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Below is a listing of this year's undergraduate courses. Also see our other course lists:

You can explore your English program options by visiting our Undergraduate program page and our Graduate program page.

Click on the course name for more information about the course. For information about when courses are scheduled, go to Quest (Self-Service > Class Search).

Note: Course offerings are subject to change/cancellation. For further information on course offerings, please feel free to contact Jenny Conroy.

Last updated: January 22, 2024

Fall 2023


ENGL 100A - Fiction

ENGL 100B - Poetry 

ENGL 101A - Introduction to Literary Studies

ENGL 101B - Introduction to Rhetorical Studies

ENGL 108A - The Superhero 

ENGL 108D - Digital Lives 

ENGL 108G - Horror 

ENGL 108P - Popular Potter

ENGL 108T - Tolkien: From Book to Film 

ENGL 108X - Literature and Medicine

ENGL 109 - Introduction to Academic Writing

ENGL 190 - Shakespeare 

ENGL 200A - English Literatures 1

ENGL 201 - The Short Story

ENGL 202A - The Bible and Literature 1

ENGL 203 - Designing Digital Media
- crosslisted with DAC 201

ENGL 204 - Designing Digital Video
- crosslisted with DAC 202

ENGL 208A - Forms of Fantasy

ENGL 208C - Studies in Children's Literature

ENGL 208E - Women's Writing
- crosslisted with GSJ 208E

ENGL 208G - Gothic Monsters 

ENGL 210C - Genres of Creative Writing 

ENGL 210F - Genres of Business Communication

ENGL 210H - Arts Writing 

ENGL 210J - Technical Editing

ENGL 213 - Literature and the Law
- crosslisted with LS 292

ENGL 230 - The Pleasure of Poetry

ENGL 251 - Literary Theory and Criticism 

ENGL 292 - Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

ENGL 293 - Introduction to Digital Media Studies

ENGL 294 - Introduction to Critical Game Studies

ENGL 295 - Social Media

ENGL 303 - Special Topics in Digital Design
- crosslisted with DAC 300, COMMST 300

ENGL 304 - Designing Digital Sound
- crosslisted with DAC 203

ENGL 305B - The Age of Beowulf

ENGL 306A - Introduction to Linguistics

ENGL 308 - Race and Resistance
- crosslisted with GSJ 307

ENGL 309A - Rhetoric, Classical to Enlightenment

ENGL 309C - Contemporary Rhetoric

ENGL 325 - Austen

ENGL 328 - Introduction to Black Canadian Writing
- crosslisted with BLKST 244

ENGL 330A - Sixteenth-Century Literature 1

ENGL 332 - Topics in Creative Writing

ENGL 335 - Creative Writing 1

ENGL 345 - American Literature in a Global Context

ENGL 346R - Global Asian Diasporas

ENGL 347 - American Literature Since 1945

ENGL 371 - Editing Literary Works

ENGL 373 - Writing Anti-Racism
- crosslisted with BLKST 308

ENGL 375 - Topics in Black Language and Linguistics
- crosslisted with BLKST 310

ENGL 392A - Information Design

ENGL 407 - Language and Politics

ENGL 410 - Eighteenth-Century Women Writers
- crosslisted with GSJ 410

ENGL 460B - Literature of the Modernist Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland

ENGL 492 - Topics in the History and Theory of Rhetoric
Topic: Risk Society (Prof A. Mehlenbacher)

ENGL 494 - Topics in Forms of Media and Critical Analysis
Topic: Game Simulations and Narrative (Prof N. Randall)

Winter 2024


ENGL 101A - Introduction to Literary Studies

ENGL 101B - Introduction to Rhetorical Studies

ENGL 104 - Rhetoric in Popular Culture

ENGL 108A - The Superhero 

ENGL 108B - Global English Literatures

ENGL 108D - Digital Lives 

ENGL 108P - Popular Potter

ENGL 109 - Introduction to Academic Writing

ENGL 119 - Communications in Mathematics & Computer Science 

ENGL 190 - Shakespeare 

ENGL 200A - English Literatures 1

ENGL 200B - English Literatures 2 

ENGL 200C - English Literatures 3

ENGL 203 - Designing Digital Media
- crosslisted with DAC 201

ENGL 204 - Designing Digital Video
- crosslisted with DAC 202

ENGL 208B - Science Fiction 

ENGL 208C - Studies in Children's Literature

ENGL 210C - Genres of Creative Writing 

ENGL 210E - Genres of Technical Communication

ENGL 210F - Genres of Business Communication

ENGL 210G - Grant Writing

ENGL 210I - Legal Writing
- crosslisted with LS 291

ENGL 251 - Literary Theory and Criticism 

ENGL 275 - Fiction and Film 

ENGL 295 - Social Media

ENGL 303 - Special Topics in Digital Design
- crosslisted with DAC 300, COMMST 300

ENGL 305A - Old English Language and Literature

ENGL 306A - Introduction to Linguistics

ENGL 306G - Critical Discourse Analysis

ENGL 309A - Rhetoric, Classical to Enlightenment

ENGL 309C - Contemporary Rhetoric

ENGL 309G - The Discourse of Dissent
- crosslisted with COMMST 434, GSJ 309, HIST 309

ENGL 310B - Chaucer

ENGL 327 - Black Diasporic Lives: 1740-1900
- crosslisted with BLKST 240

ENGL 332 - Topics in Creative Writing

ENGL 335 - Creative Writing 1

ENGL 336 - Creative Writing 2

ENGL 343 - American Literature 1860-1910

ENGL 346 - American Fiction

ENGL 363 - Shakespeare 2
- crosslisted with THPERF 387

ENGL 392B - Visual Rhetoric

ENGL 408B - The Discourse of Advertising

ENGL 451A - Literature of the Victorian Age 1

ENGL 460D: Contemporary Literature of the United Kingdom and Ireland

ENGL 486 - Topics in Literatures Modern to Contemporary
Topic: Forms of Belief in Contemporary American Poetry (Prof C. Wriglesworth)

This seminar works from the assumption that poetry provides indispensable ways of knowing that can attend to relationships between artistic form and personal belief in times of personal and cultural uncertainty. Our attention will be given to a small group of contemporary American poets and their aesthetic expressions of belief. We will immerse ourselves in each poet’s way of being and knowing for 2-3 weeks, situating, and deepening our experience by spending time with their poetry, as well as selected essays, interviews, podcasts, readings, and public lectures. We will consider matters of poetic form, while these artists pull us into conversations about ways of knowing through science, religion, history, ecology, sexuality, music, and the visual arts. In the spirit of a seminar, assignments for this course will give you the freedom to pursue any path of inquiry that this material invites you to explore.

ENGL 486 - Topics in Literatures Modern to Contemporary
Topic: Minds at Work: Marilynne Robinson & Cormac McCarthy (Prof C. Wriglesworth)

This seminar is devoted to studying key writings by Marilynne Robinson and Cormac McCarthy, two of the most intellectually curious writers in contemporary American literature. Robinson, an award-winning novelist and acclaimed essayist, has also become a public voice on theology, ecology, science, and democracy. She might be found in conversation with a biblical translator, an astrophysicist, or Barack Obama. During his lifetime, McCarthy, was an elusive and award-winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who developed a reputation for crafting prose that carries the apocalyptic weight and terror of passages from the Bible. Although less public than Robinson, McCarthy was also committed to science, and was affiliated with the Santa Fe Institute, a think tank of physicists, anthropologists, economists, and philosophers who interrogate intellectual boundaries by asking “big questions” about life and its meanings. In this course, you will be encouraged to do the same. 

ENGL 493 - Topics in Professional Writing and Communication Design
Topic: Storytelling with Sound (Prof D. Deveau)

This course explores creative fiction and non-fiction in audio media, including scripting and recording of podcasts, audio documentaries, spoken word, and radio dramas. Students will experiment with writing and producing stories, with a focus on what makes a compelling auditory narrative. Topics will include technical instruction in sound capture and the creation of soundscapes, critical understanding of theories about orality and storytelling, and the practice of strategies for fostering creative expression through sound.

Spring 2024


ENGL 101A - Introduction to Literary Studies

ENGL 101B - Introduction to Rhetorical Studies

ENGL 108D - Digital Lives 

ENGL 109 - Introduction to Academic Writing

ENGL 119 - Communications in Mathematics & Computer Science 

ENGL 200C - English Literatures 3

ENGL 203 - Designing Digital Media
- crosslisted with DAC 201

ENGL 204 - Designing Digital Video
- crosslisted with DAC 202

ENGL 208B - Science Fiction 

ENGL 210C - Genres of Creative Writing 

ENGL 210E - Genres of Technical Communication

ENGL 210F - Genres of Business Communication

ENGL 251 - Literary Theory and Criticism 

ENGL 262 - Manga
- crosslisted with EASIA 262R

ENGL 292 - Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

ENGL 294 - Introduction to Critical Game Studies

ENGL 304 - Designing Digital Sound
- crosslisted with DAC 203

ENGL 306A - Introduction to Linguistics

ENGL 306B - How English Grammar Works

ENGL 309C - Contemporary Rhetoric

ENGL 332 - Topics in Creative Writing
Topic: Writing About Technology (Prof M. O'Gorman)

Students in this course will be asked to think and write critically and creatively about the role of technology in their lives and in other human and more-than-human worlds. We will read and write tech-inspired texts in genres ranging from experimental poetry and zines to Netflix scripts and nonfiction magazine articles. We will also tinker with generative AI. The course will culminate in a co-designed publication that documents our work. This class will support an open-minded, creative, and safe environment for productive criticism, mutual support, and honest feedback.

ENGL 335 - Creative Writing 1

ENGL 350B - Seventeenth-Century Literature 2 

ENGL 362 - Shakespeare 1
- crosslisted with THPERF 386

ENGL 364 - Shakespeare in Performance at The Stratford Festival

ENGL 367 - Voice and Text at the Stratford Festival

ENGL 408A - Writing for the Media

ENGL 486 - Topics in Literatures Modern to Contemporary
Topic: Sound Studies and Modern Fiction (Prof K. McGuirk)

A novel makes no noise as it sits in your hands. But the figuration of sound and voice in fiction is crucial to the construction of phenomenal worlds, social realities, and character, especially in 20th-century literary writing, and this will be the focus of our study.