The department has a range of course offerings, from traditional, canonical courses (e.g., Shakespeare) to literature of diversity (e.g., Multiethnic Literature; Black Women Writers; African American Literature) to contemporary genres and authors (e.g., Popular Cultural Studies; Fan Fiction). It also has a host of courses in creative writing, professional writing and digital rhetoric.

Current and recent English undergraduate course offerings and descriptions are available below. Courses under certain rubrics (e.g., English 491, Senior Seminar, or English 627, Literature in Society) vary semester to semester, depending on the instructor.

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Descriptions of our course offerings for Fall 2024.

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Definitions of the different course modalities available

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Course Descriptions Archive

Descriptions of English courses from prior semesters

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