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Courses

English

5011. Early British Literature   (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize pre-Renaissance literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5012. Early American Literature  (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize American literature and criticism prior to 1800. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5014. 16th & 17th Century British Literature   (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize Renaissance and/or Restoration literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5016.18th Century British Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course surveys major literary figures and representative literary forms of the 18th Century. We will consider literature's relation to political, social, and cultural developments.

5018. 19th Century British Literature   (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize Romantic and/or Victorian literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5021. 19th Century American Literature   (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize nineteenth-century American literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5022. 20th & 21st Century British Literature   (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize British literature and criticism since about 1900. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5024. 20th & 21st Century American Literature   (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize American literature and criticism since about 1900. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5026. Anglophone Literatures   (3 s.h.)

Topical readings that emphasize writing in English from African, Australia, the Caribbean, India, and other places besides Britain and America. Readings may include material from any time period.  Content varies.  May be repeated for credit.

5028. Literatures in Translation   (3 s.h.)

Introductory readings that emphasize world literature and criticism from any time period. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5031. Translation Study   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to the theory and practice of translation.

5032. Book History   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to the theory and practice of book history.

5100. Topics - Literary Genres   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to the characteristics and problems of genre. Readings may emphasize poetry, non-fiction prose, the novel, drama, biography, autobiography, or other topics related to genre. Content varies.  May be repeated for credit.

5200. Topics - Literature & Culture  (3 s.h.)

Content varies.  May be repeated for credit. 

5300. Topics - Cinema & Media Arts   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to cinema and media history and theory. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5301. Methods in Cinema & Media Studies   (3 s.h.)


An introduction to ways of reading, writing on, and teaching film. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5500. Topics - Critical Theory   (3 s.h.)

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5501. History of Critical Theory   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to critical schools from classical antiquity to the present.

5502. Current Directions in Critical Theory   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to recent and/or contemporary critical theory.

5600. Special Topics in Creative Writing   (3 s.h.)

A required course for M.A. creative writing students (although open to other students with permission from the instructor). Special Topics in Creative Writing has both critical and creative writing components.  The topic varies from year to year.

5601. Poetry Workshop   (3 s.h.)

Open only to students in the Creative Writing MA program. Intensive discussion of student poetry and the work of established poets whose concerns are related to those of the students. Frequent individual conferences.

5602. Fiction Workshop   (3 s.h.)

Open only to students in the Creative Writing M.A. program. Intensive discussion of student fiction and he work of established fiction writers whose concerns are related to those of the students. Frequent individual conferences.

5701. Composition Research Methods   (3 s.h.)

An overview of current work in rhetoric and composition, and concentrated study in such areas as history of rhetoric, analyzing student texts, and evaluation.

5702. Historical Studies in Language & Rhetoric    (3 s.h.)


An introduction to historical study in language and/or rhetoric from classical antiquity to the present.

5710. Topics - Literacy & Language    (3 s.h.)

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

5720. Topics - Rhetoric & Composition    (3 s.h.)

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8101. Advanced Study - Early English Literature  (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in pre-Renaissance literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8102.Advanced Study - Early American Literature  (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in American literature and criticism prior to 1800. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8104. Advanced Study - 16th and 17th Century British Literature  (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in Renaissance and/or Restoration literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8106. Advanced Study - 18th Century British Literature   (3 s.h.)


Advanced study of topics in Restoration and/or eighteenth-century British literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8108. Advanced Study - 19th Century British Literature  (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in Romantic and/or Victorian literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8109. Advanced Study - 19th Century American Literature   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in nineteenth-century American literature and criticism. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8202. Advanced Study - 20th and 21st Century British Literature   (3 s.h.)


Advanced study of topics in British literature and criticism since about 1900. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8204. Advanced Study - 20th and 21st Century American Literature  (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in American literature and criticism since about 1900. Readings may include material from other periods as well. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8205. Advanced Study - Anglophone Literature  (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in writing in English from African, Australia, the Caribbean, India, and other places besides Britain and America. Readings may include material from any time period. Content varies.  May be repeated for credit.

8301. Advanced Study in Translation   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in the theory and practice of translation.

8302. Advanced Study in Book History   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in the theory and practice of book history.

8304. Advanced Study in Genre   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in genre. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8402. Advanced Study in Cinema & Media   (3 s.h.)
Advanced study of topics in cinema and media history, criticism, and theory. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8501. Advanced Study in Critical Theory   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in critical theory. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8704. Advanced Study in Literacy & Language   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in literacy and language. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8706. Advanced Study in Rhetoric & Composition   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in rhetoric and composition. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8900. Advanced Study in Literature & Culture   (3 s.h.)

Advanced study of topics in literary and cultural studies. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

8904. TU/Penn Exchange Poetics   (3 s.h.)


One student a year is permitted to register for one course in poetics at the University of Pennsylvania. Any student admitted to the graduate program in English can apply to participate in the exchange program.

9001. Introduction to Graduate Study   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to the methods and aims of literary research and varieties of critical theory. Required of doctoral students.

9082. Independent Study   (3 s.h.)

9083.Master's Manuscript Tutorial   (3 s.h.)

For English Creative Writing majors. A tutorial in which the creative manuscript required for graduation is developed. Related readings. Weekly conferences. Two semesters are required.

9087. Composition Practice  (3 s.h.)

An introduction to the theory and practice of writing instruction.

9089. Rome Seminar/Art & Culture   (3 s.h.)

For advanced undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students in fields such as literature, film studies, philosophy, art, and social theory. Graduate credit available. Summer session I.

9100. Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies  (3 s.h.)

Intensive reading and study of literary and cultural studies in a small class setting. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

9200. Seminar in Cinema & Media Studies   (3 s.h.)

A seminar devoted to an exploration of a topic in media studies, such as a film or television genre, a national cinema, the work of a particular director or a critical and theoretical issue of current debate.

9300. Seminar in Critical Theory   (3 s.h.)

Intensive reading and study of critical theory in a small class setting. Content varies. Can be taken for more than one credit.

9400. Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition   (3 s.h.)

Intensive reading and study of rhetorical and/or composition in a small class setting. Content varies. Can be taken more than once for credit.

9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation   (1 s.h.)

Advanced seminar for doctoral candidates.

9996. Master's Essay   (1 s.h.)

For doctoral candidates who select the M.A. option.

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Advanced seminar for doctoral candidates

0999. Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Dissertation seminar for doctoral candidates.