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)
Two courses in European or American history
Two courses in 300- or 400-level Arabic Literature
Electives (17 credits)
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.