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Department of English Courses

Saint Louis University’s Department of English offers undergraduate and graduate courses covering topics ranging from detective fiction to Irish cinema to Beowulf. See the full course catalog for course descriptions.

Undergraduate Courses

  • ENGL 0900: Introduction to Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 1500: The Process of Composition (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies Of Rhetoric and Research (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 1920: Advanced Writing for Professionals (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 1940: Advanced Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 1950: Advanced Writing about Urban and Social (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2020: Introduction to Literary Study (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2250: Conflict, Social Justice and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2350: Faith, Doubt and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2400: Introduction to Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2450: Nature, Ecology and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2550: Gender, Identity and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2600: Introduction to Short Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2650: Technology, Media and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2750: Film, Culture and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 2850: Nation, Identity and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3030: The Writer as Reader (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3040: Writing Literacy Narratives (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3050: Creative Writing: Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3060: Creative Writing: Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3070: Creative Writing: Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3080: Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3090: Creative Writing: Poetry and Translation (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3110: American Short Story (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3130: American Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3140: Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3180: Film (0-3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3190: Literature of Ridicule and Satire (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3200: Detective Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3210: Fantasy and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3220: Film and Literature (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3230: Journalism and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3240: Reading the Female Bildungsroman (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3241: Young Adult Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3250: British Literary Traditions to 1800 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3260: British Literary Traditions after 1800 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3270: American Literary Traditions to 1865 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3280: America Literatures after 1865 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3290: American Literary Traditions: Special Topics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3300: Eastern European Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3310: World Literary Traditions I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3320: World Literary Traditions II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3330: World Literary Traditions III (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3340: Modern Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3350: Selected Major British Authors (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3353: Scottish Literature: Rediscovering the Voice (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3360: Contemporary Irish Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3370: The Oxford Christians: Tolkien, Lewis and W (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3380: The Classics and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3390:  Literature and Film of World War II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3400: War in Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3470: Introduction to Shakespeare (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3490: 19th Century British Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3491: Public Health and the Victorian Home (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3492: The Golden Age of Children's Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3500: Literature of the Postcolonial World (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3510: African American Literary Traditions I: Before (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3520: African American Literary Traditions II: After (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3530: African American Literary Tradition: Special Topics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3540: Literature of the African Diaspora (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3550: Native American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3560: Ethnic American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3570: Writing Sex in the Middle Ages (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3580: Literature of the Natural World (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3590: Nature and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3600: Women in Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3610: The City and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3620: Special Topics in Spirituality and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3630: Disaster Narratives (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3640:  British Culture and Travel (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3650: Science Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3660: LGBTQ Literature and Culture (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3700: The Bible and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3730: Introduction to Medical Humanities, Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3740: Medicine and Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3750: Writing about Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3760: Topics in Rhetorical Analysis (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3850: Foundations Rhetoric and Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3854: Teaching the Writing Life (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3860: Public Rhetoric (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3870: Technical Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3880: Writing Personal Narratives and Memoirs (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 3890: Writing Consulting: Forms, Theories, Practice (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4000: Business and Professional Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4010: New Media Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4020: History of Rhetoric I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4030: History of Rhetoric II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4040: Special Topics in Rhetoric (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4050: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4060: Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4070: Advanced Creative Writing: Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4080: Advanced Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4090: Advanced Creative Writing: Time in Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4091: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry and Trans (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4100: History of the English Language (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4110: Introduction to Linguistics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4130: Literary Theory (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4150: Ethnic and Race Studies (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4170: American Film History (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4173: Irish Cinema (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4176: Queer Cinema: History, Aesthetics and Activism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4180: Film Theory (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4190: Topics in Religion and Culture (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4200: Introduction to Old English (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4210: Beowulf (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4220: Intro to Old Norse (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4230: Literature of the Vikings (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4240: Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4250: Chaucer: Troilus and Shorter Works (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4290: Topics in Medieval Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4300: Age of Elizabeth (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4310: Early Shakespeare (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4320: Shakespeare: Special Topics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4330: Renaissance Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4340: Falling in Love in Renaissance (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4350: 17th Century Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4360: Milton (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4370: Renaissance Literature and Rhetoric (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4380: Early Women Writers (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4390: Special Topics in 16th and 17th Century Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4450: Special Topics in Restoration and 18th Century (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4490: 18th and 19th Century Women Writers (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4500: The Age of Romanticism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4530: Medicine, Mind and Victorian Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4531: Mental Illness in Victorian Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4550: Victorian Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4580: Major Victorian Authors and Movements (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4590: Special Topics: 19th Century Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4600: Topics in British Literature 1900-1945 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4605: Major Modernist Writers and Movements (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4608: 20th-Century British Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4610: Female/Expatriate Modernism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4615: Queer Modernism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4620: British Postmodernism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4630: Nationalism and Irish Cultural Revival (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4640: Irish Modernism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4650: Contemporary Irish Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4670: Contemporary Postcolonial Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4680: Major Post-Colonial Writers(3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4690: Special Topics in 20th/21st Century British (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4700: American Literary Tradition to 1865 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4715: American Postmodernisms (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4720: Contemporary American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4740:  19th Century American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4760: 20th Century American Literature(3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4770: 20th Century American Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4780: Recent American Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4790: American Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4800: American Short Story (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4810: Major American Authors (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4830: Post-1900 African American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4840: Native American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4880: The Machine Age in American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4890: Special Topics: American Literature and Culture (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4900: Interdisciplinary Studies (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4940: Senior Inquiry Seminar (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4950: Senior Residency (0 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 4980:  Advanced Independent Study (1-3 Credit Hours)

Graduate Courses

  • ENGL 5000: Methods of Literary Research (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5010: Teaching Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5020: History of Rhetoric I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5030: History of Rhetoric II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5040: Problems in Rhetoric (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5100: Literary Criticism: Aristotle (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5110: Literary Theory (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5120: Perspectives in Medieval Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5130: Perspectives in Renaissance Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5140: Perspectives in Restoration/British (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5150: Perspectives: 19th Cent British Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5160: Perspectives: 20th Cent British Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5170: Perspectives in American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5180: Perspectives in Contemporary Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5200: Intro to Old English (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5260: Intro to Old Norse (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5270: Arthurian Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5340: Anglo-Saxon/Old English Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5710: American Fiction 1900-1950 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5800: Studies in Contemporary Culture (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 5899: Professionalization Practicum (0 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6040: Rhetoric, Theory Discourse and Pedagogy (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6100: Studies in Literary Theory (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6150: Genre Studies (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6170: Literary Themes (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6190: Interdisciplinary Studies (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6250: Chaucer: Canterbury Tales (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6260: Studies in Chaucer (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6270: Middle English Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6300: 16th Century Non-Dramatic Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6310: Renaissance Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6320: Shakespeare (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6350: 17th Century Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6360: 17th Century Prose (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6390: Topics: Renaissance Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6400: Restoration Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6410: Restoration and 18th Century Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6420: Restoration and 18th Century Prose Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6430: Restoration and 18th Century Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6490:  Special Topics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6500: Romanticism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6510: 19th Century Prose Non-Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6520: Victorian Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6530: 19th Century Novel (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6590: Topics in 19th Century English Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6600: Studies in Modernism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6610:  20th Century Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6620: 20th Century Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6630: 20th Century Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6650: 20th  Century Postcolonial Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6690: Topics in Literature of the 20th Century (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6700: Early American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6710: 19th Century American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6720: 19th-Century American Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6730: 19th Century American Modernism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6740: Studies in American Modernism (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6760: 20th  Century American Fiction (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6770: 20th Century American Poetry (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6780: 20th Century American Drama (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6790: Topics: 20th Century American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL 6850: Studies in Comparative Literature (3 Credit Hours)