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 2023 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 #TitleDayBeginEndInstructor
100Great Books: Myth and LoreTR11051220Miller
101Maximum EnglishTR12301345Eaves
103Rochester NYMW10251140Kegl
105Intro to RhetoricMW14001515Fletcher
112Classical and Scriptural BackgroundMW11501305Hahn
113British Literature ITR14001515Heyworth
117Intro to the Art of Film (80 cap)TR11051220Middleton
121Intro to Creative Writing: FictionR14001640Hansen
121Intro to Creative Writing FictionW14001640Hansen
121Intro to Creative Writing: FictionT14001640Hansen
122Intro to Creative Writing: PoetryM16501930Wessels
131Reporting and Writing the newsTR16501805Andreatta
134Public SpeakingTR9401055Smith
135Intro to DebateMW12301345Fletcher
145Auditioning for Live Theatre and FilmR11:0512:20Penner
151Acting with Objects: PuppetryM14:0016:40UR Staff
154Intro to Design for StageM10:251:05Reiser
170Technical TheaterMW9:0010:15Lawlor
172Intro to Sound for StageTR11:0512:20Spitaliere 
174Acting TechniquesW10:251:05Browne
176Movement for the ActorF10:251:05Penner
181Spoken word, Hip Hop, and Urban TheatreM16:5019:30Golden
194Theatre and Cultural ContextW14:0016:40Maister


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.