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The Correlate Sequences in English

The curriculum in English presents a broad array of courses representing a variety of subjects—literatures from different periods of history and geographical locations, genres, and approaches or methods of study. Given the scope of the discipline, the correlate sequences we offer allow students to tailor their programs to individual interests within the discipline while maintaining a broader understanding of the contexts surrounding that area of focus.

Here are the correlate areas:

  1. Race and Ethnicity
  2. Theory, Criticism and Transnational Studies
  3. Poetry and Poetics
  4. Literary Forms
  5. British Literary History
  6. American Literary History
  7. Creative Writing

These correlates are designed to articulate coherent plans of study that build from a foundation in introductory and intermediate courses to great depth and complexity in advanced courses. Students are advised, then, to try to take the courses in sequence, beginning with either English 101 or 170 (or both), moving on to 200-level courses, and concluding with 300-level seminars. Each sequence offers a number of courses from which the students must elect six to complete the sequence.

The correlate sequences are defined, in part, to suggest intellectual compatibilities between literature and other disciplines. Students majoring in Africana Studies or Women’s Studies, for example, will find that the correlate in “Race and Ethnicity” supplements and extends their work in the major. At the same time, because these correlates articulate issues of central interest within the discipline, English majors will discover in them useful guides for developing a sequenced and coherent plan of courses to fulfill the requirements in the major.

Since many of the courses in the English Department are topics courses that change from year to year, we cannot list all the courses that, in any given year, may be applied to correlate sequences. If you wish a special topics course to count towards one of the correlate sequences, you should check with the associate chair to make sure that course is appropriate for the correlate sequence you are pursuing.

Correlate Sequences in English

1. Race and Ethnicity

  • At least one of the following: English 101, 170
  • At least two of the following: English 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 251, 252, 261, 262, 275, 277
  • At least one of the following: English 319, 326, 370

2. Theory, Criticism and Transnational Studies

  • At least one of the following: English 101, 170
  • At least one of the following: English 217, 317
  • At least one of the following: English 218, 257, 262, 275, 277
  • At least one of the following: English 331, 362, 369, 370

3. Poetry and Poetics

  • At least one of the following: English 101, 170
  • At least two of the following: English 211-212, 222, 223, 236, 237, 250,
  • At least two of the following: English 315, 345, 352, 353, 355, 356

4. Literary Forms

  • At least one of the following: English 101, 170
  • At least two of the following: English 207, 209-210, 211-212, 215, 216, 217, 240, 241-242, 247, 250, 255, 256, 257
  • At least two of the following: English 315, 317, 329, 342, 345, 352, 353, 355, 356

5. British Literary History

  • At least one of the following: English 101, 170, 222 and 223
  • At least one of the following: English 215, 235, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241-242, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 255
  • At least one of the following: English 256, 260, 261, 262
  • At least one of the following: English 324, 340, 341, 342, 345, 350, 351, 352, 353

6. American Literary History

  • At least one of the following: English 101, 170
  • At least one of the following: English 225, 226
  • At least one of the following: English 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 251, 252
  • At least two of the following: English 326, 328, 329, 330, 331

7. Creative Writing

  • At least one of the following: English 101, 170
  • At least two literary courses in the genre or genres of focus
  • At least three of the following: 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209-10, 211-12, 307
  • At least one course in the correlate must be at the 300 level