Female Authors Requirement

Female Authors Requirement

The female author component focuses attention on "works by female authors" (see NCTE Program Standards 3.5.1.3). To attain a "female author" designation, courses have a minimum of 1/3 of course content (as measured by time—that is, 5 weeks of a fall or spring semester) dedicated to the study of female authors.

Currently, the courses approved for this designation include:

  • English 235 Early American Literature 
  • English 337 Women Writers of the Middle Ages
  • English 414 18th Century Novel 
  • English 425/625 Modern American Fiction 
  • English 427/627 Modern American Poetry 
  • English 429/629 Black Women Writers
  • English 430 Contemporary American Ethnic Literature Since 1945