Area requirements

The list below shows which English courses count in each historical area. 

To jump to an area, click on it below.

Medieval Literature

ENG 2450                  Irish Lit to 1800
ENG 3000                  Intro: Old English Language & Lit
ENG 3101                  Early British Lit in Translation
ENG 3150                  Chaucer
ENG 3190/91/92        Topics in Medieval Lit
ENG 3200                  Studies in Medieval Lit

Renaissance Literature

ENG 3201                  English Renaissance
ENG 3230                  Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama
ENG 3250                  Shakespeare
ENG 3290/91/92      Topics in  Renaissance Lit
ENG 3300                  17th C Poetry & Prose
ENG 3350                  Milton

Restoration & 18th Century Literature

ENG 3350                 Milton
ENG 3420                 18th C British Novel
ENG 3430                 Restoration & 18th C Drama
ENG 3450                 Dryden, Swift and Pope
ENG 3490/91/92       Topics in 18th C Lit

19th Century British/Irish Literature

ENG 3501                 Early Romantic Writers
ENG 3502                 Later Romantic Writers
ENG 3504                 19th C British Women Writers
ENG 3505                 Poetry & Prose 1830-1865
ENG 3506                 Poetry & Prose 1865-1900
ENG 3520                 19th C British Novel
ENG 3525                 Dickens
ENG 3590/91/92       Topics in 19th C British/Irish Lit

British/Irish Literature after 1900

ENG 2460                 Irish Poetry since Yeats
ENG 2470                 Modern Irish Drama
ENG 2500                 The Irish Renaissance
ENG 3610                 Modern British Poetry
ENG 3615                 James Joyce
ENG 3616                 Irish-American Drama & Film
ENG 3620                 Modern British Novel
ENG 3621                 Contemporary British Novel
ENG 3630                 Modern British Drama
ENG 3690/91/92       Topics in British/Irish Lit after 1900

American Literature to 1900

ENG 2501                 African American Trad 1
ENG 2710                 American Revolutionary Era
ENG 4001                 Major American Writers
ENG 4500                 American Slave Narrative
ENG 4501                 New England Transcendentalism
ENG 4505                 Concord Writers
ENG 4510                 19th C American Poetry
ENG 4515                 American Gothic
ENG 4520                 The American Novel to 1895
ENG 4530                 The American Renaissance
ENG 4540                 American Revolutionary Era
ENG 4590/91/92       Topics in American Lit pre-1900

American Literature after 1900

ENG 2301                 Lit of Science Fiction
ENG 2502                 African American Tradition 2
ENG 2505                 African American Lit: Poetry
ENG 2510                 African American Lit: Novel
ENG 2515                 African American Lit: Drama
ENG 2520                 African American Lit: Short Story
ENG 2530                 Novels of the Harlem Renaissance
ENG 2720                 American Criminal Trial Narratives
ENG 4002                 Major American Writers 2
ENG 4040                 American Short Story
ENG 4500                 American Slave Narrative
ENG 4515                 American Gothic
ENG 4605                 American Poetry 1900-1950
ENG 4615                 American Poetry since 1950
ENG 4619                 The Works of Edith Wharton
ENG 4620                 American Novel 1895-1950
ENG 4621                 American Novel since 1950
ENG 4630                 American Drama to 1960
ENG 4631                 American Drama since 1960
ENG 4635                Contemporary American Poetry
ENG 4636                 Contemp. American Women’s Poetry
ENG 4640                 Contemp. American Women’s Lit
ENG 4645                 Post-Modern American Fiction
ENG 4646                 Race & Ethnicity: American Novel
ENG 4650                 American Criminal Trial Narratives
ENG 4690/91/92       Topics in American Lit after 1900

For these courses, the area depends on the topic

ENG 2490/91/92       Topics in Irish Lit