Histories before Spring 2012

For students who entered the English major in Spring 2012 and earlier.
If you entered the English major in Autumn 2012 or later, please see the Autumn-2012 requirement set.

The English Major Core requirement within the English major draws courses from among three groups, Theories and Methodologies of Language and Literature, Forms and Genres of Language and Literature, and Histories of Language and Literature (below).

Histories of English Language and Literature

These courses concentrate on exploring the historical contexts of the development of English language and literature. Courses may include a range of approaches, including literary history as well as cultural studies. At times, courses may also take up a discussion of genre or theory, but historical context remains pivotal. The goal of these courses is to introduce the ways in which literature responds to and/or shapes historical conditions.

Course list for students who entered the major in Spring 2012 and earlier:

  • ENGL 210 (Literature and the Ancient World)
  • ENGL 211 (Medieval and Renaissance Literature)
  • ENGL 212 (Literature of Enlightenment and Revolution)
  • ENGL 213 (Modern and Postmodern Literature)
  • ENGL 225 (Shakespeare)
  • ENGL 228 (English Literary Culture: to 1600)
  • ENGL 229 (English Literary Culture: 1600-1800)
  • ENGL 230 (English Literary Culture: after 1800)
  • ENGL 250 (Introduction to American Literature)
  • ENGL 257 (Introduction to Asian American Literature)
  • ENGL 258 (African-American Literature: 1745 - Present)
  • ENGL 307 (Cultural Studies: Literature and the Age)
  • ENGL 311 (Modern Jewish Literature in Translation)
  • ENGL 312 (Jewish Literature: Biblical to Modern)
  • ENGL 313 (Modern European Literature in Translation)
  • ENGL 314 (Transatlantic Literature and Culture)
  • ENGL 315 (Literary Modernism)
  • ENGL 316 (Postcolonial Literature and Culture)
  • ENGL 317 (Literature of the Americas)
  • ENGL 318 (Black Literary Genres)
  • ENGL 319 (African Literatures)
  • ENGL 320 (English Literature: The Middle Ages)
  • ENGL 321 (Chaucer)
  • ENGL 322 (English Literature: The Age of Elizabeth)
  • ENGL 323 (Shakespeare: to 1603)
  • ENGL 324 (Shakespeare: after 1603)
  • ENGL 325 (English Literature: The Late Renaissance)
  • ENGL 326 (Milton)
  • ENGL 327 (English Literature: Restoration & Early 18th Century)
  • ENGL 328 (English Literature: Later 18th Century)
  • ENGL 329 (Rise of the English Novel)
  • ENGL 330 (English Literature: The Romantic Age)
  • ENGL 331 (Romantic Poetry I)
  • ENGL 332 (Romantic Poetry II)
  • ENGL 333 (English Novel: Early & Middle 19th Century)
  • ENGL 334 (English Novel: Later 19th Century)
  • ENGL 335 (English Literature: Age of Victoria)
  • ENGL 336 (English Literature: The Early Modern Period)
  • ENGL 337 (Modern Novel)
  • ENGL 338 (Modern Poetry)
  • ENGL 339 (English Literature: Contemporary England)
  • ENGL 340 (Modern Anglo-Irish Literature)
  • ENGL 342 (Contemporary Novel)
  • ENGL 343 (Contemporary Poetry)
  • ENGL 344 (20th-Century Dramatic Literature)
  • ENGL 350 (Traditions in American Fiction)
  • ENGL 351 (American Literature: The Colonial Period)
  • ENGL 352 (American Literature: The Early Nation)
  • ENGL 353 (American Literature: The Later 19th Century)
  • ENGL 354 (American Literature: The Early Modern Period)
  • ENGL 355 (American Literature: Contemporary America)
  • ENGL 357 (Jewish American Literature and Culture)
  • ENGL 358 (Literature of Black Americans)
  • ENGL 359 (Contemporary American Indian Literature)
  • ENGL 360 (American Political Culture: to 1865)
  • ENGL 361 (American Political Culture: 1865 - Present)
  • ENGL 362 (U.S. Latino/a Literature)
  • ENGL 364 (Literature and Medicine)
  • ENGL 366 (Literature and Law)
  • ENGL 368 (Women Writers)
  • ENGL 370 (English Language Study)
  • ENGL 373 (History of the English Language)
  • ENGL 376 (Middle English)
  • ENGL 422 (Arthurian Legends)
  • ENGL 430 (British Writers: Studies in Major Authors)
  • ENGL 431 (Topics in British Literature)
  • ENGL 451 (American Writers: Studies in Major Authors)
  • ENGL 452 (Topics in American Literature)
  • ENGL 478 (Language and Social Policy)
  • ENGL 479 (Language Variation and Language Policy in North America)