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English Literature

 

Required Courses (6 Credits):

  • LLE 222N - Shakespeare - 3 credits
  • LLE 493N - Advanced Topics in English - 3 credits

Eight Electives From the Following (24 Credits):

Anglo-Saxon and Medieval

  • LLE 301N - Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature - 3 credits
  • LLE 302N - Chaucer - 3 credits

Renaissance

  • LLE 315N - Tudor and Stuart Drama - 3 credits

Seventeenth Century

  • LLE 332N - Milton - 3 credits
  • LLE 333N - Seventeenth Century Literature - 3 credits

Restoration and Eighteenth Century

  • LLE 345N - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama - 3 credits
  • LLE 346N - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Lit. - 3 credits

Nineteenth Century

  • LLE 351N - Romantic Poetry - 3 credits
  • LLE 352N - Victorian Literature - 3 credits
  • LLE 371N - American Literature before 1900 - 3 credits
  • LLE 503N - Works of Jane Austen - 3 credits

Modern and American

  • LLE 211N - Modern Drama - 3 credits
  • LLE 361N - The Modern British Novel - 3 credits
  • LLE 372N - The Modern American Novel - 3 credits
  • LLE 373N - Modern American Poetry - 3 credits
  • LLE 500N - Literature of the Holocaust - 3 credits

Total Credits in Program: 30

Please Note:

  • All English majors must take Modern Literature I and II (Flatbush) or at least two of the Literature/humanities survey courses (Manhattan)
  • At least one course must be taken in each of the six areas above.
  • English majors are urged to take courses in foreign languages. The department grants three credits toward the major to any student who either takes a foreign language course at 200 level or beyond, or (2) takes a course in a foreign literature at the 200 level or beyond. Students whose native tongue is not English will NOT be awarded credit toward the major for courses in their native language.
  • The Department grants three credits towards the English major to any student who successfully completes a Communication and Arts course at or beyond the 100 level (other than Fundamentals of Speech).
  • The Department grants three credits towards the English major to any student who successfully completes a course in Philosophy at the 100 level or beyond.
  • At least two courses in this degree program must be taken at the main campus in Manhattan.