Browse course samples and faculty profiles for English Studies.

Sample Courses in English Studies

Debate and Critical Reading

Students will explore controversial issues and their reactions to them. They will learn how to argue both sides of an issue in order to hone oral communication and analytical skills.

Business Communication for International Students

Centers around the rhetoric and stylistic conventions of written business prose. Provides process-oriented writing practice. Students write and revise business letters, résumés, memos, reports, etc.

Exploring Rhetoric and Genre

Hones research and writing skills in order to create fluid and interesting prose appropriate for the graduate level. The content of the course will include a series of short essays and a final research paper that may be prepared in conjunction with another course.

Navigating the Process: Advanced Strategic Writing

Concentrates on giving nonnative speakers of English the necessary tools to edit their own writing. Uses short in-class writing and papers from other classes to sharpen editing skills.


Marie Butcher

Visiting Assistant Professor

Tel: (831) 647-4194
Office: IIRC Building 1

Lisa Leopold

Associate Professor; Program Coordinator, English Language Studies

Tel: (831) 647-3599
Office: McCone Building M102B