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.

For the complete list of courses and course descriptions, please review the undergraduate course catalog.

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

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

Courses with ENG 111 as Only Prerequisite

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

Courses with ENG 290 as Prerequisite

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

Courses with Special Prerequisites

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