English courses provide a broad knowledge of liberal arts education, helping you think and write critically. We feature an average class size of 23 students in undergraduate classes. Our faculty focus on essential skills for college success, ethical living, and career readiness.

The University of Oregon course catalog offers degree plans and a complete list of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of English.

Course Highlights

These three courses span lower and upper division coursework.

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ENG 410
Digital Storytelling
Instructor: Mattie Burkert

Digital exhibits. Narrative visualizations. Storymaps. Dynamic timelines. Podcasts. Interactive fiction. How is the ancient art of storytelling adapting to the digital age? How do foundational concepts from narrative theory apply to new media storyforms? In this class, you’ll reimagine literary and archival materials in new digital forms, practicing skills increasingly in demand in journalism, advertising, libraries, museums, public health, politics, nonprofit organizing, & digital humanities.

Professor Ben Saunders with Marvel's Hulk

ENG 280
Intro to Comic Studies
Instructor: Ben Saunders or additional faculty

This class provides an introduction to the history and art of comics and to the methodologies of the academic discipline of Comics Studies. Students will be exposed to a range of different comic-art forms (including newspaper strips, collections of serialized comic books, and free-standing graphic novels), as well as examples of contemporary comics scholarship.


ENG 395
20th Century Literature
Instructor: Corbett Upton

Modern literature from American, British, and European cultures, 1945 to present. Significant works of poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction in relation to intellectual and historical developments.

Upcoming Courses

The table below lists the courses that the Department of English anticipates offering for Winter Term 2023 for the English major. The table is updated as curriculum decisions are made, so check back when considering future registration choices.

Course Number Course Name Term Offered
100-level General Education
ENG 104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction Winter 2023
ENG 104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction Winter 2023
ENG 105 Introduction to Literature: Drama Winter 2023
ENG 110M Introduction to Film and Media Winter 2023
FLR 199L Special Studies: Fairy Tales Winter 2023
200-level Required of Major
ENG 200 Public Speaking as a Liberal Art Winter 2023
ENG 205 Genre Topic: Romance Winter 2023
ENG 205 Genre Topic: Lyric Winter 2023
ENG 208 Shakespeare Winter 2023
ENG 209 Craft of the Sentence Winter 2023
ENG 240 Introduction to Disability Studies Winter 2023
ENG 244 Introduction to Native American Literature Winter 2023
ENG 250 Literature and Digital Culture Winter 2023
FLR 250 Introduction to Folklore Winter 2023
ENG 260M Media Aesthetics Winter 2023
ENG 280 Introduction to Comic Studies Winter 2023
300-level Required of Major
ENG 304 Foundations of the English Major: 304-Context Winter 2023
ENG 315 Women Writers' Cultures: Trans Twitter Winter 2023
ENG 316 Women Writers' Forms: Black Women's Novels Winter 2023
WR 320 Scientific and Technical Writing Winter 2023
WR 321 Business Communications Winter 2023
ENG 322 English Novel Winter 2023
FLR 350 Folklore & the Bible Winter 2023
ENG 360 African American Writers Winter 2023
ENG 381M Film, Media, and Culture Winter 2023
ENG 385 Graphic Narratives and Cultural Theory Winter 2023
ENG 395 20th Century Literature Winter 2023
ENG 399 Special Studies: Writing Associates Winter 2023
ENG 399 Special Studies: WSCR Portfolio Winter 2023
ENG 407 Seminar: Difficult Poetry Winter 2023
ENG 407 Seminar: Horror Winter 2023
ENG 410 Digital Storytelling Winter 2023
WR 410 New Media / Digital Culture Winter 2023
FLR 411 Folklore & Religion Winter 2023
ENG 420 The Art of the Sentence Winter 2023
ENG 425 Medieval Romance Winter 2023
WR 423 Advanced Composition Winter 2023
ENG 429 Old English: OEII Caedmon Winter 2023
ENG 491 Rhetoric and Ethics Winter 2023
ENG 494 Reasoning, Speaking, Writing Winter 2023