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The One Series

The One Series (formerly the Junior Research Seminar) offers students the opportunity to undertake a semester-long in-depth study of a major literary text. Discussions will address emergent research methods, advanced writing and critical thinking issues, and debates surrounding canonization. The seminar may involve working with primary sources and archival materials; reviewing the critical literature; using online databases of historical newspapers, periodicals, and other cultural materials; exploring relevant contexts in literary, linguistic, and cultural history; studying the etymological history and changing meanings of words; experimenting with new methods of computational analysis of texts; and other methodologies.

English majors may take this course at any time while at Penn, and do not need to be a junior to enroll. Anything within the range ENGL 4500-4998 will fulfill The One Series requirement.

Every semester, 4-6 different seminars that showcase a wide range of key texts and questions will be offered.

 

The One Series Courses

2023 fall

ENGL 4517.401
crosslisted as: LALS 4517
instructor(s):
TR 3:30-4:59pm
ENGL 4500.301
instructor(s):
MW 1:45-3:14pm
ENGL 4508.301
instructor(s):
TR 3:30-4:59pm
ENGL 4514.301
instructor(s):
TR 10:15-11:44am
ENGL 4514.302
instructor(s):
MW 8:30-10:14am

 

JRS Course Archive

2023 spring

ENGL 4958.301
instructor(s):
MW 1:45-3:14pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 4980.301
instructor(s):
TR 3:30-4:59pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 4980.302
instructor(s):
Wednesday 3:30-6:29pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 4980.303
instructor(s):
Thursday 3:30-6:29pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 4986.301
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-4:59pm
fulfills requirements
ENGL 4980.304
instructor(s):
Wednesday 3:30-6:29pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

2022 fall

ENGL 4997.301
instructor(s):
Tuesday 10:15-1:14pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 4997.302
instructor(s):
TR 3:30-4:59pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 4980.301
instructor(s):
TR 3:30-4:59pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 4978.301
instructor(s):
MW 10:15-11:44am
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 4980.302
instructor(s):
Monday 8:30-11:29am
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 4987.301
instructor(s):
TR 12:00-1:29pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major

2022 spring

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
MW 1:45-3:15pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 12-1:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
TR 1:45-3:15pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
TR 3:30-5pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.307
instructor(s):
MW 12-1:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.308
instructor(s):
TR 10:15-11:45am
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major

2021 fall

ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
TR 3:30-5pm
fulfills requirements
ENGL 200.307
instructor(s):
TR 12-1:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
MW 12-1:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 1:45-3:15pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
MW 10:15-11:45am
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

2021 spring

ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
R 3-4:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5:00pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12pm
fulfills requirements

2020 fall

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 1:30-3pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major

2020 spring

ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Cultural Diversity in the US of the College's General Education Curriculum
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

2019 fall

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
JRS cancelled
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
MW 5-6:30
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.307
instructor(s):
TR 12-1:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

2019 spring

ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.307
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

2018 fall

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5
fulfills requirements
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
MW 5-6:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major

2018 spring

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
Cultural Diversity in the US of the College's General Education Curriculum
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major

2017 fall

ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
MW 5-6:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30
fulfills requirements
Elective Seminar of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
Cultural Diversity in the US of the College's General Education Curriculum
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major

2017 spring

ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
TR 12-1:30
fulfills requirements
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 1:30-3:00
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Pre-1900 Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
MW 5-6:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12
fulfills requirements

2016 fall

ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5:00 pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12:00pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
Cultural Diversity in the US of the College's General Education Curriculum
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 12:00-1:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
TR 1:30-3:00pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
Cultural Diversity in the US of the College's General Education Curriculum
ENGL 200.306
instructor(s):
TR 3:00-4:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.307
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6:00pm
fulfills requirements
ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
MW 2:00-3:30pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major

2016 spring

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
TR 9:00-10:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
TR 12:00-1:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
MW 3:30-5:00
fulfills requirements
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 10:30-12:00
fulfills requirements
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
MW 5:00-6:30
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major

2015 fall

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
MW 5-6:30 pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.302
instructor(s):
TR 4:30-6:00 pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.303
instructor(s):
TR 3-4:30 pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major
ENGL 200.304
instructor(s):
TR 9-10:30 am
fulfills requirements
ENGL 200.305
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30 pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Junior Research Seminar Requirement of the Standard Major

2014 fall

ENGL 200.301
instructor(s):
MW 2-3:30 pm
fulfills requirements
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major