English, B.A. Requirements

Department Chairperson:Jared Green Office: Cushing Martin 119 Phone: 505-565-1711jgreen@stonehill.edu

The English Curriculum is designed to provide students with both a broad knowledge of literary history and training in close, careful textual analysis. Students also have ample opportunity to explore creative writing, including poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

The major in English requires the completion of eleven courses, though students are encouraged to take additional courses so as to gain a full sense of a their discipline.

Complete Four Methods and Genres Courses

Code Course Credits

ENG 201

British Literature to 1700

Offered: Fall Semester

Introduction to English literary history through poetry, drama, and narrative from Anglo- Saxon roots to the development of British literary genres in the medieval and early modern periods.

4

ENG 200

Introductory Topics in Literary Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Introduction to the vocabulary and practices of literary-critical analysis and the skills of close reading with a focus on the major literary genres.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.

3

ENG 202

Literary History II

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Exploration of literature in the modern period, paying particular attention to the development of genres, the expansion of the British Empire, and the emergence of the British and American literary traditions.

4

ENG 204

Drama

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Through the study of traditional and non-traditional types of drama (to include screenplays as well), students are introduced to new ways of classifying and reading texts. Designed for both entering and upper-level students with a particular emphasis on close reading.

3

ENG 205

Fiction

Offered: Spring Semester

Through the study of traditional and non-traditional types of fiction (to include short stories as well), students are introduced to new ways of classifying and reading texts. Designed for both entering and upper-level students with a particular emphasis on close reading.

3

ENG 220

Introductory Topics in Literature

Offered: Spring Semester

Introductory literary seminars that emphasize the development of writing and analytic skills necessary for upper-division English courses. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Priority given to first- and second-year students. Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ.

Prerequisite(s): Priority given to first- and second-year students.
Topics will vary from semester to semester. Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.

3

ENG 256

Madness and Insight: Modernist Psychopathology

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

What do we learn about ourselves from looking through the lens of madness? This course will explore how narratives of insanity from the 18th century to the present have shaped our understanding of human cognition, perception, emotion, desire, and the unconscious. Authors to be considered Descartes, Poe, Dostoevsky, Gilman, Schnitzler, Woolf, Kafka, Breton, Didion, Pynchon and DeLillo.

3

ENG 257

Global Detective Fiction

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical study of contemporary novels by authors offering new, globally inflected twists on an old form. Readings might include mysteries and crime fictions by Henning Mankell, Luiz Garcia Roza, Dennis Potter, Alexander McCall Smith, and Donna Leon.

3

ENG 300

Critical Theory

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Introduction to contemporary theory - its origin and framework - by examining literary criticism as an institutional discourse.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 200.
Course may be applied to the American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies programs.

3

ENG 391

Topics in Gender & Sexuality Studies

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A study of issues of gender, race, and class as they emerge in critical and literary texts.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.

3

ENG 398

Telling Tales: Theories of Narrative

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

The study of how and why we construct stories: an introduction to narrative theory, using texts from Jane Austen to comic books.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 200

3

GND 300

Advanced Topics in Gender & Sexuality Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semester

Advanced seminars that investigate a timely topic from the perspective of gender and/or sexuality studies. Topics vary semester to semester. Course may be taken three times as long as topics differ.

3

Complete Five Historical and Cultural Contexts Courses

Code Course Credits

ENG 301

Topics in Medieval Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A thematic study of texts, figures, and influences associated with the literature of the Middle Ages.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement.

4

ENG 304

Topics in Early Modern Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A thematic study of texts, figures, and influences associated with the literature of the early modern period.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement.

4

ENG 336

The Romance

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An historical survey of the romance from Heliodorus to the Harlequin.

3

ENG 350

Chaucer

Offered: Spring Semester

A study of Chaucer's poetry, with attention to the cultural and political forces that shaped late medieval poetics.

3

ENG 351

The Calamitous 14th Century

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Focusing on the writing of Chaucer and Langland and their contemporaries, this course studies the representation of the social and literary upheavals of the late 14th century.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

ENG 353

Shakespeare

Offered: Fall Semester

Close readings of Shakespeare’s work.

3

ENG 354

Shakespeare's Rivals

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A study of theater in early modern culture, with attention to the drama of Shakespeare's competitors: Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, and Middleton.

3

ENG 306

Topics in British Literature, 1700-1900 (WID)

Offered: Fall Semester

A critical analysis of various cultural and literary issues that emerge in British literature.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

4

ENG 315

The Romantic Age

Offered: Fall Semester

A comprehensive study of the literature of the Romantic Age in British literature (1789-1832). Examination of the poetry, novels, drama, and non-fiction prose of the period with attention to aesthetic inheritance and historical context. Authors include Blake, Wordworth, Coleridge, Godwin, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, Keats, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Byron, Austen, Scott, Hazlitt, De Quincey, Clare, and others.

3

ENG 359

Nineteenth-century British Poetry

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical reading of Romantic and Victorian poets, along with relevant prose.

3

ENG 360

American Literature to 1865

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A chronological survey of texts, figures, and influences associated with American literature of the period.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 367

Topics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of themes in nineteenth-century literature. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement. Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

4

ENG 307

Topics in British Literature, 1900 - Present

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical analysis of various cultural and literary issues that emerge in British Literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.

3

ENG 357

English and Irish Drama

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical survey of dramatic genres and texts from England and Ireland with a focus on specific themes and on performance texts.

Course may be applied to the Irish Studies minor.

3

ENG 361

American Literature, 1865-present

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A chronological survey of texts, figures, and influences associated with the period.

3

ENG 366

Topics in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of themes in twentieth-century literature. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 368

Race, Ethnicity, and American Culture

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An exploration of the relationship between American racial and ethnic politics and twentieth-century American culture.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 369

African-American Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An exploration of landmarks in African-American writing from the time of slavery to the contemporary period.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 371

Topics in Contemporary Literature

Offered: Fall Semester

A critical study of contemporary writing linked by thematic or theoretical interests.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.

3

ENG 380

Modern Poetry

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical analysis of issues of voice, persona, and genre in modern and contemporary poetry.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 381

Modern Drama

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical survey of world drama since the late nineteenth century.

3

ENG 382

American Drama

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A study of specific topics related to North American plays of the twentieth century.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 389

Alternative Modernisms

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of the anti-colonial, feminist, and queer foundations of literary modernism between 1890 and 1945.

Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.

3

ENG 390

Topics in Modernism (WID)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Critical study of representative literature from the modernist period.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement. Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.

4

ENG 392

Topics in Postcolonial and Global Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An investigation of themes within the frame of postcolonial studies. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement.

4

ENG 395

Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Culture

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical introduction to the poetry, fiction, and drama of the postcolonial world. Discussions will be informed by an introduction to postcolonial theory.

Course may be applied to the Asian Studies program and the Latin American Studies program with permission of the Program Director.

3

Cultural Area Requirements

One of the five Historical and Cultural Contexts courses above must be in American Literature, one must be in British Literature, and one must be a Cross-Cultural Literature course.

Majors are encouraged to continue to take courses in these cultural areas beyond the minimum requirements.

Code Course Credits

AMS 320

Topics in American Studies

Offered: Not Offered 2014-2015

Offers the opportunity to study a specific issue or topic in American Studies in greater depth. Seminar format focuses on classroom discussions and research. Topic will be announced prior to registration.

May be taken more than once if topics differ.

3

ENG 326

Topics in American Cinema

Offered: Fall Semester

A critical study of specific topics related to the American narrative film.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the American Studies program, Gender & Sexuality Studies program and the Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 360

American Literature to 1865

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A chronological survey of texts, figures, and influences associated with American literature of the period.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 361

American Literature, 1865-present

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A chronological survey of texts, figures, and influences associated with the period.

3

ENG 366

Topics in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of themes in twentieth-century literature. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 367

Topics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of themes in nineteenth-century literature. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement. Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

4

ENG 382

American Drama

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A study of specific topics related to North American plays of the twentieth century.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 280

Shakespeare for Everyone

Offered: Alternate Years: Spring 2018, 2020

This course provides a general introduction to the drama of William Shakespeare. We will carefully explore the genres that Shakespeare mastered - comedy, tragedy, romance, and the history play - by focusing primarily on how Shakespeare uses language to create character and dramatic tension and engages with larger ethical, social, and political questions.

3

ENG 301

Topics in Medieval Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A thematic study of texts, figures, and influences associated with the literature of the Middle Ages.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement.

4

ENG 304

Topics in Early Modern Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A thematic study of texts, figures, and influences associated with the literature of the early modern period.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement.

4

ENG 306

Topics in British Literature, 1700-1900 (WID)

Offered: Fall Semester

A critical analysis of various cultural and literary issues that emerge in British literature.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

4

ENG 307

Topics in British Literature, 1900 - Present

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical analysis of various cultural and literary issues that emerge in British Literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.

3

ENG 315

The Romantic Age

Offered: Fall Semester

A comprehensive study of the literature of the Romantic Age in British literature (1789-1832). Examination of the poetry, novels, drama, and non-fiction prose of the period with attention to aesthetic inheritance and historical context. Authors include Blake, Wordworth, Coleridge, Godwin, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, Keats, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Byron, Austen, Scott, Hazlitt, De Quincey, Clare, and others.

3

ENG 350

Chaucer

Offered: Spring Semester

A study of Chaucer's poetry, with attention to the cultural and political forces that shaped late medieval poetics.

3

ENG 351

The Calamitous 14th Century

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Focusing on the writing of Chaucer and Langland and their contemporaries, this course studies the representation of the social and literary upheavals of the late 14th century.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

ENG 353

Shakespeare

Offered: Fall Semester

Close readings of Shakespeare’s work.

3

ENG 354

Shakespeare's Rivals

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A study of theater in early modern culture, with attention to the drama of Shakespeare's competitors: Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, and Middleton.

3

ENG 357

English and Irish Drama

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical survey of dramatic genres and texts from England and Ireland with a focus on specific themes and on performance texts.

Course may be applied to the Irish Studies minor.

3

ENG 359

Nineteenth-century British Poetry

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical reading of Romantic and Victorian poets, along with relevant prose.

3

ENG 373

Gerard Manley Hopkins and his Contexts

Offered: Spring Semester

This course focuses on nineteenth-century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins in his various contexts: as a poet in the wake of the Romantic movement; as a Catholic convert and Jesuit in the wake of the Oxford Movement; as a Victorian engaged with and troubled by the social and political tumult around him.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

ENG 257

Global Detective Fiction

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical study of contemporary novels by authors offering new, globally inflected twists on an old form. Readings might include mysteries and crime fictions by Henning Mankell, Luiz Garcia Roza, Dennis Potter, Alexander McCall Smith, and Donna Leon.

3

ENG 310

Topics in World and Comparative Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical analysis of literature outside of the American and British traditions and/or a comparative look at themes across national literatures and traditions.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.

3

ENG 322

Topics in World Cinema

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical study of specific topics related to cinema production in countries outside of Europe and North America.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor

3

ENG 368

Race, Ethnicity, and American Culture

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An exploration of the relationship between American racial and ethnic politics and twentieth-century American culture.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 369

African-American Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An exploration of landmarks in African-American writing from the time of slavery to the contemporary period.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

ENG 389

Alternative Modernisms

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of the anti-colonial, feminist, and queer foundations of literary modernism between 1890 and 1945.

Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.

3

ENG 392

Topics in Postcolonial and Global Literature (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An investigation of themes within the frame of postcolonial studies. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Writing-in-the Disciplines requirement.

4

Complete One Additional English Elective Course at the 200-Level or Above

Depending on the topic, the following courses may count as English electives:

Code Course Credits

AMS 320

Topics in American Studies     (may count)

Offered: Not Offered 2014-2015

Offers the opportunity to study a specific issue or topic in American Studies in greater depth. Seminar format focuses on classroom discussions and research. Topic will be announced prior to registration.

May be taken more than once if topics differ.

3

COM 321

Topics in Film Genres     (may count)

Offered: Fall Semester

A survey of one or more film genres. The topics of the course may vary.

Course may be taken twice, but Communication students may only count one toward the major or minor. Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor.

3

Complete a Capstone in English

Completed in the junior or senior year.

Code Course Credits

ENG 422

English Capstone Seminar

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An examination of thematically related works within the framework of contemporary critical theory.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 300, ENG 391 or ENG 398.
Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Capstone requirement in English.Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor.

4

Complete a Practicum Experience

The practicum requirement is typically fulfilled in the junior or senior year, when students may intern at a professional workplace (for instance, a publishing company, public relations firm, law firm, newspaper, television or radio station, film production company, advertising company) or work as a teaching apprentice with a faculty member teaching a Literature Cornerstone course. English majors who are also Education majors or minors fulfill the practicum requirement by completing their student teaching requirement.

Code Course Credits

ENG 475

Internship in English

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Designed to give English majors an acquaintance with - and experience in - careers that extend from their training in the major. Internships provide a practicum where students work for a particular business and a seminar where students meet on a regular basis with the instructor.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

ENG 476

English Teaching Apprenticeship

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Designed for senior English majors seriously intending to pursue graduate study, this apprenticeship gives the students experience in creating and coordinating a general studies course under the direction of a faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 200 and ENG 300, and permission of Department Chairperson.
Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ.

3

EDU 430

Practicum: Early Childhood Education

Offered: Spring Semester

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching licensure [Teacher: Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and Without Disabilities, (PK-2)]. Practicum hours in two settings (1) PK/K & (2) 1st /2nd grade. Evaluation based upon Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440 .

9

EDU 435

Practicum: Elementary Education

Offered: Fall Semesters

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching licensure [Elementary (1-6)]. Evaluation based upon Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440 .

9

EDU 437

Practicum: Secondary Education 5-12 Level

Offered: Fall Semesters

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching licensure [Secondary (content area, e.g. foreign language): 5-12].Practicum hours in two settings (1) middle school & (2) high school. Evaluation based on Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440 .

9

EDU 439

Practicum: Secondary Education 8-12 Level

Offered: Fall Semesters

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching license [Secondary (content area, e.g. Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science/Political Philosophy): 8-12]. Evaluation based on the Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440 .

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