Undergraduate Courses

In the curriculum, the English Department is concerned with the English language as art and communication.  At the lower academic levels, courses are designed to help students acquire competence in reading and writing, thinking critically, and understanding and responding to aesthetic values.  At the upper levels, the emphasis shifts increasingly to British and American literature and to more sophisticated forms of writing and linguistic studies.


Prerequisites

Some courses require prerequisite courses to be completed before enrolling. Consult the list below to see which English courses have prior conditions.

Courses with No Prerequisites

  • English 099- Introduction to College Writing
  • English 111- College Reading and Writing
  • English 120- Introduction to Literature
  • English 225- Topics in Literature
  • English 226- Topics in Writing
  • English 227- Topics in Language
  • English 220- Multicultural American Literatures
  • English 221- Topics in World Literature
  • English 240- Teaching Young Adult Literature
  • English 250- English Grammar and Usage
  • English 399- Internship
  • Film 140- Approaches to Film
  • Film 240- Film Genres

Courses with English 111 as Only Prerequisite

  • English 210- Advanced Expository Writing
  • English 211- Writing in Communities
  • English 222- Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 223- Classical Mythology
  • English 224- The Bible as Literature
  • English 290- Literary Studies
  • English 308- Playwriting/Scriptwriting
  • English 324- Projects in Writing and Language
  • English 328- English Syntax
  • English 350- Introduction to Language Study
  • English 439- Technical Writing

Courses with English 290 as Prerequisite

  • English 301- British Literature to 1660
  • English 302- Enlightenment, Revolution, and Enslavement
  • English 303- British and American Romanticism
  • English 304- Victorian and post-Civil War Literature
  • English 305- Modernism and Beyond
  • English 309- Nonfiction Prose Writing
  • English 310- Story Writing
  • English 312- Poetry Writing
  • English 325- Works of Literature
  • English 326- Writers of Literature
  • English 327- Genres of Literature
  • English 390- Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice
  • English 402- Teaching English in Middle School and Secondary School
  • English 405- Chaucer
  • English 417- Shakespeare’s Works
  • English 423- Shakespeare in Performance
  • English 432- Literature in a Global Context
  • English 447- Modern Literary Criticism
  • English 461- Independent Studies
  • English 470- Seminar in American Literature
  • English 471- Seminar in British Literature

Courses with Special Prerequisites

  • English 308- Instructor’s permission
  • English 404- English 309
  • English 410- English 310
  • English 412- English 312
  • English 470- English 390
  • English 471- English 390
  • English 472- English 350 or instructor’s permission
  • English 480- English 350 or instructor’s permission
  • English 481- English 350 or instructor’s permission
  • English 482- English 350 or instructor’s permission
  • English 483- English 328 or instructor’s permission
  • English 484- English 350 or instructor’s permission
  • English 490- English major/senior status
  • Film 340- English 111, Film 140 or English 390, Film 240
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