College Composition I with Lab

In this course students learn to write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of strategies. Emphasis is on the writing process, from drafting through pre-writing, revision and […]

Major Writers: Irish Literature

This course will provide an introduction to Irish literature from the 19th century to present day. Reading selections will focus on the Irish Literary Revival. We will read poetry, short […]

Major Writers: American Literary Realism

A selection of readings in American Realism and Naturalism from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Short stories and novels from authors that might include Howells, Garland, Dreiser, Crane, […]

Introduction to Film Studies

This class is an introduction to film—its form, aesthetics, and criticism. We will view a variety of films to see how they function as commercial, entertainment, and artistic artifacts, as […]

Internship in the Humanities

Offering students an opportunity to put what they learn in English, arts and humanities courses into practice in the world of work, this internship course will help to answer the […]

British Literature from 1800 to the present

This course is a chronological exploration of British literature of the late 18th century through the present. Students read and discuss literature from the periods literary critics have called “Romantic,” […]

Major Writers: Special Topics Courses

This course is an-depth study and discussion of a few American and/or British writers. In studying works paired by theme, genre, or topic, students can enrich their sense of each […]

British Literature, Middle Ages to 1800

British Literature, Middle Ages to 1800 surveys the major works of British literature from its Anglo-Saxon origins to 1800, including poetry, fiction, essays and drama. By reading closely and analyzing […]

Film and Society

This course will study American film as an expression of American society. Film as a reflection of social trends and changes in America will be emphasized. The influence of film […]

American Literature after the Civil War

This course samples post-Civil-War American literature, emphasizing themes that have left their mark on American consciousness, and discusses how writers explore socio-economic themes (especially the American Dream). Formal literary criticism […]

Developing College Reading Skills

This competency-based course is designed for developmental readers, that is, for those who are not remedial but who are not reading at a level at which most college textbooks are […]

Oral Communications

In this course, students develop interpersonal and public communication skills, using informative and persuasive modes of both written and oral presentations. This course builds upon the skills developed in College […]