The English Major and Minor at Davidson

The English Department provides you with a depth and breadth of literary knowledge while teaching you to explore problems creatively, to be sensitive to life's diversity, and to read the world critically and thoughtfully.

English courses provide students of all academic interests with a strong foundation in critical and expressive skills. We cater to the college's diverse student body by offering both critical and creative courses that focus on various time periods, authors, genres, regions and media.  

Courses You Might Take

RUS 420

War &Peace: Tolstoy (in trans)


This course is devoted to Tolstoy's masterpiece, War & Peace, interspersed with critical and theoretical readings. We will discuss everything from genre to historiography to the text's surprising relevance in the age of Trump. War & Peace is…

ENG 110

Poetry Without Fear

English 110 satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.
Check schedule to determine which course is being offered.

Fall 2019

ENG 110 A Poetry Without Fear


Chances are, if you dislike poetry or don't know how to…

ENG 271

Disability in Literature & Art


In this course, we will explore disability as it is depicted in literary and cultural texts, from the canon to disability culture.  These representations are sometimes used metaphorically, as representations of extreme innocence or evil.  Likewise, they might…