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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. Research will be published on the <em>Moving Fictions: Exploring Migration in Modern Literature </em>website: <a href=""></a></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.</p><p> </p>0
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
ENGL450 Legal Argument<p>This course is geared for students planning to attend law school. The first part of the semester focuses on the personal statement, a key component of law school applications. Analyze appropriate topics, advanced storytelling skills, streamlined organization, and other elements of the statement. The second part of the course focuses on the mandatory writing that students will encounter in their first year of law school. By analyzing court opinions, legal briefs, and other sources, students will create a strong basis for doing well in first-year legal writing courses and on their final exams. ENGL 450:</p><ul><li>Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement</li><li>Satisfies an elective in the Legal Studies minor<br></li></ul><p> </p>0
ENGL416-Designing Online Information<p>We'll focus on the planning, design, and creation of information that is meant to be delivered and displayed via the web. For those considering careers in web development, content management, technical communications, editing, copywriting, advertising, and other positions that focus on the written word, this course examines strategies for making web-based content effective and usable. We'll discuss how to create content that meets the needs of diverse audiences and how to structure content for effective scanning and reading. You'll learn how to build effective website content using WordPress.</p><p>ENGL 416 satisfies a requirement in the Interactive Media minor.</p>0
ENGL413-011 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 and like Nike and our own UD campus 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.  ENGL 413: </p><ul><li>Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement</li><li>Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary<br></li></ul>0
ENGL413-010 Topics in Professional Writing<div class="ExternalClass403A257F4E5549A683A53613890C95A2"><div>Developing good instructional materials requires diverse skills in writing, usability, and visual design that employers value and that you'll learn in this course.<br></div><div>We've all experienced the frustration of trying to use bad technical instructions: unclear and missing steps, ambiguous and poorly annotated images, confusing organization and page layout, error-filled writing. <br></div>Our learning environment will be a makerspace. We'll create and manipulate several objects and work with a variety of materials to help us write effective accompanying instructions: duct tape (for making duct tape wallets or other objects), Rubik's cubes, origami designs, LEGO blocks, bath towels (for making towel animals), ropes and neckties (for tying complex knots), maps and signs, solar eclipse viewers, electronic circuits and devices, and other objects. Assignments include a video-based YouTube tutorial on a software topic or an eLearning module (using Adobe Captivate).  ENGL 413: <br></div><ul><li><div class="ExternalClass403A257F4E5549A683A53613890C95A2">Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement</div></li><li><div class="ExternalClass403A257F4E5549A683A53613890C95A2">Can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary<br></div></li></ul>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
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 majors are urged to take LING101 and ENGL294 before ENGL394.<br></p><p>ENGL394 satisfies the Social & Behavioral Sciences Breadth requirement.</p></div>0
ENGL380 Women Writers<p class="ExternalClass114AC895321040F18F73F60EA84E5C66">This ENGL/WOMS 380 special topic examines how Charlotte Bronte's classic 1847 novel, <em>Jane Eyre</em>, has been read, received, and reinterpreted from the 19th century through to today. We'll focus in particular on how later novelists and filmmakers have taken figures from the novel the orphan, the schoolgirl outsider, the governess, the madwoman in the attic, and the feminist rebel, for instance and recreated them to address issues of marginalization and outsider status in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, in other contexts. Among the texts we'll study are Jean Rhys's <em>Wide Sargasso Sea</em>, Helen Oyeyemi's <em>Icarus Girl</em>, and Sandra Goldbacher's film, <em>The Governess</em>.</p><div class="ExternalClassFF8087916ED649048221C8B5721DCC8B">ENGL/WOMS 380:<br></div><div class="ExternalClassFF8087916ED649048221C8B5721DCC8B"><ul><li><div class="ExternalClass114AC895321040F18F73F60EA84E5C66">Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement<br></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClass114AC895321040F18F73F60EA84E5C66">Counts as a Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement<br></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClass114AC895321040F18F73F60EA84E5C66">Satisfies the Diverse Literature requirement in the English Education major</div></li></ul></div>0
ENGL376 World Literature<p>World literature brings unexpected lessons. Promising to take us beyond our own nation space to the global stage, it often returns to us the complexity of our own situation, asking us to engage with our own frames of reference and our own perspectives. Attending closely to narrative and style, we'll explore how world literature negotiates this distance between us, entangling literary and historical cultures, crossing genres, and blending times and places.  ENGL 376: </p><ul><li>Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement in the English major.  </li><li>Satisfies the Diverse Literature requirement in the English Education major.  </li><li>Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement.</li></ul>0
ENGL371-011 Studies in Fiction<p>Why does Stephen King’s earliest work continue to be retold and reimagined in film and television? What does he masterfully reveal about us at our best…and at our nastiest worst? We’ll explore the fiction and film of one of America’s greatest storytellers. </p><p>Open to English majors and minors only.<br></p><p><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
ENGL367-010 Seminar<p>​Though there is still much to be done, the LGBTQ+ community has achieved a great deal of progress in civil rights in a relatively short amount of time. How has this progress been achieved? What challenges do we still face? In this class, we will explore queer rhetorics (What is queer/ness? What is rhetoric?) through the lenses of three major civil-rights struggles – legalization, the AIDS crisis, and transgender rights. In doing so, we will consider how queer people employ and disrupt established rhetorical practices.</p><p>This ENGL 367 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement.<br></p><p><br></p>0
ENGL365 Literary Genres, Types & Movements<p>​From grave-robbing Victorian anatomists to mid-twentieth-century nuclear physicists to today’s genetic engineers, scientists have evoked both admiration and anxiety since the professionalization of science in the nineteenth century. We’ll explore how literature has responded to scientific advances with the figure of the “mad scientist.” Reading texts ranging from Mary Shelley’s <em>Frankenstein </em>to Margaret Atwood’s <em>Oryx and Crake</em>, we’ll trace how characterizations of mad scientists change in line with scientific knowledge, and we’ll question what the persistence of the mad scientist character suggests about the connections among science, ethics, and literature. ENGL 365:</p><ul><li>Satisfies the College Second Writing requirement</li><li>Satisfies the Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth requirement</li></ul>0
ENGL349-Introduction to Jewish Sources: Text and Interpretation<p>Better your understanding of others and of yourself.</p><p>We all try different paths to self-care including exploring spiritual texts.  Rabbi Hillel the Elder asked, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  When I am for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?”</p><p>Who are you?  Who and what matters in your life? What dreams and goals do you want to accomplish for yourself and others? Why?  How can ancient Biblical texts relate to your life and your life’s path? We’ll examine the interpretation of Jewish texts and connect them to our journeys toward a better understanding of our world.</p><p>ENGL 349 will be accepted to substitute the Cultural Diversity Requirement in the English major. </p><p>ENGL 349 satisfies the Culturally Diverse Literature Requirement in the English Education major.</p>0
ENGL341 American Literature: Civil War to World War II<p>Walt Whitman, in <em>Song of Myself</em>  wrote, "I am large; I contain multitudes."  What did Whitman mean by "containing" multitudes?  How would fiction do that? This course looks at national "multitudes"--the richness and diversity of American literary cultures.  But it also ponders whether the “multitudes” needed to be contained. Why? As we read now, during the third decade of the third millennium, we discover fictional expressions of racial identity, immigration, human bondage, sexual passion, multiple genders, equality for women, the competing meanings of rural places, and the fears and seductions of the unknowable city. Is the way we understand and express these concerns now shaped by the ways they were imagined in the era from Abolition and the Civil War to World War II? How do the literary and cultural traditions and movements from this era--Sentimentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Blues, Jazz--shape how we experience the world today.  Readings will include fiction by Rebecca Harding Davis, Lydia Maria Childs, Frederick Douglass, Henry James, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston.  This course roots fiction in the history of its time, and considers, in turn, the way fiction shapes history. </p><p>ENGL 341 satisfies the Second Writing requirement.</p><p>ENGL 341 satisfies the History & Cultural Change requirement.</p>0
ENGL338 Studies in Victorian Literature<p>Have you ever sent someone a message made with flowers?</p><p>Did you know the Victorians had a hobby we now know as Pinterest?</p><p>What did Victorians read and how did they have access to it?  The study of Victorian literature has focused exclusively on such figures as Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Henry James. More recently, new light has been shed on a transatlantic treasure trove of exciting popular fiction that the American public, including the African American literati, couldn’t wait to get their hands on in magazines, newspapers, cartoon sketches, and penny dreadfuls.  </p><p>We’ll read stories ranging from sensational to sentimental and learn how these tales intersect with relevant issues of race, class, and gender.</p><p>Experience what people read and did for entertainment before TV or cellphones or video games or the internet.</p><p>How did they survive!?!?!<br></p><p>ENGL 338 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement.</p><p> </p>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
ENGL325 Renaissance Lit.<p>John Wick is a wuss compared to the man who carried around his fiancée’s skull until he avenged her death.  And that’s not the gnarliest part of the story. If you love the plot twists of Game of Thrones or the gruesome scenes in Quentin Tarantino movies,  learn the origin stories that have forged a vengeful path to many of today’s films, television, songs, and graphic novels.</p><p>ENGL 325 satisfies the College Second Writing Requirement </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
ENGL318-010 Studies in Film<p>Cartoons tend to be the movies you’re normally least likely to encounter as objects of analysis. In fundamental ways, then, this topic is counter-intuitive, because you’ll be asked to think hard about some things that don’t want you to think about them. Beginning with the two most obvious questions to ask about cartoons—why do things happen the way they do, and why don’t they happen the same way in every cartoon? We’ll focus on the paramount importance of three abstract ideas cartoons succeed in making concrete: the necessity of rules that govern action, characters, sound, even physics; the way the rules in any given cartoon work to establish a world that feels like a world; and the ways cartoons play with the rules, and ultimately with the world, they establish. The primary goal is to enable you to identify which rules are at work in different cartoons, how the world of one cartoon differs from that of another, and how different cartoons play with their rules and worlds. Because rules, worlds, and play are concepts vital to all fiction, an aim is to develop some analytical skills that will help you understand how all fictional stories work.</p><p>ENGL 318 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement and can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary.<br></p><p> </p><br>0
ENGL318 Studies in Film<p>​From the mean streets of New York to a galaxy far, far away, filmmakers of the 1970s provide both a commentary on and an escape from turbulent times. We'll examine the aesthetics and politics of the 70s film industry where slasher films like<em> Halloween</em> and <em>Friday the 13th</em> were born and political thrillers like <em>The Parallax View </em>came of age.  View social, economic, political, and cultural issues through the lens of 70s movies.  You might be surprised by the similarities or differences between that decade and today.</p><p>ENGL 318 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement and can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary.<br></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 February 7, 2020.</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
ENGL306-015 Topics in Writing<p>In celebration of the 19th Amendment centennial, marking passage of a woman’s right to vote, we'll focus on some of the best female-identified women writers in the century since the amendment. We'll examine poets and short fiction writers from 1920 to the present that include Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Rich, Carol Ann Duffy, Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison, Roxanne Gay, Zadie Smith, Dorothy Allison, and Jamaica Kincaid. You will write poems, short stories and use social media platforms to create a community-based project. Come and put your pen to the page while you celebrate a woman’s freedom to vote. Females on Fleek!</p><p>ENGL 306 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement and can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary. </p><p> </p>0
ENGL306-014 Topics in Writing<p>Have you ever wondered how some of your favorite performative poets have gained literary prominence? You'll explore how Spoken Word and Slam poets have evolved from their stage beginnings to traditional page notoriety. We'll use YouTube, Twitter and Instagram (alongside your books) as resources to study these dynamic poets and their craft.  You'll learn how Slam Poetry draws from past movements such as the Beat Poetry and the Black Arts Movement. Our ultimate goal is to read, write and discover these unique poets in all their panache.</p><p>ENGL 306 satisfies the College Second Writing requirement and can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary.<br></p><p> </p>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>​If you love animals and writing, this course is for you. The creatures that share our planet often spark a sense of awe as well as humor into our daily lives and ultimately help us reflect on what it means to be human. Our reading texts will focus mostly on wild animals of the earth, sea, and sky, as we study the way that writers before us have regarded animals in prose and poetry. We will focus on developing creative writing techniques including structure, diction, etc., while also reviewing research skills that will help us bring fact, detail, and authenticity to our work. Your writing will be regularly shared in class, as we learn to critique both poetry and prose in a respectful and thoughtful manner. </p><p>ENGL 306 satisfies the Second Writing Requirement and can be taken up to three times when topics vary.<br></p>0
ENGL306-011: Topics in Writing<p class="ExternalClassDD0DAB8B0E0A460AA3271C3E5A94D25F">This creative writing seminar focuses on the craft of writing science fiction and fantasy. Taking authors like Kelly Link and Neil Gaiman as sources of inspiration, we'll practice craft elements important to popular fiction: writing action scenes, maintaining plot tension, writing complex characters, and worldbuilding. Our practical focus emphasizes how to sell fiction to professional markets. Previous creative writing experience is recommended.<br></p><p class="ExternalClassDD0DAB8B0E0A460AA3271C3E5A94D25F">ENGL 306 satisfies the Second Writing Requirement and can be taken up to 3 times when topics vary.<br></p>0
ENGL306-010: 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>Reserved for English majors and minors.<br></p>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
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
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 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. Intro to Creative Writing will help you to:</p><ul><li>Understand the craft of creative writing and its vocabulary</li><li>Read as a writer</li><li>Think critically about craft 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
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
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
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. </p><p>ENGL 151 does not count toward the English major, or the English Education major, or the English or Writing minors. It is not open to English majors, English Education majors, or English or Writing minors. <br></p><p>English majors and minors who want to take a Stephen King course in Spring 2020 can take ENGL 371-<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Section 011</span>: "Stephen King: Deeper & Darker"  <br></p><p>ENGL 151 satisfies the Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.<br></p>0
ENGL150 Science Fiction & Fantasy<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><p> </p><p>ENGL 150 does not count toward the English major, or the English Education major, or the English or Writing minors. It is not open to English majors, English Education majors, or English or Writing minors. </p><p>English majors, English Education majors and English or Writing minors who want to take a Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing course in Spring 2020 can take ENGL 306-<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Section 011</span>: "Writing Sci-Fi & Fantasy"</p><p>English majors and English minors who want to take a Sci-Fi/Fantasy literature course in Spring 2020 can take ENGL 371-010: "Harry Potter-N.E.W.T. Level"  <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>ENGL 150 satisfies the Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.</p>0

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