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Undergraduate Courses

For descriptions of the following 100-, 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses please consult  the Undergraduate Catalog.

100-level courses are designed to help students develop their expository writing skills and sharpen their research skills. These courses are part of the Core Curriculum requirements for all students.

  • CORE 101 Introduction to Expository Writing
  • CORE 102 Reading, Writing, and Research

200-level courses are selected readings of a national or international literature with emphasis on the development of critical reading skills. 

  • English 200 Literary Texts and Contexts
  • English 201 Readings in World Literature
  • English 202 Readings in British Literature
  • English 203 Readings in American Literature

300- and 400-level courses are open to all other students who have completed CORE 101 and 102 or CORE 103. They involve a stronger concentration in literature, writing, and research. These courses, designed for English majors but open to all other students who have completed a 200-level course, provide a more in-depth study of language, literature, and writing. All 400-level literature courses require English 300, Introduction to English Studies as a prerequisite or permission of Chair.

  • English 300 Introduction to English Studies
  • English 306 Professional Writing
  • English 307 Business Writing
  • English 309 Fiction Writing
  • English 310 Poetry Writing
  • English 312 Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • English 314 Topics in Literature
  • English 321 The Study of Fiction
  • English 322 The Study of Poetry
  • English 323 The Study of Drama
  • English 330 British Literary History I
  • English 331 British Literary History II
  • English 340 American Literary History
  • English 402 Teaching Writing: Theories and Practices
  • English 403 Grammar and Style for Writers
  • English 406 Advanced Technical Writing
  • English 407 Technical Editing
  • English 409 Advanced Fiction Writing
  • English 410 Advanced Poetry Writing
  • English 420 Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • English 424 Study of Children's Literature
  • English 425 Study of Adolescent Literature
  • English 426 Teaching English in the High School
  • English 428 Planning and Teaching Seminar
  • English 431 Medieval Literature
  • English 433 Renaissance Literature
  • English 434 Seventeenth-Century Literature
  • English 435 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
  • English 437 Romanticism
  • English 438 Victorian Literature
  • English 439 Modern British Literature
  • English 442 Early American Literature
  • English 443 The American Renaissance
  • English 444 American Realism and Naturalism
  • English 445 Modern American Literature
  • English 446 Appalachian Folklore
  • English 447 Appalachian Literature
  • English 449 African American Literature
  • English 450 Native American Literature
  • English 451 Contemporary Literature
  • English 453 The Female Literary Tradition
  • English 454 Literature and the Environment
  • English 463 Grammar and Language for Teachers
  • English 464 History of the English Language
  • English 465 English Linguistics
  • English 470 The Author in Context
  • English 472 Readings in Shakespeare
  • English 488H Final Honors Project
  • English 490 Summer Workshop
  • English 495 English Internship
  • English 496 Senior Seminar
  • English 498 Independent Study