English

Coordinator/Dept. Chair: 
Prof. Sarah Gates
Phone: 
315.229.5161
Campus Address: 
107 Richardson Hall
E-mail: 
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The English department offers both a major and a minor, each allowing students to take literature and writing courses in a variety of combinations. The department also offers a combined major with environmental studies. The English major consists of four introductory courses, the research methods course, advanced courses in five distinctive studies areas, and a Senior-Year Experience. First-year students interested in majoring in English are encouraged to take any course at the 100- or 200-level, except ENG 250: Methods of Critical Analysis, which is the research methods course. See the available courses listed below. Students are advised to complete the introductory requirements during their first two years. A unit of credit toward graduation is given for a test score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement test in English Language/Composition. A unit of credit is also given for a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement test in English Literature/Composition. The following courses this fall semester are appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats:

  • ENG/PCA 125: Into to Dramatic Scripts (HU)
  • ENG 190-01: Critical Study of Literary Forms: Intro to Poetry (HU)
  • ENG 190-02: Critical Study of Literary Forms: Intro to Nature Writing (HU)
  • ENG 201: Journalism (ARTS)
  • ENG 225: English Literature Beginnings to 1700 (HU)
  • ENG 226: English Literature 1700 to Present (HU)
  • ENG 237: Survey of American Literature I (HU)
  • ENG 238: Survey of American Literature II (HU)
  • ENG 239: Intro to Canadian Literature (HU)
  • ENG 241: Techniques of Fiction (ARTS)
  • ENG 242: Techniques of Poetry (ARTS)
  • ENG 243: Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing (ARTS)
  • ENG 263: Intro to Native-American Literature (HU)
  • ENG/ENVS 295: Nature and Environmental Writing (ARTS/EL)

Two special topics courses are also offered in the fall semester and are open to first-year students, subject to the availability of seats:

  • ENG 3001: SPTP: American Women Writers to 1900 (with Dr. Lauren Davis) (HU)
  • ENG 3002: SPTP: Intro to Graphic Fiction Workshop (with graphic novelist      Dr. John Woods) (ARTS)

Feel free to email sgates@stlawu.edu with any questions.