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Upper Level Course Sequence  

Below is a projection of courses in literature, creative writing, and communications that the English Department will be offering over the next two years. There may well be changes in this list, but it should help students to plan ahead.

List of English Courses: Two-Year Projection
Spring 2014-Fall 2015
Updated: October 16, 2014

Spring 2015  

260 Introduction to Literary Studies (Grinnell)
306 Shakespeare's Tragedies and Romances (Sweitzer) A
310 Arthurian Literature (Grinnell) A
312 The Victorian Period (Hitchmough) B
316 Contemporary British Literature (Chalmers) B
321 American Literature before the Civil War (Voeller) C
325 Modern Drama (Wilson) D
329 Postmodern Literature (Neighbors) C
343 History of the English Language (Ware) E
351 The Art of Film (Sexeny) F
359 Selected Topics in World Literature: India and Pakistan (Rostan) D
372 Advanced Short Story Workshop (Singleton) F
374 Advanced Poetry Workshop (Whitfill) F
375 The Art of the Personal Essay (Curtis) F
381-382-383 Communications, Team Dynamics, Conflict Management (Powers) F
388 Public Speaking (Powers) F
 
Fall 2015 
 
260 Introduction to English Studies (TBA)
304 Spenser, Milton, and the Renaissance Epic (Sweitzer) A
308 Restoration and 18th Century English Drama (Ware) B
318 Early American Popular Novels (Voeller) C
323 Southern Literature (Trakas) C
324 Ethnic American Literature (Neighbors) C
331 Early English Novel (Chalmers) B
332 Later English Novel (Hitchmough) B
339 Race, Gender and Empire in World Literature (Rostan) D
344 Adolescent Literature (Wilson) E
371 Introductory Short Story Workshop (Singleton) F
373 Introductory Poetry Workshop (Bowers) F
388 Public Speaking (Powers) F
389 Public Relations (Powers) F
 
Spring 2016 
 
260 Introduction to English Studies (TBA)
302 Chaucer (Grinnell) A
305 Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories (Sweitzer) A
317 American Short Story (Singleton) C
322 American Literature after the Civil War (Voeller) C
330 The Black Arts Movement (Neighbors) C
337 European Masterpieces II (Hitchmough)
340 African Literature (Rostan) D
341 Literary Theory (Chalmers) E
378 Novella Workshop (Trakas) F
381-82-83 Communications, Team Dynamics, Conflict Management (Powers) F
388 Public Speaking (Powers) F
 
Fall 2016 
 
260 Introduction to English Studies (TBA)
303 Early English Drama and Lyric (Sweitzer) A
309 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century (Non-Dramatic) Literature (Chalmers) B
320 African American Literature (Neighbors) C
326 Contemporary American Fiction (Trakas) C
336 European Masterpieces I (Grinnell) D
342 English Grammar and Usage (Ware) E
345 Gender Theory and Literature (Hitchmough) E
358 Literature and Human Rights (Rostan) D
363 Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (Voeller) C
371 Short Story Workshop (Singleton) F
388 Public Speaking (Powers) F
389 Public Relations (Powers) F
 
Spring 2017 
 
260 Introduction to English Studies (TBA)
301 British Medieval Literature (Grinnell) A
306 Shakespeare's Tragedies and Romances (Sweitzer) A
312 The Victorian Period (Hitchmough) B
316 Contemporary British Literature (Chalmers) B
321 American Literature before the Civil War (Voeller) C
325 Modern Drama (Wilson) D
329 Postmodern Literature (Neighbors) C
343 History of the English Language (Ware) E 
351 The Art of Film (Sexeny) D
359 Selected Topics in World Literature (Rostan) D
372 Advanced Short Story Workshop (Singleton) F
381-82-83 Communications, Team Dynamics, and Conflict Management (Powers) F
388 Public Speaking (Powers) F