Daniel Jones

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 325
Hours
(Fall 2014) M/F 3:00-4:30pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5626

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - 22 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 305
CRN: 41335 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones 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 201 - 02 Detective Fiction M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 305
CRN: 42482 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones From the reasoning of Sherlock Holmes to the hard-nosed approach of Sam Spade to the technology used by Rick Deckard, detective fiction has entertained and engaged readers with thrilling action and intricately woven plots. While it may seem that detective fiction is little more than a series of formulaic plot lines with certain types of characters, a closer inspection shows that there's more than meets the (private) eye. Indeed, detective fiction often reflected the changing attitudes western culture had about gender, politics, sexuality, race, class, and nationalism. In this class, we'll examine these changing attitudes during the genre's early age in the mid-1800s (fiction by Poe and Doyle) through the late 1990s (fiction by Auster and Mosely) by examining the culture which serves as a backdrop for detective fiction. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 201 - 03 Detective Fiction M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 305
CRN: 42483 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Jones From the reasoning of Sherlock Holmes to the hard-nosed approach of Sam Spade to the technology used by Rick Deckard, detective fiction has entertained and engaged readers with thrilling action and intricately woven plots. While it may seem that detective fiction is little more than a series of formulaic plot lines with certain types of characters, a closer inspection shows that there's more than meets the (private) eye. Indeed, detective fiction often reflected the changing attitudes western culture had about gender, politics, sexuality, race, class, and nationalism. In this class, we'll examine these changing attitudes during the genre's early age in the mid-1800s (fiction by Poe and Doyle) through the late 1990s (fiction by Auster and Mosely) by examining the culture which serves as a backdrop for detective fiction. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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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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