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English for Non-Majors

First-year students who need to fulfill the first-year writing requirement may take either English 101 or English 181. Both are writing-intensive courses that give students an opportunity to develop writing skills, but English 181 focuses specifically on writing about literature. First-year students who enjoy literature or are thinking about becoming an English Major may find this course especially useful.

Introductory offerings that are good for majors and non-majors alike include survey courses that provide a broad historical view of literature and its intellectual and cultural backgrounds.

The department's upper-level courses are open to non-majors, including qualified first-year students.

  • Many of these courses fulfill Emory's post-freshman writing requirement
  • All students who are prepared to commit seriously to literary study are welcome

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