English Minor Requirements

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

The minor in English requires the completion of six courses beyond the General Education Literature Cornerstone requirement.

Complete Six Courses

Courses are chosen in consultation with an English Department Advisor of the student's choosing.

Code Course Credits

ENG 200

Introductory Topics in Literary Studies     (Strongly Recommended)

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 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 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 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 242

Topics in Creative Writing: Poetry

Offered: Fall Semester

An introduction to poetry writing that will include the examination of literary models in a variety of genres, writing exercises, and writing workshops.

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 Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 243

Topics in Creative Writing: Short Fiction

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An introduction to narrative writing, including description, setting, dialogue, characterization, plot.

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 Creative Writing minor.

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 271

Film and Story

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An introduction to film art through a comparison of its distinguishing features with those of fiction and of drama.

Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 272

Film History

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A survey of major film industries and canonical texts presented in a chronological order serving specific themes (for example, film-making in a given geographical region).

Course may be applied to the American Studies program and Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 273

Hitchcock

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A survey of Alfred Hitchcock's work and obsessions. This course welcomes students with no prior experience in the study of film. Additional screening time required.

Course may be applied to the American Studies, Cinema Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies programs.

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 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 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 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 324

Topics in Television Studies

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of specific topics related to television genres or periods through application of contemporary critical theories.

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 and Cinema Studies minor.

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 336

The Romance

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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

3

ENG 344

Topics in Creative Non-fiction

Offered: Spring Semester

An introduction to the various practices of the emerging field of creative non-fiction, including memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, travel writing , and hybrid forms that blur the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction.

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 Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 345

Topics in Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

Offered: Fall Semester

This course will provide students who have already taken ENG 243 the opportunity to advance their fiction-writing skills and develop longer, more complex narrative forms.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 243 or Consent of Instructor.
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 Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 346

Topics in Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

Offered: Spring Semester

This course allows students to further develop the skills acquired in the beginning poetry workshop by concentrating on more complex aspects of poetic practice. Students will work on composing and revising their own poetry, critiquing peer work in a workshop setting, and reading the work of established poets.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 242 or Consent of Instructor.
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 Creative Writing minor.

3

ENG 348

Topics in Religion and Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course examines the emergence of spiritual themes and traditions in 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.

3

ENG 349

Irish Literature: Nationalism, Religion, Mother Ireland

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical analysis of various cultural and literary issues that emerge in Irish fiction, poetry, and drama.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.Course may be applied to the Irish Studies minor.

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 358

Classical Backgrounds to English Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An introduction to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome, including mythology, Greek drama, and the epic poems of Homer and Virgil.

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 361

American Literature, 1865-present

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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

3

ENG 362

Topics in Poetry

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical reading of poetry. Topics 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 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 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 372

'Zines, Chapbooks, and DIY Publishing

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Whether you are interested in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or cross genre writing, this course will help you explore ways to get your work into the world. Focusing on small press publishers, artist made books, 'zines, and literary journals. Creative writing experiments will result in your own independent publishing project which will be a chapbook, 'zine, or handmade book.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 242, ENG 243 or ENG 344.
Course may be applied to the Creative Writing program.

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 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 385

Taking the Victorians to the Movies

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An exploration of why the Victorians have never gone out of style, using films to understand the novels on which they are based and vice-versa.

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 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 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 394

Sexuality and Textuality

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical examination of the definitions of sexual orientation found in diverse texts.

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

3

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

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