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English (ENG)


ENG 1180 - Introduction to Literary Studies - 3 credits

Fall and Spring Semesters

Acquaints the student with the variety of literary texts and genres, including fiction, drama, and poetry.

This course meets the General Education Humanities Breadth requirement.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 2010 - Major British Writers I - 3 credits

Fall Semester

Examines major British texts from Beowulf through the eighteenth century.

This course meets the General Education Humanities Breadth requirement and some sections may be Reading/ Writing Enhanced.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 2020 - Major British Writers II - 3 credits

Spring Semester

This course examines the historical contexts of British literature from the nineteenth century to the present, as shaped by intersecting and competing claims of gender, class, culture, and national identity.

This course meets the General Education Humanities Breadth requirement.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 2110 - American Literature I - 3 credits

Fall Semester

Focuses on the work of diverse authors, writing from the colonial period through the late 19th century. Texts include the work not only of conventionally canonized writers, but also orature and writing by the often underrepresent- ed, including Native- Americans, African-Americans, and women.

This course meets the General Education Humanities Breadth requirement.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 2120 - American Literature II - 3 credits

Spring Semester

Surveys the literature of the United States since the mid- nineteenth century. As in ENG 2110, texts include the work not only of conventionally canonized writers, but also writing by the often underrepresented, including women, Native-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Indian-Americans and other ethnic groups that make up the complex cultural matrix of the United States.

This course meets the General Education Humanities Breadth requirement.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 2150 - African-American Literature - 3 credits

Fall and Spring Semesters

Examines African-American literature in its historical contexts from the era of slavery to the present. (Same course as BLKS 2150).

This course meets the General Education Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 2631 - The Journey in Literature - 3 credits

Fall Semester

Pursues quests for self, community, discovery, loss and redemption within literary classics.

This course meets the General Education International/Global Interdependence requirement.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 2635 - Banned Books and Dangerous Ideas - 3 credits

Fall Semester

Examines literature targeted for political, religious, sexual, or social content. Sex and gender will be a major focus.

This course meets the General Education Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.


ENG 3700 - Shakespeare - 3 credits

Fall Semester

This course looks at representative Comedies, Tragedies, Poems, and the Final Plays to assess how much of our modern sensibility was pioneered by Shakespeare. We will consider the plays as performance and as literature.

This course meets the General Education Humanities Breadth requirement and some sections may be Reading/Writing Enhanced.

Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of Writing/English at the 1000-level.