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

English Theories and Methods Courses (359)

01:359:201,202 Principles of Literary Study (3,3) Fundamental concepts and techniques of literary interpretation: methods of analyzing language, genre, structure, and cultural contexts in poetry (01:359:201) and prose (01:359:202). Readings selected from a wide range of major English and American authors, including women and members of minorities. Required of all English majors. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:205 Introduction to Research Methods (3) Workshop in advanced library skills and the use of secondary scholarship. Open only to junior English majors in the departmental honors program.
01:359:209 Introduction to Health, Medicine, and Literature (3) Examines how literature about disease, disability, or the body opens questions concerning language, metaphor, narrative traditions, and the shifting cultural meanings of health, medicine, and human experience.
01:359:210 Introduction to Literary Theory (3) Literary theory through the close reading of texts with common themes; representation of diverse historical periods and theoretical frameworks.
01:359:211 The Culture of Sport (3) Explores the cultural aspects of sport, focusing on basketball, soccer, and American football, using literature, film, journalism, televised events, and some secondary material.
01:359:220 Introduction to Performance Theory (3) Interdisciplinary course introduces students to key concepts of performance and performativity from a variety of critical perspectives, including those of literary studies, critical theory, philosophy, theatre history, and anthropology, among others.
01:359:310 History of Literary Theory I (3) Literary and rhetorical theory from antiquity to the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:311 History of Literary Theory II (3) Selected trends and texts of literary theory from Romanticism to the present. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:312 Issues and Problems in Literary Theory (3) Close investigation of a specifically defined area of literary theory. Topics vary according to individual instructors; consult departmental information. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:315 Theories of Genre (3) Introduction to the ways in which criticism has theorized literature according to genre, form, and kind. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:316 Issues and Problems in Genre Theory (3) Formal and cultural issues within the development of a particular genre, or in the relation between genres, in literature in English. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:320 Cultural Theory in Literary Studies (3) Approaches to defining what culture is and how to theorize culture in relation to the production and consumption of literary and nonliterary texts. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:321 Popular Culture (3) Exploration of how popular forms like TV, movies, music video, rap, rock, comics, magazines, and advertising shape meaning and value in contemporary America. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:322 Marxist Literary Theory (3) Marxist analysis of literature, culture, and society. Attention to dialectical philosophy, the problem of base and superstructure, and theories of ideology and fetishism. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:325 Psychoanalytic Literary Theory (3) Impact of psychoanalysis upon theories of literature, language, and interpretation; Freud and beyond; attention to theories of subjectivity, sexuality, textuality, and culture. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:326 Literature and Psychology (3) Exploration of interrelationships of literature and psychoanalysis (from Freud to feminists and contemporary theorists); topics include subjectivity, trauma, gender, intersubjectivity, and identity. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:330 Theories of Gender and Sexuality (3) History and critique of gender and sexuality as discursive categories. May include nonliterary as well as literary texts and involve various theoretical perspectives. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:331 Literature and Sexuality (3) Themes and assumptions of sexual literature and its basis in sexual fantasy, including gender issues. Reading in major works of sexual literature. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:335 Feminist Theory in Literary Study (3)   "Woman," "gender," and related concepts as discursive categories deployed in theoretical, literary, philosophical, and popular texts. Attention to historical issues and current debates. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:336 Issues and Problems in Feminist Literary Studies (3) Themes, questions, forms, and historical issues in feminist literary studies. Sections designed by individual instructors; consult departmental announcement. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:340 Deconstruction and Poststructuralist Theory (3) Poststructuralism and its origins in France in the late 1960s; attention to the theoretical writings of Derrida, Barthes, Kristeva, and de Man. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:345 Colonial and Postcolonial Theory (3) Theories of colonial and postcolonial discourse; attention to issues of imperialism, primitivism, creolization, and globalization in fiction, film, and travel narratives. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:351 Literature and Medicine (3) Literature about medicine, exploring the meeting place of disease, medical treatment, and literary culture, along with shifting understandings of patient and healer, health and illness, and the reach and responsibility of medicine. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:352 Literary and Scientific Writings (3) Readings in English that explore the impact of science upon literary writing and the literary and discursive dimensions of selected scientific texts. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:360 Theories of Text and Image (3) Exploration of the field of media theory, especially as it has developed in dialogue with literary and cultural studies. Course materials and class projects will include works in multiple media.
01:359:361 Literature and Visual Culture (3) Interactions of word and image on the page, on the stage, and onscreen. Examples may include graphic narratives, tableaux, public spectacles, photography, film, and digital culture, read alongside literary and theoretical texts. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:362 Digital Literary Studies (3) Explores the relationship between literary practices and the technologies of recording, transmitting, and archiving. Topics may include the history of the book, media shift, the history of reading, literature in relation to other media, hypertext, and digital literacies. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:365 Literature, Religion, and Theory (3) Relationships between theological and literary ways of reading texts, including both sacred and secular examples. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:366 Literary Approaches to Sacred Texts (3) Literary analysis of the formation and structure of the major texts of several world religions. Attention to style, genre, and cross-cultural interpretation. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:318. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:394 Independent Study (3) Individual work on a topic designed by the student in conference with an instructor who directs the project. Prerequisites: Permission of department and 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:359:395 Junior Honors Seminar (3) Focus on particular text, theme, or approach in order to develop reading and writing skills using critical and theoretical materials. Open only to junior English majors in the departmental honors program.
01:359:410 Seminar: Topics in Literary Theory (3) Intensive study, in a discussion-oriented format, of a specifically defined area of literary theory. Topics vary according to individual instructors; consult departmental information. Prerequisites: 01:359:201 or 202; English major.
01:359:425 Seminar: Topics in Literature and Psychology (3) Examines literary texts and the processes of reading them through the lens of psychological theory, including psychoanalytic and cognitive. Prerequisites: 01:359:201 or 202; English major.
01:359:435 Seminar: Topics in Feminist Theory (3) Intensive study, in a discussion-oriented format, of a specifically defined area of feminist theory. Topics vary according to individual instructors; consult departmental information. Prerequisites: 01:359:201 or 202; English major.
01:359:460 Seminar: Media Theory (3) Explores the field of media theory, especially as it has developed in dialogue with literary and cultural studies. Prerequisites: 01:359:201 or 202; English major.
01:359:470 History and Theory of Tragedy (3) Explores, contextualizes, and assesses the most prominent and influential works in the history and theory of tragedy, beginning with the dramas of Greek antiquity and extending through modern philosophy.
01:359:494 Independent Study (3) Individual work on a topic designed by the student in conference with an instructor who directs the project. Prerequisites: Permission of department; 01:359:201 or 202; English major.  
01:359:495 Senior Honors Tutorial (3) Independent research on a topic, selected by the student and approved by the departmental honors committee, executed under the guidance of the student's tutor. Meets by arrangement through individual conferences.
01:359:497 Senior Honors Seminar (3) Workshop focusing on methodological and theoretical aspects of literary study, with particular emphasis on the senior thesis. Open only to senior English majors in the departmental honors program.
01:359:498,499 Senior Honors Tutorial (3,3) Workshop focusing on methodological and theoretical aspects of literary study, with particular emphasis on the senior thesis. Open only to senior English majors in the departmental honors program.
 
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