The English department courses for undergraduates fall within certain broad categories. See the courses overview page for a list of courses by category.

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Fall 2021 Courses for First-Year Students

In the English Department, first-year students are welcome to enroll in any 100- or 200-level course. However, in the sampling below, you'll find courses that are specifically designed to provide an introduction to the study of English Literature, Film, Creative Writing, Theater and Communication.

Course #TitleSemesterDayBeginEndInstructor
100Great Books: Heaven and HellFallMW15251640Miller
101Maximum EnglishFallTR12301345Eaves
103Rochester, NYFallMW10251140Kegl
112Classical and Scriptural BackgroundsFallMW11501305Hahn
113British Literature IFallTR14001315Rozenski
117Intro to the Art of FilmFallTR11051220Middleton
121Intro to Creative Writing FictionFallW14001640Schottenfeld
122Intro to Creative Writing: PoetryFallM14001640Longenbach
154Intro to Design for StageFallReiser
135Intro to DebateFallT14001640Fletcher
135Intro to DebateFallR14001640Fletcher
200History of the English LanguageFallTR11051220Rozenski


Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.