What literature/novels/books do English language and literature majors study?
Thanks for your replies.
Is it separated into two different majors? or is it one major?
- MoiLv 47 years agoFavorite Answer
Courses in Writing and Composition: such as Academic and Professional Writing, which stress analytical writing and train students to produce clear, cohesive arguments.
Courses in British Literature: Courses may focus on time periods, authors, genres, or literary movements. Examples include Shakespeare's Tragedies, History and Theory of British Drama, Medieval English Literature, the Victorian Novel, and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
Romeo & Juliet.
Pride & Prejudice
Sense & Sensibility.
Lord of the Flies
Complete Poems Of Keats.
The Grapes of Wrath
I would say the Majors are Separate but really to know English as a Major you really need to know how Grammar works and how to interpret old English word. before you attempt the Literature.
Depends on the course you take and where you study..Oxford or Cambridge probably would as one whole course to study..
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English Studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the UK, the US, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, and stylistics), and English sociolinguistics (including discourse analysis of written and spoken texts in the English language, the history of the English language, English language learning and teaching, and the study of World Englishes).
More broadly, English studies explores the production and analysis of texts created in English (or in areas of the world in which English is a common mode of communication). It is not uncommon for academic departments of "English" or "English Studies" to include scholars of the English language, literature (including literary criticism and literary theory), linguistics, law, journalism, composition studies, the philosophy of language, literacy, publishing/history of the book, communication studies, technical communication, folklore, cultural studies, creative writing, critical theory, disability studies, area studies (especially American studies), theater, gender studies/ethnic studies, digital media/electronic publishing, film studies/media studies, rhetoric and philology/etymology, and various courses in the liberal arts and humanities, among others.
In most English-speaking countries, the literary and cultural dimensions of English studies are typically practiced in university departments of English, while the study of texts produced in non-English languages takes place in other departments, such as departments of foreign language or comparative literature. English linguistics is often studied in separate departments of linguistics. This disciplinary divide between a dominant linguistic or a literary orientation is one motivation for the division of the North American Modern Language Association (MLA) into two subgroups. At universities in non-English-speaking countries, the same department often covers all aspects of English studies including linguistics: this is reflected, for example, in the structure and activities of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).
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- InselstrickenLv 77 years ago
in English language i studied: Anglo Saxon, Middle English, Old Norse, History of the English Languge, Linguistics - Phonetics and Phonology, Grammar
in English Literature I studied exactly that - English Literature from Chaucer [mid 14th century] to the present day, prose, poetry and drama from those 650 years, reading all the major works by all the major authors.. If you're not sure what that means, look up a reference book such as the Oxford companion to English literature.
That was at a UK university - courses in the USA may be a little skimpier.
- 3 years ago
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