Course Descriptions

The SPU English major allows a lot of freedom for students to choose their own courses, follow their own interests, and prepare for their own future plans — isn’t that great?

But all that freedom needs some good information, too, so the right choices can be made. Click on the quarter and course name below and you’ll find a world of information to help you create your future schedule.

But don’t forget your faculty advisors, too! We are here to help answer questions and craft a course plan. Contact us whenever you’d like some guidance.

2023–24 Academic Year

  • Autumn Quarter 2023
  • Winter Quarter 2024
  • Spring Quarter 2024

Writing on the window of an English classroom

How to Read a Poem

English Professor Susan Van Zanten gives you a quick guide on how to get the most out of reading poetry.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice