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Undergraduate Program

Pre- and Post-1800 Courses

As a rule, the following courses in English will always fulfill the major requirement for a course in English or American literature before 1800:

  • ENG 200: History of the English Language
  • ENG 201: Old English Language and Literature
  • ENG 202: Middle English Literature
  • ENG 203: Medieval Drama
  • ENG 204: Chaucer
  • ENG 206: Studies in Medieval Literature (Topics Vary)
  • ENG 207: English Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 208: Elizabeth and Jacobean Drama
  • ENG 209: Shakespeare's Tragedies
  • ENG 210: Shakespeare
  • ENG 211: Milton
  • ENG 213: Studies in Renaissance Literature (Topics Vary)
  • ENG 215: Early British Novel
  • ENG 217: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Topics Vary)

And the following numbers count for courses in English or American literature after 1800:

  • ENG 220: Romantic Literature
  • ENG 221: Victorian Literature
  • ENG 222: Nineteenth-Century British Novel
  • ENG 223: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Topics Vary)
  • ENG 226: American Realism
  • ENG 227: American Moderns
  • ENG 228: African-American Drama
  • ENG 231: Twentieth-Century British Novel
  • ENG 232: Poe and Hoffmann: Uncanny Stories
  • ENG 233: Modern Poetry
  • ENG 235: Twentieth-Century Drama
  • ENG 236: Contemporary Fiction: Narr Of Us Immg
  • ENG 237: Studies in International Literature
  • ENG 238: Studies in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Topics Vary)

Other courses, such as ENG 230: Studies in American Literature, ENG 243: Studies in a Major Author, ENG 244: Studies in a Literary Mode, ENG 380: Advanced Seminar, will vary in fulfilling pre- or post-1800, depending on the topic or author(s) chosen. A course such as Dante's Divine Comedy, though cross-listed as ENG 206, will not fulfill the requirement for a pre-1800 course in English or American literature. Students with questions about such courses should contact the director of undergraduate studies.