major core: forms, genres & medias


For students who entered the English major in Autumn 2012 and later.
If you entered the English major in Spring 2012 or earlier, please see the pre-Autumn-2012 requirement set.


The English Major Core requirement within the English major draws courses from among three groups, Theories and Methodologies of Language and Literature, Forms and Genres of Language and Literature (below), and Histories of Language and Literature.


Forms, Genres, & Media of Language and Literature


Description: These courses foreground the workings and evolution of specific forms/genres/media, and in some instances develop strategies for composing in various forms/genres/media. They explore how forms such as poetry, expository prose, the short story, the novel, drama, comedy, satire, and parody; genres such as the lyric, romance, detective fiction, slave narratives, or science fiction; and/or media such as electronic, visual and print have influenced the production, practice or study of literature, language and culture in English.

Course Goals: While core courses may not achieve every goal, they will participate in the conversations represented in these goals as a central feature.



Course list for students who entered the major in Autumn 2012 and later:




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