Rice University

Department of English

Fall 2017 
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements
(changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled) 
   
    

Pre 1900 Requirement approved courses:       

*Pre 1800 approved courses:
   *ENGL 317 Arthurian Literature
 
   *ENGL 322 Late Shakespeare     
   *ENGL 360 American Literature before 1860       

Other Pre 1900 approved courses: 
  
ENGL 338 Survey of British Romanticism
       
 
Non Canonical Requirement approved courses:    
ENGL 381 Womens Literature: 20th Century Women   
ENGL 382 Feminist Literary Theory: Environments   
ENGL 398 Slavery in 20th Century American Film & Fiction  
ENGL 471 Chicana/o Literature    

English Major Capstone Requirement approved courses:
ENGL 461: EDGAR ALLAN POE
ENGL 466: AMERICAN REALIST DRAMA 
(Both capstones have limited enrollment and are reserved for English majors
unless 
special permission has been granted via special registration form. Suggested prerequisites are ENGL 200 & ENGL 300) 
 

Spring 2017 
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements
(changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled) 
 
  

Pre 1900 Requirement approved courses:   

*Pre 1800 approved courses:
 *ENGL 311 Medieval Lit. & Culture: Race in the Middle Ages 
  

 *ENGL 321 Lake Shakespeare    

 *ENGL 328 Milton    

 Other Pre 1900 approved courses:       

 ENGL 341 Victorian Literature & Culture    

 ENGL 343 Austen's Worlds    

 ENGL 361 American Literature 1860-1910    

Non Canonical Requirement approved courses: 
ENGL 371 Survey of Chicana/o Literature
  

ENGL 381 Womens Literature: Virginia Wolfe & Co.  

ENGL 397 Topics in Literature & Culture: Transatlantic Literature  

English Major Capstone Requirement approved courses:
 

(ENGL 200 & ENGL 300 are suggested prerequisites):  

 ENGL 466 Topics in American Literature: Morrison/Faulkner
ENGL 497 Topics in Literature & Culture: Literatures of Environmental Justice
 

(Both capstones have limited enrollment and are reserved for English majors unless 
special permission has been granted via special registration form) 
 

Fall 2016
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements
(changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled) 

Pre 1900 Requirements:

    *Pre 1800 courses:
    *ENGL 314 Medieval Romance 
    *ENGL 322 Late Shakespeare
    *ENGL 360 American Literature Before 1860

    Other Pre 1900 courses:
     ENGL 343 Jane Austen's Worlds (canceled)
     ENGL 366 Gothic America

Non Canonical Requirement:
ENGL 381 Contemporary Women's Poetry
ENGL 397 Asian American Literature
ENGL 471 Chicana/o Literature

English Major Capstone Requirement 
(ENGL 200 & ENGL 300 are suggested prerequisites):

ENGL 400: Hemingway and Henry James
ENGL 459: Literature & Ecology- The Arts in the Anthropocene 
(Both capstones have limited enrollment and are reserved for English majors unless special permission has been granted
via special registration form)

 

Spring 2016
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements
(changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled) 

Pre 1900 Requirements:

*Pre 1800 courses:
*ENGL 317 Arthurian Literature
*ENGL 320 Shakespeare on Film
*ENGL 321 Early Shakespeare 

*ENGL 360 American Literature Before 1860

Pre 1900 courses:
ENGL 338 Survey of British Romanticism
ENGL 342 Survey of Victorian Fiction
ENGL 361 American Literature 1860-1910 

Non Canonical Requirement:
ENGL 299 English Lit./Humanities: (Dis)locating Art: Lit., Art, Music, and the Making of Communities
ENGL 369 The American West and Its Others
ENGL 371 Chicano/a Literature
ENGL 381 Women Writers: Virginia Woolf & Co.
ENGL 398 Slavery in 20th Century American Film & Fiction  Canceled

Major Capstone Requirement: 

(ENGL 200 & ENGL 300 are suggested prerequisites):
(limited enrollment; reserved for English majors unless special permission has been granted via special registration form)

ENGL 418 Renaissance Drama: Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare's Rival
ENGL 466 Studies in American Literature: Drama 

Fall 2015
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements
(changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled) 

  

 

 

Pre 1900 Requirement:

 

*Pre 1800 courses:
*ENGL 316 Chaucer
*ENGL 322 Late Shakespeare
*ENGL 323 Renaissance Drama
*ENGL 326 Love; Death; Sex in the Renaissance
*ENGL 328 MiltonENGL 333 18th Century British Literature

Pre 1900 courses:
ENGL 341 Victorian Literature & Culture
ENGL 360 American Literature before 1860
ENGL 366 Topics in American Lit: Utopia and 19th Century America

Non Canonical Requirement:
ENGL 354 Queer Literary Cultures
ENGL 382 Feminist Literary Theory
ENGL 392 Contemporary Women's Poetry
ENGL 393 Black Manhattan  canceled!
ENGL 471 Chicana/Chicano Literature 

 Major Capstone Requirement:

(ENGL 200 & ENGL 300 are suggested prerequisites):
 (limited enrollment; reserved for English majors unless special permission has been granted via special registration form)
ENGL 419 Othello & King Lear
ENGL 432 Clarissa
 

 Spring 2015
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements 

*Pre 1800 Requirement:  
*ENGL 320 Shakespeare on Film  
*ENGL 321 Early Shakespeare  
*ENGL 330 Origins of the English Novel 
*ENGL 338 Survey of British Romanticism
*ENGL 360 American Literature Before 1860      

Pre 1900 Requirement: 
ENGL 342 Victorian Fiction 
ENGL 343 Jane Austen's Worlds
ENGL 361 American Literature: 1860-1900
ENGL 366 The Bizarre, Strange and Uncanny

Non Canonical Requirement:
 
ENGL 222 The World and South Asia (crosslisted w/ASIA222)    

ENGL 351 The City in Literature

ENGL 471 Chicana/o Literature
ENGL 498 Queer Literature 
 
    

  Major Capstone Requirement (ENGL 200 and ENGL 300 prerequisites):
  (limited enrollment; reserved for English majors unless special permission has been granted via special registration form)

ENGL 419 Shakespeare on Stage and Play
ENGL 430 Empire and British Literature 1700-1950
ENGL 466 Morrison/Faulkner 
     

Effective this semester: A capstone course will no longer simultaneously serve to fulfill another requirement, such as pre-1800, and non-canonical.
    



Fall 2014 
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements

 (changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled)      

      

 Pre 1800 Requirement:   

 ENGL 321 Early Shakespeare  

 ENGL 338 Survey of British Romanticism  

 ENGL 400 The Idea of Nature in the Renaissance (newly added due to cancelation of ENGL 418, prerequisites apply) 

 ENGL 418 Christoper Marlowe, Shakespeare's Rival (and qualifies for ENGL capstone)  Canceled 

   

 Pre 1900 Requirement:  

 ENGL 341 Victorian Literature and Culture  

 ENGL 361 American Literature: 1860-1910   

 ENGL 366 American Literature: Sea Stories    

   

 Non Canonical Requirement:      

 ENGL 354 Queer Literary Cultures
 ENGL 371 Chicana/o Literature
  

 ENGL 380 The Empire Writes Back (Contemp. Anglophone Lit.) 

 ENGL 381 Women Writers: Contemporary British Women's Writing

 ENGL 397 Asian American Literature

 ENGL 399 Reading the Black Imaginary: 1775-present

 
 

 Major Capstone Requirement (ENGL 200 and ENGL 300 required prerequisites):
  (limited enrollment; reserved for English majors unless
  special permission has been granted via special registration form)
  

 ENGL 400 The Idea of Nature in the Renaissance (newly added due to cancelation of ENGL 418)

 ENGL 418  Christoper Marlowe, Shakespeare's Rival (and qualifies for ENGL pre-1800)   Canceled  

 ENGL 441 Victorian Studies: Pre-Raphelite Art & Writing
 ENGL 466 Studies in American Literature: Drama
  

 

 Depending on the course content, a capstone course can simultaneously serve to fulfill another requirement, such as pre-1800, and non-canonical.

  

 

 

Spring 2014
Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Distribution Requirements

 (changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled)   

   

 Pre 1800 Requirement:     

 ENGL 314 Medieval Romance
 ENGL 322 Late Shakespeare
 

 ENGL 323 Renaissance Drama (formerly Early Modern Drama) 

 ENGL 326 17th Century Poetry and Prose 

 ENGL 413 Beowulf in Old English

Pre 1900 Requirement:      

 ENGL 361 American Literature 1860-1910
 ENGL 366 Topics in American Literature: The Bizzare, Strange & Uncanny
 
  

 Non Canonical Requirement:   

 ENGL 371 Chicano/a Literature
 ENGL 382 Feminist Theory
 ENGL 393 Black Manhattan

 ENGL 369 The American West and Its Others

  

 Major Capstone Requirement:     

 ENGL 438/HART 430: The Grotesque (limited enrollments; reserved for English majors and
 upper level Art History students)
 

 ENGL 484 Drama (limited enrollments; reserved for English majors)  

      
Fall  2013

Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Requirements

 (changes may necessarily occur if course is canceled)  

  

 Pre 1800 Requirement:    

 ENGL 312/MDST 312 Topics in Old English: Scandinavian Sagas Fantasy Worlds, Norse Sagas and Skyrim
 ENGL 321 Early Shakespeare
 ENGL 328 Milton
 

 ENGL 333 18th Century British Fiction 
 ENGL 360 American Literature Before 1860 
ENGL 412 Intro to Old English

 ENGL 419 Topics in Shakespeare: Othello and King Lear (limited enrollment; reserved for English majors)   

 

 Pre 1900 Requirement:     

 ENGL 341 Victorian Literature and Culture
 ENGL 342/SWGS 372 Survey of Victorian Literature: 19th Century British Novel
 
 ENGL 360 American Literature Before 1860

 

 Non Canonical Requirement:  

 ENGL 222/ASIA 222 The World and South Asia 
 ENGL 354/SWGS 364 Queer Literary Cultures 
 ENGL 381/SWGS 327 Women Writers

 ENGL 389 Youth Studies

 ENGL 466 Morrison & Faulkner

 

 Major Capstone Requirement:    

 ENGL 419 Topics in Shakespeare: Othello and King Lear (limited enrollments; reserved for English majors)

 ENGL 466 Studies in American Literature: Morrison & Faulkner (limited enrollments; reserved for English majors)

  

*Effective Fall 2011, Depending on the course content, a capstone course can simultaneously serve to fulfill another requirement, such as pre-1800, and non-canonical.
Courses are approved by the Undergraduate Advising Committee
 

 

 Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Requirements: Spring 2013  

 

 Pre 1800 Requirement:   

 ENGL 312
 ENGL
320 

 ENGL 323 

 *ENGL 418 

 

 Pre 1900 Requirement:     

 ENGL 339
 ENGL
341  

 ENGL 343 

 ENGL 361 

 ENGL 366 

 

 Non Canonical:   

 ENGL 379 

 ENGL 397.1 

 ENGL 398 

 

 Major Capstone Requirement:    

 ENGL 418 

 ENGL 459 

 ENGL 466 canceled

 

*Effective Fall 2011, Depending on the course content, a capstone course can simultaneously serve to fulfill another requirement, such as pre-1800, and non-canonical. Courses are approved by the Undergraduate Advising Committee

 

Approved Courses Satisfying English Major Field Requirements: Fall 2012

 Pre 1800 Requirement:   

 ENGL 312  Topics in Old English  Instructor: Ellard
 ENGL 316  Chaucer: Canterbury Tales  Instructor: Ellard
 
 

 ENGL 321  Early Shakespeare  Instructor: Skura  

 ENGL 328  Milton  Instructor: Snow  

 ENGL 432  Richardson’s Clarissa  Instructor: Ellenzweig  

 Pre 1900 Requirement:     

 ENGL 360  American Literature: Before 1860  Instructor: Gniadek
 ENGL 461  19th Century American Studies  Instructor: Gniadek
 
 

 Non Canonical:   

 ENGL 222  The World and South Asia  Instructor: Joseph  

 ENGL 381  Topics in Women Writers: Contemporary Poetry  Instuctor: Logan  

 ENGL 387  Cultural Studies: Gendered Disaster Narratives  Instructor: Driskill  

 ENGL 498  Queer Theory  Instructor: Lamos  

 Major Capstone Requirement:   

 ENGL 432  Richardson’s Clarissa  Instructor: Ellenzweig  

 ENGL 461  19th Century American Studies  Instructor: Gniadek  

 ENGL 498  Queer Theory  Instructor: Lamos  

 *Effective Fall 2011, Depending on the course content, a capstone course can simultaneously serve to fulfill another requirement, such as pre-1800, and non-canonical. Courses are approved by the Undergraduate Advising Committee
 

 Core Requirement Archives for Reference Only:

 
Courses Satisfying English Major Field Requirements: Fall 2011
 ( changes may necessarily occur) 

 * Major Capstone Requirement has new guidelines/requirements
 
 Pre-1800 Requirement 
 ENGL 316
 
 Chaucer   Ellard 
 ENGL 321
 
 Early Shakespeare
 
 Campana
 
 ENGL 331
 
 Topics in 18th Century British Literature: Drama, Print and Performance     (New Topic!)
 
 Gavin
 
 Pre-1900 Requirement 
 ENGL 341
 
 Victorian Literature and Culture: Victorian Panorama
 
 Logan
 
 ENGL 360
 
 American Literature: Before 1860
 
 Gniadek 
 ENGL 366
 
 Topics in American Literature.: American Gothic
 
 Gniadek 
 Non-Canonical Requirement 
 ENGL 379
 
 Introduction to Third World Literature     
 
 Joseph 
 ENGL 387
 
 Cultural Studies: Gendered Disaster Narratives..
 
 Driskill 
 ENGL 397.2
 
 Topics: Literature & Human Rights   (New Topic!)  
 
 Rickel 
 ENGL 400  (prerequisite:
ENGL 200 and ENGL 300)
  
 Seminar for Majors (Capstone): Faulkner & Morrison (topic qualifies as both capstone and non-canonical for Fall 2011).
 
 
 Waligora-Davis
 
 
 ENGL 498
 
 
 Queer Theory
 
 
  Lamos
 
 Major     Capstone Requirement
 
 
    
        *Effective Fall 2011, ENGL 400, and all other 400-level courses so designated, will fulfill the capstone requirement.  Depending on the course content, a capstone course can simultaneously serve to fulfill another requirement, such as pre-1800, and  non-canonical.
 
 
    
 ENGL 400   (prerequisite:
ENGL 200 and ENGL 300)
 
 
 Sem. for Majors (Capstone): Faulker & Morrison
      
 
 
 Waligora-Davis  
 ENGL 498
 
 
 Queer Theory
 
 
 Lamos 


 
Courses Satisfying English Major Field Requirements: Spring 2012
 ( changes may necessarily occur)
 

 * Major Capstone Requirement has new guidelines/requirements
 
 Pre-1800 Requirement (new additions 11/13/2011)
 ENGL 313
 Beowulf for the 21st Century
 Ellard
 ENGL 317
 Arthurian Literature
 Ellard
 ENGL 320   
 Shakespeare on Film                    
 Huston
 ENGL 322
 Late Shakespeare     
 Yeo
 ENGL 323
 Early Modern Drama
 Skura
 ENGL 333
 18th Century British Fiction
 Gavin
 ENGL 400
 Sem. for Majors (Capstone): Global Shakespeare (topic qualifies as both capstone and Pre-1900 requirement for Spring '12).  Skura
 Pre-1900 Requirement
 ENGL 361
 American Literature: 1860-1910
 Derrick
 ENGL 342/SWGS272
 Survey of Victorian Fiction: The Victorian Novel 
 Michie
 ENGL 211   Major British Writers: 1800-present   Browning 
 Non-Canonical Requirement (new addition 11/13/2011)
 ENGL 268
 Introduction to Native American Literature
 Slappey
 ENGL369/SWGS369
 The American West and Its Others
 Comer
 ENGL 376
 Postcolonial Studies
 Rickel
 ENGL381/SWGS327
 20th Century Women Writers
 Lamos
 ENGL389/SWGS389
 Youth Studies
 Comer
 ENGL 397
 Topics in Literature and Culture:
Modern Jewish Literature
 Weininger
 Major    Capstone Requirement
 
   
       *Effective Fall 2011, ENGL 400, and all other 400-level courses so designated, will fulfill the capstone requirement.  Depending on the course content, a capstone course can simultaneously serve to fulfill another requirement, such as pre-1800,
and  non-canonical.
 
  
 ENGL 400   (prerequisite:
ENGL 200 and ENGL 300)
 
 Seminar for Majors: Global Shakespeare  
 Skura
 ENGL 484
 Studies in Literary Genres: Modern Drama
 Roof
 ENGL 497
 Topics in Literature: The City in Literature
 Doody

 

 
Courses Satisfying English Major Field Requirments: Spring 2011
 
 Pre-1800 Requirement
 ENGL 320  Shakespeare on Film  Dr. Huston
 ENGL 322  Late Shakespeare  Jill Delsigne
 ENGL 326  Early Modern Literature: Love, Sex, and Death in the Renaissance  Dr. Campana
 ENGL 387.1  Cultural Studies: Writing for Real World, Activist Lit. & Criticism  Dr. Gavin
 ENGL 400  Major Seminar: Shakespeare's Romances  Dr. Campana
 Pre-1900 Requirement
 ENGL 211
 
 Major British Writers: 1800-present
 
 Browning 
 ENGL 342
 Survey of Victorian Fiction: The Victorian Novel
 Jeffrey Jackson
 Non-Canonical Requirement
 ENGL 378  Literature of the Americas: Love in the Tropics  
 Dr. Clarke
 ENGL 387.2  Cultural Studies: Gendered Disaster Narratives & Policies  Dr. Driskill
 ENGL 391  Jewish-American Literature & Culture
 Dr. Lurie
 ENGL 393  Black Manhattan: 1915-1945
 Dr. Waligora-Davis
 ENGL 399
 The Black Imaginary: 1775-present     
 Dr. Waligora-Davis
 ENGL 472
 Native American Literature          
 Dr. Lisa Slappey