English and Reading

We all write our own histories.


ENGL 190

Intro. to Literature, Fall 2018

Kidnappings, murders, PTSD, and racial discrimination are just some of the things the characters go through in the stories we’ll read in Intro to Literature! Take this fully online course (which doesn’t require any textbook purchases!)

  • Intro. to Literature
  • Fall 2018
  • ENGL 190
  • CRN: 20248
  • Distance Learning (online)
  • Z-course (no or low textbook costs)
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

Intro to Lit Hybrid This Spring!

This is a fast, convenient way to complete your HUMD requirement. It only meets face-to-face one night a week, with most course discussions on Blackboard. No lengthy research paper required! The textbook is available on Amazon, usually for under $50

  • ENGL 190
  • CRN: 31510
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
  • LATE STARTING, Thursdays 6:15-8 p.m.
  • HUMD
  • Honors module available, CRN: 36135
  • Prerequisite: students must be at the ENGL 101/A (but it is not a prerequisite).
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

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Spring’18: Intro. to Literature

Explore the human experience through fiction, poetry, and drama.

Join ENGL 190:

  • Intro. to Literature
  • T/R 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
  • CRN: 31078
  • Rockville campus

Questions? Contact:

Spring’18: Introduction to Literature

Sample some literature this spring. Explore a play by August Wilson; poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks, Sherman Alexie, Li Young Lee, and others; short stories by Ha Jin, Edgar Allan Poe, Joyce Carol Oates, and others; and flash fiction.

Watch an amazing movie. You may even attend a poetry reading!

Questions? Contact:

  • Prof. Marianne Szlyk

Emily Rosado

I am an optimist, lover of animals, and believer in the power of kindness. Current reading obsessions: Stories of explorers Lewis and Clark and the courage of Martin Luther.

Why should you take Introduction to Literature? To read the innermost thoughts of others allows us a window into our own fears, hopes, desires, and dreams. Journey with me through stories of bravery, heartache, loneliness, and conflict. To study literature is to study human nature and learn more about ourselves.

Prof. Rosado teaches:

  • Intro. to Literature, ENGL 190, CRN 20320
  • Distance Learning, late start

You can reach her:

Spring17: English 190, Love Gone Wrong

Read about lovers who have snapped, lovers who are obsessed, and lovers who have been jilted in this survey course that covers short story, poetry, drama, and one exciting novel.

See you in the Spring!

  • Mon/Wed/Fri
  • 11-11:50am
  • CRN 31222
  • For more info, contact:

Late Start Intro. to Literature

ENGL190  CRN 31924 — Intro to Lit

Kirzner Compact Literature
Kirzner Compact Literature

Late start: Feb. 1, 9:00-9:55 MWF

Keep your General Education requirements up-to-date with this late start Introduction to Literature.  We’ll do fun stuff–Lit is fun!–and read mostly contemporary people… short story, poetry, plays, graphic novels.

For more on this, contact Prof.

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