Chatham University

English Curriculum

English Major Requirements (BA)

12 courses, including:
ENG204 World Literature
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.
3 Credits
ENG207 British Writers I
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.
3 Credits
ENG208 British Writers II
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.
3 Credits
ENG216W American Writers I
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.
3 Credits
ENG321W Shakespeare Survey
A representative study of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies as literary, dramatic, and Elizabethan art.
3 Credits
ENG287 African-American Writers
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.
3 Credits
ENG350 Seminar in Literary Theory and Scholarly Writing
An advanced course in writing literary analysis and methods of literary research; required of all junior English majors and interdepartmental majors before enrollment in the tutorial. Prerequisite(s): Second-term junior status.
3 Credits
ENG498 Tutorial: English 4 Credits
ENG499 Tutorial: English 4 Credits
2 300-level or above seminars
1 English elective (not ENG 102 or 104)