Each semester there will be a variety of 3000 and 4000 level literature electives offered that may differ from year to year. There is typically at least one author topics course offered every semester, as well as period and genre courses.

The courses below fulfill program requirements. Please review the updated curriculum to see which courses you will need for graduation.

Courses Offered Every Fall

  • American literature to 1865
  • Technical Writing
  • Seminar in Literary Criticism
  • Elements of Digital Rhetoric
  • Methods of Teaching English
  • Writing Fiction I
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction I
  • Writing Poetry I
  • Myth

Courses Offered Every Spring

  • American Literature 1865-present
  • Writing Poetry II
  • Rhetoric of Social Media
  • Literature for Young Adults
  • Writing for the Secondary School Teacher
  • Writing Fiction II
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction II
  • Shakespeare and His Age

Courses Offered Alternate Years

English Language

British Literature and World Literature: One or Two Courses Offered per Semester

  • British Literature to 1800
  • World Literature to 1600
  • British Literature from 1800 to Present
  • British Literature to 1800
  • World Literature from 1600 to Present