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 462

Romantic Radicalism

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462A Romantic Radicalism


For William Godwin, truth, if it exists, comes about in the "collision of mind with mind."  In this seminar, we will investigate and interrogate how Romantic…

ENG 220

Literary Analysis

Churchill, Miller

Designed for potential majors. Emphasizes theoretical approaches and critical strategies for the written analysis of poetry, fiction, and drama and/or film. Writing intensive. Required for the major. Students who major in English should complete 220 by…

ENG 352

Shakespeare in Action


This course begins with the premise that Shakespeare's dramas are not only works of dramatic literature that trace an action across five acts, but also play scripts for actors who performed 400 years ago.  As such, they require…