Bethany Timmerman

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 310
Hours
(Spring 2016) M/W 10:00-10:45am; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5657

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 201 - W02 The Beat Generation M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 306
CRN: 22518 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bethany F. Timmerman As the obscenity trial for Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL and the widespread banning of William S. Burroughs’ NAKED LUNCH show, the authors of the Beat Generation were no strangers to controversy and even embraced their roles as the artistic agitators of their time. They examined topics of exploration, free love, religious curiosity, and artistic expression in a country still reeling from WWII, while also breaking down literary conventions, both in form and content. In this course, we’ll explore their works in detail, observing common themes and concerns, as well as their experiments in form, and discuss how this makes them a literary movement worth exploring today. In this process, we’ll also illuminate connections between our society and the causes these authors championed, both on a societal and artistic level. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W08 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040
CRN: 41080 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bethany F. Timmerman Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 121 - W14 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200
CRN: 41089 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bethany F. Timmerman Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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