Genre Matters: Poetry, Fiction, Drama, and the Essay

Required for all English majors, ENGL 253 studies poetry, fiction, drama, and the essay through the lens of genre. Students learn the conventions of genre in literature and apply them to research and write literary-critical arguments. Note: students placing out of ENGL-104 or into ENGL-105 or 195 may take 253 in the fall term of their first semester. Prerequisite: 104 or C or higher in 105 or C or higher in 195. Students who qualify for 105 or 195 may enroll in this course concurrently or with instructor consent. LA