ENGL 100 Craft of Writing

A student-centered writing-workshop course in which students understand and practice various stages of the writing process; compose essays using narration, description, persuasion, exposition, and explanation; and use writing and discussion as a means of situating themselves in a world of ideas. There is an emphasis, as well, on reading critically.


ENGL 106 Introduction to Literary Studies

ENGL 106 will provide students with a full semester overview of the major areas within and current approaches to literary studies. Students will gain insight into literary history, the process of and critical debates concerning canon formation, the fundamental skills and terms for effective analysis of poetry and prose, and the multiple functions and genres of literature and writing.


ENGL 111 Integrated Skills for Academic Purposes

ENGL 111 is a course for students who need to further develop their English language skills. This multi-skills course focuses on reading, writing, and communication needs essential in academic settings.


ENGL 114 ESL: Spoken and Written Grammar in Context

A review of English grammar through intensive written and oral practice to promote accurate and appropriate language use for students who have already studied grammar extensively and need to refine the ability to produce acceptable academic English.


ENGL 117 ESL: Academic Reading and Writing

ENGL 117 will provide students the opportunity to further develop their academic reading and writing skills. It will focus on reading and writing strategies for academic work that will enhance fluency and accuracy, vocabulary expansion and use, and developing metacognitive awareness of the text conventions of common academic genres. Students will improve their ability to understand and respond to texts.


ENGL 124 American Fictions

Students will explore, through literature, primary historical texts, and/or other genres and media, central U.S. myths and cultural narratives. Individual sections will examine particular themes chosen by the instructor.


ENGL 127 Becoming Americans

Students will delve into historical and recent American literature, across multiple genres and in relation to multiple institutions and media, that relates to the experience of "becoming Americans."


ENGL 131 Word and Image

This writing-intensive course explores how words and images work together to make meaning in an artistic form. Students will study important features of at least one specific artistic form (such as poetry, drama, graphic memoir, or fiction) and then will compose their own creative work in a genre.


ENGL 132 Word and Sound

This writing-intensive course examines how creative writers often manipulate sound patterns to capture our attention; through critical and creative assignments, it explores the rhetorical and emotional impact of the sounds of words, as well as other sounds found in and out of language. Students will study the play and purpose of sound in artistic texts and create original works utilizing sound for expressive and/or persuasive purposes. Examples may include song lyrics, spoken word, poems for page and/or performance, advertisements, musicals, oratory, and experimental traditions.


ENGL 144 Reading Humanity

Students will explore constructions of humanity and enduring questions about the human experience through inquiry into thematic readings of literature, film, and/or other genres and media.


ENGL 160 Visiting Writers Program

The Visiting Writers Program is required for two semesters for all Writing minors in the creative writing track. Guest writers give readings and present lectures concerning the craft and process of writing, which students are required to attend. Each event offers opportunities for students to interact with the visiting writers and to discuss their craft and creative process. Writing minors are required to register for the course during the semesters when they are enrolled in their intermediate and advanced writing courses (ENGL 361, 362, 460, or 461).


ENGL 167 Border Crossings

Study of a range of world literature, across multiple genres, that relates to the experience of the process of "Border Crossings."