English and the Marquette Core Curriculum

Overview

The English Department contributes a number of courses to the Marquette Core Curriculum, including Foundation-Tier Courses, Discovery-Tier Courses, Writing-Intensive Courses, and second-level Engaging Social Systems and Values (ESSV) Courses.

Foundation-Tier Courses

In addition to ENGL 1001 (Foundations in Rhetoric), the English Department teaches two Foundation-level ESSV (Engaging Social Systems and Values) courses:  ENGL 2020 (Texts, Social Systems, and Values) and ENGL 2030 (Global Literatures). Numerous sections—each taught by a different instructor with a different point of view and expertise in different times and places—are offered each semester. 


Discovery-Tier Courses

Each student must take at least four courses in one Discovery-Tier theme; at least one of these courses must be a Humanities course, although students can choose to take two Humanities courses if they so choose. Students can apply up to two Discovery-Tier courses to their majors and minors.

The English Department offers multiple courses each term in all of the Discovery-Tier themes. 

Basic Needs and Justice:
ENGL 3222  Writing for Health and Medicine
ENGL 3762  Disability and Literature
ENGL 3780  Water is Life: Indigenous Art and Activism in Changing Climates
ENGL 3785  LGBTQ+ Narratives: Literature, Film,Theory
ENGL 4223  The Rhetoric of Black Protest
ENGL 4423  Legal Fictions of the Enlightenment
ENGL 4472  British Literature of the Victorian Period
ENGL 4755  Law and Literature
ENGL 4761  Medicine and Literature
ENGL 4810  Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
ENGL 4820  Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Cognition, Intelligence, Memory:
ENGL 2011 Books That Matter
ENGL 3241  Crafting the Short Story
ENGL 3513  Modern Irish Literature
ENGL 4110  Exploring the English Language
ENGL 4250  Creative Writing: Fiction (paused as a Disco Tier Course for 2021-22)
ENGL 4503  British Literature Since 1900
ENGL 4715  Children's Literature
ENGL 4717  Comics and Graphic Narrative
ENGL 4736  Fiction

Crossing Boundaries:
ENGL 3301  Here Be Monsters
ENGL 3302  Crossing Over
ENGL 3740  Film Studies
ENGL 3841  Global Hip Hop
ENGL 4412  Transatlantic Literature, 1700-1900
ENGL 4453  Romanticism and Nature
ENGL 4825  Native American Literature
ENGL 4826  Global Indigenous Literatures
ENGL 4840  Postcolonial Literatures

Expanding Our Horizons:
ENGL 3462  Introduction to Gothic Fiction
ENGL 3860  The Russian Novel and the Search for Meaning
ENGL 4616  Moby Dick
ENGL 4617  James Joyce's Ulysses
ENGL 4716  Science Fiction/Fantasy
ENGL 4730  What is a Book?
ENGL 4734  The Epic
ENGL 4765  Material Cultures

Individuals and Communities:
ENGL 3220  Writing for Workplaces
ENGL 3240  Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 3261  Poetry and Community
ENGL 3611  Jane Austen
ENGL 3751  The Art of War
ENGL 3775  Literature and Place
ENGL 4140  Sociolinguistics
ENGL 4210  Writing, Literacy, and Rhetoric Studies
ENGL 4402  The Novel to 1900
ENGL 4612  J. R. R. Tolkien
ENGL 4738  Poetry
ENGL 4786  Women Writers


Core-designated Writing-Intensive Courses

Many English courses satisfy the upper-level writing-intensive requirement of the Marquette Core Curriculum. These courses include instruction in the writing process, give students multiple writing opportunities, and require revision of written work.  

ENGL 2001  Ways of Knowing
ENGL 2011  Books that Matter
ENGL 3000  Critical Practices and Processes in Literary Studies
ENGL 3210  Writing Practices and Processes
ENGL 3220  Writing for Workplaces
ENGL 3222  Writing for Health and Medicine
ENGL 3240  Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 3241  Crafting the Short Story
ENGL 3261  Poetry and Community
ENGL 3301  Here Be Monsters
ENGL 3302  Crossing Over
ENGL 3462  Introduction to Gothic Fiction
ENGL 3513  Modern Irish Literature
ENGL 3751  The Art of War
ENGL 3762  Disability and Literature
ENGL 3780  Water Is Life: Indigenous Art and Activism in Changing Climates
ENGL 3785  LGBTQ+ Narratives: Literature, Film, Theory
ENGL 3841  Global Hip Hop
ENGL 3860  The Russian Novel and the Search for Meaning
ENGL 4210  Writing, Literacy, and Rhetoric Studies
ENGL 4220  Rhetorical Theories and Practices
ENGL 4222  Feminist Rhetorics
ENGL 4223 The Rhetoric of Black Protest
ENGL 4224  Radical Writing: An Invitation to the Self
ENGL 4230  Writing Center Theory, Practice and Research
ENGL 4250  Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 4260  Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 4303  Studies in the Medieval Imagination
ENGL 4311  Themes in Medieval Literature
ENGL 4331  Shakespeare
ENGL 4402  The Novel to 1900
ENGL 4412  Transatlantic Literature, 1700-1900
ENGL 4422  British Literature of the Long 18th Century
ENGL 4423  Legal Fictions of the Enlightenment
ENGL 4453  Romanticism and Nature
ENGL 4472  British Literature of the Victorian Period
ENGL 4616  Moby Dick
ENGL 4715  Children's Literature
ENGL 4730  What Is a Book?
ENGL 4734  The Epic
ENGL 4738  Poetry
ENGL 4755  Law and Literature
ENGL 4761  Medicine and Literature
ENGL 4765  Material Cultures
ENGL 4786  Women Writers
ENGL 4810  Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
ENGL 4820  Studies in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
ENGL 4825  Native American Literature
ENGL 4826  Global Indigenous Literatures
ENGL 4830  Africana Literatures
ENGL 4932  Topics in Writing
ENGL 4954  Seminar in Creative Writing
ENGL 4997  Capstone


Second-Level Engaging Social Systems and Values (ESSV) Courses

Students can fulfill the second ESSV requirement in a number of ways, including courses taken in their majors.

ENGL 2001  Ways of Knowing
ENGL 3249  Creativity and Community
ENGL 3261  Poetry and Community
ENGL 3780  Water is Life: Indigenous Art and Activism in Changing Climates
ENGL 4140  Sociolinguistics
ENGL 4221 The Rhetoric of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X
ENGL 4222  Feminist Rhetorics
ENGL 4223  The Rhetoric of Black Protest
ENGL 4230  Writing Center Theory, Practice, Research
ENGL 4453  Romanticism and Nature
ENGL 4825  Native American Literature 
ENGL 4826  Global Indigenous Literatures