Poetry: A Study of a Literary Form

This course studies a wide range of poetry, acquainting students with major poets and potentially minor ones, as well. It provides a strong basis for reading, understanding, and writing about […]

Survey of British Literature II: 1800 CE – 21st CE

This course introduces students to British literature from the Romantic period up to contemporary British literature. It takes into account elements of fiction (e.g. theme, plot, character, symbol, style) and […]

Survey of American Literature

This course introduces students to American literature with emphasis on the post-Revolutionary period, although some pre-Revolutionary texts may be considered to provide a contextual framework for later works. It takes […]

The Graphic Novel

Graphic novels, also known as comic books or sequential art, have come a long way since the first issue of Superman. This relatively new form of literature has exploded in […]

Advanced Research Writing

This course builds upon the fundamental research skills acquired in ENGL120W: College Composition. Students learn advanced research-writing techniques and effective rhetorical strategies to be used within disciplines and across the […]

Exploring Culture through Literature

Literature creates imagined worlds where the meaning of human experience is explored in a way that leads us to reflect on our lives and the nature of humanity. Exploring the […]

Environmental Literature

This course is intended to introduce students to some of the classic works of American nature writing.  The course will involve extensive reading and writing.  Students will gather weekly to […]

Creative Writing Workshop

Techniques, practice, and feedback help access creative writing skills and develop an understanding of different creative writing genres through weekly writing, revision, and a final portfolio. Students compose a short […]

Media and Society

This course is designed as a general analysis of the media, what influences content, and how that content influences our decisions as a society. In turn we will examine what […]

Oral Communication

A basic course in public speaking emphasizes the act of speaking and the modes of oral presentation.

The Short Story

Early modern and contemporary short stories are read closely and analyzed for theme, plot development, character study, and author’s style, as well as for the literary and historical periods they […]