Online English

The English Department offers a number of courses online, from General Education to upper-division options for majors and minors. By Spring 2022, we plan to offer a fully online major as part of an Online B.S. in English. (See MTSU's current list of Online Degrees.)

English Online Advising

Our English Online Advisor is Dr. Laura Dubek.

Student Testimonials

  • "From my experience with my online professor, I can tell you that she wants you to succeed in her course and prepare for your future career. She is a pro at operating D2L, so be assured that she will put all the tools you need to learn the material at your disposal. She will keep you updated with news posts, walk you through each project, set up class discussions, provide examples of essays and assignments, and, most importantly, be there to answer any questions you may have along the way. Trust and follow her process, and you will truly enjoy this [Gen Ed] course!"
  • "I was wary of taking an online course for this subject [ENGL 2020] and was worried that I wouldn’t get as much out of it as I would if the class were in person, but this wasn’t the case at all."
  • "The course allows students to have conversations with each other. This was helpful because it offered students the ability to comment on and critique each other’s work."
  • "My online professor has given me more feedback and encouragement on my work than any other professor I've had in three years at MTSU. She genuinely cares about her students and wants to see them succeed."

English Online Courses

The following English courses are delivered online on a regular rotation. Please see the current schedule via Pipeline for specific offerings by semester.

General Education

Multiple online sections of ENGL 1010, 1020, 2020, and 2030 offered every semester; 2020 Theme offerings vary.

ENGL 1010 Expository Writing
ENGL 1010K Stretch Program - Expository Writing
ENGL 1020 Research/Argumentative Writing
ENGL 2020 Theme: Childhood Innocence and Evil in Modern Fiction
ENGL 2020 Theme: Happily Ever After
ENGL 2020 Theme: Holocaust Survivor Literature
ENGL 2020 Theme: Women Writing HerStory
ENGL 2020 Theme: American Nature Writing
ENGL 2020 Theme: Black Writers Matter
ENGL 2020 Theme: Modern American Environmental Literature
ENGL 2020H Theme: Video Games and Literature
ENGL 2030 Experience of Literature

English Major Core

One section of each offered most semesters.

ENGL 3000 Introduction to Literary Studies
ENGL 3007 Writing and the Literary Imagination
ENGL 3010 British Literature: Beginning to  1700
ENGL 3020 British Literature II
ENGL 3030 Introduction to American Literature

Upper-Division Electives

Generally offered on one- to two-year rotation..

ENGL 3230 Literature of the Victorian Era
ENGL 3330 Southern Literature
ENGL 3340 African American Literature
ENGL 3410 Classical Mythology
ENGL 3510 English Grammar and Usage for Educators
ENGL 3570 Introduction to Linguistics
ENGL 3605 Applied Writing [does not count for English major]
ENGL 3620 Professional Writing
ENGL 3730 Twentieth Century Women Writers
ENGL 3740 Children's Literature
ENGL 3745 Literature for Adolescents
ENGL 3850 Literature and Film
ENGL 4425 Background of Modern Literature
ENGL 4510 Modern English Grammar and Usage
ENGL 4520 The Structure of English
ENGL 4570 Topics in Linguistics: The Science of Words
ENGL 4605 Advanced Composition
ENGL 4900 Topics in Literature: Crime, Criminals, & Detectives