For general information about the English Studies program, please see pages 88-90.

For specific English, Literature, Writing, and Linguistic course descriptions, please see pages 179-362.


English Studies Course Catalog


Due to the program title change from English to English Studies, the following classes were assigned a more appropriate prefix.

ENG 104, 105, and 106 -> LIT 102 Literary Genres

English 104 (fiction), 105 (drama), and 106 (poetry) have been changed to the more flexible LIT 102 Literary Genres, which can focus on fiction, drama, poetry, or a different genre. Students can also get credit for taking LIT 102 a second time if it offers a different topic than the first time they took the course (or got credit for it). This means two things: 1) Students can take it for two different topics and get two courses’ worth of credit, and 2) Students who have already taken two sections of 104, 105, or 106 (or been given transfer credit for one or more of these courses) can get credit for multiple sections of LIT 102.

ENG 107, 108, and 109 (Recommended Classes for Majors) -> LIT 201 and 202

Students who might want to major in English were previously encouraged to take the LACC (the old Gen Ed) courses ENG 107, 108, and 109, which covered covered Greek and Roman, Medieval and Renaissance, and Enlightenment and Beyond Literature, respectively. To simplify students’ choices (and to support the Minor in Literature, which requires one 200-level Literature course), students interested in a deeper engagement with Literature can take LIT 201 Western Literature I or LIT 202 Western Literature II. Both focus on Literature in Europe outside of Britain, and Western Literature I focuses on literature from classical through around 1650, while Western Literature II focuses on literature after 1650 through the modern period.

ENG 218 -> LIT 317 and 318

Historically, English 218 has been an intense, invigorating journey through literary concepts, research, and documentation to prepare students to study Literature at the upper-division level. Now, in order to even more deeply prepare students to master the study of Literature at the upper-division level, that course has been split and expanded into LIT 317, which focuses on writing about literature, literary research methods, and close reading, and 318, which focuses on modern literary critical theories and continues refining the skills students have begun building in 317 (317 is thus a prereq for 318).



ENG 204/5/6 -> LIT 204/5/6
ENG 253/54 -> LIT 253/54
ENG 301 -> LIT 301
ENG 380 -> LIT 380
ENG 385 -> LIT 385
ENG 386 -> LIT 386
ENG 387 -> LIT 387
ENG 418/518, 421/521, 432/532 -> LIT 418/518, 421/521, 432/532
ENG 441/541 -> LIT 454/554
ENG 447/547 -> LIT 466/566
ENG 489/589 -> LIT 439/539
ENG 490/590 -> LIT 443/543


*Note: The pages listed are for the online version of the catalog.  The paper version varies.







English Studies Department: Integrated, Linguistics, Literature, and Writing

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