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Literatures, Language and Criticism (30 Credits)

Jan 1, 2009 - Aug 27, 2013

 

Below are the guidelines for the Literatures, Language and Criticism concentration for students who declared the major between January 1, 2009 and August 27, 2013.

This concentration focuses on the analysis of literary texts, the linguistic study of English, and literary criticism. Students who choose this concentration will take a variety of courses in literature written in English, English as a language, and theories of literature and language.

This Concentration Consists of Three Parts:

A. Required Courses (12 Credits)

These courses should be taken as soon as possible, preferably before proceeding on to other 300-level English Department courses.

  • English 338, Survey of British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon Literature to Romanticism
  • English 395, Survey of American Literature: Origins to the Civil War
  • English 306, Literary Theory
  • English 320, Multi-Ethnic American Literature or English 325, Postcolonial Literature

B. Area of Study Courses (9 Credits)

There are six areas of study to choose from. Students must take 3 courses in one of the following areas. 


Area of Study
Course Number and Notes
1 British and/or Irish Literatures Courses include: 319*, 322*, 334, 335, 336, 339, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 358*, 359*, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 368, 369, 371, 372, 373, 374, 376, 378, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386*, 387, 388, 389*, 390*, 391, 490*
2 American Literatures, including African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American Courses include: 318*, 319*, 321, 322*, 323, 324, 326, 329*, 358*, 375, 377, 379, 385*, 386*, 389*, 390*, 392, 396, 397, 398, 399, 490*
3 Transnational and/or Postcolonial Studies Courses include: 317*, 319*, 322*, 325*, 327, 329*, 358*, 385*, 386*, 387*, 388*, 389*, 390*, 391*, 394*, 490*
4 Gender and Sexuality Studies Courses include: 318*, 319, 321*, 322, 323*, 324*, 326*, 327*, 329*, 333*, 342*, 355*, 358*, 359*, 363*, 371*, 382*, 383*, 384*, 385*, 386*, 387*, 388*, 389*, 390*, 391*, 392*, 398*, 399*, 490*
5 Race, Ethnicity, and/or Class Studies Courses include: 317*, 318*, 321, 323*, 324, 325*,  326*, 327, 329*, 333*, 342*, 347, 355*, 358*, 359*, 371*, 382*, 383*, 384*, 385*, 386*, 387*, 388*, 389*, 390*, 391*, 392*, 398*, 399*, 490*
6 Linguistics, Language, and/or Rhetoric Courses include: 331, 332, 333*, 340, 341, 342, 346, 347, 348, 358*, 490*

*Topics Course: Not all courses under these numbers satisfy this Area of Study requirement. Students should consult individual course descriptions each semester on the department web site to determine which requirements are satisfied by the following topics courses: English 317, 318, 319, 329, 333, 355, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 398, and 399.

NOTE: Particularly motivated students may also obtain prior approval from an advisor to design an area of study of their own choosing (e.g. literature by genre or historical period, literary theory, cultural studies).

C. Electives (9 Credits)

Students may choose any three 300- or 400-level English courses, including the Honors Seminar (ENGL 494), if eligible, to fulfill the electives requirement.  

Note: Any single course may be used to fulfill a Core Requirement and an Area of Study. However, the total number of credits must add up to 30.

You can plan your course of study using the Literatures, Language and Criticism Checklist.

 

Students who declared the major between Fall 2002 and Fall 2008 should follow the Old Literatures, Language and Criticism Guidelines.

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