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 English & Comparative Literature

 

Department of English and Comparative Literature
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professors: F. Ghazoul, J. Rodenbeck,D. Shoukri (Chair), S. Stelzer
Assistant Professors: J. Henriksen, W. Melaney, J. Stone
Writing Teachers: M. Amin, S. Aydelott, S. Backus, A. Badawi, D. Blevins, E. Bobo, K. Burger, A. Calderbank, M. Coffield, L. El Badri, N. Kholy, S. El Wakil, V. Farag, F. Farra (Director of FWP), R. Hoath, L. Holdijk (Assistant Director of FWP), C. Horger, S. Makhlouf, J. Maklad, G. McCullough, J. McDonald, Y. Mery, K. Nawn, K. Pakka, J. Sarraf, J. Schultz, M. Sedgwick, N. Shafik, M. Stein, L. Yost, L. Youssef.

Bachelor of Arts

The program in English and comparative literature provides the undergraduate student with an understanding of the role which literature plays in presenting men and women with images of themselves, their society, and their culture and introduces them to the different questions and answers which literature has given to the central problems of human experience.

To major in English and Comparative Literature students must have taken at least one ECLT course with not less than a C grade and be registering for the required program of the major.

A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor's degree in English and comparative literature:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Concentration Requirements (51 credits)

ECLT

200

Introduction to Literature

   

OR

 

201

Critical Methodology

 

202

Close Reading of Literary Texts

 

301

Medieval Literature

 

302

Literature of the Renaissance

   

OR

 

303

Seventeenth-Century Literature

 

304

Eighteenth-Century Literature

   

OR

 

305

Romanticism

 

306

The Nineteenth-Century Novel

   

OR

 

307

Nineteenth-Century Poetry

 

308

Modern European and American Literature

 

309

Early American Literature

   

OR

 

310

Nineteenth-Century American Literature

   

OR

 

311

Modern American Literature

 

409

Greek Classics in Translation

 

410

Latin Classics in Translation

 

411

History of Literary Criticism

 

412

Modern Literary Criticism

 


Five additional courses in the department to be chosen from among the following courses:

ECLT/HIST

209

Introduction to American Studies

ECLT/FILM

220

Introduction to Film

 

330

Film Theory and Criticism

ECLT

344

Literature and Philosophy

 

345

Literature and Gender

 

346

Third World Literature

 

347

Selected Topics

 

348

Contemporary Literature

 

350-351

History of Theatre and Drama

 

352

Themes in Drama

 

353

Modern Drama

 

360

Shakespeare

 

370

Creative Writing

 


Two courses in European or American history
Two courses in 300- or 400-level Arabic Literature

Electives (17 credits)

Minor

The minor in English and comparative literature introduces students to the analysis of the various literary genres and seeks to foster a critical appreciation and love of literature as well as an understanding of its role in society and culture.

Requirements (15 credits): any five literature courses offered by the department, exclusive of ECLT 112-113.

English & Comparative Literature Courses (ECLT)

Courses at the 300-400 level are primarily for English majors; however, non-majors who wish to register for one of these classes may do so with the approval of the instructor.
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

112

Freshman Composition, Critical Reading and Library Skills

113

Freshman Composition and Research Paper

200

Introduction to Literature

201

Critical Methodology

202

Close Reading of Literary Texts

209

Introduction to American Studies

220

Introduction to Film

301

Medieval Literature

302

Literature of the Renaissance

303

Seventeenth-Century Literature

304

Eighteenth-Century Literature

305

Romanticism

306

The Nineteenth-Century Novel

307

Nineteenth-Century Poetry

308

Modern European and American Literature

309

Early American Literature

310

Nineteenth-Century American Literature

311

Modern American Literature

320

Business Communication

321

Technical Writing

330

Film Theory and Criticism

333

African Literature

344

Literature and Philosophy

345

Literature and Gender

346

Third World Literature

347

Selected Topics

348

Contemporary Literature

350-351

History of Theatre and Drama

352

Recurrent Themes in Drama

353

Modern Drama

360

Shakespeare

370

Creative Writing

409

Greek Classics in Translation

410

Latin Classics in Translation

411

History of Literary Criticism

412

Modern Literary Criticism

420

Honors Thesis

440

Documentary Film

 

 

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