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ENGL462 Experiential Learning<p>Whether you want a career in marketing, public relations, technical writing/editing, publishing, social media management, or you plan to go to graduate school or law school, an e-portfolio helps you tailor your materials to showcase your best writing and media samples.  We’ll craft, develop, and edit your work while also analyzing job ads, resumes, cover letters, and how to create a professional social media presence.  At the end of the semester, UD alumni will visit to review and workshop your portfolios. ENGL 462:</p><ul><li>Is reserved for Senior/Junior English majors to satisfy the English Capstone requirement.  </li><li>Satisfies the university Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) requirement and the univeristy Capstone requirement.<br></li></ul><p> </p>0
ENGL410 Technical Writing<div class="ExternalClass8EF85466452C49A78FA4193380A3755E"><p>Selected problems in technical communications, the preparation of reports and technical editing. Seats reserved for Seniors and Juniors majoring in Agriculture & Natural Resources; Business & Economics; and Engineering. Unused seats will be released to students in all majors on February 7, 2020.<br>ENGL 410 satisfies the Second Writing Requirement.<br></p></div>0
ENGL409 Topics in Journalism<div class="ExternalClassE577CC04F70646299724CAB641BAE268"><p>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary. Prerequisite: ENGL 110. Special topics change each semester. For Fall 2019:<br>Section 010: Food, Film, & Tech Reporting with Professor Dawn Fallik<br>Section 011: Social Media & Start-Ups with Professor Deborah Howlett<br></p><p>ENGL 409 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement<br></p></div>0
ENGL372 Studies in Drama<p>The stage has often been a place where radical ideas, provocative notions, and wild energy could live and breathe, at least for a few hours. What would not be possible, acknowledged or imagined in our daily lives, can become a lived experience, shared with actors on stage and the audience around us. Plays can remake us, and they can release us back into the world with new notions of gender and sexuality, the structure of the city or the meaning of family. Plays might encourage us to dress differently, live differently, or love differently. </p><p>We’ll read plays from recent American writers such Danai Gurira, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Dominique Morisseau, as well as older works, like those written by Aphra Behn, the first English woman to make her living through her pen. We’ll also take a turn performing drama in- and out-of-class, for instance William Shakespeare’s festival of disguise and desire, <em>Twelfth Night</em>. This class is discussion-based, with several papers and exams. Whenever possible, we we’ll also attend local productions, speak to playwrights and actors, and visit performance spaces. </p><p>ENGL 372 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement. </p><p> </p>0
ENGL338 Studies in Victorian Lit<p>You think the internet is overwhelming? OK, maybe, especially when we’re all stuck at home. All the time. Endlessly Zooming. </p><p>But try living in the world of Victorian print culture – the first age of mass publishing. Newspapers. Magazines. Thousands and thousands of novels. And no Google, no online reviews, no digital shortcuts. A time, as Dickens once said, when he could imagine “motes of new books in the dirty air” of the London streets through which he walked. </p><p>So how did fiction help the Victorians make sense of their universe? How did it mediate the transatlantic dialog between Europe and the New World of the Americas? How did it sustain British national identity during an age of expansion into Empire? How did it manage the upheavals caused by the paradigmatic shifts resulting from the new discoveries of science, above all Darwinian theory? </p><p>We’ll look for answers to these questions and more through reading a range of texts (short stories, novellas, novels), written by authors you’ll have heard of (such as Dickens) and some famous then but now largely vanished from view (such as Harriet Martineau), exploring how they were published in their original form as serials in popular magazines, and examining how they morphed into new lives when reprinted in America or shipped out to the British colonies. </p><p>ENGL 338 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement.<br></p><p> </p>0
ENGL324 Shakespeare<div class="ExternalClass0CDDE60B6C0A4C639D2DCB3A4A292837"><p>William Shakespeare died over 400 years ago. If he was anyone else, we might all be forgiven for asking "Shake-who?" But, no, Shakespeare lives on, his body, his being (apparently) translated into plays and poems whose scripts we still inhabit. ENGL 324 asks why that may be the case? How is it that these plays and poems and so the name that is "Shakespeare" survives? And, perhaps, more importantly, what does it mean to read and see Shakespeare's plays today? What kinds of meaning can we derive from them? Focusing on a range of plays as they were performed in Shakespeare's England and their adaptation to TV, film, and other media, please join us for this crash course in, not just a writer, but also in a cultural phenomenon. </p> <p>ENGL 324 satisfies a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth requirement.</p></div>0
ENGL309 Feature & Magazine Writing<div class="ExternalClass53B66775EB9D4FC393F869E52954EC21"><p>We'll discuss the exploration, research, reporting, structuring, writing and editing of longer pieces of nonfiction, especially newspaper- and magazine-style features. The goal is to produce work that shows excellent quality in three areas: reporting, writing, and structure. You'll be challenged to show exceptional imagination and execution, with fresh ideas, eloquent, even flawless writing, and abiding intelligence. Above all, this is your opportunity to develop original sources for your feature topics, blazing new ground rather than researching previously reported content.</p> <p>ENGL 309 satisfies the Second Writing Requirement.<br></p></div>0
ENGL308 Reporter's Practicum<p class="ExternalClass7749715A54F945D8BEDFA521DD4C1EB2">Builds on ENGL307 with extensive reporting and writing for the campus newspaper. Attention to libel and privacy issues.</p><p class="ExternalClass7749715A54F945D8BEDFA521DD4C1EB2">ENGL 308 satisfies:<br></p><div class="ExternalClass7749715A54F945D8BEDFA521DD4C1EB2"><ul><li>The Second Writing Requirement<br></li><li>The university Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) Requirement<br></li></ul></div>0
ENGL304 Poetry Writing<div class="ExternalClass7037D9CA251346C1890E54AA23362049"><p>We will read, commit to memory, and recite poems. We'll examine and discuss poetic techniques. Over the semester, you'll draft, workshop, revise, and complete a portfolio of 12 poems. Revision emphasis will be on shaping and opening your poems to make art with words.</p><p>ENGL 304 reserved for English majors and minors.<br></p></div>0
ENGL303 Script Writing<div class="ExternalClassADEDAEB68B4F4BDE80F382A0DC537B7D"><p>This is a playwriting course highlighting basic ways in which writing for the stage is different from writing for TV or film. How can you take advantage of the fact that a bunch of people are agreeing to let you hold them captive in a space for a good chunk of time? What do you show them? How does it make them feel? Why does it have to be live and not on a screen or in a book? What did it gain from not just being words on a page? Find the answers in this workshop-style playwriting class.<br></p></div>0
ENGL294 English Language: Grammar and Usage<div class="ExternalClassA14CBDF53E3C408EBF0D05DC6356B54A"><p>ENGL 294 involves descriptive study of patterns and structures of language use, with an emphasis on standard written and spoken English; attention to punctuation, mechanics, and style. Intended for prospective English teachers.</p></div>0
ENGL280 Approaches to Literature for Non-Majors<p class="ExternalClassEC2D2879B42D433686B69CDE20E89D0A">Dual emphasis on reading and writing. Offers an introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama, and provides extensive practice in writing about literary subjects.</p><p class="ExternalClassEC2D2879B42D433686B69CDE20E89D0A">ENGL 280: <br></p><div class="ExternalClassEC2D2879B42D433686B69CDE20E89D0A"><ul><li>Satisfies a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement <br></li><li>Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement</li></ul></div>0
ENGL230 Introduction to Environmental Literature<p>What role does literature play in allowing us to appreciate the complex beauty of the natural world? How can art help us to both understand and feel the impacts of a changing climate? Our exploration of humanity's ethical and artistic connections to local and global environments offers reflection on our relationship to animals, plants and the places we call home. We'll read and respond to work reflecting a diverse range of perspectives influenced by race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.</p><p>ENGL 230: </p><ul><li><p>Counts as a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.</p></li><li><p>Satisfies a required core course in the Environmental Humanities minor.</p></li></ul>0
ENGL227 Introduction to Creative Writing<p>Creative writing is not just for personal pleasure. It's a valued skill in all careers and medias. Whether you're a corporate or marketing executive, a science professional, a public servant, or a social media producer, you're challenged to write interesting content that captures your audience's attention and compels them to engage in your message and point of view. Intro to Creative Writing helps you to:</p><ul><li>Understand the craft of creative writing and its vocabulary</li><li>Read as a writer</li><li>Think critically by reading contemporary authors, poets, classmates, and your own writing</li><li>Practice creative ways to think and write </li><li>Establish intellectual discipline in daily writing </li><li>Learn strategies of revision </li><li>Use language rhetorically and effectively</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p>0
ENGL225 Intro to Rhetoric & Writing<div class="ExternalClassB5282AE2B84045938D3D2F482DCAA88A"><p>What's your favorite hobby? What activity do you consider yourself better at than others? How did you get to that level of success? Time, practice, and learning from your mistakes. We'll use time, practice to explore how writing and rhetoric impact every part of our lives and how we can be better in both. If you've ever voiced an opinion about anything or tried to persuade someone to do something, you've used rhetoric. If you use social media, you're a writer. Learn how to improve expressing your unique point of view both in your personal life and professional life.<br>This section of ENGL 225 satisfies the Second Writing requirement. </p></div>0
ENGL217 Introduction to Film<div class="ExternalClassFC906D83D848452FB3DDE97C2F9F9918"><p>Learn the concepts of cinematic literacy and explore how we watch films, why our viewing habits seem so natural and inevitable, and how films affects us. We'll consider the different techniques that films use to shape our thoughts and emotions such as: acting, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound, color, and special effects. Weekly screenings of films will illustrate each filmmaking technique and provide material for discussion. The goal is to encourage you to watch movies more thoughtfully and critically. </p> <p>ENGL 217 satifies the Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.</p></div>0
ENGL215 Introduction to Ethnic & Cultural Studies<p>​How does culture work? How do attitudes about race, class, gender and/or sexuality shape the movies and TV you watch, the music you listen to, and the online media you view? Using Childish Gambino's provocative statement, "This is America" as a jumping off point, we'll analyze culture and you'll produce works of cultural criticism that express unique views of your world. ENGL 215: </p><ul><li>Satisfies the university Multicultural requirement</li><li>Satisfies the Textual Analysis & Production requirement in the English major.<br></li></ul>0
ENGL207 Introduction to Poetry<div class="ExternalClassC468500BFE1D4DCF84130986B01E6D62"><p>What is poetry? Why do we write it and why should we study it? Along the way, we'll look at the various tools poets use as they work their art. Discover the ways poets and poetry work. ENGL 207 will teach you to identify and use poetic terms, recognize poetic forms and techniques, read a poem closely, and respond to poetry in discussions, online postings and papers. </p> <p>ENGL 207 satisfies a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement. </p></div>0
ENGL206 British Literature 1660 to Present<div class="ExternalClass59B9D10F09BC40C5AF96DB261C87EC86">Imagine all of the novels, poems, and plays that British authors have written from the 17th Century to today. The works would literally fill the streets of London and beyond. We'll sample these works to see how they reflected the culture of their times or advanced philosophical thought and social opinion.? We'll ask, what characteristics are unique to a particular literary period? How has literature changed or, in some ways, remained the same? Why do certain works have a more lasting impact than others? In the end, you'll practice the skills that help you to become a more critical reader as well as a more responsive writer.</div><div class="ExternalClass59B9D10F09BC40C5AF96DB261C87EC86"><br>ENGL 206:<br></div><ul><li><div class="ExternalClass59B9D10F09BC40C5AF96DB261C87EC86">Counts satisfies the History & Cultural Change Breadth Requirement<br></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClass59B9D10F09BC40C5AF96DB261C87EC86">Satisfies the Literary History requirement in the English major<br></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClass59B9D10F09BC40C5AF96DB261C87EC86">Counts as a British Literature Requirement in the English Education major</div></li></ul>0
ENGL205 British Literature to 1660<p>Imagine a world in which it was okay to write on walls; in which you might leave someone a message by scratching it on their desk, their door, or on a pane of glass, but the only book you had was, perhaps, a Bible; when books, let alone a library, were something you had heard of, but seen only at a distance. Writing was everywhere; but books were not. Imagine also that just because you knew how to read did not mean that you knew how to write but that if you did, you might know how to write in several different scripts or "hands" that you would use for different purposes. Mind you, writing was painful. Your hands would be covered in cuts from having to sharpen your own pens from a quill. Writing was messy - you had to mix your own ink; and you'd re-use every last scrap of paper because there was so little of it, writing in all directions. Imagine also that you were brimming over with ideas, stories, plots, and somehow had to get them out. How might you do it? Where might you go? Who would ever know? Or stranger still, what if you didn't even care if anyone ever knew your name all you wanted was for someone to remember the story you had written? The world you are asked you to imagine is essentially the world writers inhabited from 900-1660 C. E., close to a thousand years of what today we call British Literature. You will inhabit the world of writing from this period, and investigate what writing was, how it came to be, who and what it was for, and why we should care about it today. </p><p> </p><p>ENGL 205 satisfies:</p><p>·the History & Cultural Change Breadth requirement</p><p>·the Literary History requirement in the English major</p><p>·the British Literature requirement in the English Education major</p><p> </p>0
ENGL204 American Literature<p>​Telltale hearts, white whales, down-and-out salesmen: what do these things have in common? You might already know that they are iconic figures from American literature, but do you know what makes American literature American? This survey course will help answer that question.  We'll cover a selection of great works, from the early colonial period to the present. Our goal is to gain an understanding of the major threads of American literary history and to investigate how American writers responded to political, social, and aesthetic challenges over time. We'll explore how American literature becomes a prime space in which fundamental national questions get worked out:  Can literature speak for a nation made up of many different groups?  How is American literature different from the literature of other nations? What does American literature look like today? ENGL 204:</p><ul><li>Satisfies the Literary History requirement in the English major</li><li>Satisfies a core requirement in the English Education major</li><li>Counts as a History & Cultural Change Breadth requirement<br></li></ul>0
ENGL202 Biblical & Classical Literature<div class="ExternalClassB3B463F68B084D60A22748F69581A757"><p>"Ancestral texts" are those myths and story cycles that we return to again and again in our culture as we quest to understand who we are and what our place in the world might be. We will explore the four different (and at times related) traditions of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, of Greece, and of Rome which will raise many fascinating questions: What are the values these works and traditions establish? What do they say about the relationship between men, women, and the forces that shape our lives? What are the conceptions of the world that these texts make possible? How did later writers boldly revise and add to the stories found in older texts in order to fit new modes of experience and understanding? The answers to these important questions strengthen our understanding about the relationships between literary representation, reality, culture, and society. Ancestral texts live on in many ways in the present, 21st century moment. Come join us in brief lectures, class discussion, group work, exams, short papers, and a creative project.<br></p> <p>ENGL 202 satisfies:</p> <ul><li>The Creative Arts and Humanities Breadth Requirement</li> <li>The university Multicultural Requirement</li></ul></div>0

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