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English Courses by Requirement


Fall 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

English 221 Shakespeare
English 313 Intro to Old English Poetry

English 397M Shakespeare’s Non-Humans: Creatures, Monsters, Demons, Fairies
English 416 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales


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 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 2: Race, Literacy and the American Dream (category 3)

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3:Comics and the Graphic Novel (category 3)

English 349 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (category 1)
English 358 The Romantic Poets (category 1)
English 368 Modern American Drama (category 3)
English 373 American Indian Literature (category 3)
English 378 American Woman Writers (category 3)
English 391AP US Latin@ Literature (category 3)
English 391R The Radical Political Imagination of the 20th and 21st Century American Poetry (category 3)


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

English 279 Intro to American Studies

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 1: Literary Resistance in the U.S. and Beyond: Arts, Ethics, and Global Politics

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5: Caribbean Family Sagas

English 373 American Indian Literature

English 365 The Literature of Ireland

English 391AP US Latin@ Literature

English 491AS Arabian Nights in World Literature

English 491SA Amandla! South African Literature and Politics, Apartheid and Postapartheid


200-400+ English electives:

English 201 Early British Literature

English 203 Bible, Myth, Literature and Society
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 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3: Literary Resistance in the U.S. and Beyond: Arts, Ethics, and Global Politics)
English 300 Junior Year Writing: Race, Literacy and the American Dream, Section 2
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3:Comics and the Graphic Novel
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5: Caribbean Family Sagas

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 6: TBA
English 313 Intro to Old English Poetry

English 319 Representing the Holocaust
English 329H Tutoring Writing:  Theory and Practice Honors

English 349 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

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

English 358 The Romantic Poets

English 365 20th Century Literature of Ireland

English 368 Modern American Drama
English 373 American Indian Literature
English 378 American Women Writers

English 379 Intro to Professional Writing

English 380 Professional Writing and Technical Communication

English 388 Rhetoric, Writing, and Society

English 391AP US Latin@ Literature

English 391NM Narrative Medicine: How Writing Can Heal

English 391R The Radical Political Imagination of the 20th and 21st Century American Poetry

English 397M Shakespeare’s Non-Humans: Creatures, Monsters, Demons, Fairies

English 416 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

English 491AS Arabian Nights in World Literature

English 491DS Data Science for the Humanities

English 491SA Amandla! South African Literature and Politics, Apartheid and Postapartheid
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 3: Literary Resistance in the U.S. and Beyond: Arts, Ethics, and Global Politics)
English 300 Junior Year Writing: Race, Literacy and the American Dream, Section 2
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 3:Comics and the Graphic Novel
English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 5: Caribbean Family Sagas

English 300 Junior Year Writing, Section 6: TBA

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 494D Dystopian Games, Comics, Media
English 494EI Writing, Identity & English Studies
English 494JI Going to Jail: Incarceration in US Literature and Culture

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.