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Courses Spring 2018 Courses

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ENGL491 Methods in Teaching Secondary English<p class="ExternalClassB57E28B2CF3F4AB1BCE935C7277B2AC1">ENGL 491 is designed to accompany upper-level English Education majors. Fall school placements and help prepare for student teaching in the spring. In the class, you will learn to design instruction that integrates all the English Language Arts, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. The purpose of ENGL 491 is to equip you with an understanding of theory and methods for teaching English in the middle and high school classroom. Readings, assignments, and activities aim to help you consider the following essential questions: </p><div class="ExternalClassB57E28B2CF3F4AB1BCE935C7277B2AC1"><ul><li>What is the current context of English education in U.S. schools and how can we support the literacy learning of a culturally and linguistically diverse student population? <br></li><li>How do we effectively and creatively execute curriculum and unit design, using standards (the NCTE/IRA and Common Core Standards) as resources to develop objectives and assessments? <br></li><li>How do we create lesson plans that draw on a range of different reading, writing, listening, speaking, media, and drama tools designed to foster students' literacy practices, including critical stances?<br></li><li>What are the practices and expectations associated with being a professional educator? <br></li></ul></div>0
ENGL480 Literary Studies Seminar<p>We'll explore concepts of migration, including stories of immigrants, refugees, and internally displaced people, as well as migrations from one mode to another, such as from text to visual media. Rather than building toward a conventional research paper, you'll participate in an ongoing project of developing a web site about representations of migration in contemporary literature, film, and popular culture.</p><p>ENGL 480 is reserved for Senior/Junior English majors to satisfy the English Capstone requirement.</p><p>ENGL 480 satsifies the university Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) requirement and the university Capstone requirement.<br></p><p> </p>0
ENGL462 Experiential Learning<p>​The term, “documentary poetry”, is still being defined. Let your voice be heard in the discussion about this contemporary form of writing that blends journalism, history, science, and more, with language art. We’ll read and discuss poetry that incorporates legal, government, and journalistic documents, as well as historical and personal texts—such as photographs and diaries. We’ll discuss why poets do this and to what rhetorical effect. You’ll research and write your own documentary poetry. Together, we’ll also plan and execute a public performance that'll include live readings from class members and maybe others. We might also produce online videos of documentary poetry that matters. You’ll have a strong voice in choosing and arranging performance venues. You don’t need to have taken any creative writing courses to be in this class. You do need to be curious, and perhaps a bit courageous. </p><p>ENGL 462 satisfies:</p><p>•The university Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) requirement</p><p>•The English Capstone Experience requirement</p>0
ENGL416 Designing Online Information<div class="ExternalClass36AA771C583B420CA11B2F6B7869FF30"><p>We'll focus on the design of information for the web. If you want a career in web development, social media, copywriting, advertising, or other online content management, ENGL 416 teaches strategies for making text, images, and graphics effective. We'll study both information and persuasion, the two modes that account for almost all web content, focusing on audience and purpose, also known as user and task. We'll discuss and practice how to write text that meets the needs of a variety of audiences and how to structure information for effective scanning and reading. Most of all, we'll create persuasive content--copy that sells, promotes, and motivates action.</p></div>0
ENGL413-011 Topics in Professional Writing<p>The fashion industry is a business that brings together the worlds, of technology, finance, and media. You’ll learn how to analyze business data as well as cultural influences and fashion trends to write content for online and print publications.</p><p>You’ll study the role technology plays in changing the fast-moving fashion industry and how to write in technological and financial terms. You’ll also engage in practical writing skills such as email etiquette, writing press releases, writing social media posts, and creating a digital newsletter.</p><p>ENGL 413:</p><p>Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement</p><p>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary</p><p> </p><p> </p>0
ENGL413 Topics in Professional Writing<p>You’re a Media Coordinator for a sports team and you need to compose a public statement about player rights<br></p><p>or</p><p>You’re a Public Relations Assistant for a company that contracts Colin Kaepernick to endorse your product and you’re responding to customer reactions, both negative and positive<br></p><p>or   </p><p>You’re the Associate Director of an advocacy group writing content for social media either for or against kneeling during the national anthem at all school and community sports events.</p><p>We’ll examine the rhetorical strategies that activists, companies, and laypeople use to advocate and to implement socially conscious practices. We’ll look to people like Colin Kaepernick, Amy Schumer, and Stephen Colbert and companies like AT&T, Nike, Starbucks and our own UD to think more critically about language and policy.  Our readings introduce some foundational material about ethics , the function of diversity policy, and the practice of rhetorical theory.  </p><p>ENGL 413: </p><p>Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement.</p><p>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary.<br></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 8, 2019.<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 Spring 2019:<br>Section 010: Environmental Journalism with Professor McKay Jenkins<br>Section 011: Public Health Writing with Professor Dawn Fallik<br>To learn more visit: <br><a href="https://www.journalism.udel.edu/discover-the-minor/requirements">https://www.journalism.udel.edu/discover-the-minor/requirements</a><br>ENGL 409 satisfies the Second Writing requirement.</p></div>0
ENGL403 Literature for Adolescents: Multimedia Texts<div class="ExternalClass0DA1C91306E74C5894455F2F2FCCC905"><p>ENGL/EDUC 403 is intended for Education majors and explores classic and contemporary readings and online texts pervasive in the lives of adolescents. Learn the selection of texts for middle school classes as well as techniques for developing and promoting critical reading and informed interpretation of?online?texts.</p></div>0
ENGL394 English Language: Rhetorical and Cultural Contexts<div class="ExternalClassD1D313A603DD4C9F87837993E477AAB3"><p>ENGL 394 inquires into the English language: age; how it evolves; how it affects and is affected by socio-cultural, economic, political, and historical factors; and how we can use this knowledge productively when interacting with others and with all manner of texts. You will gain an appreciation of diversity in language across time periods, cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles. This knowledge is essential for any aspiring professional; for example, teachers need this awareness when planning for instruction and responding to student work. In a project designed to help you put your knowledge into practice, we will examine the notion of culturally relevant pedagogy and consider how it can guide us in crafting critical readings of and response to student writing. Course requirements include homework assignments such as conducting rhetorical analyses; co-teaching class; researching and making an oral presentation on an aspect of the English language that is of particular interest to you; and compiling a course portfolio and end-of-semester reflection.<br></p><p>English Education students are urged to take LING101 and ENGL294 before ENGL394.<br></p><p>ENGL394 counts as a Group C: Social & Behavioral Sciences Breadth Requirement.</p></div>0
ENGL385 Studies in Literary Criticism & Theory<p>​The <em>Oxford English Dictionary </em>defines "fetish" as "something irrationally reverenced," "originally, any of the objects used by the inhabitants of the Guinea coast as amulets or regarded by them with superstitious dread," and also as "an object, non-sexual part of the body, or particular action which abnormally serves as the stimulus to, or the end in itself of, sexual desire." Fetishes, it seems, are bad, embarrassing, even, and require complex syntax. But we will keep an open mind, and maybe learn to love them. We'll take up the vexed, disturbing place of the "fetish" in western thinking to chart the emergence and shifting meanings of the term as it travels from fifteenth-century contacts between African and European traders into key texts by William Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and beyond. Methodologically, this course is structured by the history of the word "fetish"—its changes in meaning dictate the chronology and the texts we read. While this is a thematically driven course, it's also skills-oriented and emphasizes how developing a theoretical model of the way objects / things create forms of life and even personhood enables us to read cultural texts (literature, theater, film) and so offers you a chance to develop your fluency in literary and cultural theory and in close reading.</p>0
ENGL376 World Literature<p>ENGL 376 takes a closer look at countries we've read about or seen on the news, taking us beyond BuzzFeed headlines and viral videos to the real lives of people. Be prepared to be touched, aroused, shocked, saddened and made to laugh. We'll explore a variety of global literature and films to better understand the world around us.</p><p>ENGL 376 satisfies:</p><p>•The College Second Writing requirement</p><p>•The Cultural Diversity requirement in the English major</p><p>•The Diverse Literature requirement in the English Education major</p>0
ENGL371-011 Studies in Fiction<p>"It was a time when the unthinkable became the thinkable and the impossible really happened.” ― Arundhati Roy,<em> T</em><em><em>he </em>God of Small Things</em></p><p>Through works of fiction that depict disaster, imagine utopia, advocate environmental justice, and create fantasies of escape, we'll explore the ways that writers around the world provoke us to imagine and reimagine our relationship with nature and its elements. As we read about human interactions with earth, air, fire and water, we'll consider ethical and political questions raised in these novels and short stories including fantasy and eco-gothic texts. </p><p>ENGL 371 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement.<br></p>0
ENGL371-010 Studies in Fiction<div class="ExternalClass426E61CF00BF4ED48C6553FFEFF10374"><p>Do you consider yourself a Harry Potter expert? Well, only those who could achieve an Outstanding or Exceeds Expectations can handle this N.E.W.T. level exploration of Harry Potter's literary world. Through critical analysis as well as in-depth writing and discussion, you will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of these texts that many consider modern-day classics.<br>Open to English majors and minors only.</p></div>0
ENGL365-012 Literary Genres, Types, & Movements<p>Can you alone change the direction or condition of your life?  How about the course of history?  Does Harry choose his wand, or does the wand choose Harry?  Ditto for Bilbo and Frodo with the ring.  These two examples illustrate the way Sci-Fi Fantasy novels use magic as a substitute for the human will and its expression in the world.  Magic, in the form of a special power possessed by the character or an enchanted object, functions as a metaphor for human agency.  We'll explore how this theme of the will surfaces over and over again in fantasy novels, from massively popular novels by J. R. R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling, respectively, to more recent works by Robin Hobb and N. K. Jemisin. </p><p>ENGL 365: </p><p>•Satisfies the College Second Writing Requirement </p><p>•Counts as a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement </p><p>•Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary</p><p> </p>0
ENGL365-011 Literary Genres, Types, & Movements<p>​Graphic novels and sequential art are a genre that is far more than the superhero comics that entertained your childhood. The graphic novels’ audience, scope, and topics may often match those of what we call highbrow literature, and they became a fixture in the academia, as well. As a genre that co-mixes visual art with written narrative, it goes beyond the exuberance of the comics and undertakes--sometimes controversially--representations of crucial events in history, such as the Holocaust (<em>Maus</em>) a slave revolt (<em>Nat Turner</em>), or the upheaval of socio-political transformation (<em>March</em>; <em>Persepolis</em>). These are texts where we can observe the racial, ethnic, class, and gender identity take shape: literally as well as metaphorically. Furthermore, we explore thematic links among these works that engage cultural memory, trauma, nostalgia, and identity.</p><p>ENGL 365:</p><p>Satisfies the Second Writing requirement</p><p>Counts as a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement</p><p>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary</p>0
ENGL365-010 Literary Genres, Types, & Movements<p class="ExternalClass02CD3A6ED21947358B7C2B7E8D0C6229">No matter how you identify, everyone has similar life experiences and the desire to share those experiences through creative expression. All are welcome to explore the vast range of LGBTQ+ expression that includes Ancient Greek poetry, renaissance sonnets, graphic novels, plays, and movies. Through critical reading, discussion and projects, we will discover how a community finds itself, defines itself and ultimately strives to free itself.</p><p class="ExternalClass02CD3A6ED21947358B7C2B7E8D0C6229">ENGL 365:<br></p><div class="ExternalClass02CD3A6ED21947358B7C2B7E8D0C6229"><ul><li>Satisfies the Second Writing requirement<br></li><li>Counts as a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement<br></li><li>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary</li></ul></div>0
ENGL330/CRJU336: The Detective in Film & Fiction<div class="ExternalClass8EADA3005BF14AEEB621CE130B4B1C01"><p>We'll read and discuss some of the major names in detective fiction from Edgar Allen Poe to several of the finest contemporary writers. We'll also examine the detective film genre. Detective fiction and films offer a wide variety of styles and outlooks, one of which is the documentary, where real cases are explored. Different viewpoints help us compare and contrast what fiction describes versus what really happens in the world of murder and mystery.<br>ENGL 330/CRJU 336 counts as a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth requirement.</p></div>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
ENGL318 Studies in Film<p>In the 2016 election season, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton, "such a nasty woman" in response to her proposal to raise Social Security taxes on people like herself and him, unless he could find some way to avoid paying them.  Since that time, nasty women have seen a rebirth, both as individuals thrust into the limelight, from poet Nina Mariah Donovan to actresses Elizabeth Banks and Jessica Chastain to commentator Samantha Bee and Senator Elizabeth Warren, and as a cultural meme many women have defiantly embraced. But nasty women, though they may be newly empowered and organized, have been around for generations. We'll examine Hollywood’s love/hate relationship with female characters who are frankly characterized as evil, treacherous, conniving, castrating, or just plain nasty, played by charismatic A-list actresses from Rita Hayworth to Glenn Close. We'll start by focusing on the femme fatales of films noirs like <em>The Postman Always Rings Twice</em> and <em>The Killers</em> who lured weak-willed men to their doom over half a century ago.  We'll then range more widely from the neo-noirs of the 1980s to the magnetic female outlaws of <em>Thelma & Louise</em> and <em>I, Tonya</em>. In addition to the obvious debates over gendered roles and expectations, we’ll consider questions of social morality (what makes some women so nasty?), representation (how can you tell whether a woman is nasty?), and power (who gets to decide whether a woman deserves to be called nasty?). You’re invited to debate these questions freely and entertain ideas outside of your comfort zone. </p><p>This ENGL 318 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement. </p>0
ENGL312 Written Communications in Business<div class="ExternalClass546217E60A124D4E979AE9109BFB8AB6"><p>Examines the role of written communication in corporate decision making. You will write memos, letters, proposals and reports that simulate on-the-job communication tasks. You're encouraged to use materials from your field of specialization. Seats reserved for Seniors and Juniors majoring in Agriculture & Natural Resources; Business & Economics; and Engineering. Unclaimed seats will be opened to students in all majors starting August 24, 2018.</p><p>ENGL 312 satisfies the Second Writing requirement.</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
ENGL306-013 Topics in Writing<p>Everybody's got an idea for a screenplay. Your mom. Your dentist. The guy who dresses in a hot-dog costume and hands out fliers outside the Nathan's definitely has one. Probably twelve. Maybe you've got one, too. Fortunately, you're in a position to at least get academic credit for yours. Bring it to this class where you'll test its writability, outline it, and then write a full first draft like ten pages at a time, and we will read those pages out loud and offer feedback and pat you on the back for your follow-through. Because anyone can have an idea, but it takes real grit to get it on the page.</p><p>Reserved for English majors and minors.<br></p><p> </p>0
ENGL306-012: Topics in Writing<p>So, before you win your Pulitzer or option your novel into a Netflix series, you'll likely have to earn a living writing a bunch of stuff for other people. You might, as a copywriter, have to make foot cream sound sexy or, as a social media manager, need to make your company or product a viral topic on Twitter or Buzz Feed. This class gives the tools needed to do that and to maybe even get your parents off your back about choosing an "impractical" (not!) major. <br></p><p>ENGL 306:</p><p></p><ul><li>Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement</li><li>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary</li></ul><p></p>0
ENGL306-011 Topics in Writing<p>Can you produce a short story in exactly 100 words? Can you write a 1000 word story where each sentence is a question? Can you write a story where each sentence is exactly six words long? All this while narrating a coherent and engaging story? We often think that a great degree of freedom is the precondition to creativity but the source of ingenuity and novelty doesn’t always lie in writing outside of a box. Come dare to explore a productive and inquisitive relationship between constraints and creativity.</p><p>ENGL 306:</p><p>Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement.</p><p>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary.<br></p><p> </p>0
ENGL306-010 Topics in Writing<p>D​o you want to write prose that readers notice and admire? In this course you’ll learn to write about the world around you in ways that highlight your own voice, perspective, and style. Together we'll read essays to get a sense of what the best nonfiction writers are doing, and you'll create pieces grounded in your own experiences, in interviews with other people, and in response to texts you read, watch, and hear. </p><p>ENGL 306: </p><p>•Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement </p><p>•Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary</p><p> </p>0
ENGL305 Fiction Writing<div class="ExternalClass7B47F9B8AF25489B8A312AC14EBA2076"><p>You will create and improve your fiction writing the short story in particular and receive guidance in both writing and revising your work. In addition to writing short stories, you'll also read and respond to the writings of workshop peers. Together, we'll work towards developing the sensibility to offer tactful and valuable aesthetic responses to the writing of others, both published writers and your peers in the workshop. You'll learn to respond to your own writing as objectively as possible. The aim is to grow in your knowledge of contemporary writings, authors, and journals in the field.</p><p>ENGL 305 reserved for English majors and minors.<br></p></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
ENGL301 Advanced Writing<p>​In our largely screen-based media culture, it’s no wonder why we overlook the pervasiveness of sound. Talk radio, ambient music, mobile device alerts, animal and human voices, and random noise all combine to form an ever-present sonic backdrop with and through which we engage our media networks. Alone and together, these sounds help write our experience of an entertainment event, a political campaign, an educational venture, and the rest of the activities that fill our daily lives.</p><p>To better understand how sound affects every facet of our lives, you will examine sonic possibility by listening, discussing, recording, editing, and distributing sound as a form of writing. In a contemporary world where writing is mostly digital, sound is wedded to writing practices through the music that accompanies video, voice published as podcasts, noise remixed into an ambient art form or as background for daily life. In order to understand the rhetorical effects of sound compositions, you will read/listen and discuss important texts in the field of sound studies and offer an introduction to using open source digital audio editing tools for writing with sound.  Projects will include a podcast analysis, a sonic remediation, and a larger podcasting project.  This course will be organized as a project-based workshop (especially in the second half of the semester). In addition to readings and discussions, several of our class meetings will be opportunities for hands-on practice with digital audio tools that will involve your classmates and the instructor.</p><p>ENGL 301 satisfies the Second Writing Requirement.<br></p>0
ENGL295 Introduction to English Education<div class="ExternalClass4EEEBC75645C4BEF9948C858A8BEFD2D"><p>ENGL295 will provide you with an overview of current debates, theories, and promising practices in secondary English education. It will help you explore the idea that what happens inside secondary English classrooms in America is intertwined with what happens outside them, including political climates, population trends, and educational reform strategies. The field experience component will provide a place for you to teach and learn from local students, improve your instructional skills, and enrich your understanding of the course concepts. </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>Counts as a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement <br></li><li>Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement</li></ul></div>0
ENGL278 Studies in Diversity<p>​Study the female impact on design in a variety of ways including social media (Pinterest and the #metoo movement), digital personal assistants (Siri and Alexa), and instructional genres. We’ll explore these issues through projects like audio stories and infographics, composed and designed with feminist principles.</p><p>ENGL 278 satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement in the major.</p>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 class="ExternalClass4EDBBA41426A41AF8D037DB0D2984D98">Creative writing is not just for personal pleasure or for artistic expression. It's a valued skill in all careers and media outlets. Whether you're a corporate or marketing executive, a science professional, a public servant, or an online media producer, you'll be challenged to write interesting prose that captures an audience's attention and compels them to be engaged in your message or point of view. </p><p class="ExternalClass4EDBBA41426A41AF8D037DB0D2984D98">ENGL 227 is reserved for Freshmen and Sophomores.</p><p class="ExternalClass4EDBBA41426A41AF8D037DB0D2984D98">Intro to Creative Writing will help you to:<br></p><div class="ExternalClass4EDBBA41426A41AF8D037DB0D2984D98"><ul><li>understand the craft of creative writing and its vocabulary<br></li><li>read as a writer<br></li><li>think critically about craft by reading contemporary authors, poets, classmates, and your own writing<br></li><li>practice creative ways to think and write<br></li><li>establish intellectual discipline in daily writing<br></li><li>learn strategies of revision<br></li><li>use language rhetorically and effectively</li></ul></div>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 there? Time, practice, trial and error, and, if you're a gamer, maybe a few cheats along the way? There's no harm in learning from others who've gone before you. We'll 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 and professional life.<br>This section of ENGL 225 satisfies the Second Writing requirement. </p></div>0
ENGL222 Introduction to Professional Writing<p>No matter what profession you choose, you'll be expected to communicate in clear, persuasive terms.  In ENGL 222, you'll learn about what professional writers do on the job and about some of the basic communication tools needed to be successful in a variety of careers. We'll balance core theories with hands-on practice. </p><p>Skills include: •How to identify your audience, your purpose and your context in evaluating, designing, writing, and presenting information for different professional needs. •How to create and improve business-related texts, social media, visual communications and various print materials. •How to create a professional persona by building a portfolio of your work and creating job application materials.</p><p>ENGL 222 satisfies the Textual Analysis & Production requirement in the English major.</p>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 will 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 counts as a Group A: 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. </p><p>ENGL 215 satisfies the university Multicultural requirement.</p>0
ENGL208 Introduction to Drama<div class="ExternalClass9290C7F40DBB4B21B0926979B4ED525F"><p>Drama is one of the oldest forms of storytelling, combining the written word with live performance. Drama can unite or divide; comfort or provoke; and reflect or challenge social norms. We will study and discuss a range of plays that exemplify a variety of dramtic structures.<br></p> <p>ENGL 208 satisfies a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Requirement.<br></p> </div>0
ENGL205 British Literature to 1660<div class="ExternalClass393C678DA06743BBB2F0605CE835DBEE"><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>ENGL 205 fulfills the Group B: History & Cultural Change Breadth requirement.</p></div>0
ENGL204 American Literature<p class="ExternalClassE955D25952E64BCE984CBFAFA1E6BC1C"></p><div class="ExternalClassE955D25952E64BCE984CBFAFA1E6BC1C">Survey of American literature from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. During this period, the radicalism of the American experience New World discoveries, contact and conquest, slavery, political and social revolutions, the rise of modern technologies, and the impact of what many call the American Century? resulted in distinctive literary forms. We?ll explore the formation of our national literature by investigating how genres like poems, novels, essays, and popular media such as maps, paintings, and photographs at once represent and shape the cultures of which we are a part.</div><p class="ExternalClassE955D25952E64BCE984CBFAFA1E6BC1C"></p><div class="ExternalClassE955D25952E64BCE984CBFAFA1E6BC1C">ENGL 204:<br></div><div class="ExternalClassE955D25952E64BCE984CBFAFA1E6BC1C"><ul><li>Counts toward the Group B: History & Cultural Change Breadth requirement<br></li><li>Satisfies the Literary History requirement in the English major<br></li><li>Satisfies a requirement in the English Education major</li></ul></div>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 Group A-Creative Arts and Humanities Breadth Requirement</li> <li>The university Multicultural Requirement</li></ul></div>0
ENGL151 Studies in Popular Fiction<p>​Stephen King, “The Master of Horror," has written over 60 consistently terrifying novels, most of which have been made into full-length films. We'll focus on a group of the best novels including <em>Carrie</em>, <em>Misery</em>, <em>Salem’s Lot</em>, <em>The Stand</em>, <em>The Dead Zone</em>, <em>It</em>, and <em>The Shining</em>, discussing and writing about the novels and their film adaptations. <br></p><p>ENGL 151 counts toward the Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth requirement.</p>0
ENGL150 Science Fiction & Fantasy<div class="ExternalClassFCB40B635E0244429B55DAAA227E25AA"><p>A compelling theme in science fiction fantasy is the question of an individual's will and how magical items play a part in good or evil choices. In the <em>Harry Potter</em> series, wands can help or harm, depending upon the wielder. In J.R.R. Tolkien's <em>The Hobbit </em>and in <em>The Lord of the Rings </em>trilogy, why do most characters succumb to the influence of the ring while others prevail over it? Again and again, science fiction novels use magic as a device or a metaphor for human will. We'll explore a variety of fiction to consider how magic functions as a substitute for the will.</p> <div><div>ENGL 151 does not count toward the English major, or the English Education major, or the English or Writing minor. It is not open to English majors, English Education majors, or English or Writing minors. <br>English majors and minors who want to take a fantasy lit course in Spring 2019 can take ENGL 371-<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Section 010</span><br></div></div> <div><br></div> <div>ENGL 150 satisfies a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.</div></div>0

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