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300 Jay Street
Namm Hall 512 (N-512)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5392

Welcome to the Department of English

The English Department offers a wide range of courses in the study of literature. These include lower-level introductory courses and upper-level specialized courses, which both satisfy core and major curriculum requirements, and provide students with rich experiences of classic and contemporary texts.

Course Highlights:

ENG 2150 - Introduction to Women Writers
LIT Core
3 cl hrs, 3 cr
Introduction to the writings ofselected women writers, both major
authors and less well-known womenwriters. A variety of genres including essays, fiction, poems and plays willbe explored.
Prerequisite: ENG 1101

ENG 2300 - Great Works of Literature I
LIT Core
3 cl hrs, 3 cr (fall only)
Representative readings, many in translation, from the great books of Western culture from ancient times to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Exams and essays based on readings.
Prerequisite: ENG 1101

ENG 2400 - Films from Literature
3 cl hrs, 3 cr
This course will allow students to examine the relationship between film and their literary sources. Through classroom discussions and out-of-class assignments, students will analyze classic and contemporary literary texts and their cinematicversions. Students will examine the relationship between film and literature, with specific focus on thetechniques used in fiction, drama and film and the influences of censorship and society. Students will focus on the similarities and differences of literary works adapted into films.
Pre- or corequisite: ENG 1101

ENG 3404 - The Literature of Illness and Care
LIT Core
3 cl hrs, 3 cr
An in-depth study of the literature of illness and care through reading and writing about memoirs, fiction, essays and poetry.
Prerequisite: ENG 1121 or any 2000 - level literature course (AFR, ENG, PRS)