English and Film Studies

200 Level English

Courses at the 200 level introduce students to a diverse range of theories and methods relevant to literary and cultural study. These courses typically combine literary and theoretical readings, with an emphasis on key concepts, paradigms, and debates. You do not need to take 200 level courses in your second year – but because the theories and methods you encounter in these courses will likely inform perspectives and approaches at the 300 and 400 levels, you may want to consider taking at least one 200 level course early in your program.

Please consult the University Calendar for a full listing of our ENGL courses, not all of which are offered in a given year. Our department also offers Film Studies and Creative Writing courses.

Below are our course offerings; click on a course to see its description.


Fall 2016

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 208 A1 Reading Histories: Making Books L. Schechter MWF 0900-0950
ENGL 210 A1 Reading Histories: Histories in Texts B. Bucknell MWF 1000-1050
ENGL 212 A1 Introduction to the English Language J. Considine MWF 1300-1350
ENGL 218 A1 Textualities: Reading and Interpretation C. Bracken MWF 1200-1250
ENGL 219 A1 Textualities: Narrative Theory and Poetics K. Binhammer TR 1230-1350
ENGL 219 X01 Textualities: Narrative Theory and Poetics K. Ball R 1800-2100
ENGL 220 A1 Reading Politics: Gender and Sexuality T. Tomsky TR 1100-1220
ENGL 221 A1 Reading Politics: Class and Ideology S. Tinic TR 1400-1520
ENGL 222 A1 Reading Politics: Race and Ethnicity O. Okome TR: 0930-1050
ENGL 223 A1 Reading Politics: Empire and the Postcolonial E. Kent TR 1100-1220
ENGL 299 X01 Essay Writing for Education Students O. Ogundipe R 1800-2100

Winter 2017

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 209 B1 Reading Histories: Making Readers D. Gay MWF 1000-1050
ENGL 210 B2 Reading Histories: Histories in Texts R. Prusko TR 1100-1220
ENGL 212 B1 Introduction to the English Language S. R. Reimer MWF 1200-1250
ENGL 217 B1 Textualities: Signs and Texts C. Bracken MWF 1400-1450
ENGL 220 B1 Reading Politics: Gender and Sexuality N. Hurley TR 0930-1050
ENGL 221 B1 Reading Politics: Class and Ideology J. Cohn MWF 1200-1250
ENGL 222 B1 Reading Politics: Race and Ethnicity T. Zackodnik MWF 10:00-10:50
ENGL 223 B1 Reading Politics: Empire and the Postcolonial S. Slemon MWF 1100-1150
ENGL 299 B1 Essay Writing for Education Students L. Robertson TR 1230-1350

Spring 2017

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 222 A1 Reading Politics: Race and Ethnicity TBA TR 1030-1320