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ENGLISH 278S

What is power? Must violence create and maintain it, or can culture alone do some of that work? We will explore how cultural formations have understood and even shaped the relationship between power and politics on public stages of all sorts, from theater to the battlefield. Reading include… read more  about Transformative Ideas: Power, Theater, and Politics»

ENGLISH 290-7

All of us routinely make use of a whole range of moral categories in our everyday lives. But do we really have a clear conception of, say, friendship, justice, or sin? If pressed, can we tell the difference between remorse and regret or self-awareness and self-recognition? Could we explain even to… read more  about Special Topics in Language and Literature»

Courses

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

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Number Title Codes
ENGLISH 20 Literature and Composition
ENGLISH 22 Composition and Language
ENGLISH 89S First-Year Seminar on Literature
ENGLISH 90S Special Topics in Literature
ENGLISH 101S The Art of Reading W, ALP
ENGLISH 110S Introduction to Creative Writing W, ALP
ENGLISH 171 Representative American Writers W, ALP
ENGLISH 173FS The Ethics of Democracy EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 173S The Ethics of Democracy EI, CZ
ENGLISH 181 Introduction to Film Studies ALP
ENGLISH 187A Reading Theater in New York
ENGLISH 190-1 Special Topics in Language and Literature
ENGLISH 190FS-2 Focus Program Seminar: Topics on Literature
ENGLISH 190FS-3 Focus Program Seminar: Topics on Linguistics
ENGLISH 190S-1 Special Topics in Language and Literature
ENGLISH 190SA Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in English
ENGLISH 198FS Performing Science: Experimentation, Collaboration, and Artistry R, STS, ALP
ENGLISH 202 Introduction to Performance Studies
ENGLISH 202S Introduction to Performance Studies CCI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 203A Duke in New York: Arts, Culture, and Performance
ENGLISH 204 History of English SS
ENGLISH 206 Variety in Language: English in the United States CCI, SS
ENGLISH 208S Criticism and the Arts W, ALP
ENGLISH 209FS The Mind and Language SS
ENGLISH 209S The Mind and Language SS
ENGLISH 210SA Writing for Publication W, ALP
ENGLISH 211S Digital Writing W, ALP
ENGLISH 213S The Documentary Essay: Exploration, Research, and the Peripatetic Tradition in Documentary Writing R, W, ALP
ENGLISH 214S Documentary Writing Workshop R, W, ALP
ENGLISH 220S Introduction to the Writing of Poetry W, ALP
ENGLISH 221S Introduction to the Writing of Fiction W, ALP
ENGLISH 222S Introduction to the Writing of Creative Non-Fiction W, ALP
ENGLISH 224S Ready for Prime Time: Writing the Dramatic TV Episode W, ALP
ENGLISH 225S Writing the Movie. Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Writing for the Screen W, ALP
ENGLISH 226S Dramatic Writing W, ALP
ENGLISH 227S Writing Movies and Plays: Adaptation W, ALP
ENGLISH 228S Writing the Musical Book W, ALP
ENGLISH 235 Shakespeare EI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 236S Shakespeare's Nature EI, ALP
ENGLISH 237 America from Abroad: Literature and Cinema CCI, EI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 243S Literatures and Films of Pandemic CCI, EI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 244 Modern European Short Fiction CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 245 English Literature of the Romantic Period ALP
ENGLISH 246 Jane Austen ALP
ENGLISH 247 Victorian Literature ALP
ENGLISH 251 British Literature: 1900 to 1945 ALP
ENGLISH 254 From History to Fantasy: Medieval Religions in Film & Fiction CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 258 Religion and the Novel in Modern India CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 269 Classics of American Literature, 1820-1860 ALP
ENGLISH 269S Classics of American Literature, 1820-1860 W, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 270 Classics of American Literature, 1860 to 1915 CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 271 Classics of American Literature, 1915 to 1960 ALP
ENGLISH 272SA Transforming Fiction for Stage and Screen W, ALP
ENGLISH 273AS Duke in London: Arts CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 274 The Dramatic Monster: Horror on Stage and Screen ALP
ENGLISH 275 Introduction to Asian American and Diaspora Studies
ENGLISH 275S Introduction to Asian American and Diaspora Studies CCI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 276 African Diaspora Literature: Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Black Writers CCI, EI, W, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 277 The Novel, Live! ALP
ENGLISH 278S Transformative Ideas: Power, Theater, and Politics
ENGLISH 279S Docu-Poetry: Real Life Truths Outside and Inside the Poetic Narrative EI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 281 American Apocalypse: Beat Generation Spirituality EI, W, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 282S Modernism and the Arts CCI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 284S Book Publishing & Marketing: A Case Study of the Romance Fiction Industry CCI, W, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 285 Existentialism CCI, EI, ALP
ENGLISH 285S Existentialism
ENGLISH 286 The Legend of King Arthur in Literature and Film CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 287 Romantic Fairy Tales: Literary and Folk Fairy Tales from Grimms to Disney CCI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 287D Romantic Fairy Tales: Literary and Folk Fairy Tales from Grimms to Disney CCI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 288 American Dreams, American Movies ALP
ENGLISH 289 America Dreams American Movies II: Independents Through Streaming CCI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 290-7 Special Topics in Language and Literature
ENGLISH 290AS-1 Topics in Renaissance British Literature
ENGLISH 290AS-2 Topics in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
ENGLISH 290S Special Topics in Language and Literature
ENGLISH 290S-1 Special Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
ENGLISH 290S-2 Special Topics in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Lit
ENGLISH 290S-3 Special Topics in English Literature: Modern and Contemporary
ENGLISH 290S-4 Special Topics in Creative Writing
ENGLISH 299 Hip Hop and Religion CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 301S Imagining Human Rights: Science Fiction, Culture, and the Creation of Rights CCI, EI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 310A The Business of Art and Media
ENGLISH 312A The Arts in New York: A Thematic Approach R, W, ALP
ENGLISH 313 Internship in New York
ENGLISH 313A Internship in New York
ENGLISH 313A-1 Internship in New York
ENGLISH 315SA New York Scenes R, ALP
ENGLISH 316S-1 Playmaking for Writers: Collaboration from Page to Stage W, ALP
ENGLISH 317S Screenwriting W, ALP
ENGLISH 318S Expressing Immigrant Experience: The Russians CCI, EI, ALP
ENGLISH 319S Narrative and Moral Crisis EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 320S Intermediate Workshop in the Writing of Poetry W, ALP
ENGLISH 321S Intermediate Workshop in the Writing of Fiction W, ALP
ENGLISH 322S Intermediate Workshop in the Writing of Creative Non-Fiction W, ALP
ENGLISH 325S Literary Translation: History, Theory, and Practice CCI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 330 The Seven Deadly Sins: Representing Vice and Virtue in Christian Tradition
ENGLISH 331S Late Medieval Literature and Culture CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 332S Chaucer I CCI, R, ALP
ENGLISH 333 Chaucer II CCI, R, ALP
ENGLISH 336 Shakespeare through 1600 EI, R, ALP
ENGLISH 337 Shakespeare After 1600 EI, R, ALP
ENGLISH 338S Milton EI, R, ALP
ENGLISH 344 Eighteenth-Century British Novel W, ALP
ENGLISH 345 Nineteenth-Century British Novel ALP
ENGLISH 346 Victorian Poetry ALP
ENGLISH 350S Law and Literature: Race Matters CZ, SS
ENGLISH 352 Asian American Literature
ENGLISH 355 Idealistic Nature: The Literature, Philosophy, and Cognition of Ecology EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 362D What Is Beauty? CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 364S Modern American Drama
ENGLISH 365S Modern Drama: 1940-2000 CCI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 371S Studies in American Literature, WWI-WWII ALP
ENGLISH 372S Modern American Poetry R, ALP
ENGLISH 373 American Literature, Cold War and After ALP
ENGLISH 373S Studies in American Literature, Cold War and After ALP
ENGLISH 374 Contemporary American Writers ALP
ENGLISH 375S Contemporary American Drama
ENGLISH 376S The Detective Novel ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 377 Contemporary Novel ALP
ENGLISH 377S Contemporary Novel ALP
ENGLISH 378 Beat Generation/Russian New Wave: Cultural Dissent in the Cold War CCI, EI, W, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 379S Fictions That Mark the Moment CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 380 Popular Representations of Black Masculinity CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 380S James Baldwin and Toni Morrison CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 381 The History of Hip-Hop CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 382S Mapping Jewish Modernism
ENGLISH 383AS Theater in London: Text CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 384AS Theater in London: Performance (DS4) CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 385S Fiction/Reality/Autofiction: The Existential Turn in Contemporary Literature CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 386 Science Fiction Film CCI, EI, STS, ALP
ENGLISH 387S Asian American Theater CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 388S Love, Marriage, Education: Theories About Women from Rousseau to Beauvoir CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 389S American Independent Cinema CCI, ALP
ENGLISH 390-1 Special Topics: Single American Author
ENGLISH 390-2 Special Topics in a Single British Author
ENGLISH 390-5 Special Topics in Genre
ENGLISH 390-6 Special Topics in Film
ENGLISH 390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in English
ENGLISH 390S-1 Special Topics in a Single American Author
ENGLISH 390S-2 Special Topics in a Single British Author
ENGLISH 390S-6 Special Topics in Film
ENGLISH 390S-7 Special Topics in Language and Literature
ENGLISH 391A Duke in New York Arts and Media Independent Study
ENGLISH 392S Autobiographical Writing: The Power and the Pitfalls of “Me” EI, W, ALP
ENGLISH 395 Language and Society CCI, SS
ENGLISH 396S Language in Immigrant America CCI, R, ALP
ENGLISH 397S Narratives of Migration CCI, R, ALP
ENGLISH 398 Digital Media Internship
ENGLISH 420S Advanced Workshop in the Writing of Poetry W, ALP
ENGLISH 421S Advanced Workshop in the Writing of Fiction W, ALP
ENGLISH 480S Understanding Mediation CCI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 482S Studies in Contemporary Theory ALP
ENGLISH 485S Ordinary Language Philosophy ALP
ENGLISH 490 Special Topics in Language and Literature
ENGLISH 490-1 Current Topics in Linguistics
ENGLISH 490-7 Special Topics in Literature and the Other Arts
ENGLISH 490S Special Topics in Language and Literature
ENGLISH 490S-1 Special Topics in Linguistics
ENGLISH 490S-10 Special Topics in Criticism, Theory, or Methodology
ENGLISH 490S-2 Special Topics in African American Literary Studies
ENGLISH 490T Tutorial (Area I, II, or III as determined by instructor)
ENGLISH 491 Independent Study
ENGLISH 493 Research Independent Study R
ENGLISH 495 Distinction Creative Writing Independent Study
ENGLISH 496 Distinction Creative Writing Independent Study
ENGLISH 497 Distinction Critical Research Independent Study R
ENGLISH 498 Distinction Critical Research Independent Study R
ENGLISH 530S Special Topics in Middle English Literature: 1100 to 1500
ENGLISH 536S Shakespeare: Special Topics R, ALP
ENGLISH 537S Shakespeare & Co.: English Renaissance Drama CCI, R, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 538S Special Topics in Renaissance Prose and Poetry: 1500 to 1660 R, ALP
ENGLISH 540S Special Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature (DS3) ALP
ENGLISH 545S Romantic Literature: 1790 to 1830 ALP
ENGLISH 546S Special Topics in Victorian Literature R, W, ALP
ENGLISH 571S Dystopia, Speculation, and the Transhuman: Octavia Butler CCI, EI, ALP
ENGLISH 581S Mimesis in Theory, Embodied Practice, and Literary Arts CCI, FL, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 582S Wittgensteinian Perspectives on Literary Theory ALP
ENGLISH 590-1 Special Topics I
ENGLISH 590-2 Special Topics II
ENGLISH 590-4 Special Topics in Criticism
ENGLISH 590S-1 Special Topics Seminar I
ENGLISH 590S-2 Special Topics Seminar II
ENGLISH 590S-3 Special Topics Seminar III
ENGLISH 590S-4 Special Topics Seminar in Criticism, Theory, or Methodology
ENGLISH 591 Special Readings - Independent Study
ENGLISH 616S Literature and Philosophy
ENGLISH 620S Film-philosophers/Film-makers STS, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 680S Blackness, Social Death, and the Volatile Sacred CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
ENGLISH 691S Black Sonic Culture—Analog to Digital
ENGLISH 710S Saying and the Unsayable: Introduction to Lyric/Literary Theory
ENGLISH 735 The History of Hip-Hop
ENGLISH 767 How Blackness Thinks
ENGLISH 822S Writing is Thinking
ENGLISH 823S History of Literary Criticism
ENGLISH 825S Outside the Nation State: The Global Novel
ENGLISH 826S Contemporary Genre Fiction: The Global Novel
ENGLISH 827S The Global Novel: Post, What?
ENGLISH 838 Studies in Modern American Literature
ENGLISH 860S Deleuze: Cinema and Philosophy
ENGLISH 890 Special Topics
ENGLISH 890S Special Topics Seminar
ENGLISH 890T Tutorial in Special Topics
ENGLISH 891 Special Readings
ENGLISH 900 African American Religion Through the Literary Imagination
ENGLISH 996 Practicum in Teaching College English