General Course Descriptions

For the current semester's course offerings, see the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Course Descriptions.

The following are general course descriptions for undergraduates:

Lower Division Courses

English 1A – First-Year Writing
English 1B – Argument and Analysis

English 2 - Critical Thinking and Writing

English 7 - Critical Thinking

English 10 – Great Works of Literature

English 20 - The Graphic Novel

English 21 - Mystery and Detective Fiction

English 22 – Fantasy and Science Fiction
English 40 – Contemporary World Fiction
English 50 – Beginnings to the "American Experiment"
English 60 – The Emergence of "British" and "American" Literatures (1680-1860)
English 70 – Emerging Modernisms and Beyond
English 71 – Creative Writing
English 78 – Introduction to Shakespeare's Drama

Upper Division Courses

English 100A - Writing Competency Through Genres

English 100W – Writing Workshop

English 100WB - Written Communication: Business

English 101 – Introduction to Literary Criticism
English 102 – History of the English Language
English 103 – Modern English
English 105 – Seminar in Advanced Composition
English 106 – Editing for Writers
English 107 – Professional Technical Writing

English 108 - Gaming and Narrative
English 109 – Writing and the Young Writer

English 110 – Visual Rhetoric and Digital Document Design for Writers
English 112A – Children's Literature
English 112B – Literature for Young Adults
English 113 – Gothic Novel and Horror Fiction
English 114 – Myth, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
English 115 – The Bible as Literature
English 116 – Myth in Literature
English 117A – American Literature, Film, and Culture
English 117B – Global Film, Literature, and Cultures
English 118 – Modern European Fiction

English 119 – Topics in Jewish Literature
English 120 (TA 120) – Theatre History
English 121 (COLT 121) – Introduction to Comparative Literature
English 122 (COLT 122) – Topics in Comparative Literature
English 123A – Literature for Global Understanding: The Americas
English 123B – Literature for Global Understanding: Africa
English 123C – Literature for Global Understanding: Oceania
English 123D – Literature for Global Understanding: Asia
English 124 (RELS 124) – Literature and Religious Experience
English 125– European Literature: Homer to Dante
English 126 – Holocaust Literature
English 127 (TA 127) – Contemporary Theatre
English 128 (TA 128) – Scriptwriting
English 129 – Introduction to Career Writing
English 130 – Writing Fiction
English 131 – Writing Poetry

English 133 – Reed Magazine
English 134 – Speech Writing
English 135 – Writing Nonfiction

English 139 – Visiting Authors
English 140A – Old English

English 140B – Beowulf

English 141 – Medieval Literature
English 142 – Chaucer
English 144 – Shakespeare I
English 145 – Shakespeare and Performance
English 146 – Early Modern British Literature
English 147 – Milton
English 148 – British Literature: 1660-1800
English 149 – The Romantic Period
English 150 – The Victorian Age
English 151 – Twentieth Century Poetry

English 152 – Studies in British Drama Before 1800
English 153 – Studies in the British Novel Before 1900
English 156 – Black Women Writers: Race, Culture and Life Cycle in Cross-Cultural Perspective
English 162 – Studies in American Literature Before 1865
English 163 – American Literature: 1865-1945
English 165 – Topics in Ethnic American Literature
English 166 – American Literature Since 1945
English 167 – Steinbeck
English 168 – The American Novel
English 169 – Ethnicity in American Literature
English 172 – The Arts in the U.S. Society

English 173 – Thinking About Contemporary World Arts

English 176 – The Short Story
English 177 – Topics in Fiction Since 1900 

English 178 – Creative Nonfiction
English 180 – Individual Studies
English 181– Special Topics
English 182 – Women in Literature
English 183 – Major Authors
English 190 - Honors Colloquium
English 193 – Seminar in Creative Writing and Self Reflection

English 199 – Writing Internship