This is an introduction to the study of English Literature.

An introduction to the discipline and practice of English; specifically, the use of research and scholarly sources in academic writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1006.

From Simone de Beauvoir to Shulamith Firestone, feminists have argued that romantic love is tangled up with gender oppression. Queer theorists, meanwhile, critique nuclear family love as a burden of conformism, reclaiming romantic desire, sexual pleasure, and different kinship formations instead. However, Martin Luther King's non-violent philosophy emerged from his concept "agape"— unconditional love for all God's children. This course traces these contestations over the political force of love: How has it been differently represented or served contradictory political ends? Is love even representable or does it involve a different kind of embodied communication? Such questions will be woven into writing instruction and assignments which will engage authors such as Carolivia Herron, Radclyffe Hall, and examples of popular romance such as Titanic or The Notebook.

An introduction to literatures in English including, but not restricted to, the British literary canon. It teaches students to read and write effectively, and to locate texts in history and culture. The course includes a chronological introduction sensitive to the structures and intersections of literary periods.

This section is particularly concerned with the question "What does it mean to be human?"  Our particular focus will include stories about monsters, shapeshifters, and heroes; we will also pay attention to stories of foundation and ambition.

This course is intended to introduce you to the language, major works and authors of  late Medieval England.  In the process, we will learn a great deal about life and ideas in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries generally.
This course has two major elements: language and literature.  Both, however, rely on the historical, social, theological events of the late Middle Ages.  Please note: The linguistic focus of this course is on the sound, not the structure of Middle English. 

An introduction to the major examples of Medieval English Drama: Liturgical drama, Cycle drama, Morality plays, and secular drama. We also study Medieval stagecraft, and perform selections from cycle dramas. (Pre-1800.)

This course aims to familiarize students with the terminology and key concepts of Film Studies as an academic discipline. Through a survey of various styles and narrative traditions, students are introduced to the main critical approaches used to understand cinema, including genre studies and auteur theory. The course also focuses on the interpretation of films as the expression of a national ethos, and as a representation of gender and class, as well as racial, ethic and cultural identities. While there is a historical dimension to the course, it does not follow a strictly historical chronology in the presentation of films and issues. The course includes lectures, discussion and film screenings.