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English option

ENGL 2155. Introduction to Literary Studies: Critical Methods (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. In this introductory course for English majors, students will acquire a familiarity with key literary terms and genres and will sharpen the tools needed to interpret different kinds of literature. Much of the course will be devoted to understanding the development of literary theory and its importance for analyzing literature. Schools of theory that will be discussed include formalism, historicism, Gender Studies, post-structuralism, post-colonialism, psychological criticism, and more. The course will also equip students with the research skills they will need to navigate the traditional card catalog, electronic environments, bibliographic databases, contextual primary sources, reviews, etc.

ENGL 3145. Early American Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2157 with a minimum grade of C. The purpose of this course is to gain a valuable understanding of American literature from from its beginnings through the Realist period of the latter half of the nineteenth century. This course may follow a traditional survey of the time period or a focus on a more specific literary theme, genre, and/or movement. Along with the prerequisite of ENGL 2157, it is recommended that students take ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 before or concurrently with this course.

ENGL 3148. American Naturalism and Modernism (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2157 with a minimum grade of C. The purpose of this course is to gain a valuable understanding of American literature from the latter half of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. This course may follow a traditional survey of the time period or a focus on a more specific literary theme, genre, and/or movement. Along with the prerequisite of ENGL 2157, it is recommended that students take ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 before or concurrently with this course.

ENGL 3149. Contemporary American Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2157 with a minimum grade of C. The purpose of this course is to gain a valuable understanding of American literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present. This course may follow a traditional survey of the time period or a focus on a more specific literary theme, genre, and/or movement. Along with the prerequisite of ENGL 2157, it is recommended that students take ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 before or concurrently with this course.