We’ve had many questions about whether Patrick Cook’s “Shakespeare on Film” (English 129) and Jonathan Hsy’s “Histories of the English Language” (179.11) count as pre-1800 courses for the major. The answer in both cases is YES, and both are terrific courses. Professor Cook’s class has long been offered and is a perennial student favorite. Professor Hsy’s is a brand new and absolutely excellent new class: highly recommended.
Other options for the pre-1800 in the spring are Hsy’s Chaucer (112), Shakespeare (the two 128s), and Ormond Seavey’s Literature and Authority (132), the only American literature class that counts for pre-1800 credit.