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

ENG 110

World's Greatest Short Stories

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

Fall 2020


ENG 110 Contemporary American Fiction


This course in 21st century American fiction will concentrate on new…

ENG 309

Forms of Poetry

Parker, Rippeon

"Forms of Poetry" investigates a literary genre via both theory and practice, operating like a laboratory, emphasizing experimentation, and embracing making as a way of learning. "Forms of Poetry" explores three different types of writing (literary criticism…

CLA 122

Roman Lit in Translation


Selected works of Roman literature from the early Republic through the Empire.

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.
Counts toward the major in Classical Languages and Literature, the major in Classical Studies, and the minor in…