major core: theories & methodologies


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 (below), Forms and Genres of Language and Literature, and Histories of Language and Literature.


Theories and Methodologies of English Language and Literature


Description: These courses foreground theoretical approaches or methodological developments, including how they affect formal or historical topics. They explore how theories and methods such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, phenomenology, reader reception, feminism, critical race theory or ethnography 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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