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 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 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 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