 545, 550, 552).
  4. English 322.

Besides completing the above courses in English, candidates for the teaching licensure must meet additional requirements, including admission to teacher education (end of sophomore year) and to student teaching (junior year), successful completion of the National Teacher's Exam, and course work outside the English Department. For full current information about all requirements see "Teacher Education Programs", Part 7 and the UNCG Teacher Education Handbook. Note: admission to teacher education and student teaching in English requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75, overall and in the major.


Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.


Honors in English


Nine semester hours to consist of:

3 hours of HSS 490 (Honors Thesis)

3 hours of ENG 494 (Honors Seminar)

3 hours of any English Honors course above the 100 level


· Enrollment in and successful completion of the University Honors Program

· A declared English Major

· Maintenance of at least a 3.3 overall GPA


The designation "Honors in English" will be printed on the student's official transcript.


English as a Second Major

Education students majoring in Elementary, Middle Grades, Business, Marketing, Health, Physical Education, and Deaf Education, who are required to complete another approved major or a concentration in a basic academic discipline, must complete the following requirements (24 semester hours) for a second major in English. Students with all other first majors must complete the requirements described above in "For the degree, BA in English" (27 semester hours).

  1. English and American Literature (9 sh)three courses from the following: ENG 211, 212, 251, 252
  2. Language and Writing (6 sh): ENG 223 and 260. Majors in Middle Grades Education must take ENG 321 and 322 instead.
  3. Literature before 1800 (3 sh), one course from the following: ENG 332, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 342, 360, 381, 510, 536, 537, 539, 540, 541, 542, 555, 556, 561, 567
  4. Literature after 1800 (3 sh), one course from the following: ENG 331, 333, 344, 345, 346, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 355, 358, 374, 376, 382, 532, 533, 534, 544, 545, 548, 550, 552, 557, 558, 559, 563, 568, 582
  5. Elective (3 sh), chosen from literature courses before or after 1800 (listed above in 3 and 4).


English Minor

ENG 101 and 102 satisfy the College Reasoning and Discourse (CRD) requirement and do not, therefore, count as part of the hours for an English minor.

English minors have wide choice among courses offered in fulfilling the minimum of 18 hours in English. They are urged, however, to report to the departmental faculty advisor as early as possible for help in planning a program.


  1. Any two courses, to be chosen by the student, from among the following: ENG 201, 202, 211, 212, 251, 252.
  2. No more than six hours at the 100 level (but see head note, above); and at least six hours at the 300 level or above.


English Courses (ENG)

Courses For Undergraduates

100 Basic Writing (3:3).

  • Does not fulfill the University writing requirement.
  • Credit does not apply toward graduation nor count in the student's GPA.

Instruction and practice in basic writing skills, in preparation for 101. Admission to the course is by advice of the Director of Composition on the basis of SAT scores and placement testing.

101 English Composition I (3:3).

  • Equivalent credit to FMS 103/RCO 101. Students may not receive credit for both ENG 101 and either FMS 103 or RCO 101.

Students read and write in varied forms, styles, and lengths. Goals include developing ideas and revising writing, experimenting with aims and approaches in producing writing, and understanding appeals to various audiences. [RD, CRD]. (FA,SP)

102 English Composition II (3:3). Pr. 101, or FMS 103 or RCO 101.

Emphasizes developing ideas and supporting varied writing tasks. Goals include effective uses of evidence, control in style and voice, understanding varied forms and perspectives. [RD, CRD]. (FA,SP)

103 English as a Second/Foreign Language (3:3). ·

  • Restricted to students whose first language is not English.
  • Does not satisfy the University composition requirement.

Emphasis on the active use of language skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing.

104 Approach to Literature (3:3).

Critical reading and analysis of fiction, poetry and drama with an emphasis on a variety of major themes and their relevance to contemporary life. [BL, CBL].

105 Introduction to Narrative (3:3).

Critical reading and analysis of American and British novels, short stories, and narrative poems. Attention to historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds as appropriate. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

106 Introduction to Poetry (3:3).

Critical reading and analysis of British and American lyric, dramatic, and narrative poetry. Attention to historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds as appropriate. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

107 Introduction to Drama (3:3).

Critical reading and analysis of British and American drama. Attention to historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds, especially the Continental dramatic background, as appropriate. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

201 European Literary Classics: Ancient to Renaissance (3:3).

Critical reading and analysis of works in translation: Homer, Dante, Cervantes, and others. [WL, CWL]. (FA,SP)

202 European Literary Classics: Enlightenment to Modern (3:3).

Critical reading and analysis of works in translation: Molière, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kafka, and others. [WL, CWL]. (FA,SP)

211 Major British Authors: Medieval to Neoclassical (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Major poets, dramatists, satirists read within the context of their times: Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Swift, and others. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

212 Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Major authors of the Romantic, Victorian and Modern periods studied in relation to their times and traditions: Wordsworth, Tennyson, Yeats, Joyce, and others. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

219 Journalism I: Fundamentals of News writing (3:3).

Introduction to newspaper journalism. Emphasis on basic newswriting and reporting. Combines writing workshop and lecture. Miller, Yardley. (FA,SP)

221, 222 Writing of Poetry (3:3), (3:3). Pr. satisfaction of BL or CBL requirement.

Introductory workshop in writing poetry for students beyond the freshman year. Dischell, Garren (221-FA; 222-SP)

223 Writing of Essays (3:3). Pr. 101 or exemption.

Course in reading and writing the essay, with particular attention to style and voice. Gingher, Meyers, Stephens. [RD, CRD]. (FA,SP)

225, 226 Writing of Fiction (3:3), (3:3). Pr. satisfaction of BL or CBL requirement.

Introductory workshop in writing fiction for students beyond the freshman year. Clark, Parker, Zacharias. (225-FA; 226-SP)

235 Science Fiction (3:3).

Historical and critical study of science fiction in the twentieth century. Chappell.

236 Genre Fiction (3:3).

Selected writers from a popular kind (genre) of fiction, such as horror, spy, crime, fantasy, sports. Topic to vary. Chappell.

251 Major American Authors: Colonial to Romantic (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Classic authors and their contributions to the intellectual life of America: Hawthorne, Melville, Douglass, Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, and others. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

252 Major American Authors: Realist to Modern (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Late nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors and their contributions to the development of modern thought: Dickinson, Twain, Frost, Faulkner, Hemingway, and others. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

260 Introduction to the English Language (3:3).

Relationship between the English language as a system and individual uses of language. Techniques for describing language, theories about language, and introduction to the structure and history of English. Brewer. (FA)

261 Dialects of American English (3:3).

Consideration of the historical, geographical, and social factors which have influenced the varieties of modern American English, the methodology of dialect study, and the representation of dialects in American literature. Brewer.

303 Approaches to the Study of Literature (3:3).

Introduction to critical approaches to literature. Guidelines for and practice in writing about literature. Griffith, Yarbrough. (FA, SP)

311, 312 Literary Studies Abroad (3:3), (3:3).

Selected literary topics - themes, authors, genres, periods - with emphasis on their relationships to physical and cultural settings associated with the literature. Residence abroad. (SU)

314 World Literature (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing or higher.

Reading, analysis, and discussion of literary works from cultures throughout the world, with emphasis on cultures other than Europe, England, and Anglo/America. Griffith, Kuwahara.

315 Literature of Africa and Asia (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing or higher.

Reading, analysis, discussion of significant literary works embodying the values of non-western cultures. Emphasis on identification and appreciation of Third World perspectives. Kuwahara. [WL, CWL].

319 Journalism II: Editing the Newspaper (3:3). Pr. 219 or permission of instructor.

Values and practices in newspaper editing. Emphasis on ethics, editing skills, newspaper design and writing editorials. Cline. (FA,SP)

320 Journalism III: Feature Writing and Reviewing (3:3). Pr. 219 or permission of instructor.

Writing workshop: values and journalistic practices in writing feature articles and reviews; includes book reviewing and critical writing on other arts.

321 Linguistics for Teachers (3:3).

Introduction to formal study of the English language, including intensive review of structural and transformational grammars. Other topics of interest to teachers of English, including geographical and social dialects and teaching composition. Course satisfies a state requirement for prospective English teachers. Brewer, Chiseri-Strater, Myers. (FA,SP)

322 The Teaching of Writing (3:3). Pr. University reasoning and discourse requirements must already have been met. For students seeking licensure in English, it is recommended that 321 be taken first.

Principles of written discourse with a survey of techniques of teaching composition. Instruction in composing, editing, and criticizing written discourse. Bucknall, Chiseri-Strater, Roskelly. (FA,SP)

323 Advanced English Composition (3:3). Pr. completion of Reasoning and Discourse requirement.

Advanced course in persuasive writing with emphasis on audience, presentation, and strategies of inquiry.

324 Practicum: Tutoring Writing (1:1:3). Pr. 321, 322, or permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated twice for a total of 3 semester hours.

Training and experience in teaching writing in individualized or small-group tutorial sessions in the University Writing Center. Meyers. (FA,SP)

325 Writing - Intermediate: Fiction (3:3). Pr. permission of instructor.

Student fiction discussed in class and individual conferences. Parallel reading and discussion of works by contemporary novelists and short-story writers. Clark, Parker, Zacharias. (FA/SP)

326 Writing - Intermediate: Poetry (3:3). Pr. permission of instructor.

Student poetry discussed in class and individual conferences. Parallel reading and discussion of works by contemporary poets. Kirby-Smith. (FA/SP)

327 Writing in the Professions (3:3). Pr. University reasoning and discourse requirement must already have been met.

Instruction and practice in the principal types, organizational principles, and styles of writing in a variety of professional settings, including businesses, government agencies, and public service agencies. Langenfeld, Summers. (FA,SP)

329 Literature and Film (3:3).

Selected short stories, novels, plays, film scripts and their film versions, with emphasis on rendering literary values into film.

331 Women in Literature (3:3).

Study of women as readers, writers, and characters in literature. Attention to questions of literary canon and to women's position in drama, the novel, and poetry. Gibson, Lombardi. [BL, CBL]. (FA/SP)

332 English Women Writers before 1800 (3:3). Pr. 211.

Study of the literary and social significance of texts written in various genres by English women prior to 1800. Baker.

333 Modern Southern Writers (3:3).

Fiction, poetry, drama of the modern South. Emphasis on Southern perspectives, values, traditions. Faulkner, Welty, Wright, Tate, Ransom, O'Conner, Percy and others. Romine. (FA/SP)

336 Introduction to Chaucer (3:3). Pr. for advanced undergraduates.

Chaucer's major poetry examined within the context of medieval cultural traditions. Readings in the early dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde, and selected Canterbury Tales. Attention given to language and pronunciation. Tisdale. (FA/SP)

337 English Literature to 1500 (3:3).

Culture of the Middle Ages. Selected reading in English literature from Beowulf to Malory. Works in Anglo-Saxon and some in Middle English in translation. Baker, Kelly, Tisdale. (FA/SP)

338 The Sixteenth Century 1500-1610 (3:3).

Earlier English Renaissance lyric, romance, prose, and drama; study of humanist backgrounds and contexts; emphasis on development of thought and style. C. Hodgkins, R. McDonald. (FA/SP)

339 Shakespeare: Early Plays and Sonnets (3:3).

A selection of representative plays including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, I Henry IV, Much Ado about Nothing, Henry V, and Hamlet. C. Hodgkins, Kelly, R. McDonald. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

340 Shakespeare: Later Plays (3:3).

A selection of representative plays, including Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest. Kelly, R. McDonald. [BL, CBL]. (FA,SP)

341 Themes in Literature (3:3).

  • May be repeated for credit when theme varies.

Study of a major theme in literature of general interest. Through a variety of sources, mainly literature, but including art, film, history, and music, the class will explore the dimensions and complexities of the theme. [BL, CBL]. (FA/SP)

342 The Seventeenth Century (3:3).

Main lines of thought and style noted in major writers of the later Renaissance from Donne and Jonson through Milton. Emphasis on Lyric and meditative poetry. C. Hodgkins. (FA/SP)

344 Romantic Poetry and Poetics (3:3).

Intensive study of works by Wordsworth, Coleridge, the Shelleys, Keats, and Byron, with attention to development of Romantic movement. Lombardi. (FA/SP)

345 Victorian Literature (3:3).

Major Victorian writings: poems by the Brownings, Tennyson, the Rossettis, and others; prose works by Carlyle, Arnold, Mill, and others. Gibson, Summers. (FA/SP)

346 English Literature from Victorian to Modern (3:3).

Critical study of English literature from the end of Victorian period to beginning of the modern era. Features such writers as Pater, Wilde, Yeats, Shaw, Hardy, Conrad, Ford, and Wells. Cushman, Langenfeld. (FA/SP)

349 English Novel from Defoe to Hardy (3:3).

Introduction to the great tradition of the English novel. Selected novels by Fielding, Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, and others. Evans. (FA/SP)

350 The Twentieth-Century English Novel (3:3).

Development of the English novel from Conrad through end of World War II, featuring such writers as Forster, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, Huxley, and Greene. Cushman, Hodgkins. (FA/SP)

351 The American Novel through World War I (3:3).

Historical and critical study of Hawthorne, Stowe, Twain, Alcott, Chesnutt, James, Johnson, and others. Ellis, Griffith. (FA/SP)

352 The Twentieth-Century American Novel (3:3).

Historical and critical study of Wharton, Cather, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Hurston, Faulkner, Wright, Welty, and others. Romine, Griffith. (FA,SP)

353 The Contemporary Novel (3:3).

Historical and critical study of Updike, McCarthy, Gaddis, Morrison, Tan, Pynchon, and others. Parker, Zacharias. (FA/SP)

355 Between World Wars: American Literature 1920-1940 (3:3).

An examination of American culture between World Wars I and II as reflected in the literature from 1920-1940. G. McDonald. (FA/SP)

358 Modern Poetry (3:3).

Poets and schools of poetry, British and American, from 1915 to the present, with emphasis on the great variety of styles and subjects. Chappell, Cushman, Kirby-Smith, G. McDonald. (FA,SP)

359 Experimental Course: Contemporary Poetry (3:3).

British and American poetry 1945-present. Emphasis on themes and styles. Chappell. (Offered SP 97)

360 The Eighteenth Century (3:3).

Major writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century in a historical, literary, and cultural context: Dryden, Behn, Pope, Swift, Johnson, and others. Evans. (FA/SP)

371 Literary Study of the Bible (3:3).

The Bible as part of the world's great literature. Designed to give students a better comprehension of the Bible through study of its origins, history, structure, and literary qualities. C. Hodgkins. [WL, CWL]. (FA/SP)

374 Early African American Writers (3:3).

Critical survey of the traditions, ideas, techniques, and directions of African American writing from its beginnings to the early Harlem Renaissance. Ferguson. (FA/SP)

376 African American Writers after the 1920s (3:3).

Critical survey of the traditions, thought, and directions of African American writing from the late Harlem Renaissance to the present. Ferguson. (FA/SP)

381 English Drama to 1800 (3:3).

Critical, cultural, and historical study of the English drama excluding Shakespeare from medieval plays to eighteenth-century comedy: Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Dryden, Congreve, Sheridan, and others. (FA/SP)

382 Modern British and American Drama (3:3).

Historical and critical survey of British and American drama 1890 to the present: Shaw, O'Neill, Yeats, Synge, Pinter, Miller, Williams, and others. Cushman. (FA/SP)

401 Internship in Journalism and Editing (3:3). Pr. permission of Director of Undergraduate Studies in English.

Field experience for senior English majors with a newspaper or magazine publisher. Academic supervision provided by faculty advisor and direction in field provided by job supervisor. (FA,SP)

493 Honors Work (3-6). See prerequisites under Honors Program, XXX 493.

494 Senior Honors Seminar (3:3). Pr. English major with senior standing, and either enrollment in the University Honors Program or a minimum 3.3 overall GPA.

Study of an important topic in Literature, Criticism, Theory, or Rhetoric. (FA)


Courses For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Prerequisite for credit in all courses in literature listed below: successful completion of at least six hours of approved courses in English and American literature at the 300-level or above.

510 Old English (3:3).

Language and literature of the Anglo-Saxon period (600-1100 A.D.). Language studied primarily in conjunction with literary texts. Tisdale.

513 History of the English Language (3:3).

Origins and development of the English language, methods of historical language study, and competing theories of linguistic change. Practical emphasis on reading and analysis of texts in Old, Middle, and Early Modern English. Brewer.

514 English Studies Through Technology (3:3).

Theory and application of computer technology in the study of language, rhetoric and composition, and literature, including related ethical, social, and philosophical issues. Brewer, Yarbrough. (FA)

519 Contemporary Publishing (3:3).

Current practices in the publishing industry from manuscript preparation to the printed book or magazine. Langenfeld.

520 Research Writing (3:3).

Analysis of situations requiring research-based reports; practice in using sources of information; practice in reporting research in appropriate formats.

522 Teaching Composition: Theories and Applications (3:3). Pr. 321 or 660 desirable.

Theories of the composing process and of discourse generally as they apply to the problems of teaching composition. Background studies in language and other related areas. Specific approaches to teaching composition, their rationales and their comparative usefulness. Chiseri-Strater, Roskelly.

523 Writing - Advanced: Nonfiction (3:3). Pr. for undergraduates: marked ability in writing, permission of instructor.

Workshop in writing and publishing essay and nonfiction literature (including biography, autobiography, literary and cultural criticism, and extended forms of investigative and analytical reporting). Chiseri-Strater.

524 Writing - Advanced: Analytical and Technical (3:3). Pr. consent of instructor.

Problems of organization and expression in books, articles, and reports. For those writing for publication or whose work in business or government requires a great deal of writing.

525, 526 Writing - Advanced: Fiction (3:3), (3:3). Pr. open only to students in the MFA Writing Program.

Chappell, Parker, Zacharias.

527, 528 Writing - Advanced: Poetry (3:3), (3:3). Pr. open only to students in the MFA Writing Program.

Chappell, Dischell.

529, 530 Writing - Advanced: Plays (3:3). Pr. open only to students in the MFA Writing Program.

531 Feminist Theory and Women Writers (3:3).

Examines gender and creativity, women's place in literary tradition, and connections between art, genre, race, and class. Focuses on contemporary theory and on literary works from one historical period. Gibson.

532 American Romantic Writers (3:3).

Selected major romantic writers: Irving, Bryant, Cooper, Prescott, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and authors from Brahmin and Transcendentalist groups. Authors and topics to vary.

533 American Realistic Writers (3:3).

Selected major realistic and naturalistic writers: Twain, James, Howells, Frederic, and authors from the Naturalistic school. Authors and topics to vary. Griffith.

534 The Modern American Novel (3:3).

Major works by Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and others. Ellis.

536 Chaucer (3:3).

Chaucer's major works, including The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. Baker, Kelly.

537 Middle English Literature (3:3).

Language and literature of the thirteenth-, fourteenth-, and fifteenth-century England. Baker, Tisdale.

539 Major Elizabethan Writers (3:3).

Spenser and one or more authors, such as Sidney, studied in relation to literary, cultural, and political movements. Attention given to continental influences. Kelly.

540 Shakespeare, Eight Plays (3:3).

Major comedies, histories, tragedies selected for topical study. Related background readings and criticism. R. McDonald.

541 Milton (3:3).

Milton's major poems and his most important prose works in their seventeenth-century setting. C. Hodgkins.

542 Metaphysical Poets (3:3).

English poetry from Donne to Traherne, with emphasis on Jonson, Herrick, Herbert, Crashaw, Marvell, and Vaughan. C. Hodgkins.

544 English Romantic Writers (3:3).

Major English Romantic poets, Wordsworth through Keats, with attention also to essays, letters, and novels. Lombardi.

545 English Victorian Writers (3:3).

Major Victorian writers, Tennyson through the Pre-Raphaelites, with attention also to their essays and letters. Gibson.

548 The Modern Novel (3:3).

Selected novelists with comparison of English and American authors. Cushman, Ellis.

549 Literary Criticism: The Major Texts (3:3).

Important critical writings from Plato to the present. Yarbrough.

550 Modern English Writers (3:3).

Selected outstanding twentieth-century writers: essayists, novelists, dramatists, and poets. Cushman.

551 Modern Literary Theory (3:3).

Survey of literary theory from the linguistics of Saussure through recent developments in post structuralism, feminist theory, reception theory, and cultural studies. Emphasis on relationships among language, culture, and literature. Meyerson.

552 Southern American Writers (3:3).

Principal authors, literary movements related to development and influence of Southern tradition in American literature. Parker, Romine.

553 Topics in English Studies (3:3).

  • May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Studies in selected topics in English or American literature or language.

555 English Renaissance Drama (3:3).

Representative plays with brief readings in medieval drama and emphasis on the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods, exclusive of Shakespeare. Treatment of style, content, and literary history. R. McDonald.

556 English Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (3:3).

Critical and historical study of comic and serious plays from the period 1660-1800. Evans.

557 Contemporary American and British Poetry (3:3).

Critical and historical study of American and British poetry from World War II to the present. Chappell, Cushman.

558 Twentieth-Century American Poets (3:3).

Critical and historical study of major twentieth-century American poets to World War II. Lombardi.

559 Twentieth-Century British Poets (3:3).

Critical and historical study of twentieth-century British poetry to World War II. Cushman, Kirby-Smith.

561 Eighteenth-Century Writers (3:3).

Selected major writers, 1660-1800, from among Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson, and others. Evans.

563 American Poetry from the Beginnings to the Late Nineteenth Century (3:3).

American poetry and related critical theory with special emphasis on Taylor, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, and Dickinson.

567 The Eighteenth Century English Novel (3:3).

Historical and critical study of such novelists as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding or Burney. Evans.

568 The Nineteenth Century English Novel (3:3).

Historical and critical study of such novelists as Austen, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy. Langenfeld.

570 The Structure of Verse (3:3).

Verse forms and sound patterns in English and American poetry. Chappell, Kirby-Smith.

571 The Structure of Fiction (3:3). Pr. admission to the MFA Program or permission of instructor.

The elements of prose fiction, with an emphasis on the theory and art of narrative structure. Zacharias.

582 The Modern Drama (3:3).

Drama of late nineteenth century and twentieth century, continental, English, and American.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses.


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