English

Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for courses in the Department of English. Classes at Notre Dame focus on reading, analyzing, and discussing fascinating literature. Students read canonical and lesser-known literary works, study issues of literacy and rhetoric, investigate the symbolic systems that shape cultural meaning, and craft original poetry and prose. All courses taught in the English department, not just those designated as writing courses, contain significant writing components.

Madonna des Kanonikus Georg van der Paele

English Department

University of  Notre Dame

356 O'Shaghnessy Hall

574.631.7226

For more information, please visit the English Department website

"Madonna des Kanonikus Georg van der Paele", Jan Van Eyck, 1439. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

About the English Department

English classes at Notre Dame focus on reading, analyzing, and discussing fascinating literature. Students read canonical and lesser-known literary works, study issues of literacy and rhetoric, investigate the symbolic systems that shape cultural meaning, and craft original poetry and prose.  All majors take "Introduction to Literary Studies" and three literary history courses that provide an overview of literary traditions from the Middle Ages to the present. In the capstone research seminar, students design and produce an original research project.  
 
Electives include courses in the several periods of British, Irish, and American literature from their origins to the present, in certain aspects of classical and European literature, and in other literatures written in English. They also include courses in the genres of literature, in major authors, in literacy and rhetoric, in literary theory and the history of criticism, and in expository and creative writing. All courses taught in the department, not just those designated as writing courses, contain significant writing components.
Citation: Dame, @. o. N. (2008, January 26). English. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from Notre Dame OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.nd.edu/english.
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