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American Literature 352
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English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989) Courses (English Literature 350)  

Courses (English Literature 350)

50:350:105 Success in Research and Writing (1) Focus on the practical application of theories and methods introduced in Introduction to English Studies (50:350:201). It is a writing and skills-based workshop covering a wide variety of skills and methods related to English Studies. Sessions will be devoted to such topics as finding peer-reviewed research resources, deploying digital tools in humanities research, and experimenting with creating writing, among others.
50:350:106 Literature Appreciation (3) This course is intended for nonmajors who want to gain a college-level understanding of literature. Students will learn about the major literary genres and terms. The class emphasizes critical reading skills and is not writing intensive.
50:350:150 Introduction to Digital Humanities (3) An introduction to work at the intersection of digital technology and the humanities. Coursework involves the use of digital technology to compose, design, and create digital projects and also the analysis of digital objects from a humanistic perspective.     
50:350:160 Texts and Theories (3) Survey of critical approaches to reading and writing about literary texts.
50:350:195 Laboratory in Diversity (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:196 Laboratory in Engaged Civic Learning (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:197 Laboratory in Experiential Learning (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:198 Laboratory in Writing (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:200 Introduction to Disability Studies (3) The objective of the course is to introduce students to disability as a category of literary and cultural analysis. It understands people with disabilities as a political minority whose representation raises similar (and interconnected) issues as that of other marginalized groups, such as African Americans, women, and children.
50:350:201 Introduction to English Studies (3) This course is intended to answer the question: What are we doing and learning when we major in English? We will explore the conventions, methods, assumptions, and concerns of some of the subdisciplines in English studies: literature and literary criticism, creative writing, composition, rhetoric, business/technical writing, linguistics, film/media studies, and journalism.  Required for all English majors.
50:350:203 Literature of Hip-Hop (3) A funky excursion through the history of hip-hop, following the footsteps from oral poetries to diverse musical influences, from poetic techniques to the development of the genre since 1974. We will talk about the politics, history, and economics of the United States as well as research and discover favorite artists old and new. We will be reading about hip-hop, listening to hip-hop, and even throwing down in our own freestyle event. Graded assignments includes multimodal, creative, and analytical work designed to test and expand critical thinking skills.
50:350:204 Immigrant Voices (3) This course examines literature written by and about immigrants in search of the American Dream. We will read a wide variety of 20th- and 21st-century texts ranging from fiction to poetry to essay to memoir by authors from China, India, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other non-European countries. In our discussion of these readings, we will explore how and why America has come to represent the land of hope and opportunity, and we will question to what extent the American Dream is a necessary illusion. Course requirements include active class participation, several short quizzes, two papers, a midterm, and a longer final project.
50:350:205 Responses to Landscape in English Literature (3) Nature in English literature, from the Middle Ages to the present, has been praised as religious revelation or spiritual consolation, yet persistently devastated, deforested, and polluted. Mindful of climate change, we will track this contradictory process from Gawain and the Green Knight to Nobel prize-winning contemporary poet Seamus Heaney.
50:350:212 Global Perceptions of Religion, Race, and Gender in Literature (3) A comparative study of modern texts from various cultures: Anglo-American, European, African, Indian, and Islamic. We will look at a variety of genres, and our study will be informed by various theoretical perspectives impinging on feminism, religion, colonialism, and international political developments in the modern era. The texts in this course will be examined in their historical contexts, with due emphasis upon their intentions.
50:350:213 Literature of Abrahamic Faiths (3) Study of selected literature from the three great monotheistic religions, beginning with their respective scriptures, and proceeding through their philosophical and literary traditions to their contemporary writings. Figures to be examined will include: Augustine, Philo, Aquinas, Dante, al-Ghazzali, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, Sa'adi, Rumi, Spinoza, Bialik, Uri Zevi Gruenberg, Nizar Qabbani, Iqbal, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
50:350:220 Critical Methods in English (3) Survey of research sources and critical approaches to be used in reading and writing about literary texts, including materials available on the internet. Curriculum 50:350 students only.
50:350:221 Literatures in English I (3) Historical survey of literatures written in English (primarily British and American literatures) from the Middle Ages through 1660.
50:350:222 Literatures in English II (3) Historical survey of literatures written in English (primarily British and American literatures) from 1660 to 1900.
50:350:223 Literatures in English III (3) Survey of 20th-century literatures written in English, with emphasis on colonial and postcolonial themes.
50:350:224,225,226 Special Topics (3 each) A course in a specially selected topic.
50:350:227 Folk and Fairy Tales across Media (3) This course introduces students to diverse fairy and folk tales from a variety of critical lenses. Students will practice critical approaches to classic tales and their adaptation across time, space, and media.
50:350:232 World Novel in the 20th Century (3) Major novels from the literatures of Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the East, read in translation.
50:350:234 Graphic Storytelling (3) From cave drawings to computer-generated avatars, visual storytelling has always been central to how we know ourselves. Over the course of this semester, we'll study nine graphic novels and memoirs as way into thinking about the central issues of our age. How does the graphic form synthesize our evolving ideas of gender, race, and class? How does it manage to break down public and private, highbrow and lowbrow, and all the expected binaries? What can graphic narratives do that traditional text-alone narratives can't do? Through careful study and joyful appreciation of the work in front of us, we'll think about the matters of identity, interaction, and intertextuality as a way to become more attuned to ourselves and others: the culture in which we live.
50:350:235 Short-Story Collections of the Ancient and Medieval World (3) The short story is often presumed to be a relatively recent invention, a diminutive offshoot of the novel, a form which saw its major growth in the 18th century. But the short story has been thriving, independent of long-form fiction, with a long heritage in world literature, and is often found as pieces in larger narrative tapestries. This course will explore five of these collections of shorter fiction, ranging from classical India, to the Roman Empire, to the heights of medieval Arab civilization, to Italy and England just before the European Renaissance. These stories comprise some of the most interesting and innovative attempts to fictionalize human experience, ranging from animal fables to fabliaux and other bawdy tales, to works of religious experience and mythological explanations of the natural world. We will read narratives of change and wonder, encounter the values of high and low culture, and learn how different authors have encapsulated the diversity of human life in the ancient and medieval era, across two continents.
50:350:236 Fictions of Masculinity (3) This course will explore depictions of masculinity in literature of the West from the ancient Greeks to contemporary times. Texts to be considered include: Homer's Odyssey; Shakespeare's Hamlet; Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman; J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye; Richard Wright's Native Son; and Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. We will supplement our explorations in literature with critical texts from the growing body of work in masculinity studies.
50:350:238 World Masterpieces I (3) Studies in great works of world literature from antiquity to the early modern era.
50:350:239 World Masterpieces II (3) Studies in great works of world literature from the dawn of the modern era to the present.
50:350:241 Medieval European Itineraries (3) Explores travel as a foundational activity for early European narratives. How are fictional and literary accounts of the world enabled by the activity of travel? Why are quests, which often take a protagonist to dangerous and distant realms, often synonymous with character development? What is the social usefulness of travel as an educational process? We will start off with two ancient accounts of travel (one biblical, the other classical), and then plunge headlong into an exploration of our own of the Middle Ages and its conceptions of not just the physical world but also of the universe enabled by moving, at least intellectually, through geographical space. Along the way we will read Arthurian quest romances, tours of hell and heaven, dream-visions, as well as the accounts of actual world travelers (such as Marco Polo).
50:350:242 Reading History as Literature (3) What we call history is the result of the way great writers shape it. The course examines not only of what happened but the narratives that have described what happened and the writers whose rhetorical skill is the overlooked, invisible agency behind historical memory.
50:350:243 Children's Literature, Film, Media, and Animation (3) A study of children's literature in multiple media, including textual, pictorial, visual, digital, interactive, and animated.
50:350:245 Folklore (3) The major genres of folklore, including proverb, folktale, and folk song, with some attention to the methods of collecting and analyzing these materials.
50:350:247 Literature of Horror (3) A study of the horror story from its Gothic origins to its present popularity in fiction and film.
50:350:248 Comic Literature (3) A study of the comic tradition in British and American literature, including such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Fielding, Byron, Dickens, Twain, Shaw, and Waugh, as well as some contemporary humorists.
50:350:249 Electronic Literature (3) A workshop-based course that meets the digital studies elective criteria for developing knowledge and skills in new media and multimedia composition. In this course students will explore the intersection between digital literature and digital performance.
50:350:250 How to Read a Poem (3) This course examines contemporary poetry in terms of the ways it uses sound, rhythm, silence, metaphor, lacuna, and pace. It asks how a poem enacts an experience and conveys meaning. Students will interact with texts through group activities, including essays, presentations, readings, and discussions.
50:350:251 Ten Books I Should Have Read by Now (3)

Reexamines standard literary texts in secondary school curricula, asking fundamental questions about the process of canon formation.

50:350:252 Native American Literature (3) A study of the major Native American authors and the major themes, issues, and movements in Native American literary history, from its origins to the present.
50:350:261 Text and Film (3) A study of novels, canonical and noncanonical, and their film adaptations.
50:350:264 The Short Story (3) A study of the short story as a literary genre by examining the works of major world authors.
50:350:265 Science Fiction (3) A study of major works of science fiction by such authors as Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, LeGuin, and Ellison.
50:350:271 Images of the Hero (3) A study of archetypal criticism and its application to ancient and modern texts, with emphasis on the tension between individual heroes and their heroic careers.
50:350:275 Detective Fiction (3) The development of this popular literary genre from its beginnings in Poe's short stories through the present, with varying emphasis on American, British, and European authors, among them Doyle, Chandler, Faulkner, Nabokov, and Borges.
50:350:281 Asian Narratives (3)

Fiction, poetry, and essays by Asian-American and Asian-British authors, and by writers from the Near, Middle, and Far East, read in translation.

50:350:283 The Irish Renaissance (3) A study of important figures, including Yeats, Gregory, Synge, and O'Casey, in the creation of an Irish national literature beginning around 1890. 
50:350:295 Laboratory 2 in Diversity (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:296 Laboratory 2 in Engaged Civic Learning (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:297 Laboratory 2 in Experiential Learning (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:298 Laboratory 2 in Writing (0,1) Corequisite associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education Diversity (DIV) requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:350:300 Foundations of Literature (3) A study of literary works across multiple historical periods covering at least 200 years and demonstrating how these periods relate to one another. Required for all English majors.
50:350:301 Historifications (3) Is there any difference between documents that make up the historical record and works of fiction? Both are examples of human discourse and subject to the same rules; they are produced and edited, exalted and condemned, remembered or forgotten for the same reasons. The course sets out to demonstrate an insight of Philip K. Dick: "The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words." We will be looking at both the controllers and the controlled, the users and the used. Along with electronic handouts, the only required texts are a daily newspaper and two short contemporary novels.
50:350:302 The War and the Warrior (3) Dr. Johnson once remarked that every man secretly thinks the worse of himself if he has not been a soldier. Erasmus argued to the contrary that war is criminal, fomenting in humans a savagery worse than the beasts'. What is certain is that organized war has been with us as long as the state itself, created together around 3,500 BCE in ancient Sumer, and militarism, along with adulation of warrior greatness, has been continuous. Despite the explicit pacifism of its founder, Christianity has historically offered little resistance to celebration of slaughter, beyond formulating the (arguably manipulable) principles of the Just War, and the Bible itself offers contradictory perspectives. There have been, however, large cultural variations in the definition of the warrior and his virtues, just as the technology and techniques of waging war have been transformed beyond recognition, and at many points aversion to war--in some early Christian Fathers, some Renaissance Humanists, certain strains in Romanticism, reactions to Vietnam--has challenged its institutional idealization. Mindful that we live still in a world haunted by warfare, this course will track, meditate, and debate the long cultural history of this toweringly important topic through close readings of literary texts, surveying depictions from Homer to the 20th century.
50:350:303 Weird Books (3) A study of experimental novels that pays particular attention to the book as material form and the ways in which authors and artists have distorted, broken, or challenged the traditional structure of both the narrative and the material form of the book.
50:350:304 Women in Speculative Fiction (3) A study of the ways in which speculative genres such as fantasy, utopian and dystopian literature, and science fiction have taken as their focus gender identity and in particular the construction and policing of the idea of femininity or womanhood.
50:350:305 Poetry and Performance (3) In this course we will examine poetry in performance, a term which encompasses forms like slam, musical and dance collaborations, and others. Students will study aspects of performance in relation to more conventional constructions of poetry, including traditional prosody, its variations, and deviations.
50:350:306,307 Study Away (3,3) Study Away is an opportunity at Rutgers University-Camden for students to enhance coursework on campus through travel within the United States.
50:350:313 Classical Backgrounds of English Literature (3) The influence on English and American literature of classical Greek and Roman epic, tragedy, comedy, and other literary forms.
50:350:314 Biblical Backgrounds of English Literature (3) The influence of the King James and other versions of the Bible on English and American literature.
50:350:315 Survey of Medieval British Literature, ca. 500-1485 (3) The European Middle Ages was surprisingly diverse, filled with travelers and goods from distant lands. Even a land at the edge of Europe like the British Isles contained multitudes. This course looks at British medieval literature as a crossroads of multiculturalism, including Latin, Greek, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, French, English, and Scandinavian texts. We will also discuss the place of continental European, African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences on the British Middle Ages. Expect to write two short papers plus some other minor but fun assignments.
50:350:316 Medieval Literature (3) Survey of literature, from Beowulf through the 15th century: plays, songs, adventure narratives, religious allegories, and other genres.
50:350:317 English Renaissance Literature (3) A study of major authors, including More, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Donne.
50:350:318 Seventeenth-Century Literature (3) A study of major writers in the age of metaphysical wit and emerging new philosophies: Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, Marvell, Burton, Browne, and Bunyan.
50:350:319 Gothic Writing (3) A survey of British and American Gothic writing from the late 18th century to the fin-de-sičcle.
50:350:320 The Novel of Sensibility (3) This course explores the major aesthetic development of the novel from the late 18th through the early 19th centuries.  Roughly translated into contemporary terms, sensibility refers to a person's refined sense of empathy and extreme sensitivity. Yet, this seemingly personal attribute formed a site of intense philosophical and political controversy during the Revolutionary period; "sensibility" was used to bolster everything from the drive for abolition to animal rights.  At the same time, skeptics of sensibility caricatured these novels from the very outset, making for a comic counter-discourse, which we will examine with equal zest.  The course will include novels by Lawrence Sterne, Henry Mackenzie, and Jane Austen, among others.
50:350:321 Eighteenth-Century Literature (3) Major themes and writers in English from Dryden to Wollstonecraft, emphasizing the emergence of women as writers and readers of literature.
50:350:322 Romantic Period (3) Literature of the Age of Revolution: major works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Smith, Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, and Keats.
50:350:323 Romantic Drama (3) Historical survey of English drama 1780-1830 with an emphasis on the material history of theatrical productions.
50:350:324 Victorian Literature (3) A thematic and analytic approach to the major prose and poetry of the period, with emphasis on the works of Tennyson, Browning, Rossetti, Arnold, Carlyle, and Ruskin.
50:350:326 Transatlantic Literature (3) Transatlantic Literature responds to ongoing transformations in setting the boundaries of national and geographic literatures, a development occurring in an increasingly globalized world.  British and American literature, historically distinct fields of study, are now examined under the uniting rubric of the Atlantic Ocean. The shift brings students' attention to common as well as different concepts of identity, migration, travel, customs, and literary styles across centuries and between nations.
50:350:329 Old English Language and Literature (3) An introduction to the reading and analysis of Old English, including Beowulf.
50:350:330 Chaucer (3) Critical analysis of The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and selected shorter works.
50:350:331 Shakespeare I (3) A study of selected comedies, history plays, and tragedies of the Elizabethan period (to 1603).
50:350:332 Shakespeare II (3) A study of the plays of the Jacobean period (from 1603 on), with particular emphasis on the tragedies.
50:350:333 Milton (3) A study of the minor poems, selected prose, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.
50:350:334 The Bible as Literature (3) A study of the Bible, its literary variety, and historical and religious development.
50:350:335 Intellectual Backgrounds of 20th-Century Literature (3) A study of the major works of 20th-century literature in the context of the great intellectual achievements of the past two centuries.
50:350:338 Literature and the Natural Environment I (3) This course is concerned with both literature and the fate of the earth. We will study literary representations of the natural world across Western history, from ancient Sumeria's Epic of Gilgamesh through the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods to today's Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney.
50:350:339 Literature and the Natural Environment II (3) Looks at British, American, and Native-American nature writing since 1800 and considers how perceptions and uses of the natural world affect both nonhuman nature and the human communities within it.
50:350:341 Modern World Poetry (3) A study of 20th-century poetry in English (or English translation) from Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We will attempt to identify characteristics of modernism, realism, and symbolism, and other movements; and to examine common themes, parallelisms, influences, and contrasts through poetry of different cultures. We will also endeavour to consider the intellectual and political contexts of the work of these writers, and, as far as possible, the poetic forms they deploy. Prerequisite: 50:989:102.
50:350:342 Modern British Poetry (3) A study of the major modern poets, with emphasis on Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and Dylan Thomas.
50:350:346 World Drama (G) (3) A survey of drama throughout the world from Western and non-Western classics to forerunners of modern realism.
50:350:349 English Drama to 1642 (3) English drama (exclusive of Shakespeare) from its origins in medieval pageantry through its Elizabethan flowering to its decadence and the Puritan closing of the theaters.
50:350:351 English Drama, 1660-1800 (3) The English theater from the Restoration to the emergence of sentimental and "laughing" comedy.
50:350:353 Modern Drama (G) (3) The background of the contemporary theater explored in the works of major European and British dramatists from Ibsen and Chekhov to Brecht and Beckett.
50:350:354 Postcolonial Literature (3) A study of major postcolonial literary texts and theories.
50:350:355 Modern World Literature (3) A comparative study of selected literary texts--fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry--from around the globe.
50:350:356 Rise of the Novel (3) Selected novels of the 18th century with emphasis on Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Burney, and Austen.
50:350:357 Nineteenth-Century British Novel (3) Readings in the Victorian novel: Dickens, the Brontės, Trollope, Thackeray, Meredith, and George Eliot.
50:350:358 Modern British Fiction (3) Development of the modern novel through examination of the works of the major writers of the century, with emphasis on Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, and Beckett.
50:350:360 Literature of Childhood (3) A study of classic and contemporary literature read and enjoyed by children and adolescents, including fairy tales, folklore, fantasy, picture books, chapter books, the adolescent novel, and poetry. 
50:350:361 Literary and Cultural Constructions of Childhood (3) A study of changing representations of childhood in literary and cultural texts, including the impact of childhood on imagination, and intellectual, aesthetic traditions.
50:350:362 Children's Literature in Print and Film (3) Selected texts in children's literature studied alongside film adaptations of these texts.
50:350:367 Popular Culture (3) A study of literature as it has been influenced by such elements of popular culture as best sellers, magazines, newspapers, film, radio, and television.
50:350:370 Biography and Autobiography (3) Exploration of the nature of these genres in works primarily British and American by such authors as Augustine, Boswell, Rousseau, Wordsworth, and Henry James.
50:350:372,373 Topics in Irish Literature (3,3) A study of an aspect of a national literature that has produced four Nobel Prize winners--Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, Heaney--in the 20th century.
50:350:374 Legends Past and Present (3) Narratives of heroes, quests, supernatural occurrences, and other extraordinary activities of humans past and present, focusing on Germanic, Celtic, and Native-American cultures.
50:350:376 Literature and Psychology (3) Psychological interpretation of the literary text; the psychology of composition and of reader response.
50:350:377 Literature and Sexuality (3)
Sexual themes, fictions, and fantasies in English and American literature: the distinction between pornographic and nonpornographic erotic writing, the grotesque, the violent, and the romantic.
50:350:378 Religion in Literature (3) A study of religious themes in British and American literature from the 17th century to the present.
50:350:379 Literature and Poverty in Western Cultures (3) A survey of attitudes toward poverty as presented in Western literatures from the ancient world to the present.
50:350:380 Mythology (3) Narratives of interaction between human and divine, as retold in literature and cultures including ancient Greek and Judeo-Christian.
50:350:382 Irish Fiction (3)

A survey of Irish fiction of the 20th century, with attention to the works of James Joyce. 

50:350:384 Literature of the Islamic World (3) A study of literary and philosophical texts of the Islamic world in their historical context.
50:350:388 Women in Literature (3) Analyzes the treatment of women in selected world fiction, drama, poetry, and essays.
50:350:389,390 Department of English Learning Abroad Program  (1-3,1-3) A course focusing on a literary theme including regular class meetings, required readings, and written assignments, as well as a short-term learning experience outside the United States.
50:350:391,392 Special Topics in Literature (1-3,1-3)

A course in a specially selected topic.

Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
50:350:393,394 Special Topics in Literature (1-3,1-3) A course in a specially selected topic.
Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
50:350:395,396 Special Topics in Literature (1-3,1-3) A course in a specially selected topic.
Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
50:350:397 Special Topics: Great Literary Origins (3) A theme in some great works of the Western literary traditions.
50:350:400 Portfolio Proseminar (1) A one-hour seminar in which students complete a self-directed electronic portfolio that presents their experience and achievements as English majors in relation to professional life, graduate school, and/or other postbaccalaureate goals.
50:350:407,408 Independent Study in English (BA,BA) An opportunity for advanced students to work individually with an instructor on a self-determined course of study. The project culminates in a substantial paper.
50:350:415,416 Seminar in English Studies (Capstone) (3,3) Capstone course for advanced students on a special topic.
50:350:431 World Novel to 1900 (3) Major novels selected from such world literatures as Russian, French, Spanish, Japanese, and German, read in translation.
50:350:441 Literary Theory and Criticism (3) A study of major approaches to literature ranging from Plato and Aristotle to the present.
50:350:481,482 Readings in Major Authors (3,3) An intensive study of the works of a single author, or of two or three related authors. Satisfies major requirement (pre-2008) "British literature before 1800."
50:350:483,484 Readings in Major Authors (3,3) An intensive study of the works of a single author, or of two or three related authors.
50:350:495,496 Honors Program in English (3,3)
50:350:497 Internship in English (3) Application of English skills in a volunteer or professional employment setting. Individually designed and evaluated experience under supervision of intern adviser. Commitment of at least 100 hours. Normally limited to English majors.
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