Course Descriptions

Current and recent English undergraduate and graduate course offerings and course 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. If you are a prospective student, you are invited to browse through past offerings to get a better idea of the variety of courses the department offers.

For more detailed registration information, see the VCU Schedule of Classes.

Undergraduate Courses

2019 Spring (opens as a Google doc)

2018 Fall (opens as a Google doc; all other links below open as pdf)
2018 Summer
2018 Spring

2017 Fall
2017 Spring

2016 Fall
2016 Summer
2016 Spring

2015 Fall
2015 Summer
2015 Spring

2014 Spring 
2014 Summer 
2014 Fall 

Graduate Courses

2019 Spring (opens as a Google doc)

2018 Fall (opens as a Google doc; all other links below open as pdf)
2018 Spring

2017 Fall 
2017 Spring 

2016 Fall 
2016 Spring

2015 Fall 
2015 Spring

2014 Fall 
2014 Spring

 

Les Harrison, Director of the MA Program
Thom Didato, Graduate Programs Advisor

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
AUGUST 23, 2018

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 29, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Fall Break
OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018

 

Blackbird

Blackbird journal logo: a stylized blackbird perched on the K of the word Blackbird overlaying the image of a photorealistic moon with a dark blue sky behind. The bird has a red berry in its beak the dot from the letter I in Blackbird.

An online journal of literature & the arts.

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British Virginia

British Virginia logo: simply the words

British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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