major core: forms & genres


For students following current requirements, who entered the English major in Autumn 2013 and later. If you entered the English major in Spring 2013 or earlier, please see the pre-Autumn-2013 requirement sets.



Forms and Genres of Language and Literature

These courses spotlight study of the significant written or literary modes of English, including poetry, the short story, the novel, drama, film, and hypertexts. These genres of literature may be approached either as the subjects of critical study or as creative practices. Because they survey both older and emerging forms of written expression, some of the courses will undoubtedly undertake a consideration of the historical terms of a genre's appearance and evolution. Still, the chief purpose of these courses will be to introduce the workings and evolution of the various genres of literature.


Course list for students who entered the major in Autumn 2013 and later:

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