Barbara Olson

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 308
Hours
(Fall 2017) T 12:00-2:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5692

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W06 Literature Looks at Faith - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 305
CRN: 42540 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Olson The intersections of literature and faith--in this case Christian faith-- are multiple. We'll read both classic and contemporary writers, encountering texts as both evocations and provocations of faith; experiencing the faith (and doubt) of others vicariously--be they writers or characters; and exploring some theological implications which the elements of literary form at least sometimes entail. 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 202 - W07 Literature Looks at Faith - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 305
CRN: 42541 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Olson The intersections of literature and faith--in this case Christian faith-- are multiple. We'll read both classic and contemporary writers, encountering texts as both evocations and provocations of faith; experiencing the faith (and doubt) of others vicariously--be they writers or characters; and exploring some theological implications which the elements of literary form at least sometimes entail. 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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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W08 Literature Looks at the Family - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 211
CRN: 22392 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Olson The family has been subjected to harsh spotlights on the American stage and screen. The pages of American fiction and memoir have been equally revealing, though perhaps less harsh. Whatever the genre, including poetry, American writers have paid particular attention to family secrets, cultural assimilation, the pressures of poverty - and sometimes even wealth. Likely texts to be used in this class will include works from Miller, Wilson, Schwartz, Tan, Coates, Vance, Karr, Updike, Mason, O’Connor, etc. 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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