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English 215: Introduction to English Studies

Welcome English 215 Students

In "Introduction to English Studies," we will learn about literature via a number of different approaches: through understanding its social context, by learning about the author, by studying its formal language, and through reading language in order to decipher what lies beneath the initially apparent and obvious meaning. The focus of this course will be on close reading and critical analysis of texts. Texts such as:

  • Films/Cinema
  • Novels 
  • Plays/Theater
  • Poetry
  • Rhetoric/Writing 
  • Short stories

This guide is divided into resources for the concentrations within the English major to assist with your exploration.