Undergraduate Courses in English

For descriptions of 100-, 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses offered by the Department of English, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog. To aid students in planning their academic-year schedules, the department also maintains a course cycle list that indicates when particular courses typically are offered. 

100-Level Courses

100-level courses are designed to help students develop their expository writing skills and sharpen their research skills. These courses are part of the Core Curriculum requirements for all students.

  • CORE 101 - Essentials of Written and Oral Communication
  • CORE 102 - Advanced Written and Oral Communication

200-Level Courses

200-level courses are selected readings of a national or international literature with emphasis on the development of critical reading skills. 

  • English 200 - Literary Texts and Contexts
  • English 201 - Readings in World Literature
  • English 202 - Readings in British Literature
  • English 203 - Readings in American Literature

300- and 400-Level Courses

300- and 400-level courses are open to all other students who have completed CORE 101 and 102 or CORE 103. They involve a stronger concentration in literature, writing, and research. These courses, designed for English majors but open to all other students who have completed a 200-level course, provide a more in-depth study of language, literature, and writing. All 400-level literature courses require English 300 (Introduction to English Studies) as a prerequisite or, alternatively, permission of the Chair.

  • English 300 - Introduction to English Studies
  • English 306 - Professional Writing
  • English 307 - Business Writing
  • English 308 - Professional Writing Technologies
  • English 309 - Fiction Writing
  • English 310 - Poetry Writing
  • English 312 - Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • English 314 - Topics in Literature
  • English 321 - The Study of Fiction
  • English 322 - The Study of Poetry
  • English 323 - The Study of Drama
  • English 330 - British Literary History I
  • English 331 - British Literary History II
  • English 340 - American Literary History
  • English 402 - Teaching Writing: Theories and Practices
  • English 403 - Grammar and Style for Writers
  • English 406 - Advanced Technical Writing
  • English 407 - Technical Editing
  • English 409 - Advanced Fiction Writing
  • English 410 - Advanced Poetry Writing
  • English 420 - Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • English 424 - Study of Children's Literature
  • English 423 - Teaching Reading
  • English 425 - Study of Adolescent Literature
  • English 426 - Teaching English in the High School
  • English 428 - Planning and Teaching Seminar
  • English 431 - Medieval Literature
  • English 433 - Renaissance Literature
  • English 434 - Seventeenth-Century Literature
  • English 435 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
  • English 437 - Romanticism
  • English 438 - Victorian Literature
  • English 439 - Modern British Literature
  • English 442 - Early American Literature
  • English 443 - The American Renaissance
  • English 444 - American Realism and Naturalism
  • English 445 - Modern American Literature
  • English 446 - Appalachian Folklore
  • English 447 - Appalachian Literature
  • English 449 - African American Literature
  • English 450 - Native American Literature
  • English 451 - Contemporary Literature
  • English 453 - The Female Literary Tradition
  • English 454 - Literature and the Environment
  • English 463 - Grammar and Language for Teachers
  • English 464 - History of the English Language
  • English 465 - English Linguistics
  • English 470 - The Author in Context
  • English 472 - Readings in Shakespeare
  • English 488H - Final Honors Project
  • English 490 - Summer Workshop
  • English 495 - English Internship
  • English 496 - Senior Seminar
  • English 498 - Independent Study