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Literature and Cultural Studies Track

In this track students study literary works, movements, genres, themes, and writers in their cultural contexts. Courses emphasize reading, story, communication, language, and historical and cultural events.

Requirements

All English majors are required to take the following courses:
1. English 2273, Literary and Cultural Analysis.
2. Either English 2283, Critical Methods, or English 3843, Theory Now.
3. A pair of survey courses, chosen from one of the following:

      English 2433/2443, World Literature
      English 2543/2653, British Literature
      English 2773/2883, American Literature

4. English 4853, Senior Capstone.

All students must have a proficiency in a foreign language, satisfied by two intermediate foreign-language courses or their equivalent.

Literary and Cultural Students also elect seven courses distributed over at least four of six groups. One of the courses must be multicultural. One of these seven elective courses can be a writing course.

The groups are:

Group I: Medieval and Renaissance

3513 Medieval English Literature
4503 Backgrounds of the Renaissance
4513 Chaucer
4523 Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories
4533 Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Romances
4543 Tudor and Stuart Drama
4553 Milton
4593 Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture
4603 Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Group II: Early Modern and Contemporary British

3033 British Women Writers
3043 Twentieth-Century British Women Novelists
3543 British-American Enlightenment Literature
3553 Transatlantic Literature
3613 Nineteenth-Century English Literature
3623 Twentieth-Century English Literature
4573 Eighteenth-Century English Novel
4613 Nineteenth-Century English Novel
4623 English Romantic Poetry
4653 Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Group III: American Literatures

2713 Introduction to Black Literature in the United States
2733 American Indian Literature: Early and Traditional
2743 American Indian Literature: Modern and Contemporary
3253 Special Topics in American Indian Literature
3283 Tribally Specific Approaches to Native American Literature
3353 American Indian Nonfiction Literature
3463 American Fiction
3473 American Nonfiction
3483 Native American Writers
3713 Introduction to American Studies
3833 Introduction to American Drama
4323 The Harlem Renaissance
4343 The Indian in American Popular Culture
4713 Major Authors in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
4733 American Naturalism and Realism
4813 American Drama
4823 American Novel Since 1920
4833 Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Group IV: World Literatures

3343 Literature of Empire
3453 Afro-Caribbean Literature and Cultural Consciousness: From Alienation to Voice
3573 Arthurian Legend and Literature
3643 Topics in Non-Western Literature and Culture
3653 The Bible as Literature
4003 Movements in World Literature
4033 Indigenous Political Writing
4383 Civilization and Diaspora
4423 Modern European Novel
4950 Special Topics in World Literature Today

Group V: Genres and Media                                                                                                                           

3023 Thematic Approaches to Literature
3213 Special Topics in Fiction
3233 Oklahoma Writers/Writing Oklahoma
3263 Women and Film
3273 Comic Theory and Practice Through Film
3363 Films and Context
3423 Film and Other Expressive Forms
3813 Science Fiction
4133 History of the English Language
4203 Special Topics in Literary Forms
4283 Hip Hop as Poetry, Literature and Cultural Expression

Group VI: Theory, Criticism, and Cultural Studies

3013 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature
3323 Gender and Culture Texts
3333 Literature and Psychological Criticism
3383 Politics and Literature
4023 Literary Movements
4233 Major Figures in Theory
4243 Issues in Cultural Studies
4253 Introduction to Film Theory
4263 Contemporary Feminist Theory
4303 Special Topics in Criticism
4373 Black Literary Form and Cultural Expression
4463 Linguistics and Semiotics

Courses that count for the multicultural requirement are

2713 Introduction to Black Literature in the United States
2733 American Indian Literature: Early and Traditional
2743 American Indian Literature: Modern and Contemporary
3253 Special Topics in American Indian Literature
3283 Tribally Specific Approaches to Native American Literature
3343 Literature of Empire
3353 American Indian Nonfiction Literature
3453 Afro-Caribbean Literature and Cultural Consciousness: From Alienation to Voice
3483 Native American Writers
3643 Topics in Non-Western Literature and Culture
4033 Indigenous Political Writing
4283 Hip Hop as Poetry, Literature and Cultural Expression
4323 The Harlem Renaissance
4343 The Indian in American Popular Culture
4373 Black Literary Form and Cultural Expression
4383 Civilization and Diaspora