Women's Studies/English (WO/EN)

WO/EN-132 World Lit: Asian, African, Latin American

LASC Categories: GP, TLC, DAC

Representative poems, stories, plays, both ancient and modern, from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

3 Credits

WO/EN-156 Mythology

LASC Categories: TLC

Myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome which form a part of the classical tradition in English literature.

3 Credits

WO/EN-167 Literature and Human Rights

LASC Categories: GP, DAC

An analysisof international creative writing dealing with the subject of human rights. Resource persons from different fields will be utilized.

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

WO/EN-170 Search for Identity

Understanding the nature and power of fiction, the relation between problems of individual identity, and the operation of the imagination.

3 Credits

WO/EN-172 Women and Literature

Explores basic issues and problems in literature by and about women.

3 Credits

WO/EN-174 Women Poets

A close reading and analysis of poetry written by women from a historical as well as a contemporary feminist perspective

3 Credits

WO/EN-190 Special Readings in Literature

An introductory literature course responsive to current interests or controversies.

3 Credits

WO/EN-240 Postcolonial & Transcult Literature

LASC Categories: GP

Prerequisites: EN-102 OR EN-250

Introduction to literatures in English from formerly colonized countries in Aftrica, Asia, and the Caribbean, and from the postcolonial diaspora.

3 Credits

WO/EN-304 Witchcraft in Medieval & Renaissance Literature

LASC Categories: TLC

Prerequisites: EN-102 or EN-250

This course explores how Medieval and Renaissance literature on witchcraft addressed contemporary concerns.

3 Credits

WO/EN-312 English Novel 18th Century

Prerequisites: EN-102

Purpose, range, and developments in the novel of the eighteenth century: Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and others.

3 Credits

WO/EN-314 The English Novel of the Nineteenth Century

Prerequisites: EN-102

Representative nineteenth century novelists: Austen, Bronte, Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, Hardy, Conrad, and others.

3 Credits

WO/EN-320 Victorian Literature

Prerequisites: EN-102

Study of selected prose and poetry of the major writers of the Victorian period.

3 Credits

WO/EN-336 Contemporary Poetry

Prerequisites: EN-102

Concentrates on poets whose major work was written after World War II; special attention to authors presently writing and publishing.

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

WO/EN-344 American Novel II

Prerequisites: EN-102

The American novelists from 1890 to World War II: Crane, Wolfe, Dreiser, Anderson, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and others.

3 Credits

WO/EN-345 Women in American Literature

Prerequisites: EN-102.

The American woman as she is portrayed in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

3 Credits

WO/EN-348 Postcolonial Women's Writing

LASC Categories: GP

Prerequisites: EN-102

Writing by women from colonized and formerly colonized countries on local and global issues shaping women's lives and creative expression.

3 Credits

WO/EN-360 Shakespeare I

Prerequisites: EN-102

Major plays. Required of all English majors.

3 Credits

WO/EN-450 Special Topics in English

Specific content will vary in response to particular student and faculty interests.

3 Credits