The traditional canon of English and American literature was for a long time a list of privileged white men. In recent decades that has begun to change, and most of our classes—even in older British literature—now include representation of previously neglected writers. Still we recommend all English majors take classes in literatures beyond the British and American world, and written by historically marginalized groups:

  • 350:223, Introduction to Global Literature
  • 350:234, Reading Women’s Literature
  • 350:235, Reading LGBTQ Literature
  • 350:236, Reading South Asian Literature
  • 350:237, Reading East Asian Literature
  • 350:256, Caribbean Literature
  • 350:356, Modern Caribbean Literature
  • 350:360, Topics in Literature & Gender
  • 350:361–362, Writing Women
  • 350:387, Topics in Women’s Literature
  • 350:388, Topics in LGBTQ Literature
  • 350:389, Topics in Global Literature
  • 352:230, Race, Nation, and Borders in American Literature
  • 352:232, Reading Latino/a Literature
  • 352:324, Latino/a Literature & Culture
  • 352:340, Asian American Literature
  • 352:348–349, Representations of Race in America
  • 352:386, Topics in Latino/a Literature
  • 352:395–396, African American Literature
  • 352:433, Asian American Literature
  • 352:460, Non-Western Drama

New courses are being added to the list every semester, and some “Topics” classes also fall into this category.

Some courses offered by the departments of African American and African StudiesAmerican StudiesArts, Culture and MediaHistorySpanish & Portuguese Studies; and Women's & Gender Studies might count toward the English major. If you're interested, see your adviser before you register.