Looking to fill your schedule with some English courses? Check these out.

 

English 204 – Intro to Creative Writing

An introduction to a number of creative written and/or graphic genres including poems, concrete poems, prose-poems, short stories, cartoons, plays, and graphic novels, plus approaches to reading and writing about related texts. Does not fulfill General Education Humanities requirement. Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110.

 

English 224 – Women in Literature

Representations of women and female experiences in literature. A variety of genres and historical periods may be covered from American, British, and/or colonial literatures. Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188) or English 101 or English 110.  Cross-listed: English 224/Women’s and Gender Studies 224. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.  Writing assignments will be required.

 

English 243 – Intro to Nature Writing

A survey of literature about how people imagine and interact with natural systems. Students will read, discuss, and write about poetry, essays, fiction, and reportage from around the world. Creative writing will also be required. Cross-listed: English 243/Environmental Studies 243. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross listed courses. Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110.\

 

English 247 – Intro to Shakespeare

Introduction to Shakespeare is a course for non-English majors. It will cover several of the best-known plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, and Henry IV. Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110. Writing assignments will be required.

 

English 332 – Early Women Writers

This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair.  A study of women writers before 1900. The content will vary from term to term, and may include such subjects as Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Early American, Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. Cross-listed: English 332/Women’s and Gender Studies 332. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

 

English 343 – Nature Writing

This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A course in reading and writing about the natural world.  Writers discussed may include Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and others.  Student writing will represent a significant portion of the coursework.  Writing assignments may include essays on natural history, journal entries, environmental advocacy pieces, eco-fiction, and others consistent with the focus of the course.  Cross-listed English 343/Environmental Studies 343.  Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

 

English 391 – Gay and Lesbian Literature

This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. An examination of lesbian and gay literature, with emphasis on work by contemporary authors. Readings will be arranged thematically, with particular attention to identity politics and to the AIDS epidemic. Cross-listed: English 391/Women’s and Gender Studies 391. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

 

English 396 – Literature and History

An exploration of the relationship between history and literature. This course may investigate a period or year or series of historical moments in order to emphasize the dynamic relationships among historical events, attitudes, and literary representations, challenging artificial distinctions between literature and history and emphasizing how the categories of “history” and “literature” are cultural constructs. This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Prerequisites: English 281 or consent of instructor. 396/596