Heather McNiel

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 351
Hours
(Spring 2016) W/F 11:00-11:30am; also by appointment
Phone
651-962-5656

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W05 Monsters, Inc. M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 306
CRN: 22531 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. McNiel Monsters are a big business: from Disney’s cute, cuddly monsters to nightmarish versions of zombies, vampires, and giant lizards, huge franchises have been built around monsters and the terror or fascination they inspire in us. Our obsession with monster stories and their adaptations may seem to be a recent phenomenon, but history is full of examples of monster stories that have been reinterpreted and reformulated for new purposes and audiences. This course will examine some of the most influential literary works featuring monsters, and trace how they were adapted and reinterpreted for various artistic and commercial purposes, often using different genres or formats. Texts will include FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, BEOWULF, as well as films and other media. 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 - W11 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 107
CRN: 41083 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. McNiel 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 - W16 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCB 107
CRN: 41087 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. McNiel 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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