Daniel Jones

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 325
Hours
(Spring 2015) M/W/F 1:45-3:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5626

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - 03 Business & American Identity M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 208
CRN: 22499 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones This course will examine literary texts which feature the connection between the world of business and the social world. Work has always been an integral part of American culture, and individuals often identify themselves with the work that they do. Students will closely read a handful of texts--Willa Cather's A LOST LADY, THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDRICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE: WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, Christopher Buckley's THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, and the Enron expose, THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM--to explore how the shifting perceptions of the world of business from pre-Civil War America to the recent dot.com boom and bust effected perceptions of work, identity, gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 202 - 04 Business & American Identity M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 208
CRN: 22463 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones This course will examine literary texts which feature the connection between the world of business and the social world. Work has always been an integral part of American culture, and individuals often identify themselves with the work that they do. Students will closely read a handful of texts--Willa Cather's A LOST LADY, THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDRICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE: WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, Christopher Buckley's THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, and the Enron expose, THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM--to explore how the shifting perceptions of the world of business from pre-Civil War America to the recent dot.com boom and bust effected perceptions of work, identity, gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - 06 Literary Villains & Bad Guys M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 115
CRN: 43092 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones In most cultures, readers tend to identify with heroes and hope that their goodness will triumph over the evil antagonist. However, every now and then, readers find the villain of the text far more appealing than its hero or heroine – the villain could be more intriguing than a hero, feature more human, relatable characteristics, could provide a reader with an opportunity to live vicariously through them, or a number of other reasons. Throughout the semester, we’ll read texts that future both classic and contemporary texts that are well-known for their villains, such as Iago (William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO), Tom Ripley (Patricia Highsmith’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY), Brigid O’Shaugnessy (Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON), and Anton Chigurh (Cormac McCarthy’s NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), examine the cultural context for each text and villain, and analyze what it is about these characters that makes readers want to root for them. 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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ENGL 203 - 09 Literary Villains & Bad Guys M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 210
CRN: 42699 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones In most cultures, readers tend to identify with heroes and hope that their goodness will triumph over the evil antagonist. However, every now and then, readers find the villain of the text far more appealing than its hero or heroine – the villain could be more intriguing than a hero, feature more human, relatable characteristics, could provide a reader with an opportunity to live vicariously through them, or a number of other reasons. Throughout the semester, we’ll read texts that future both classic and contemporary texts that are well-known for their villains, such as Iago (William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO), Tom Ripley (Patricia Highsmith’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY), Brigid O’Shaugnessy (Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON), and Anton Chigurh (Cormac McCarthy’s NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), examine the cultural context for each text and villain, and analyze what it is about these characters that makes readers want to root for them. 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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ENGL 203 - 10 Literary Villains & Bad Guys M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 210
CRN: 42700 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones In most cultures, readers tend to identify with heroes and hope that their goodness will triumph over the evil antagonist. However, every now and then, readers find the villain of the text far more appealing than its hero or heroine – the villain could be more intriguing than a hero, feature more human, relatable characteristics, could provide a reader with an opportunity to live vicariously through them, or a number of other reasons. Throughout the semester, we’ll read texts that future both classic and contemporary texts that are well-known for their villains, such as Iago (William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO), Tom Ripley (Patricia Highsmith’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY), Brigid O’Shaugnessy (Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON), and Anton Chigurh (Cormac McCarthy’s NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), examine the cultural context for each text and villain, and analyze what it is about these characters that makes readers want to root for them. 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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