ENGL 130. Writing about Literature In English. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: ENGL 110. ENGL 130 fulfills the College Writing 2 requirement and builds on the work of English 110 (College Writing 1), in order to teach the conventions of writing in the discipline of English. The course focuses on the study of Anglophone literature and how to engage in scholarly conversations about literature by using close reading of primary and secondary sources, conducting original research, and developing analytical arguments about literary texts in different genres.
ENGL 170W. Introduction to Literary Study. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: ENGL 110. An inquiry into what it means to study literature, involving close reading and critical analysis of a wide variety of prose fiction, drama, and poetry, and informed by an introduction to some of the theoretical issues currently invigorating literary studies. This course combines a study of literature with continued training in clear and effective expression. Designed for prospective English majors and other interested students. (H3)
ENGL 391W. Senior Seminar: Topics in Literature. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: English major with senior status or consent of the instructor. This course allows the instructor and a small group of advanced English majors to pursue in depth a topic in literature or literary theory.
ENGL 399W. Department Honors Seminar. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Enrollment in the English Department’s Honors Program. This seminar, required of department Honors candidates, is organized around a broad theme, often interdisciplinary, and includes individual research projects, which are presented at a student conference in the Spring. The seminar is taken twice, in the Fall and Spring of the same academic year, and this two-semester sequence counts toward the requirements for Honors in English. Three credits of 399W replace the senior seminar required for the major, and the additional three credits replace one of the six electives for the major.