English Course Descriptions

Here you will find more information about which classes we are offering, what books you will need for your classes, and a preview about what you will study in your English classes. This list is updated regularly, so check back often.

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For the most up-to-date list of classes offered, visit the dynamic schedule.
For questions about classes, consult our undergraduate advising page, graduate advising page, or contact the listed instructor.
To see what we'll be offering in future semesters, visit our two-year course rotation template.
Interested in studying literature, taking a writing workshop, improving your writing skills, or brushing up your teaching skills, but don't want to pursue a degree? You should apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student.


Writing About Writing: A College Reader, 4th edition. Elizabeth Wardle & Doug Downs. 

Hard Copy ISBN: 9781319195861 

eBook ISBN: 9781319253370

Writing Memphis, 3rd edition. Katherine Fredlund (ed.)

Hard Copy ISBN: 978-1-5339-2428-5

VitalSource eBook ISBN: 978-1-5339-2884-9

The Norton Introduction to Literature, Shorter 14th edition. Kelly Mays. 

Hard Copy ISBN: 978-0-393-88630-6

eBook ISBN: 978-0-393-88629-0

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

ISBN: 9780812993547

The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Volumes 1 & 2, 3rd edition. Henry Louis Gates and Valerie Smith. 

Hard Copy ISBN: 978-0393911558


*this schedule is subject to change.

Course Course Title Instructor Time
3210.001 British Lit to 1750 Phillips, Joshua TR 9:40
3210.002 British Lit to 1750 Cervone, Cristina Maria  MW 12:40
3210.M50 British Lit to 1750 Online Phillips, Joshua WEB
3220.001 British Lit Since 1750  Mickalites, Carey TR 11:20
3220.002 British Lit Since 1750  Gal, Grace MWF 10:20
3220.350 British Lit Since 1750 Honors Mickalites, Carey TR 1:00
3325.001 Af/Am Lit Through Harlem Renaissance Bolton, Carlos TR 9:40
3325.M50 Af/Am Lit Through Harlem Renaissance Online Mitchell, Verner WEB
3326.001 Af/Am Lit Since Harlem Renaissance  Schultz, Kathy Lou TR 11:20
3327.001 American Lit to 1865 Black, Christopher MWF 10:20
3327.002 American Lit to 1865  Britt, Theron TR 11:20
3327.M51 American Lit to 1865 Online Britt, Theron WEB
3329.001 Major Authors in American Lit: Writing Like a Camera Harris, Donal MWF 11:30
3401.003/350 Children's Lit (Honors Embedded) Cohoon, Lori TR 11:20
3401.M50 Children's Lit Online Cohoon, Lori WEB
3404.001 Studies/Popular Texts: The Novel in Letters Domingo, Darryl MW 12:40
3500.001 Practical English Grammar TBA MWF 11:30
3501.001 Modern English Grammar  Wright, Lyn TR 9:40
3511.M50 Intro to Linguistics Online Graham, Sage WEB
3521.M50 The American Language Online  TBA WEB
3601.001 Technical and Prof Writing TBA MWF 11:30
3601.M50 Technical and Prof Writing Online: Everyday Rhetoric Gillo, Emily WEB
3601.M51 Technical and Prof Writing Online Ansbro, Terry WEB
3602.M50 Professional Editing Online TBA WEB
3603.001 Engineering Communications TBA MW 12:40
3603.002 Engineering Communications Verbist, Calen TR 11:20
3603.M50 Engineering Communications Online Smith, Stacy  WEB
3603.M51 Engineering Communications Online Verbist, Calen WEB
3604.001 Persuasive Writing  Jones, Joseph TR 9:40
3604.002 Mulitimodal Persuasive Writing Sundvall, Scott MW 12:40
3604.M50 Multimodal Persuasive Writing Online  Sundvall, Scott WEB
3604.M51 Persuasive Writing Online TBA WEB
3606.M50 Coming Soon! Poetry Writing Online Wicker, Marcus WEB
3606.002 Poetry Writing TBA MWF 11:30
3607.001 Fiction Writing TBA MW 12:40
3607.002 Fiction Writing  TBA TR 11:20
4/6346.001 Studies in American Literature: The Evolution of the Western Scraba, Jeff MW 2:20
4372.001 Af/Am Authors Through Harlem Renaissance Crosby, Shelby MW 12:40
4374.M50 Af/Am Literary Movements Online  Menson-Furr, Ladrica WEB
4/6454.001 Studies in Forms & Genres: Modern Irish Literature Mickalites, Carey TR 2:40
4457.001 Poetry & Poetics  Schultz, Kathy Lou TR 1:00
4521.001 Language and Society Jones, Tammy TR 11:20
4531.001 Methods and Techniques in ESL  TBA TR 2:40
4531.M50 Methods and Techniques in ESL Online  Fuentes, Ron WEB
4/6533.001 ESL/EFL in Multicultural Settings Thrush, Emily  TR 1:00
4600.001 Creative Nonfiction Workshop TBA MW 12:40
4601.001 Poetry Workshop TBA MW 2:20
4602.M50 Advanced Composition Online: Risky Writing Peters, Tori Thompson WEB
4603.001 Fiction Workshop  TBA TR 2:40
4604.001 Forms of Poetry Skaja, Emily TR 11:20
4605.001 Forms of Fiction TBA TR 1:00
4/6618.M50 Document Design Online Lane, Liz WEB
4640.M50 Internship in English  Cantrell, Rachel  TBA 
4995.301 Honors Thesis Research Cervone, Cristina Maria TBA
7/8000.001 Literary Research: Hobby-Horses and Critical Habits Domingo, Darryl R 5:30
7/8003.001 Theory/Practice Teaching Composition Fredlund, Katie W 1-4
7/8255.001 Shakespeare Phillips, Joshua T 5:30
7/8265.001 Milton Cervone, Cristina Maria W 5:30
7/8328.001 Major Authors in African American Literature Crosby, Shelby T 5:30
7/8336.001 Af/Am Literary Theory: The Future of African American Literature Tucker, Terrence W 5:30
7470.001 Forms of Creative Nonfiction: Memoir Santo, Courtney T 5:30
7485.001 Lit. Arts Programming Santo, Courtney R 5:30
7/8507.001 Empiric Methods of Linguistic Research Casal, J. Elliott T 5:30
7/8511.001 Survey of Linguistics Windsor, Leah R 1-4
7/8531.M50 Theory/History of ESL Online Casal, J. Elliott WEB
7/8533.M50 Methods/Techniques of ESL in K-12 Online Wright, Lyn WEB
7/8535.001 ESL Grammar Fuentes, Ron M 5:30
7/8537.M50 Second Language Reading Online Thrush, Emily WEB
7/8590.001 Applied Theory Linguistics Graham, Sage W 5:30
7602.001 Fiction Workshop TBA M 5:30
7603.001 Poetry Workshop Skaja, Emily W 5:30
7/8823.001 Topics in Composition: Teaching/Writing with A.I. Duffy, Will R 5:30
7/8806.001 Research Methods in Writing Lane, Liz M 5:30
7/8890.001 Topics in Technical Writing: Communicating in Crisis, Tech Writing in Science and Medicine Peters, Tori Thompson T 5:30
7900.001 Creative Writing Colloquium TBA TBA 
8900.001  Colloquium Duffy, Will TBA