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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Animal Science 067
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 081
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
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Biotechnology 126
Business Analytics and Information Technology 623
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Chinese Studies 170
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203, 206
Design 208
Digital Filmmaking 211
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Economics 220
Education 300
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Minor in Creative Writing
Minor in Business and Technical Writing
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English Literature Courses (358)
English Theories and Methods Courses (359)
English Creative Writing Courses (351)
English Film Studies Courses (354)
English Composition and Writing Courses (355)
English As a Second Language Courses (356)
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
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Environmental Planning and Design 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Environmental Studies 381
European Studies 360
Exercise Science 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
French 420
Gender and Media 438
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management and Global Business 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 377
Statistics and Biostatistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management 799
Theater 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Mason Gross School of the Arts
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses English  


(English: Creative Writing 351, English: Film Studies 354, English: Literature 358, English: Theories and Methods 359, English: Composition and Writing 355, English: As a Second Language 356)

Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences

English Department Website:

Writing Program Website:

Chair: Colin Jager

Undergraduate Director: Christopher Iannini

Director of Writing Program: Kurt Spellmeyer


Emily C. Bartels, B.A., Yale; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

John Belton, B.A., Columbia; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

Ann Baynes Coiro, B.A., George Washington; M.A., Ph.D., Maryland

Elin Diamond, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., California (Davis)

Mark Doty, B.A., Drake; M.F.A., Goddard

William Galperin, A.B., Chicago; A.M., Ph.D., Brown

Colin Jager, B.A., Calvin College; Ph.D., Michigan

Richard Koszarski, B.A., Hofstra; Ph.D., New York

John Kucich, B.A., California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Michael McKeon, B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Richard E. Miller, B.A., St. John's; M.A., Massachusetts (Boston); Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Jonah Siegel, B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Columbia

Kurt Spellmeyer, B.A., Virginia; Ph.D., Washington

Michelle Stephens, B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Henry Turner, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Sussex (UK); Ph.D., Columbia

Rebecca L. Walkowitz, A.B., Radcliffe College (Harvard); M.A., Sussex (UK); Ph.D., Harvard

Cheryl A. Wall, B.A., Howard; Ph.D., Harvard

Carolyn Williams, B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia

Associate Professors:

Matthew Buckley, A.B., Princeton; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Abena Busia, B.A., M.A., St. Anne's College (Oxford); Ph.D., St. Anthony's College (Oxford)

Harriet Davidson, B.A., Texas (Austin); M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Richard Dienst, A.B., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., Duke

Brad Evans, B.A., Cincinnati; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Lynn Festa, B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Thomas Fulton, B.A., Wisconsin; Ph.D., Yale

Martin Gliserman, B.A., Colby College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

Andrew Goldstone, A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Yale

Christopher Iannini, B.A., Colby College; M.A., Johns Hopkins; Ph.D., CUNY

Allan Punzalan Isaac, B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., New York

Greg Jackson, B.A., B.S., Oregon State; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Douglas A. Jones, B.F.A., New York; Ph.D., Stanford

Ann Jurecic, A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A.T., Brown; Ph.D., Princeton

Stacy S. Klein, B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Sussex (UK); Ph.D., Ohio State

David Kurnick, A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Columbia

Ronald Levao, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Carter Mathes, B.A., Virginia; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Meredith McGill, B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Jacqueline T. Miller, B.A., Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Sarah Elliott Novacich, B.A., Brandeis; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Stéphane Robolin, B.A., Tulane; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Larry Scanlon, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Evie Shockley, B.A., Northwestern; J.D., Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Assistant Professors:

Nicholas Gaskill, B.A., Birmingham-Southern College; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Olabode Ibironke, B.A., M.A., Obafemi Awolowo (Nigeria); M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State

Ryan Kernan, B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Jeffrey Lawrence, B.A., Amherst; Ph.D., Princeton

Mukti Mangharam, B.A., York (UK); M.Phil., Cambridge; Ph.D., Cornell

Abigail Zitin, B.A., Cambridge; B.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Ohio

Associate Directors of the Writing Program:

Lynda Dexheimer, B.A., Rutgers; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science

Michael Goeller, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

Director of PALS:

Karen Pickering, B.A., Douglass College; M.A., Phoenix
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