Area 7 Courses
Students who wish to fulfill Area 7 of the Liberal Education Requirements -- Critical Issues in a Global Context -- with an English course can choose from among the following.
Any course listed in Area 7 and another area of the LE requirements will cover both areas simultaneously, although it will count only once (3 hrs) in your overall hours.
For information on how each course will fit into your major, please direct questions to your in-major advisor.
ENGL 1644: Introduction to World Literature (Also in Area 2)
This course examines masterpieces of world literature in translation. Readings will focus upon one or two common themes across places and times. (3H,3C)
ENGL 3534: Literature and Ecology (also in Area 2)
Study of the poetry, prose and dramatic literature that tresses human cooperation with nature conceived as a dynamic, interrelated series of cyclic feedback systems. Included are ways esthetic values (literary themes, form, vision, perception, language) intersect with selected ecological concepts such as biocentrism, the food chain, energy transfer, Gaia theory, and ecofeminism; selected works by contemporary ecologists and environmentalists, and a study of the origins of ecology in the Greek culture. This is a writing intensive course. Pre: 1106. (3H,3C)
ENGL 3644: Postcolonial Cultural Studies (also in Area 2)
Correlates theoretical, literary, and historical materials from both "western" and "indigenous" sources in order to study at least two postcolonial settings (e.g. Indian, African, South American, Caribbean). Issues will include both contextual matters and literary problems. Pre: 1106. (3H,3C)