Chatham University

Creative Writing Curriculum

English Minor Requirements
6 courses, including:
ENG 204
World Literature
3 Credits
A critical approach to major writers in several world traditions, from various periods, including such representative authors as Chuang Tze, Plato, and Wole Soyinka, and such representative works as the "Book of Genesis," The Bacchae, and The Odyssey.
ENG 207
British Writers I
3 Credits
A critical and historical approach to major writers in English during the Anglo-Saxon, medieval, and Renaissance periods, including such representative authors as the Beowulf poet, Chaucer, Spenser, Shake-speare, Donne, and Milton.
ENG 208
British Writers II
3 Credits
A critical and historical approach to major writers in English during the Augustan, Romantic, and Victorian periods, including such representative authors as Swift, Pope, Johnson, Wordsworth, Keats, Arnold, Tennyson, and Browning.
ENG 216
American Writers I
3 Credits
A study of cultural and literary developments in America, beginning with the Puritans and culminating with the writers of the American Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Hawthorne, and Melville.
ENG 222
Shakespeare Survey
3 Credits
A representative study of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies as literary, dramatic, and Elizabethan art.
ENG 287
African-American Writers
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the African-American expressive tradition, including poetry, fiction, autobiography, song and folktales from the 18th century to the present. Examining writers such as Douglass, Chesnutt, Brooks, Baldwin, Ellison, and Walker, this course works to delineate the critical and historical contours of the African-American literary tradition.