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  • EN-100

    Basic Writing

    A course intended to help certain students develop fluency, confidence and correct, effective expression. The course stresses the development of thinking skills and introduces the student to the writing process. The student works under the close guidance of an instructor and a peer writing assistant. (Institutional Credit Only)
  • EN-105

    Reading,Thinking, & Writing I

    This course provides a workshop setting in which first-year students explore writing for learning and communication. The seminar focuses on the complementary skills of speaking, listening, responding, and reading and thinking critically. Emphasis in the workshop is on process, peer group work, and constant revision. Students produce a portfolio of writing for evaluation at the end of the semester, which includes critical and analytical nonfiction writing, as well as personal narrative. Conferences with instructors and writing assistants outside of class supplement in-class workshops. EN 105 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for all literature and writing courses.
  • EN-106

    Reading,Thinking,&Writing II

    This course focuses on critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. Practice in writing reports, proposals, and annotated bibliographies challenges students to engage all skills emphasized in the course. To further encourage deep critical thinking and more textured and sophisticated college-level writing and research, texts used may be interdisciplinary in nature and will be organized around a central theme of the instructor's choice and expertise. Themes have included food and politics, poverty, social media, place, and the American prison system. EN 106 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for all literature and writing courses.
  • EN-202

    Publishing Hemetera

    Hemetera, Regis College's literary journal, is a student-run, annual print and digital publication that features a wide range of Regis undergraduate and graduate poetry, prose, photography, and artwork. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students learn how to develop, edit, design, publish, and market a literary journal. Students also work together to organize and host Hemetera's annual reading and release event for the greater Regis community. This course may be repeated up to four times for a total of 2 credits.
  • EN-204

    US Story:Migration&Immigratio

    The United States has been shaped from its very beginnings by the migrations of its people. Prompted by choice or force, migration stories have often defined how we think of ourselves as Americans and how we have come to consider the American Dream. This course will explore these various journeys and hardships through novels, stories, poems, plays, and memoirs spanning the 19th century to today. Beginning with precursors such as Eloudah Equiano and William Bradford , we go on to such 19th, 20th, and 21st century voices as Willa Cather, Carlos Bulosan, Sui Sin Far, Anzia Yezierska, Chester Himes, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Meridel LeSeuer, Mario Puzo, Lorraine Hansberry, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jack Kerouac, Christina Garcia, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shaun Tan, Karolina Waclawiak, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to explore the effects of migration and immigration on our notions of American identity. Prerequisites: EN105, EN106
  • EN-205

    Major British Writers I

    This course is a survey of some major works of British literature from its beginnings to the seventeenth century, studied in the context of England's historical and religious context in this period. The course includes a range of nonfiction, fiction, and dramatic works. Readings may include Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Lanval, selections from the lyric poetry of Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, and Spenser. Prerequisites: EN105, EN106
  • EN-206

    British Writers II: 1660-1945

    This course serves as a survey of the major works of British literature from the Restoration of Charles II to the early twentieth century, with a focus on the relations between literary aesthetics, culture, religion, sexuality, notions of morality, and politics. A central focus will be the ways in which these various concepts coalesced to allow England to become an uncontested empire by the 19th century. Readings will include Richardson, Hobbes, Wycherley, Mary Shelley, Dickens, Joyce, and many more. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
  • EN-207


    Chaucer in Context offers a panoramic view of English late medieval history, philosophy, and religion, viewed through the lens of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Students will begin by learning the critical skills necessary to interpret the text in its original Middle English and then consider Chaucer using multidisciplinary texts. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, and EN 211, or instructor permission
  • EN-208

    Nineteenth Century Novel

    This course is comprised of a study of the major British novels of the nineteenth century, with a particular concentration on a specific theme or sub-genre each time such as the bild ngsroman, the domestic novel, the industrial novel, etc. Students will examine the treatment of social issues and trends as well as work, education, marriage, and its alternatives. Students will read novels by such writers as Shelley, Austen, the Brontës, Dickens, Gaskell, Thackeray, Eliot, Hardy, and Butler. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, or EN 211, or instructor permission
  • EN-209A

    Creative Writing

    This course introduces students to the writing of the short story and poetry. Students will write and share their work with the class. Students will also read classic fiction and poetry as well as study strategies for writers. While the course is introductory, the workshop discussion should be useful to students at any level. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
  • EN-210

    Poetry Workshop

    Students will write their own poems and critique poems in a weekly workshop setting, study a variety of published poems from the ancient to the contemporary, and respond to a number of poetry prompts and assignments to stretch their imaginations and their writing skills. The course culminates in a final portfolio of revised work and reflections. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, or instructor permission