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Undergraduate Program

Majors: Approved Courses

Please note: Not all courses are offered every semester. If a course that you are taking does not appear on this list please consult with your adviser to determine which requirement it meets.

In addition, each semester the English Department offers several 91 and 191 courses in the Fall (Topics in Literature and Culture and Seminars in English) and 92 and 192 courses in the Spring (Topics in Literature and Culture and Seminars in English) that count toward the English major's Pre- or Post-1860 requirements. Please check http://ase.tufts.edu/english/courses for current listing.

  1. One Survey course:

    No. Title
    0020 Black World Literature
    0021 General View of English Literature I
    0022 General View of English Literature II
    0023 American Literature to 1855
    (formerly "Continuity of American Literature")
  2. Two non-survey classes in American, British, or other Anglophone literature written before 1860, including at least one course in British literature. No more than one course used to fulfill this part of the requirement may be on Shakespeare. The following courses meet this requirement:

    No. Title
    0031 Underworlds (Fall 2015 and after)
    0032 Epic Strain
    0050 Shakespeare - F
    0051 Shakespeare - S
    0086 Jane Austen: Novels and Film
    0101 Old English
    0104 Literature of the Middle Ages
    0105 Middle English Literature
    0107 Chaucer
    0109 Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition
    0110 Renaissance in England
    0111 English Literature of the 17th Century
    0112 Topics in Shakespeare
    0113 Renaissance Drama
    0114 Milton
    0115 Philosophy and Literature in the 18th-Century
    0119 18th-Century English Novel
    0121 Romantic Literature & Culture I: 1789-1810
    0122 Romantic Literature & Culture II: 1811-1837
    0123 Frankenstein's Sisters: Austen & Shelley
    0124 Visual Narrative Before Cinema
    0138 Boston Radicals (prior # 0191)
    0149 American Literature 1620-1815
    0150 Cooper/Emerson/Thoreau
    0151 Poe/Hawthorne/Melville
    0182 American Gothic
    0188 Slave Revolts & Maroons

    Please note the following courses DO NOT meet the PRE or POST 1860 requirement:

    No. Title
    0029 Literary Studies
    0049 The English Bible
    0108 Virgil and Dante
  3. Two non-survey courses in American, British, or Anglophone literature written after 1860.
    The following courses meet this requirement:

    No. Title
    0030 Twice Told Tales
    0031 Underworlds (Prior to Fall 2015)
    0035 Reading at Sea: Experimental Texts of the 20th-Century
    0036 Asian American Writers (prior # 0091)
    0040 Writing in the Beat Generation (prior # 0091/0092)
    0041 Literature of the Sixties (prior #0091)
    0045 Nonwestern Women Writers
    0046 Girls' Books
    0054 Conrad, Forster, Woolf
    0058 Short Fiction
    0063 American Fiction 1900-1950
    0064 American Fiction 1950-Present
    0069 Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Literature
    0074 Literature of the Jazz Age (previously Introduction to American Modernism, # 0092)
    0077 The Modern Mind
    0080 Hitchcock
    0081 Postmodernism & Film
    0082 Film & Society
    0083 Un-American Activities
    0084 Black Comedy
    0085 Horror Stories
    0126 Empire and Counterculture
    0127 19th-Century British Novel
    0131 British Modernism
    0132 20th-Century British Novel
    0133 Joyce & Lawrence
    0134 James Joyce's Ulysses
    0135 Virginia Woolf
    0136 Major Figures of the Irish Literary Renaissance
    0147 African-American Novel
    0152 Whitman & Dickinson
    0153 American Realism
    0154 American Indian Writers
    0155 American Women Writers
    0157 Poets on Poetry
    0158 Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
    0159 Contemporary Jewish Fiction
    0160 Environmental Justice & World Literature (Formerly "Environmental Justice and U.S. Literature")
    0161 Memory for Forgetting
    0162 Philip Roth & Company
    0163 Speak, Memory: Contemporary Memoir
    0164 Representing the Jew
    0165 Perspectives on American Poetry
    0167 What the Novel Knows
    0168 "Home is Where the Hatred Is"
    0170 Modern European Novel
    0171 Women & Fiction
    0172 War and American Values (prior # 0191)
    0173 Literary Theory
    0180 Psychoanalysis & Cinema
    0183 American Culture during the Great Depression (prior # 0192)
    0186 How Films Think
    0187 Ghetto Sur/Realism: The Harlem (Detective) Fiction of Chester Himes
    0189 Fanon & the Black (Textual) Revolution
  4. Five remaining courses of the student's choice from the department's listings.
    See course listings >

    A Senior Honors Thesis may count for two of these courses. There are restrictions on the number of creative writing courses that may be applied.
    See Major concentration requirements >