Lacanian psychoanalysis (and biblically and critically
examines their origin and development) and applica-
tions to the field of literary and cultural criticism (as
well as to aesthetics and gender theory). Recommend-
ed for advanced English majors seeking to pursue
graduate education (or others who seek graduate edu-
cation in various disciplines within the humanities).
E489 Directed Studies in Literature (1-3)
Intensive study of a selected topic in literature
under direction of a member of the English faculty.
Prerequisite: Open to English majors only with permission of
the department chairperson.
E491 Senior Thesis & Capstone Portfolio (3)
During the last two semesters before graduation,
all English majors prepare an extensive research
paper on a complex literary topic, question, or issue.
Students also compile an academic portfolio of 4
papers representative of their scholarship, and a
tabular listing of all authors and titles studied in the
English major at TMC. After the students’ nationally-
normed Area Concentration Achievement Test in
Literature in English (ACAT) scores are available,
they are included in the portfolio.
E499 Seminar in Literature (3)
Selected writer, group of writers, or area of study.
May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Current
offerings include: Feminist Criticism and Gender
Theory, Rhetoric of Technology, Existentialism,
Great Books Great Questions, Postmodernism, The
Epic Tradition, and Women Writers.