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ENGL 3060: Modern and Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors

This course offers a close study of significant 20th-century poetry, drama, and prose works. Readings range from the 1920s to the present.

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ENGL 3000-200: Shakespeare for Nonmajors

This HYBRID-ONLINE course introduces students to the life and work of one of the world's great playwrights. One reason for William Shakespeare's ongoing popularity is the way that his plays ask the big questions: What does it mean to be a person? What is desire? What is the nature of evil?

William Shakespeare

ENGL 3000-100: Shakespeare for Nonmajors

This course introduces students to the life and work of one of the world's great playwrights. One reason for William Shakespeare's ongoing popularity is the way that his plays ask the big questions: What does it mean to be a person? What is desire? What is the nature of evil?

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ENGL 3000-001: Shakespeare for Nonmajors

Tales of love, lust, jealousy, and betrayal; mirth and mischief; greed and murder; revenge, mercy, and redemption: welcome to the world of Shakespeare!

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ENGL 1600-001, 002, 003, 004, 005: Masterpieces of American Literature

Masterpieces of American Literature enhances students' understanding of the American literary and artistic heritage through an intensive study of a few centrally significant texts, emphasizing works written before the 20th century.

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ENGL 1420-003: Poetry

This course introduces students to reading poetry by examining the great variety of poems written and composed in English from the very beginning of the English language until recently.

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ENGL 1500-001, 002: Masterpieces of British Literature

This course introduces students to a range of major works of British literature, including at least one play by Shakespeare, a pre-20th century English novel, and works by Chaucer and/or Milton.

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ENGL 1420-001, 002: Poetry

This course introduces students to reading poetry by examining the great variety of poems written and composed in English from the very beginning of the English language until recently.

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ENGL 1340-001, 001B: Mysticism and the Jewish American Literary Tradition

In this class about Jewish mysticism and the Jewish-American literary tradition, you will enter a world filled with dybbuks and golems, with stories about Ezekiel’s Chariot and the Shekhinah or the female divinity. You will read stories about the creation of the universe about absence, nothingness, and divine constriction that are rarely read in university classrooms.

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ENGL 1260-001, 002, 003, 004: Introduction to Women's Literature

This course introduces literature by women in England and America. We cover both poetry and fiction and varying historical periods while acquainting students with the contribution of women writers to the English literary tradition and investigates the nature of this contribution.

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