All undergraduates at the University of Miami are required to fulfill three Areas of Knowledge: Arts and Humanities; People and Society; and STEM. They may do so either by declaring a major or a minor in an Area of Knowledge, or by completing a “cognate”—a themed cluster of at least three courses.
 
The English Department offers many classes that count toward the completion of cognates in both the “People & Society” and “Arts & Humanities” areas: 
 
 

Introduction to Literature (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 201 “World Literary Masterpieces I”

ENG 202 “World Literary Masterpieces II”

ENG 205 “Jewish Literature”

ENG 211 “English Literature I”

ENG 212 “English Literature II”

ENG 213 “American Literature I”

ENG 214 “American Literature II”

ENG 215 “English and American Literature by Women”

ENG 260 “African-American Literature”

ENG 261 “Literature of the Americas”

ENG 210 “Literary Themes and Topics”

ENG 240 “Literature and Medicine”

ENG 241 “Art of the Con: Artists, Tricksters, and Card Sharks in US Literature and Culture”

ENG 242 “Literature and Law”

Africa and the African Diaspora (Arts and Humanities)

 ENG 374 “Women Writers”

ENG 401 “Senior Seminar in Literature”

Critical Thinking and Writing Skills (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 331 “Legal Writing”

ENG 333 “Writing the Research Paper”

The Caribbean through Literature, History, & the Arts (Arts and Humanities) 

ENG 360 “Comparative Literature of the Black World”

ENG 361 “Caribbean Literature”

Modern American Literature, Culture, and History (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 214 “American Literature II”

ENG 260 “African-American Literature”

ENG 321 “Major American Novelists”

ENG 483 “American Literature: 1865-1915”

ENG 484 “American Literature: 1915-1945”

ENG 485 “American Literature: 1945 to the Present”’ 

Modern European Literature and Society (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 202 “World Literary Masterpieces II”

ENG 212 “English Literature II”

ENG 314 “The European Enlightenment”

ENG 323 “Major British Novelists”

ENG 325 “Major European Novelists”

ENG 340 “Forms of the Novel”

ENG 365 “Literature and the Holocaust”

ENG 375 “Modern Drama”

ENG 441 “The 18th Century British Novel”

ENG 442 “Politics and Literature”

ENG 450 “The Early Romantic Period”

ENG 451 “The Late Romantic Period”

ENG 456 “Nineteenth-Century English Novel”

ENG 460 “Modern British Literature”

ENG 465 “Irish Literature”

ENG 466 “Joyce”

ENG 491 “Russian and Soviet Classics in English”

ENG 495 “Special Topics”

How to Write and Illustrate Books; Becoming an Author and an Illustrator of Visual Essays (Arts and Humanities) 

ENG 211 “English Literature I”

ENG 292 “Beginning Poetry Workshop”

American Literature (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 213 American Literature I

ENG 214 American Literature II

ENG 260 African-American Literature

ENG 321 Major American Novelists

ENG 363 Jewish American Literature

ENG 366 Asian American Literature

ENG 389 “The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s”

ENG 480 “Early American Literature”

ENG 482 “American Literature: 1800-1865”

ENG 483 “American Literature: 1865-1915”

ENG 484 “American Literature: 1915-1945”

ENG 485 “American Literature: 1945 to the Present”

ENG 486 “Early African-American Literature”

ENG 487 “Modern African-American Literature”

Studies of the European Middle Ages (Arts and Humanities)

 ENG 312 “The European Middle Ages”

ENG 342 “Lyric Voices and Traditions”

ENG 386 “King Arthur in Literature”

ENG 410 “Old English Language and Literature”

ENG 411 “Old English Literature”

ENG 420 “Chaucer”

Women, Gender, Literature (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 215 “English and American Literature by Women”

ENG 372 “Women Writing: Theory and Practice”

ENG 373 “Literary Representations of Women”

ENG 374 “Women Writers”

ENG 472 “Literature and Psychoanalytic Theory”

ENG 490 “Studies in Women and Literature”

ENG 494 “Feminist Literary Theory” 

A Survey of Jewish Literature (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 384 “The Bible as Literature”

ENG 205 “Jewish Literature”

ENG 363 “Jewish American Literature”

ENG 364 “Sephardic Literature”

ENG 365 “Literature of the Holocaust”

ENG 397 “Special Topics”

Popular Culture (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 241 “Art of the Con: Con Artists, Tricksters, and Card Sharks in US Literature and Culture”

ENG 345 “Edgar Allen Poe and the US Gothic”

ENG 383 “The Literature of Science Fiction”

ENG 386 “King Arthur in Literature”

ENG 388 “Literature and Popular Culture”

ENG 389 “The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s”

The Epic Tradition from Antiquity Through the Twentieth Century (Arts and Humanities) 

ENG 315 “The Classical Epic Tradition”

ENG 386 “King Arthur in Literature”

ENG 435 “Milton”

ENG 466 “Joyce”

Modern and Contemporary Literature (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 214 “American Literature II”

ENG 341 “Modern British and American Poetry”

ENG 363 “Jewish American Literature”

ENG 365 “Literature and the Holocaust”

ENG 366 “Asian American Literature”

ENG 375 “Modern Drama”

ENG 376 “Contemporary Drama”

ENG 379 “Modern Literature”

ENG 380 “Contemporary Literature”

ENG 383 “The Literature of Science Fiction”

ENG 388 “Literature and Popular Culture”

ENG 389 “The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s”

ENG 460 “Modern British Literature”

ENG 461 “Contemporary British Literature”

ENG 465 “Irish Literature”

ENG 466 “Joyce”

ENG 472 “Literature and Psychoanalytic Theory”

ENG 473 “Twentieth-Century Literary Theory”

ENG 483 “American Literature: 1865-1915”

ENG 484 “American Literature: 1915-1945”

ENG 485 “American Literature: 1945 to the Present”

ENG 487 “Modern African-American Literature”

ENG 492 “Postcolonial Literature and Theory”

ENG 494 “Feminist Literary Theory”

Gender, Literature, and the Fine Arts (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 215 “English and American Literature by Women”

ENG 372 “Women Writing: Theory and Practice”

ENG 373 “Literary Representations of Women”

ENG 374 “Women Writers”

ENG 472 “Literature and Psychoanalytic Theory”

ENG 490 “Studies in Women and Literature”

ENG 494 “Feminist Literary Studies”

Literature of People of African Descent in the US, the Caribbean, and Africa (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 260 “African-American Literature”

ENG 486 “Early African-American Literature”

ENG 487 “Modern African-American Literature”

ENG 360 “Comparative Literature of the Black World”

ENG 361 “Caribbean Literature”

ENG 488 “Race, Ethnicity, and Literature”

ENG 492 “Postcolonial Literature and Theory" 

The British Literary Tradition (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 211 “English Literature I”

ENG 212 “English Literature II”

ENG 319 “Shakespeare”

ENG 323 “Major British Novelists”

ENG 386 “King Arthur in Literature”

ENG 387 “Literature and Imperialism”

ENG 410 “Old English Language and Literature”

ENG 411 “Old English Literature”

ENG 420 “Chaucer”

ENG430 “Shakespeare: The Early Plays”

ENG 431 “Shakespeare: The Later Plays”

ENG 432 “English Renaissance Poetry and Prose”

ENG 433 “English Renaissance Drama”

ENG 434 “Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose”

ENG 435 “Milton”

ENG 440 “Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature”

ENG 441 “Eighteenth-Century British Novel”

ENG 450 “The Early Romantic Period”

ENG 451 “The Late Romantic Period”

ENG 455 “Victorian Poetry and Prose”

ENG 456 “Nineteenth-Century English Novel”

ENG 460 “Modern British Literature”

ENG 461 “Contemporary British Literature”

ENG 466 “Joyce”

Italian Studies: Literature, History, and Culture (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 312 “The European Middle Ages”

ENG 313 “The European Renaissance”

American Studies: Literature, History, and Culture (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 213 “American Literature I”

ENG 214 “American Literature II”

ENG 260 “African-American Literature”

ENG 321 “Major American Novelists”

ENG 389 “The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s”

World Literature in Translation (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 201 “World Literary Masterpieces I”

ENG 202 “World Literary Masterpieces II”

ENG 261 “Literature of the Americas”

ENG 310 “Literature and Culture in Classical Greece and Rome I”

ENG 311 “Literature and Culture in Classical Greece and Rome II”

ENG 312 “The European Middle Ages”

ENG 313 “The European Renaissance”

ENG 314 “The European Enlightenment”

ENG 315 “The Classical Epic Tradition”

ENG 325 “Major European Novelists”

ENG 342 “Lyric Voices and Traditions”

ENG 360 “Comparative Literature of the Black World”

ENG 361 “Caribbean Literature”

ENG 364 “Sephardic Literature”

ENG 365 “Literature of the Holocaust”

ENG 375 “Modern Drama”

ENG 376 “Contemporary Drama”

ENG 379 “Modern Literature”

ENG 384 “The Bible as Literature”

ENG 491 “Russian and Soviet Classics in English”

ENG 492 “Postcolonial Literature and Theory” 

Know Thyself: A Creative and Critical Exploration (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 209 “Creative Writing”

ENG 219 “CW Beginning Mixed Genre Workshop”

Foundations of European Literature and Society (Arts and Humanities)

ENG 201 “World Literary Masterpieces I”

ENG 211 “English Literature I”

ENG 312 “The European Middle Ages”

ENG 316 “Early Celtic Literature”

ENG 319 “Shakespeare”

ENG 386 “King Arthur in Literature”

ENG 410 “Old English Language and Literature”

ENG 420 “Chaucer”

ENG 431 “Shakespeare: The Later Plays”

ENG 432 “English Renaissance Poetry and Prose”

The Evolution of the Jewish People in their Homeland and the Diaspora (People and Society)

ENG 205 “Jewish Literature”

ENG 365 “Literature of the Holocaust”

ENG 384 “The Bible as Literature”

Ancient Roman Literature, Culture and History (People and Society)

ENG 315 “The Classical Epic Tradition”

Studies of Modern Day Israel (People and Society)

ENG 397 “Special Topics “

Study of Aspects of the Holocaust (People and Society)

ENG 365 “Literature of the Holocaust”

Diversity in the World’s Cultures and Thought (People and Society)

ENG 205 “Jewish Literature”

ENG 260 “African-American Literature”

ENG 261 “Literature of the Americas”

ENG 361 “Caribbean Literature”

Exploring the Caribbean through the Social Sciences (People and Society)

ENG 360 “Comparative Literature of the Black World”

ENG 361 “Caribbean Literature”

Sounding the Barbaric Yawp: Society and the Creative Self (People and Society)

ENG 209 “Creative Writing”

ENG 219 “CW Beginning Mixed Genre Workshop”