The English department offers introductory literature courses, courses in creative writing and journalism, and intermediate and advanced literature courses in all genres. We offer two courses designed especially for first-year students: 101, a writing-intensive seminar, and 200, an introduction to English literature and practical criticism.
We encourage our majors to explore the creative process by taking writing courses. We also urge them to link the study of literature in English with the study of history, art, and other literatures. Courses in classical and modern languages and literatures, art history, philosophy, religion, and history complement and supplement courses in English.
Courses open to first-year students include all sections of ENGL 101, Seminar in Reading, Writing, and Reasoning and ENGL 200, An Introduction to the Study of Literature.