Introduction to the basic forms of poetry, surveying primarily British and American poets of the last three centuries.
Introduction to the short story genre through a critical and analytical interpretation of selected stories from world literature.
Basic study of literature using a variety of critical approaches to interpret major works in world literature.
Study of early American poetry from Colonial period through 19th century. Poets include Taylor, Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, Melville, Dickinson, Crane and others.
Study of selected American poets of 20th Century, including Frost, Eliot, Stevens, Cummings, Wilbur, among others.
Study of early British literature before the eighteenth century, including Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare (poetry), Jonson, Donne and Milton.
Select British poets of Modern period.
Study of selected short novels, stories and plays drawn from world literature of the last 30 years. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.
The study of literature for young adults, with a particular emphasis on how to teach such works in the middle and secondary schools. Course is restricted to students majoring in Education or English or with permission of instructor.
Study of the major trends in the 19th and 20th centuries with a concentration upon representative American, British, and continental dramatists.
Study of the varying images of women as portrayed in writing by and about women. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated under different topics. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.
Study of Shakespeare’s development as a writer of historical dramas and comedies.
Study of Shakespeare’s development as a writer of tragedies and romances.
Exploring drama, fiction, and poetry by major eighteenth-century writers, including Dryden, Sheridan, Defoe, Pope, Swift and Dr. Johnson.
Analysis of trends in American prose literature with emphasis on significant novelists and short story writers from early 19th century to 1900.
Study of significant American novelists and short story writers from 1920s to the present, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Salinger, Heller and others.
Development of the novel as a genre, with emphasis on selected British novelists of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Study of world literature in translation, excluding American and British works. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.
Study of selected novels from world literature to illustrate techniques and developments in the genre in the modern period.
Study of ethics in context of tragic literature. Focus on Aristotle’s understanding of the ethical content of tragedy by examining connections between his works on moral psychology (Ethics, Rhetoric) and his analysis of tragedy in the Poetics. Readings also include plays of Sophocles, Euripides, Shakespeare, Racine and others.
A comprehensive study of the history of theatre from its origins through the Renaissance. Cross-liseted with COM 366 and THR 355.
A comprehensive study of the history of theatre from the neo-Classical era through today. Cross-listed with COM 356 and THR 356.
Study of major poets and prose writers of the British Romantic and Victorian periods.
Study of English language with emphasis on exploring its historical and structural development, including grammar and semantics. Students also study basic linguistics. This course includes the study of early English literature and counts as a literature elective for the core requirement.
Concentration on a research area selected by consultation with the academic adviser. Required of English majors.