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Literature and Creative Writing

Upcoming Courses for Fall 2024

ENGL 122

English 122 | Intro to World Mythology
CRN 22636
Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-1:45
Rockville Campus

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For questions, conta Prof. Shweta Sen at Shweta.Sen@montgomerycollege.edy 
ENGL 190

ENCL 190: Intro to Litcraturel
Transfers as a Humanities elective

ENGL 205

ENGL 205 | Asian Literature
CRN 23662 | Professor Jennifer Lee
Distance Learning
Fulfills Humanities and Global and Cultural Perspectives Requirements

  • Explore works of contemporary Asian authors whose works are new to you.
  • Enjoy short and medium length fiction, graphic novels, and poetry.
  • Engage in discussion about identity, gender, power, and class.
  • Choose readings from a country of your interest!
ENGL 208

CRN 23482 | Professor Brianne Friel, Ph.D.
Remote 13-Week Class
September 17 - December 12
TR, 1:30pm - 3pm on Zoom
Distance Learning (DL)

Participate in close readings, class discussions, group projects, and reader responses.

Discuss themes of gender, race, class, women's rights, and literary techniques.

Read a variety of genres from poems to short stories to novels by an array of diverse writers.

ENGI 208 fulfills HUMD, GEIR GEEL and GCP requirements (Humanities, General Education Institutional Requirement, General Education Elective, and General Education Cultural and Global Perspective)

"I've leamed that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." — Maya Angelou

"You can do some rather extraordinary things if that's what you really believe." — Toni Morrison

I am not afraid of storms, for I am leaming how to sail my ship."— Louisa May Alcott

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." — Anne Frank

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Distance Learning (DL)
ENGL 208
For more information, please contact Brianne Friel, Ph.D. at, or call the English department at (240) 567-7458.

ENGL 211

ENGL 211: American Literature l, Beginning to 1865
Professor Rebecca Eggenschwiler
CRN23183 | TR 12:30-2:00pm

What kind of country is this?
Find out tNs Fall 2024
Read American short stories, essays, and poems by great authors - those with power and those with none. 
Join our class. Join the dscussion. Find out what they thought.
Find out what ymJ think.

REMOTE | HUMD (This course fulfills humanities distribution.)

ENGL 228

ENGL 228 Intro to Latino a/x/ Literature in the U.S.
CRN 23210 | Dr. Emily Rosado: 
Fully online no text purchase required
Fulfills Humanities Distribution and Global and Cultural Perspectives requirements

ENGL 228

ENGL 228: Survey of Latino/a/x Literature in the United States
CRN 23210 | Dr. Emily Rosado: 

What does it mean to be Latino/a/x in the United States? In this course, we will uncover the struggles and the triumphs of Latino/a/x Americans through the experiences of Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Mexican, Salvadorean American authors and more. Journey through the words of writers such as Julia Alvarez, Junot Diaz, Esmeralda Santiago, Elizabeth Acevedo, Julia de Burgos, Jose B. Gonzalez and others.

This course is fully online (no Zoom meetings) and is a Z-course (no text purchases required). We will be analyzing readings each week to discuss universal themes that we all experience through a Latinx lens, including coming of age, feeling like an outsider, defying the odds, generational conflict, and clashing with one's heritage.

This course fulfills the Humanities distribution and Global Cultural Perspectives requirements.

ENGL 235

CRN 20339 | Dr. Leah Sneider
Wednesdays, 2-5:05 PM
Rockville Campus
Starts: 9/18/24
Fulfills ARTSD
More Info: Dr. Leah Sneider,

ENGL 265

Advanced Creative Writing of Fiction
ENGL 265

Prerequisite: ENGL 264
*transfers as an English elective*

Intro to Mythology

Intro to Mythology 
Transfers to as HUM elective


Why Take a Literature Class?

  • Good preparation for jobs in education, journalism, law, business, marketing/advertising, publishing, library sciences, curation, video game narration/design, TV production, human resources, nonprofit work, art, editing, and more.
  • Leads to more employability and personal development.
  • Teaches you to reflect on the world around you and your place in it.
  • Teaches you to consider alternate perspectives.
  • Teaches critical thinking and effective communication skills, both of which are necessary for professional success.
  • Makes you more appealing to four-year schools in a competitive environment.
  • Taking literature classes shows transfer schools a specialization and a set of skills that are highly sought after.
  • Medical schools are seeking more collaboration with English as well as recruiting more and more applicants with English degrees.
  • Reading literature can strengthen human connections, expands perspectives, and provide inspiration!
  • It’s fun!