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Courses

The English department offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses under two course designators:

  • EngL (for Literature courses)
  • EngW (for Creative Writing courses)

Whether you’re looking for a large Shakespeare lecture or a small poetry-writing seminar, we work hard to offer high-quality courses on compelling subjects at convenient times so you can graduate in a timely manner.

We offer hundreds of courses each year to help you:

  • Fulfill your requirements for the English major, English minor, or creative writing minor
  • Fulfill your requirements for another degree program, such as the University Honors Program
  • Fulfill your liberal education (LE) and writing intensive (WI) requirements
  • Take electives that interest you, including freshman seminars and freshman seminars abroad

Our faculty and staff are committed to providing you with an outstanding education, which includes fair and equitable treatment, access to your instructor outside of class, and prompt and useful feedback on your work.

Below is a schedule of current and upcoming undergraduate English courses, with links to course descriptions in the ClassInfo database. Click on any course number to learn more about the content and format of the course, workload expectations, and grading criteria, as provided by the instructor.

Spring 2017

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGL 1001WIntroduction to Literature: Poetry, Drama, NarrativeSections [3]
ENGL 1181WIntroduction to ShakespeareSections [3]
ENGL 1201WContemporary American LiteratureSections [7]
ENGL 1301WIntroduction to Multicultural Literatures of the United StatesSections [2]
ENGL 1401WIntroduction to World Literatures in EnglishSections [2]
ENGL 1501WLiterature and Public LifeSections [7]
ENGL 1701Modern FictionSections [4]
ENGL 1701HHonors: Modern FictionSections [1]
ENGL 3001WTextual Analysis: MethodsSections [3]
ENGL 3002Modern Literary Criticism and TheorySections [2]
ENGL 3003WHistorical Survey of British Literatures ISections [2]
ENGL 3004WHistorical Survey of British Literatures IISections [3]
ENGL 3005WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures ISections [3]
ENGL 3006WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures IISections [4]
ENGL 3007ShakespeareSections [2]
ENGL 3013Poems about CitiesSections [1]
ENGL 3020Studies in NarrativeSections [1]
ENGL 3022Science Fiction and FantasySections [2]
ENGL 3023Children's LiteratureSections [1]
ENGL 3024The Graphic NovelSections [1]
ENGL 3025The End of the World in Literature and HistorySections [1]
ENGL 3027WThe EssaySections [2]
ENGL 3045Cinematic Seductions: Sex, Gender, DesireSections [1]
ENGL 3061Literature and MusicSections [1]
ENGL 3070Studies in Literary and Cultural ModesSections [1]
ENGL 3090General TopicsSections [3]
ENGL 3091The Literature and Film of BaseballSections [1]
ENGL 3101Survey of Medieval English LiteratureSections [1]
ENGL 3171HHonors: Modern British Literatures and CulturesSections [1]
ENGL 3180Contemporary Literatures and CulturesSections [1]
ENGL 3181Contemporary Literary NonfictionSections [1]
ENGL 3301Asian America through Arts and CultureSections [1]
ENGL 3330Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender LiteratureSections [1]
ENGL 3501Public Discourse: Coming to Terms With the EnvironmentSections [1]
ENGL 3506Learning Internships IISections [1]
ENGL 3507WIntroduction to Chicana/o LiteratureSections [2]
ENGL 3592WIntroduction to Black Women's Life-Writing in the United StatesSections [1]
ENGL 3601Analysis of the English LanguageSections [1]
ENGL 3712Literary Magazine Production Lab IISections [1]
ENGL 3741Literacy and American Cultural DiversitySections [2]
ENGL 3883VHonors ThesisSections [1]
ENGL 3960WSenior SeminarSections [4]
ENGL 3993Directed StudySections [29]
ENGL 4232American Drama by Writers of ColorSections [1]
ENGL 4711Introduction to Editing and PublishingSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGW 1101WIntroduction to Creative WritingSections [11]
ENGW 1102Fiction Writing (Intro)Sections [3]
ENGW 1103Poetry Writing (Intro)Sections [1]
ENGW 1104Introduction to Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3102Fiction Writing (Intermediate)Sections [3]
ENGW 3104Poetry Writing (Intermediate)Sections [1]
ENGW 3106Intermediate Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3110Topics in Creative WritingSections [2]
ENGW 3960WSenior Seminar in Creative WritingSections [2]
ENGW 4205ScreenwritingSections [2]

Fall 2017

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGL 1001WIntroduction to Literature: Poetry, Drama, NarrativeSections [7]
ENGL 1181WIntroduction to ShakespeareSections [3]
ENGL 1301WIntroduction to Multicultural Literatures of the United StatesSections [7]
ENGL 1401WIntroduction to World Literatures in EnglishSections [2]
ENGL 1501WLiterature and Public LifeSections [6]
ENGL 1701Modern FictionSections [4]
ENGL 3001VHonors: Textual Analysis, MethodsSections [1]
ENGL 3001WTextual Analysis: MethodsSections [4]
ENGL 3002Modern Literary Criticism and TheorySections [2]
ENGL 3003WHistorical Survey of British Literatures ISections [3]
ENGL 3004WHistorical Survey of British Literatures IISections [1]
ENGL 3005WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures ISections [5]
ENGL 3006WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures IISections [3]
ENGL 3007ShakespeareSections [7]
ENGL 3007HHonors: ShakespeareSections [1]
ENGL 3022Science Fiction and FantasySections [2]
ENGL 3023Children's LiteratureSections [1]
ENGL 3024The Graphic NovelSections [1]
ENGL 3027WThe EssaySections [2]
ENGL 3061Literature and MusicSections [1]
ENGL 3071The American Food Revolution in Literature and TelevisionSections [1]
ENGL 3161Victorian Literatures and CulturesSections [1]
ENGL 3222American Novel from 1900Sections [1]
ENGL 3502Nature Stories: Environmental Discourse in ActionSections [1]
ENGL 3505Community Learning Internships ISections [1]
ENGL 3507WIntroduction to Chicana/o LiteratureSections [2]
ENGL 3597WIntroduction to African American Literature and Culture ISections [1]
ENGL 3711Literary Magazine Production Lab ISections [1]
ENGL 3741Literacy and American Cultural DiversitySections [1]
ENGL 3883VHonors ThesisSections [1]
ENGL 3993Directed StudySections [33]
ENGL 4003History of Literary TheorySections [1]
ENGL 4233Modern and Contemporary DramaSections [1]
ENGL 4711Introduction to Editing and PublishingSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGW 1101WIntroduction to Creative WritingSections [13]
ENGW 1102Fiction Writing (Intro)Sections [3]
ENGW 1103Poetry Writing (Intro)Sections [1]
ENGW 1104Introduction to Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3102Fiction Writing (Intermediate)Sections [3]
ENGW 3104Poetry Writing (Intermediate)Sections [1]
ENGW 3106Intermediate Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 4205ScreenwritingSections [1]