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SAS Core Courses offered in the English Department

Course Number

Course Title

SAS Core Goal

01:351:209

Introduction to Multimedia Composition

AHr, ITR

01:351:211/12

01:351:314

Introduction to Creative Writing

Documentary Filmmaking for Writers

AHr

ITR

01:354:201

Introduction to Film

AHp

01:354:202

Introduction to Film

AHp

01:354:205

Cinema Today

21C, Ahp

01:354:210

Close Readings of Cinema

AHp

01:354:250

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

AHp

01:354:270

American Screen Comedy

AHp

01:354:321

World Cinema II

21C, AHp

01:354:410

Seminar in Film Studies

WCR

01:354:420

Seminar: Film Theory

WCR

01:358:200

Once Upon a Time:Why We Tell Stories

AHp

01:358:201

Introduction to Literature

AHp

01:358:202

Introduction to Shakespeare

AHp

01:358:203

Shakespeare and Film

AHp
01:358:205

The Coming Apocalypse

21C, AHp

01:358:210

British Literature from the Middle Ages to 1800

AHp

01:358:212

Introduction to American Literature

AHp

01:358:213

Major Topics and Authors in American Literature

AHp

01:358:214

Introduction to Twentieth Century Literature

Ahp

01:358:215

Introduction to Twenty-First Century Literature

AHp

01:358:216

Introduction to World Literatures in English

AHp

01:358:218

Black Literature from 1930 to the Present

AHp

01:358:240

Introduction to Dramatic Literature

AHp

01:358:241

Introduction to Poetry

AHp

01:358:242

Introduction to the Novel

AHp

01:358:243

Introduction to the Short Story

AHp

01:358:244

Introduction to Myth

AHp

01:358:252

Introduction to Children's Literature

AHp

01:358:253

Introduction to Crime Fiction

AHp

01:358:254

Introduction to Science Fiction

AHp

01:358:256

Introduction to the Graphic Novel

AHp

01:358:260

Introduction to Multiethnic Literatures of the United States

AHp

01:358:261

Introduction to the Study of Women Writers

AHp

01:358:263

Civilization and its Discontents

AHo, AHp

01:358:275

The Cultural History of Now

21C, AHp

01:358:412

Old English Language and Literature

WCR

01:358:420

Seminar: Chaucer

WCR

01:358:422

Seminar: Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture

WCR

01:358:424

Seminar: Spenser

WCR

01:358:426

Seminar: Shakespeare

WCR

01:358:428

Seminar: Milton

WCR

01:358:434

Seminar: Topics in Renaissance Literature and Culture

WCR

01:358:435

Seminar: Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture

WCR

01:358:436

Seminar: Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

WCR

01:358:437

Seminar: Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

WCR

01:358:441

Seminar: Topics in American Literature and Culture to 1800

WCR

01:358:442

Seminar: Topics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

WCR

01:358:445

Seminar: Topics in Black Literature and Culture

WCR

01:358:452

Seminar: Special Topics in American Literature

WCR

01:358:460

Seminar: Topics in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

WCR

01:358:491

Seminar: Topics in Literature

WCR

01:359:201

Principles of Literary Study:Poetry

AHp, WCD

01:359:202

Principles of Literary Study:Prose

AHp, WCD

01:359:209 Introduction to Health, Medicine, and Literature AHP, WCR

01:359:210

Introduction to Literary Theory

AHo

01:359:220 Introduction to Performance Theory AHo

01:359:362

Digital Literary Studies

ITR

01:359:410

Seminar:Topics in Literary Theory

WCR

01:359:425 Seminar: Topics in Literature and Psychology WCR

01:359:435

Seminar: Topics in Feminist Theory

WCR

Students who major in English will demonstrate:

1. knowledge of literatures in English, their historical, cultural, and formal dimensions and diversity

2. strategies of interpretation, including an ability to use critical and theoretical terms, concepts, and methods in relation to a variety        
    of textual forms and other media

3. the ability to engage with the work of other critics and writers, using and citing such sources effectively

4. the ability to write persuasively and precisely, in scholarly and, optionally, creative forms.

Evie Shockley with class (Copyright 2012, Nick Romanenko)

The study of English language and literature is a dynamic, evolving discipline, committed to the examination of both established and emerging literary traditions, and to the critical analysis of the language that shapes our lives. Rutgers English offers courses dedicated to the study of writing in English from around the world, across historical periods and from a variety of critical perspectives.

We offer up to 100 classes per semester, so there are always plenty of choices. We offer the best of both the traditional and the cutting edge. From Geoffrey Chaucer to Claudia Rankine, colonial era writing in the Americas to emerging new fiction from Africa, from Old English to multimedia composition, there are plenty of courses to stimulate your intellectual curiosity and satisfy your desire to learn.

Of course, no matter what the topic may be, every English class is rooted in the challenges and pleasures of reading, writing, and thinking.

For English majors and minors, as well as for Creative Writing minors, our program provides many opportunities to meet in small classes with world-renowned experts in the field. Average class size is in the twenties, with a mix of smaller seminars and larger introductory courses. We offer a robust program for honors students writing a senior thesis.

Our majors go on to careers in a wide range of fields, including education, journalism, public policy, publishing, theater, marketing and management. English is a classic entryway into professional schools, including law, education, and, more recently, medicine. Many of our students are currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs at top graduate schools around the country.

Feel free to take a look around our website and please get in touch with us if you have any questions.  Our offices in Murray Hall 104 and 106 are always open to welcome you.

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