English Course Descriptions

You may be placed in one of the following University Core requirement English courses first semester.   

English 101 Composition: 

This course will assist you in making responsible and effective contributions to intellectual discussions in a range of academic and other cultural settings. You will be challenged to establish a strong foundation in critical reading, writing and reflecting. In a variety of rhetorical situations, you will also demonstrate your ability to express ideas and to craft and articulate arguments with and for other writers and readers. As you enhance your abilities to generate argumentative claims supported by authoritative evidence, you will also understand more deeply your own writing processes and create new approaches to arguing as well.  This course serves as part of the University core curriculum.

English 102 Intro to Literature:

Studies the major genres of literature (poetry, fiction and drama) and entails practice in effective critical writing based on close analysis of literary texts. This course serves as part of the University core curriculum and can be taken instead of English 105 or 106.

English 105 Themes in Literature: 

Introduces students to literary study through the exploration of a particular theme. This course examines the major genres of literature (poetry, fiction and drama), and entails practice in effective critical discussion and writing based on close analysis of literary texts. This course serves as part of the University core curriculum and can be taken instead of English 102 or 106.

English 106 Special Topics in Multicultural and World Literature:

This course introduces students to literature through works produced by different minority groups in America and/or by cultures throughout the world. This course examines the major genres of literature (poetry, fiction and drama), and entails practice in effective critical writing based on close analysis of literary texts. This course serves as part of the University core curriculum and can be taken instead of English 102 or 105.