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
2201.012 Literary Heritage Powers, Rhonda TR 9:40
2201.013 Literary Heritage: LGBTQIA+ Myers, Nina MWF 9:10
2201.007 Literary Heritage: Creative Writing  Santo, Courtney TR 9:40 
3210.001 British Lit to 1750 Domingo, Darryl MWF 9:10
3210.002/350 British Lit to 1750 (Honors Embedded) Cervone, Cristina Maria  TR 9:40
3215.001 Shakespeare I Phillips, Joshua   TR 1:00
3220.001 British Lit Since 1750  Mickalites, Carey MW 2:20
3220.002 British Lit Since 1750  Mickalites, Carey TR 11:20
3220.M50 British Lit Since 1750 Online  Gal, Grace WEB
3325.001 Af/Am Lit Through Harlem Renaissance Bolton, Carlos MWF 10:20
3326.001 Af/Am Lit Since Harlem Renaissance Tucker, Terrence  MW 12:40
3326.M50 Af/Am Lit Since Harlem Renaissance Online Payne, Kim WEB
3327.001 American Lit to 1865 Scraba, Jeff TR 1:00
3327.002/350 American Lit to 1865 (Honors Embedded) Cohoon, Lori  MWF 10:20
3328.001 American Lit Since 1865 Britt, Theron MW 2:20
3329.M90 Major Authors in American Lit Online (Lambuth) Hilmerson, Gray WEB
3401.001 Children's Lit  Smith, Stacy TR 9:40
3401.002 Children's Lit  Dice, Cathy MWF 11:30 
3402.001 Science Fiction & Fantasy Crosby, Shelby TR 9:40
3500.001 Practical English Grammar TBA MWF 10:20
3501.M50 Modern English Grammar  TBA WEB
3511.M50 Intro to Linguistics Casal, J. Elliott WEB
3601.001 Technical and Prof Writing TBA MWF 9:10
3601.002 Technical and Prof Writing Peters, Tori TR 1:00 
3601.M50 Technical and Prof Writing Online Ansbro, Terry WEB
3602.001 Professional Editing  Cameron, Shanna MWF 10:20
3603.001 Engineering Communications Cameron, Shanna MW 12:40
3603.002 Engineering Communications Cameron, Shanna MWF 11:30
3603.003 Engineering Communications  Cameron, Shanna MW 2:20
3603.004 Engineering Communications  TBA TR 1:00
3603.005 Engineering Communications  Verbist, Calen TR 11:20
3604.001 Persuasive Writing  Ansbro, Terry MWF 9:10
3604.002 Persuasive Writing  Verbist, Calen TR 9:40
3604.003 Persuasive Writing Sundvall, Scott TR 11:20
3604.M50 Persuasive Writing Online  Verbist, Calen WEB
3606.001 Poetry Writing  Skaja, Emily MW 12:40
3606.002 Poetry Writing Wicker, Marcus TR 11:20
3607.001 Fiction Writing TBA MW 2:20
3607.002 Fiction Writing  TBA TR 11:20
3608.001 Creative Nonfiction Writing Edwards, Veverly TR 9:40
4/6243.001 Studies in British Literature Domingo, Darryl MW 12:40
4323.001 Southern Literature Scraba, Jeff TR 11:20
4373.M50 Af/Am Authors Since Harlem Renaissance Online Wilson, Lakeitha WEB
4374.001 Af/Am Lit Movements Crosby, Shelby TR 11:20
4430.001 Graphic Novel Jones, Tammy MWF 11:30
4453.M90 Contemporary Drama Online Weston, Elizabeth WEB
4501.001 History of the English Language  Adams, Rebecca  TR 11:20
4531.001 Methods and Techniques in ESL TBA  TR 1:00
4531.002 Methods and Techniques in ESL  Jones, Tammy MW 2:20
4531.M51 Methods and Techniques in ESL Online  Fuentes, Ron WEB
4531.M52 Methods and Techniques in ESL Online  TBA WEB
4531.M53 Methods and Techniques in ESL Online  TBA WEB
4532.001 Skills App/Assessment in ESL Wright, Lyn MW 12:40
4599.001 Forms of Creative Nonfiction Santo, Courtney TR 1:00
4601.001 Poetry Workshop Wicker, Marcus TR 1:00
4603.001 Fiction Workshop  Mayer, Mark MW 12:40
4/6619.M50 Web Design/Online Writing Online  Kim, Loel WEB
4/6620.001 Digital Rhetoric & Writing Sundvall, Scott TR 2:40
4640.M50 Internship in English  Cantrell, Rachel  TBA 
4/6701.001 Being an English Teacher Jones, Joseph TR 9:40
7/8008.M50 Theory/Practice Online Teaching Online Duffy, Will WEB
7/8211.001 Medieval Literature Cervone, Cristina Maria R 5:30
7/8327.001 Studies in Form & Genre Menson-Furr, Ladrica MW 2:20
7/8242.001 English Renaissance Literature Phillips, Joshua T 5:30
7/8394.001 Modern American Literature Harris, Donal M 5:30
7/8451.001 Women & Literature Cohoon, Lori W 1-4
7/8468.M50 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance Online  Mitchell, Verner WEB
7471.001 Forms of Fiction Mayer, Mark W 5:30
7475.001 Literary Publishing Schlich, Eric R 5:30
7/8501.M50 History of the English Language Online  Windsor, Leah WEB
7/8508.001 Corpus Linguistics  Casal, J. Elliott W 1-4
7/8517.001 Studies in Discourse Analysis Graham, Sage R 5:30
7/8531.001 Theory/History of ESL  Thrush, Emily  T 5:30
7/8532.M50 Theories of Skills Assessment in ESL Online Fuentes, Ronald WEB
7/8534.001 Second Language Acquisition  Wright, Lyn T 1-4
7/8536.M50 Second Language Writing Online  Thrush, Emily  WEB
7601.001 Creative Nonfiction Workshop Schlich, Eric M 5:30
7602.001 Fiction Workshop Santo, Courtney W 1-4
7603.001 Poetry Workshop Skaja, Emily  T 5:30
7/8701.001 History of Critical Theory Britt, Theron W 5:30
7/8806.001 Research Methods in Writing Peters, Tori W 5:30
7/8809.M50 Technical Editing Online Kim, Loel WEB
7/8818.M50 Collaborative Writing Online Fredlund, Katie WEB
7900.001 Creative Writing Colloquium Wicker, Marcus TBA
8900.001  Colloquium Duffy, Will TBA