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English: Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track

The Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track enables students to design a course of study in the history, meaning, function, and aesthetics of texts of all kinds, especially literary texts.

A student who completes the Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track will be able to identify the unique material, symbolic, formal, and aesthetic qualities of texts of all kinds, especially literary texts; apply the analytical skills and methods best suited to comprehend the significance of texts; analyze the ways that texts of all kinds interact with audience, culture, medium and ideology; evaluate the role of theory—its methods, history, politics, and functions—in literary, textual, and cultural studies analysis; and examine the ways in which questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity affect our interactions with both traditional and nontraditional literature and theory. The Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track prepares students for any profession that requires strong analytic, communication, cultural, and aesthetic skills and for academic study in literary and cultural studies.

Track courses: 15 credits

  • ENGL 308 Critical Theory

Four courses chosen from the following:

  • ENGL 210 British Literature –1660
  • ENGL 211 British Literature 1660–1900
  • ENGL 212 American Literature –1900
  • ENGL 213 British and American Literature 1900–present
  • ENGL 225 Intro to Literature by Women
  • ENGL 226 Survey of Global Literature
  • ENGL 301 British Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 302 Renaissance Literature
  • ENGL 303 British Enlightenment Literature
  • ENGL 304 British Romantic Literature
  • ENGL 305 British Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 306 Modern British Literature
  • ENGL 307 Contemporary British Literature
  • ENGL 315 American Literature –1820
  • ENGL 316 American Literature 1820–1880
  • ENGL 317 American Literature 1880–1940
  • ENGL 319 American Literature –present
  • ENGL 335 Literary Nonfiction
  • ENGL 337 Myth
  • ENGL 338 Oral Literature
  • ENGL 340 The Novel
  • ENGL 341 Poetry
  • ENGL 342 Short Fiction
  • ENGL 343 Drama
  • ENGL 344 Ethnic-American Literature
  • ENGL 348 African-American Literature
  • ENGL 349 Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 350 Gender and Sexual Orientation in Literature, Theory, Film
  • ENGL 354 Classical Literature in Translation
  • ENGL 361 Environmental Literature
  • ENGL 385 Advanced Studies in Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 386 Regional Literature in English
  • ENGL 387 Irish Literature
  • ENGL 396 Literature of Emerging Nations
  • ENGL 398 Global Genres
  • ENGL 430 Major British Authors
  • ENGL 432 Chaucer
  • ENGL 434 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 437 Major Global Authors
  • ENGL 461 Topics in British Literature
  • ENGL 462 Topics in American Literature
  • ENGL 463 Topics in Global Literature and Film
  • ENGL 466 Topics in Theory
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