Brian Greening

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 308
Phone
(651) 962-5692

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - 07 New Orleans: River & Its City - T - R - 0800 - 0940 OEC 305
CRN: 42492 4 Credit Hours Situated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, New Orleans has a certain romantic, provocative charm--one that pulls at natives and visitors alike. More so now than in the past, New Orleans is defined by spectacle and excess, both of which are part and parcel of the city's primary industry of tourism. Drawn in by dazzling events like Mardi Gras, the alluring architecture of the French Quarter and the promise of debauchery, tourists rarely bother uncovering the Crescent City's rich history. This class will remedy that oversight. Using the literature of Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, and John Kennedy O'Toole, as well as various social and environmental histories, we will explore pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans in all its complexities. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 217 - 01 Multicultural Literature - T W R F 0900 - 1200 OEC 210
CRN: 10242 4 Credit Hours This course will focus on extensive reading of a broad selection of authors drawn from the literature of one of the following: (a) American communities of color; (b) postcolonial peoples; (c) diasporic peoples. Students will engage in close analysis of literary texts from at least one such literary tradition, with some attention to historical and cultural contexts. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204