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English Courses by Requirement


Fall 2020


English 200 Intensive Literary Studies Seminar:

English 200, Section 1
English 200, Section 2
English 200, Section 3
English 200, Section 4
English 200, Section 5 


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

English 201 Early British Literature
English 221 Shakespeare 
English 313 Intro to Old English Poetry


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 202 Later British Literature (category 1)
English 269 American literature and culture after 1865 (category 3)
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 1: Death and Resurrection in African American Literature and Culture (category 3)
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 2: Resistance & Revolution in 20th and 21st Century American Poetry (category 3)
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5: Black London (category 1)
English 317 (Dis)ability and Literature (category 3)
English 359 Victorian Imagination (category 1)
English 371 African American Literature (category 3)
English 378 American Women Writers (category 3)
English 481 Individual American Authors: Willa Cather (category 3)


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

English 205 Introduction to Post-Colonial Studies
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 1: Death and Resurrection in African American Literature and Culture 
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 4: Music and the Irish Novel
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5: Black London 
English 365 Literature of Ireland
English 371 African American Literature 
English 378 American Women Writers


200-400+ English electives:

English 201 Early British Literature
English 202 Later British Literature
English 205 Introduction to Post-Colonial Studies
English 221 Shakespeare
English 254 Writing and Reading Imaginative Literature (Sections 1-3)
English 257H Interactive Fiction Honors
English 269 American Literature and Culture after 1865 (Sections 1-2)
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 1: Death and Resurrection in African American Literature and Culture
English 300 Junior Year Writing: Section 2: Resistance & Revolution in 20th and 21st Century American Poetry 
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3: Spy v. Spy
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 4: Music and the Irish Novel
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5: Black London
English 302: Studies in Textuality and New Media
English 313 Intro to Old English Poetry
English 317 (Dis)ability and Literature
English 319 Representing the Holocaust
English 329H Tutoring Writing:  Theory and Practice Honors
English 350H Expository Writing Honors
English 354, Section 1 Creative Writing: Intro to Fiction
English 354, Section 2 Creative Writing: Intro to Poetry
English 354, Section 3 Creative Writing: Mixed Genre (Sections 3-4)
English 355 Creative Writing Fiction (Sections 1-2)
English 356 Creative Writing Poetry
English 359 Victorian Imagination
English 365 The Literature of Ireland
English 371 African American Literature
English 378 American Women Writers
English 379 Intro to Professional Writing (Sections 1-2)
English 380 Professional Writing and Technical Communication
English 388 Rhetoric, Writing, and Society
English 391D Writing and Emerging Technologies
English 391NM Narrative Medicine: How Writing Can Heal
English 481 Individual American Authors: Willa Cather
English 491DS Data Science for the Humanities
English 492D Children’s Literature
English 499C Honors Thesis: Foundations and Departures in Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry and Literary Non-fiction.

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


Junior Year Writing:

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 1: Death and Resurrection in African American Literature and Culture
English 300 Junior Year Writing: Section 2: Resistance & Revolution in 20th and 21st Century American Poetry 
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3: Spy v. Spy
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 4: Music and the Irish Novel
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5: Black London

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.


Integrative Experience:

English 494DI Dystopian Games, Comics, Media
English 494FI Philosophizing Your Future
English 494MI Virtual Medieval: Fictions and Fantasies of the Middle Ages

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.


Important Notes:

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.

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.


Contact:

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.