Summer Session I (May 29-July 11) and Extended Summer Session (May 29-July 25) undergraduate ENGL & THTR classes begin.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The English Department will offer ENGL 203 Monsters Unleashed with Prof. Gordon Grice on Mondays-Thursdays from 10:15am-12:15pm during the Extended Summer Session (May 29-July 25). This course examines the literary roots of iconic monsters like vampires, werewolves, zombies, invisible creatures, gigantic animals, mad scientists, and mummies. Students will read about the earliest appearances of these monsters as innovative writers unleash them from folklore and science into horrifying fiction. This course will also try to understand the many meanings that monsters have acquired in Western culture. Authors will include Alexis Tolstoy, J. Sheridan LeFanu, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, and Mary E. Wilkins. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 121. This course satisfies one of the two core literature and writing course requirements.
Also offered this summer, during Summer Session I (May 29-July 11), is THTR 297 Topics: Filmmaking, taught by Prof. Jim Snapko from 6:00-9:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. THTR 297 Filmmaking offers the opportunity to learn what "making a movie" really means. This course is designed to introduce students to the filmmaking process, from script to screen. Students in this course will concentrate their attention on two main elements--understanding the technical concerns of filmmaking and developing their own artistic voice. Working in teams, students will learn how to conceive, plan, organize, light, shoot, record sound, capture footage, and edit material through basic filmmaking exercises, with the end product being the creation of a short film. In conjunction with the technical elements, students will also use exercises and assignments to become better watchers and listeners by developing sharper insights into human nature and through habits of observing the world around them. Ultimately, the goal of the course will be to give students the tools they need to conceive and flesh out ideas that will lead to compelling, authentic, and personally meaningful films. This course satisfies the Fine Arts requirement of the core curriculum.
Registration for both courses is currently open to UST students through the MURPHY system. Non-degree students may register for either course beginning on Monday, May 21st. Complete registration details for non-degree students can be found on the UST registrar's office website: http://www.stthomas.edu/registrar/student/forms/nondegree.html.