Alison Underthun-Meilahn

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 310
Hours
(Spring 2018) R 1:30-2:30pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5657

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W07 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

20821 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

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. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement. Please note that this course is half in-class (meets weekly on Thursdays from 3:25-5:00pm) and half online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OEC 2101525-1700- - - R - - -
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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W04 Wartime:Literature vs. Reality - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30570 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

When writing about war, authors who have served in the military have a few literary options: a memoir, poetry, essays, or a work of fiction. This fully online course will focus on exemplary literature written by those who have been in war and the representation of war through writing. Through literature we will come to understand how the psyche of veterans is altered via warfare and the impact it has on their lives and families, as well as society at large. We will also look at how contemporary culture, and historically, veterans have been received or perceived as they return home and how their voice has been implicit/explicit in understanding their experience with war. In this course we will tease out the reality of war through those voices who tell us just what a "true war story" is. Literature we will likely focus on in this course includes Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, Tim O'Brien's THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Jim Northrup's THE REZ ROAD, and Ernest Hemingway's A FAREWELL TO ARMS. 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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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W04 Wartime:Literature vs. Reality - - - - - - - -

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

42692 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

When writing about war, authors who have served in the military have a few literary options: a memoir, poetry, essays, or a work of fiction. This fully online course will focus on exemplary literature written by those who have been in war and the representation of war through writing. Through literature we will come to understand how the psyche of veterans is altered via warfare and the impact it has on their lives and families, as well as society at large. We will also look at how contemporary culture, and historically, veterans have been received or perceived as they return home and how their voice has been implicit/explicit in understanding their experience with war. In this course we will tease out the reality of war through those voices who tell us just what a "true war story" is. Literature we will likely focus on in this course includes Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, Tim O'Brien's THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Jim Northrup's THE REZ ROAD, and Ernest Hemingway's A FAREWELL TO ARMS. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)