English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

Still looking for courses to take next semester? Below are just a few of the offerings in English and Linguistics. (Click on the underlined links for more information.)

As always, faculty are available for advising. Check out the “Advising” tab for a list of advisors.

ENG/LIN 244 – Structure of English (TR 4:00-5:15 pm) with Dr. Britt

This is a special section that incorporates community-based active learning experiences. Students will be collecting data that will contribute to an ongoing oral history and linguistic survey of Flint.

Click here for more details about this course and other linguistics courses including LIN 290 (Language and Culture), LIN 351 (Language and the Mind) and LIN 447 (History of the English Language).

ENG 301 – Women and Medieval Literature (MW 9:30-10:45am) with Dr. Larsen

This course fulfills the pre-1800 British Literature requirement.

ENG 342 – Videogame Studies (TR 2:30-3:45pm) with Dr. Schirmer

This course examines videogames as viable cultural artifacts. The dense products of socioeconomic and technological forces, videogames are layered with multiple meanings. Through a variety of critical perspectives, we will explore videogames and their broader social contexts – how they are designed, who plays them and why, and how videogames can be more than entertainment.

ENG 359 – American Women Writers of the 19th Century (MW 12:30-1:45 pm) with Dr. Carpenter

This special topics course fulfills the American Literature requirement.

ENG 368 – Post-Modern American Literature (Online) with Dr. Svoboda

ENG 400 – Harlem Renaissance (R 4:00-6:45 pm) with Dr. Kent

ENG 400 – Fitzgerald, Hemingway and the Lost Generation (T 5:30-8:15pm) with Dr. Svoboda

ENG 527 – Contemporary Irish Fiction with Dr. Foster

Section M1 – T 5:30-8:15 pm (mixed-mode) / Section W1 – online

We will look at the recent development of Irish fiction from about 1970 forward, examining novels and short stories by William Trevor, Edna O’Brien, John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Emma Donohue, Colm Toíbin, and Colum McCann. Students will also have the opportunity to explore one contemporary Irish fictionist in greater depth. This course will be open to students taking it in either mixed-mode or strictly online formats; there will be a section of each, and we will make as much of in-class content available as we can to online participants while also offering a beefed-up online presence over the usual mixed-mode course. Presentations, short responses, and a longer paper are likely requirements.