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Undergraduate Program

Courses

Overview

Our courses for undergraduates fall within certain broad categories: introductory courses; major author and period courses; genre and special topics; creative writing; film and media courses’ journalism, language, and communication; theater; and research. A general list of our courses follows below. Not all courses are taught every academic year, and individual offerings vary by semester in their range and emphasis.

See the main courses page for term schedules and descriptions. Information about which courses count toward particular majors, minors, and clusters can be found by visiting the specific web pages for those subjects. For answers to other questions, contact the director of undergraduate studies

Introductory and Gateway Courses

  • ENG 100 Great Books
  • ENG 101 Maximum English
  • ENG 111 Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENG 112 Classical and Scriptural Backgrounds
  • ENG 113 British Literature I
  • ENG 114 British Literature II
  • ENG 115 Introduction to American Literature
  • ENG 116 Introduction to African-American Literature
  • ENG 117 Introduction to the Art of Film

Major Authors and Historical periods

Pre-1800

  • ENG 200  History of the English Language
  • ENG 201 Old English Language and Literature
  • ENG 202 Middle English Literature
  • ENG 203 Medieval Drama
  • ENG 204 Chaucer
  • ENG 206 Topics in Medieval Literature
  • ENG 207 English Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 208 Renaissance Drama
  • ENG 209 Studies in Shakespeare
  • ENG 210 Shakespeare
  • ENG 211 Milton
  • ENG 213 Studies in Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 214 Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • ENG 215 Early British Novel
  • ENG 217 Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • ENG 218 Early American Literature

Post-1800

  • ENG 220 Romantic Literature
  • ENG 221 Victorian Literature
  • ENG 222 Nineteenth-Century British Novel
  • ENG 223 Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • ENG 225 American Romantics
  • ENG 226 American Realists
  • ENG 227 American Moderns
  • ENG 228 African-American Literature
  • ENG 230 Studies in American Literature
  • ENG 231 Twentieth-Century British Novel
  • ENG 232 Modern Literature
  • ENG 233 Modern Poetry
  • ENG 234 Modern Fiction
  • ENG 235 Modern Drama
  • ENG 236 Contemporary Fiction
  • ENG 237 Contemporary Poetry
  • ENG 238 Studies in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Special Topics and Genre courses

  • ENG 240 Literary Criticism and Theory
  • ENG 241 Lyric Poetry
  • ENG 242 Topics in Literature
  • ENG 244 Studies in a Literary Tradition
  • ENG 245 Studies in a Literary Mode
  • ENG 246 Detective Fiction
  • ENG 247 Science Fiction
  • ENG 248 Studies in Women’s Literature
  • ENG 249 Gender, Writing, and Representation
  • ENG 251 Studies in Popular Literature
  • ENG 252 Theater in England
  • ENG 253 The Literature of the Bible
  • ENG 254 Arthurian Literature
  • ENG 260 Avant Garde Novel 

Creative Writing Courses

  • ENG 120 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 121 Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENG 122 Creative Writing Poetry
  • ENG 123 Playwriting
  • ENG 125 Speculative Fiction
  • ENG 126 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 274 Advanced Creative Writing: Prose
  • ENG 275 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENG 276 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENG 277 Screenwriting
  • ENG 375 Seminar in Fiction Writing
  • ENG 376 Seminar in Poetry Writing 

Film and Media Courses

  • ENG 117 Introduction the Art of Film
  • ENG 118 Introduction to Media Studies
  • ENG 255 Film History: Early Cinema
  • ENG 256  Film History: 1929-1959
  • ENG 257 Film History: 1959-Present
  • ENG 259 Popular Film Genres
  • ENG 260 Studies in Film History
  • ENG 261 Film Theory
  • ENG 262 Topics in Film/Studies in a National Cinema
  • ENG 263 Media Studies
  • ENG 264 Studies in a Director
  • ENG 265 Issues in Film
  • ENG 267 Topics in Media Studies
  • ENG 268 Museum Studies
  • ENG 283 Media ABC

Language, Journalism, and Communication

  • ENG 126 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 130 Seminar in Writing
  • ENG 131 Reporting and Writing the News
  • ENG 132 Feature Writing
  • ENG 133 Editing Practicum
  • ENG 134 Public Speaking
  • ENG 135 Debate
  • ENG 137 Freedom of Expression
  • ENG 138 Journalism Case Studies
  • ENG 280 Advanced Debate
  • ENG 281 Advanced Feature Writing
  • ENG 282 Humor Writing
  • ENG 284 Orality, Language, and Literacy
  • ENG 285 Advanced Writing and Peer Tutoring
  • ENG 286 Presidential Rhetoric
  • ENG 287 Studies in Translation

Theater Courses

  • ENG 123 Playwriting
  • ENG 161 Introductory Video and Sound
  • ENG 170/171 Technical Theater
  • ENG 172 Introduction to Stage Lighting and Sound
  • ENG 174/175 Acting Techniques
  • ENG 176/177 Voice and Movement for the Actor
  • ENG 180 Directing
  • ENG 182 The Actor and the Text
  • ENG 270/271 Advanced Technical Theater
  • ENG 290/291 Plays in Production
  • ENG 292/293/294/295 Plays in Performance
  • ENG 296/297 Stage Management
  • ENG 298 Acting Lab I ENG 299 Acting Lab II

Research and Independent Study Courses 

  • ENG 360 Special Projects: Theater
  • ENG 380 Advanced Seminar
  • ENG 381 Humanities Research Lab
  • ENG 390 Supervised Teaching
  • ENG 391 Independent Study
  • ENG 392 Practicum
  • ENG 394 Internships in English
  • ENG 396 Honors Seminar
  • ENG 398 Honors Thesis
  • ENG 398 Theater Internship