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Course Distribution Table 

This table is intended to allow students and faculty to easily see which courses in the English major satisfy that distribution group, A, B, C, D, E, or F. For course descriptions, please refer to the Wofford College catalogue.

  • "Number" refers to the official course catalogue number.
  • Courses marked “elective” count towards the English major but are not part of the required distribution groups. However, students who major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing must complete four Creative Writing courses. See the College Catalogue.
The Distribution Categories are as follows:
  • A- British Literature to 1660
  • B- British Literature after 1660
  • C- American Literature
  • D- Comparative and World Literatures
  • E- Language and Theory
  • F- Writing and Performance
 

Number 

Course Title 

Distribution Category 

301 English Medieval Literature A
302 Chaucer A
303 Early English Drama and Lyric A
304 Spenser, Milton, and the Renaissance Epic A
305 Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories A
306 Shakespeare's Tragedies and Romances A
307 17th Century English Literature A
310 Arthurian Literature A
308 Restoration and 18th Century English Drama B
309 Restoration and 18th Century Prose and Poetry B
311 The English Romantic Period B
312 The Victorian Period B
316 Contemporary British Literature B
331 The Early English Novel B
332 The Later English Novel B
333 The Modern Novel B
334 Modern Poetry B
318 Early American Popular Novels C
319 Native American Literature C
320 African American Literature C
321 American Literature before the Civil War C
322 American Literature after the Civil War C
323 Southern Literature C
324 Ethnic American Literature C
326 Contemporary American Fiction C
327 Contemporary American Poetry C
328 Contemporary Drama C
329 Postmodern American Literature C
330 Black Arts Movement C
347 Medicine and Literature C
325 Modern Drama D
335 The European Picaresque Novel D
336 European Masterpieces: Antiquity to Renaissance D
337 European Masterpieces: 17th Century to Present D
338 Early Women Writers D
339 Race, Gender, and Empire in World Literature D
340 African Literature  D
351 Art of Film D
358 Literature & Human Rights D
359 Selected Topics in World Literature      D
341 Principles of Literary Criticism E
342 Contemporary English Grammar and Usage E
343 History of the English Language E
344 Teaching of Adolescent Literature E
345 Literature and Gender Theory E
346 American Political Rhetoric E
352 Sexuality in Film E
354 Cinema and Surveillance E
355 Film Directing F
371 Short Story Workshop F
372 Advanced Short Story Workshop F
373 Poetry Workshop F
374 Advanced Poetry Workshop F
375 The Art of the Personal Essay F
376 Playwriting Workshop F
377 Advanced Playwriting Workshop F
378 Novella Workshop F
379 Screenwriting Workshop F
381-2-3 Communications, Team Dynamics, and Conflict Management F
384 Writing for the Mass Media F
385 Composition and Rhetoric F
387 Business and Professional Writing F
388 Public Speaking F
389 Public Relations F

All 400-level courses count as elective credit

*English 344 counts toward the English major only for those students who are in the Teacher Education Program.