ENGL1040, 1050, and 1100 are all half-credit courses and can be taken in combination with each other or with 1005, 1015, or 1025 in fulfillment of the Writing Requiirement.
A full credit made up of any of the above courses will fulfill the Writing Requirement, will fulfill the Humanities Distribution Requirement, and will serve as a prerequisite to any 2000- or 3000-level course in English.
Courses with numbers that end in -1, like 1041 and 1051, are piggy-back sections. For example, ENGL1041 is taught by the same professor, usually in the same classroom at the same time, as its larger version, ENGL1040. The difference is that ENGL1041, like all -1 courses, does not fulfill the Writing Requirement. The courses ending in -1 are meant for students who already have other means of fulfilling the Writing Requirement and of earning a prerequisite to upper-level English classes. The -1 classes are offered for those interested in the subject matter. NOTE: You cannot take both the writing and non-writing requirement versions of the same course for credit.
Upper-level courses include all undergraduate courses and seminars at the 2000, 3000, and 4000 levels.
In order to register for any 4000-level seminar, students must first fill out an application form and submit it to the English Department. The application form for 2018-2019 4000-level seminars is available here.