ENGL 210

Introduction to English Studies

This course serves as an introduction to the English major; as such it provides a broad basis for the study of literature through reading, analyzing, and writing about a variety of literary and non-literary texts. Through close readings of poetry, fiction, drama, memoirs, and film, as well as literary criticism, students develop a critical vocabulary and interpretive frameworks for further reading and writing about literature. Students are also introduced to basic literary research tools. Course content varies by instructor, but all sections include attention to the work of Shakespeare.