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English Courses by Requirements


Spring 2019 English Courses by Requirements

English 200 Intensive Literary Studies Seminar:

English 200, Section 1
English 200, Section 2
English 200, Section 3
English 200, Section 4


One course in British Literature and Culture before 1700 (221 Shakespeare counts):

English 201 Early British Literature and Culture

English 221 Shakespeare
English 421 Advanced Shakespeare


Two courses total: One course each in two of the following categories:

  • British Literature and Culture after 1700 (category 1)
  • American Literature and Culture before 1865 (category 2)
  • American Literature and Culture after 1865 (category 3)

English 268 American Literature and Culture Before 1865 (category 2)

English 269 American Literature and Culture After 1865 (category 3)

English 279 Intro to American Studies (category 3)

English 358 The Romantic Poets (category 1)

English 359 Victorian Imagination (category 1)
English 371 African American Literature (category 3)

English 374 20th Century American Literature (category 3)

English 376 American Literature (category 3)

English 391MM Melville & Modernity (category 3)   

English 392R Anti-capitalism and Revolution in 20th and 21st Century American Poetry (category 3)


One course in global Anglophone or ethnic American literature, culture or rhetorics 200+ level:

English 205 Intro to Post-Colonial Literature

English 279 Intro to American Studies
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 2: Caribbean Revolutions and Their Afterlives

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3: Culture, Capital and Climate

English 362 The Modern Novel, 1945-Present

English 365 20th Century Literature of Ireland

English 369 Studies in Modern Fiction

English 371 African American Literature

English 386 Studies in Writing and Culture

English 492P From Colony to Community: The Puerto Rican Experience Through Literature
English 494RI Race and the Contemporary Arts


200-400+ English electives:

English 201 Early British Literature and Culture

English 205 Intro to Post-Colonial Literature

English 217 (Dis)ability and Literature

English 221 Shakespeare
English 254 Writing and Reading Imaginative Literature

English 254H Writing and Reading Imaginative Literature Honors

English 268 American Literature and Culture before 1865

English 269 American Literature and Culture after 1865

English 279 Intro to American Studies

English 298H Teaching in the Writing Center

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 1: The Ghost Story: History, Theory, Criticism and Adaptation
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 2: Caribbean Revolutions and Their Afterlives
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3: Culture, Capital and Climate
English 302 Studies in Textuality and New Media

English 354, Section 1 Creative Writing: Intro to Fiction
English 354, Section 2 Creative Writing: Intro to Poetry
English 355 Creative Writing Fiction
English 356 Creative Writing Poetry

English 358 The Romantic Poets
English 359 Victorian Imagination

English 362 Modern Novel, 1945-Present
English 365 20th Century Literature of Ireland

English 369 Studies in Modern Fiction
English 371 African American Literature

English 374 20th Century American Literature

English 376 American Fiction

English 381 Professional Writing and Technical Communication II

English 382 Professional Writing and Technical Communication III

English 386 Studies in Writing & Culture

English 391C Advanced Software for Professional Writers

English 391MM Melville & Modernity

English 391NM Narrative Medicine: How Writing Can Heal

English 392R Anti-capitalism & Revolution in 20th and 21st Century American Poetry

English 421 Advanced Shakespeare

English 492P From Colony to Community: The Puerto Rican Experience Through Literature

English 499D Honors Thesis: Foundations and Departures in Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry and Literary Non-fiction.


Junior Year Writing:

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 1: The Ghost Story: History, Theory, Criticism and Adaptation
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 2: Caribbean Revolutions and Their Afterlives
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3: Culture, Capital and Climate


Integrative Experience:

English 494DI Dystopian Games, Comics, Media
English 494FI Philosophizing Your Future
English 494RI Race and the Contemporary Arts


Important:

Students may count English 398 (a graded, 3-credit internship) towards this requirement.

If you wish to apply 1 course toward 2 approved requirements, you must pick up 1 extra 300+ English elective and notify the English Undergraduate Office so that we can make the exception on your ARR. For instance, if you would like to count English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5 US Literature in a Global Context toward both the American literature before 1865 requirement and also toward Junior Year Writing, you must take one extra 300+ English elective. It can be a writing or literature course.

Second majors in English are not required to fulfill their junior year writing or integrative experience requirements in English as they will fulfill them in their primary major.

Dual degree 2nd majors must take junior year writing with us (but are still waived from the Integrative Experience

We accept no more than three pre-approved transfer, exchange and/or five college courses toward our major requirements.

Please contact Celeste (cstuart@english.umass.edu) at the English Undergraduate office if you have any questions about the requirements or to get elective credit for an internship and/or transfer courses pre-approved.