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Course Cycle

There are a variety of course offerings in certain semesters within the Radford University English Department course cycle.

Even Fall Semesters
Even Spring Semesters
Odd Fall Semesters
Odd Spring Semesters
Even Summer Semesters
Odd Summer Semesters

Disclaimer: This projection of course offerings is provided to students and faculty advisors to assist in schedule planning. Although the department will make every effort to offer courses as described herein, unforeseen circumstances (for example, the unavailability of a qualified faculty member) may make a necessary occasional modification.

Courses Offered in Even Fall Semesters

  • CORE 101. Intro to Expository Writing
  • CORE 102. Reading, Writing and Research
  • ENGL 202. Readings in British Literature
  • ENGL 203. Readings in American Literature
  • ENGL 300. Introduction to English Studies
  • ENGL 306. Professional Writing
  • ENGL 307. Business Writing
  • ENGL 309. Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 310. Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 314. Topics in Literature (optional)
  • ENGL 321. Study of Fiction
  • ENGL 322. Study of Poetry
  • ENGL 330. British Literary History I (700-1700)
  • ENGL 340. American Literary History
  • ENGL 402. Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 403. Grammar & Style for Writers
  • ENGL 407. Technical Writing
  • ENGL 420. Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 424. Children's Literature
  • ENGL 425. Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 426. Teaching English in the High School

* Studies in 20th Century Literature may include works of American, British, continental and non-western writers, but should have an announced emphasis in British authors when offered in even fall semesters.

  • ENGL 433. Renaissance Literature
  • ENGL 442. Early American Literature
  • ENGL 445. Modern American Literature
  • ENGL 446. Appalachian Folklore
  • ENGL 450. Native American Literature
  • ENGL 453. Female Literary Tradition
  • ENGL 463. Grammar and Language for Teachers
  • ENGL 464. History of the English Language
  • ENGL 470. Author in Context
  • ENGL 472. Readings in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 496. Senior Seminar
  • ENGL 600. Introduction to Literary Scholarship
  • ENGL 633. Studies in English Renaissance
  • ENGL 639. 20th Century Literature *
    (British emphasis)
  • ENGL 644. American Literature I
  • ENGL 648. Oral & Written Appalachian Literature
  • ENGL 651. Teaching Expository Writing
  • ENGL 655. Practicum in Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 663. Linguistics
  • ENGL 680. Special Topics (one course)

Courses Offered in Even Spring Semesters

  • CORE 101. Intro to Expository Writing
  • CORE 102. Reading, Writing and Research
  • ENGL 202. Readings in British Literature
  • ENGL 203. Readings in American Literature
  • ENGL 300. Introduction to English Studies
  • ENGL 301. Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 306. Professional Writing
  • ENGL 307. Business Writing
  • ENGL 309. Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 310. Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 314. Topics in Literature (optional)
  • ENGL 321. Study of Fiction
  • ENGL 323. Study of Drama
  • ENGL 331. British Literary History II (1700-present)
  • ENGL 340. American Literary History
  • ENGL 402. Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 403. Grammar & Style for Writers
  • ENGL 406. Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENGL 409. Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 410. Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 420. Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 424. Children's Literature

* Studies in 20th Century Literature may include works of American, British, continental and non-western writers, but should have an announced emphasis in British authors when offered in even fall semesters.

  • ENGL 425. Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 428. Planning & Teaching Seminar
  • ENGL 434. 17th Century Literature (British)
  • ENGL 438. Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 447. Appalachian Literature
  • ENGL 449. African American Literature
  • ENGL 451. Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 454. Literature & the Environment
  • ENGL 463. Grammar and Language for Teachers
  • ENGL 464. English Linguistics
  • ENGL 470. Author in Context
  • ENGL 472. Readings in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 496. Senior Seminar
  • ENGL 606. Technical and Business Writing
  • ENGL 611. Creative Writing
  • ENGL 621. Principles of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 637. Studies in 19th Century British Literature (Victorian)
  • ENGL 639. 20th Century Literature *
    (British emphasis)
  • ENGL 645. American Literature II
  • ENGL 680. Special Topics (one course)

Courses Offered in Odd Fall Semesters

  • CORE 101. Intro to Expository Writing
  • CORE 102. Reading, Writing and Research
  • ENGL 201. Readings in World Literature
  • ENGL 202. Readings in British Literature
  • ENGL 203. Readings in American Literature
  • ENGL 300. Introduction to English Studies
  • ENGL 306. Professional Writing
  • ENGL 307. Business Writing
  • ENGL 309. Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 310. Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 321. Study of Fiction
  • ENGL 322. Study of Poetry
  • ENGL 330. British Literary History I (700-1700)
  • ENGL 340. American Literary History
  • ENGL 402. Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 403. Grammar & Style for Writers
  • ENGL 407. Technical Writing
  • ENGL 420. Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 424. Children's Literature
  • ENGL 425. Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 426. Teaching English in the High School
  • ENGL 431. Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 437. Romanticism
  • ENGL 444. American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENGL 446. Appalachian Folklore
  • ENGL 450. Native American Literature
  • ENGL 453. Female Literary Tradition
  • ENGL 463. Grammar and Language for Teachers
  • ENGL 464. History of the English Language
  • ENGL 470. Author in Context
  • ENGL 472. Readings in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 496. Senior Seminar
  • ENGL 600. Introduction to Literary Scholarship
  • ENGL 631. Studies in Middle English Literature
  • ENGL 637. Studies in 19th Century British Literature (Romanticism)
  • ENGL 644. American Literature I
  • ENGL 648. Oral and Written Literature of Appalachia
  • ENGL 651. Teaching Expository Writing
  • ENGL 655. Practicum in Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 663. Linguistics
  • ENGL 680. Special Topics (one course)

Courses Offered in Odd Spring Semesters

  • CORE 101. Intro to Expository Writing
  • CORE 102. Reading, Writing and Research
  • ENGL 202. Readings in British Literature
  • ENGL 203. Readings in American Literature
  • ENGL 300. Introduction to English Studies
  • ENGL 301. Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 306. Professional Writing
  • ENGL 307. Business Writing
  • ENGL 309. Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 310. Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 321. Study of Fiction
  • ENGL 323. Study of Drama
  • ENGL 331. British Literary History II (1700-present)
  • ENGL 340. American Literary History
  • ENGL 402. Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 403. Grammar & Style for Writers
  • ENGL 406. Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENGL 409. Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 410. Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 420. Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 424. Children's Literature
  • ENGL 425. Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 428. Planning & Teaching Seminar
  • ENGL 435. Restoration/18th Century Literature
  • ENGL 439. Modern British Literature
  • ENGL 443. American Renaissance
  • ENGL 447. Appalachian Literature
  • ENGL 449. African American Literature
  • ENGL 454. Literature and the Environment
  • ENGL 463. Grammar and Language for Teachers
  • ENGL 464. History of the English Language
  • ENGL 470. Author in Context
  • ENGL 472. Readings in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 496. Senior Seminar
  • ENGL 606. Technical and Business Writing
  • ENGL 611. Creative Writing
  • ENGL 621. Principles of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 635. Studies in Restoration-18th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 645. Studies in American Literature II
  • ENGL 653. Studies in Women's Literature
  • ENGL 655. Practicum in Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 680. Special Topics (two courses)

Courses Offered in Even Summers

  • CORE 101. Intro to Expository Writing
  • ENGL 201. Readings in World Literature
  • ENGL 202. Readings in British Literature
  • ENGL 203. Readings in American Literature
  • ENGL 314. Topics in Literature
  • ENGL 321. Study of Fiction
  • ENGL 402. Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 424. Children's Literature
  • ENGL 425. Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 439. Modern British Literature
  • ENGL 443. American Renaissance
  • ENGL 451. Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 463. Grammar & Language for Teachers
  • ENGL 470. Author in Context
  • ENGL 472. Shakespeare
  • ENGL 490. Highland Summer Conference

Courses Offered in Odd Summers

  • CORE 101. Intro to Expository Writing
  • ENGL 201. Readings in World Literature
  • ENGL 202. Readings in British Literature
  • ENGL 203. Readings in American Literature
  • ENGL 314. Topics in Literature
  • ENGL 321. Study of Fiction
  • ENGL 402. Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 424. Children's Literature
  • ENGL 425. Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 445. Modern American Literature
  • ENGL 451. Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 463. Grammar & Language for Teachers
  • ENGL 470. Author in Context
  • ENGL 472. Shakespeare
  • ENGL 490. Highland Summer Conference