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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.

 

Course Guide Information

 
The English Department offers a number of courses that meet degree as well as Writing Intensive and Liberal Education requirements. Please click on the guides below for course information.
 
 
 

Spring 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGL 1001WIntroduction to Literature: Poetry, Drama, NarrativeSections [3]
ENGL 1003WWomen Write the WorldSections [5]
ENGL 1011Laughter and Literature Through the AgesSections [1]
ENGL 1031Introduction to the Short StorySections [2]
ENGL 1041Adaptation: Literature into FilmSections [1]
ENGL 1051Progress & Madness: Literature, Science & TechnologySections [1]
ENGL 1181WIntroduction to ShakespeareSections [3]
ENGL 1201WContemporary American LiteratureSections [5]
ENGL 1301WIntroduction to Multicultural Literatures of the United StatesSections [3]
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 [3]
ENGL 3004WHistorical Survey of British Literatures IISections [3]
ENGL 3005WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures ISections [3]
ENGL 3006VHonors: Survey of American Literatures and Cultures IISections [1]
ENGL 3006WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures IISections [3]
ENGL 3007ShakespeareSections [4]
ENGL 3011Jewish American Literature: Toward a Poetics of Diasporic IdentitySections [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 3061Literature and MusicSections [2]
ENGL 3091The Literature and Film of BaseballSections [1]
ENGL 3101Survey of Medieval English LiteratureSections [1]
ENGL 3132The King James Bible as LiteratureSections [1]
ENGL 3182Irish LiteratureSections [1]
ENGL 3301Asian America through Arts and CultureSections [1]
ENGL 3501Public Discourse: Coming to Terms with the EnvironmentSections [2]
ENGL 3506Social Movements & Community EducationSections [1]
ENGL 3507WIntroduction to Chicana/o LiteratureSections [2]
ENGL 3592WIntroduction to Black Women Writers 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 3896Internship for Academic CreditSections [2]
ENGL 3960WCapstone Seminar in EnglishSections [4]
ENGL 3993Directed StudySections [29]
ENGL 4711Introduction to Editing and PublishingSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGW 1101WIntroduction to Creative WritingSections [13]
ENGW 1102Introduction to Fiction WritingSections [3]
ENGW 1103Introduction to Poetry WritingSections [1]
ENGW 1104Introduction to Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3102Intermediate Fiction WritingSections [2]
ENGW 3104Intermediate Poetry WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3106Intermediate Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3110Topics in Creative WritingSections [3]
ENGW 3960WCapstone Seminar in Creative WritingSections [2]
ENGW 4205ScreenwritingSections [1]

Fall 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGL 1001WIntroduction to Literature: Poetry, Drama, NarrativeSections [7]
ENGL 1011Laughter and Literature Through the AgesSections [1]
ENGL 1031Introduction to the Short StorySections [3]
ENGL 1041Adaptation: Literature into FilmSections [1]
ENGL 1051Progress & Madness: Literature, Science & TechnologySections [2]
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 [7]
ENGL 1701Modern FictionSections [4]
ENGL 1912America in CrisisSections [1]
ENGL 3001WTextual Analysis: MethodsSections [4]
ENGL 3002Modern Literary Criticism and TheorySections [1]
ENGL 3003WHistorical Survey of British Literatures ISections [3]
ENGL 3004WHistorical Survey of British Literatures IISections [1]
ENGL 3005WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures ISections [3]
ENGL 3006WSurvey of American Literatures and Cultures IISections [3]
ENGL 3007ShakespeareSections [2]
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 3092The Original Walking Dead: Misbehaving Dead Bodies in the 19th CenturySections [1]
ENGL 3102ChaucerSections [1]
ENGL 3151Romantic Literatures and CulturesSections [1]
ENGL 3181Contemporary Literary NonfictionSections [1]
ENGL 3212American Poetry from 1900Sections [1]
ENGL 3222American Novel from 1900Sections [1]
ENGL 3331LGBTQ Literature: Then and NowSections [1]
ENGL 3502Nature Stories: Environmental Discourse in ActionSections [1]
ENGL 3505Protest Literature and Community ActionSections [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 3714The Business of PublishingSections [1]
ENGL 3741Literacy and American Cultural DiversitySections [1]
ENGL 3883VHonors ThesisSections [1]
ENGL 3960WCapstone Seminar in EnglishSections [3]
ENGL 3993Directed StudySections [36]
ENGL 4003History of Literary TheorySections [1]
ENGL 4152Nineteenth Century British NovelSections [1]
ENGL 4711Introduction to Editing and PublishingSections [1]
ENGL 4722Alphabet to Internet: History of Writing TechnologiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ENGW 1101WIntroduction to Creative WritingSections [13]
ENGW 1102Introduction to Fiction WritingSections [3]
ENGW 1103Introduction to Poetry WritingSections [1]
ENGW 1104Introduction to Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3102Intermediate Fiction WritingSections [3]
ENGW 3104Intermediate Poetry WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3106Intermediate Literary Nonfiction WritingSections [1]
ENGW 3960WCapstone Seminar in Creative WritingSections [1]
ENGW 4205ScreenwritingSections [1]