J-Term 2020 Courses

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ENGL 217 - L01 Multicultural Literature - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

10288 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Melissa J. Hendrickx

What happens when race and sexuality collide? This fully online course will emphasize intersectionality through literature from writers of color who are also members of the LGBTQ+ community. We will discuss the impact of having multiple minority statuses as well as historic (dis)connections between racial and LGBTQ+ social justice movements. Through poetry, novels, and essays, we will examine how LGBTQ+ writers of color redefine our understanding of identity, language, and relationships, while simultaneously expanding the American Literary canon. This course satisfies the core Literature and Writing requirement for those students that started with an ENGL 201-204 class, satisfies the core Human Diversity requirement, the Diversity requirement for English majors, an allied requirement for select business majors, and a WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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Spring 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W01 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 209

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

20688 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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 - W02 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 209

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

21337 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Charles A. Conley

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 - W03 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 301

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M - W - - - -

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1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

20690 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Leslie A. Miller

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 - W04 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 301

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

21527 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Leslie A. Miller

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 - W05 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 313

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

20691 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Joan M. Williams

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 - W06 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 205

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

20689 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan J. Callaway

Although this section is open to all students, it is especially designed to benefit those Academic Development Program (ADP) students who took ENGL 110.

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ENGL 121 - W07 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21999 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

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 - W08 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

20903 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

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 - W51 Crit Thinking:Lit/Wrtg (ESL) M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 212

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

22504 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Suzanne L. Donsky

Please note that this section of ENGL 121 is reserved for English as a Second Language students.

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ENGL 201 - W01 Science Fiction Origins - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

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Course Registration Number:

22659 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gordon D. Grice

Dinosaurs, aliens, and invisible monsters invade literature for the first time, trailing new ideas and fresh techniques. We’ll learn what science fiction really is and why it swept like a death ray across the Victorian world. Authors might include Edgar Allan Poe, H. G. Wells, and H. P. Lovecraft. The writing load for this fully online course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 201 - W02 Jazz Music & American Poetry M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 307

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

22660 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Lucas B. Pingel

This course will explore poetry's intersection with jazz music, and the uniquely American brand of poetry that results. Students will become familiarized with some of the rich history of jazz as a music of innovation and of protest, and learn about some of the most significant musicians (John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingues, for example) to inspire poets to move beyond typical conventions in literature. This course will maintain a foundation in developing strong reading, writing, and analytical skills through a variety of written assignments about authors such as Langston Hughes, Frank O'Hara, Bob Kaufman and Sonia Sanchez. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 201 - W03 Writers at Work M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 310

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21967 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Matthew C. Batt

Writers at Work will examine fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry from the point of view of both writer and audience, artist and critic. We will read contemporary literature in each genre, as well as some secondary materials written whenever possible by those same authors. For example, we might read David Mamet's play GLENGARRY, GLEN ROSS and then his craft book ON DIRECTING FILM; Charles Baxter's novel THE FEAST OF LOVE and then his craft book THE ART OF SUBTEXT; Richard Hugo's poetry as well as his craft book THE TRIGGERING TOWN; Annie Dillard and Jo Anne Beard's essays paired with Sven Birkerts' THE ART OF TIME IN MEMOIR; and then various readings paired with THE WRITERS' NOTEBOOK: CRAFT ESSAYS FROM TIN HOUSE. Everyone will both write in and about each genre. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 201 - W04 The American Short Story - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21965 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and peep into our future. As we study the artistic development of the American short story, our process of discovery will be progressive, beginning with some of this country's earliest and most influential short story writers like Irving and Poe and closing with such masters of contemporary fiction as Alice Walker and Jill McCorkle. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 201 - W05 The American Short Story - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21966 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and peep into our future. As we study the artistic development of the American short story, our process of discovery will be progressive, beginning with some of this country's earliest and most influential short story writers like Irving and Poe and closing with such masters of contemporary fiction as Alice Walker and Jill McCorkle. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 201 - W06 The American Short Story - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL17

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL17

Course Registration Number:

22000 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and peep into our future. As we study the artistic development of the American short story, our process of discovery will be progressive, beginning with some of this country's earliest and most influential short story writers like Irving and Poe and closing with such masters of contemporary fiction as Alice Walker and Jill McCorkle. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 201 - W07 Coming of Age Memoirs - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 454

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

22661 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Laurie E. Lindeen

Coming of age, particularly college life, as recounted by literary writers examining their own journey toward adulthood. We will read memoirs by Richard Wright, Mary Karr, Alex Lemon, and Mary McCarthy (BLACK BOY, CHERRY, HAPPY, and THE GROUP respectively) along with supplemental essays by Mary Karr and Patricia Hampl. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 202 - W01 Existential America M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 313

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

22662 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Doug P. Phillips

In this course we will examine a body of work that traffics in such existential themes as freedom and responsibility, authenticity and bad faith, anguish and abandonment, identity and subjectivity, and choice and commitment. While some of our readings will reach beyond our own shores (Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, Kafka, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, and Kierkegaard), we will mostly focus on works by 20th-century American writers: Palahniuk's FIGHT CLUB, Krakauer's INTO THE WILD, O'Connor's A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, Baldwin's THE FIRE NEXT TIME, Salinger's The CATCHER IN THE RYE, McCarthy's NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN -- to name but a possible few. In the words of Zadie Smith, we're going to read a selection of very good books in this course, concentrating on whatever is most particular to them in the hope that this might help us understand whatever is most particular to us. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 202 - W02 Business & American Identity M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 206

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

22663 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Daniel G. Jones

This course will examine literary texts which feature the connection between the world of business and American culture. Work has always been an integral part of American society, 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, Solomon Northup’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and Colson Whitehead’s APEX HIDES THE HURT--to explore how the dominant cultural narratives behind common perceptions of American business (such as the American Dream and the self-made person) shift from the pre-Civil War era through the early twenty-first century. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 202 - W03 Literature Looks at Faith - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 454

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

22664 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Olson

There are multiple intersections of literature and faith--in this case, Catholic faith, with both a large and a small C. 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 WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 202 - W04 Medical Dramas - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

21972 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

-In medical schools you’ll now find doctors- and nurses-in-training reading literature and engaging in role-play to learn how to care. We’ll practice this, reading and writing about literature as a means of understanding ourselves and others. The plays we’ll encounter illuminate questions about intimacy and care in relationships and the physical and mental traumas of racism, poverty, addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, and suicide. Through your writing you’ll be encouraged to examine further these questions for yourself. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W01 (Im)Perfect Worlds - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

22668 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Yvonne E. Asp-Grahn

What do we need to fix in our society? How would you propose we fix it? As our world struggles to improve, this course will explore the dark side of “improvement.” Dystopian literature (as well as our history) reminds us that when we seek greatness as a large and diverse community, we cannot forget to ask who benefits the most. After all, your vision of a perfect world could be someone else's nightmare. The writing load for this fully online course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W02 Perspectives in War Literature - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

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Course Registration Number:

22670 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

When writing about war, the perspectives of authors vary. Some writers may share personal experiences as current or former participants/veterans of a collective military force. Other viewpoints may come from innocent victims of war, journalists who witness war, those who oppose or promote war as a concerned citizen, and even those who manage, respond, or instigate war from positions of power (public servants/private sector). In this course, we will interact with a variety of different genres (memoir, fiction, essays, poetry, film, and even speeches or public policies) and examine the variety of perspectives that look at the issue of war and its impact on us as readers. The writing load for this fully online course will include a minimum of 15-pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC writing intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W03 Final Frontier: Mars & Beyond M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 313

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

22671 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher J. Hassel

How do global politics influence our desire to explore space? How does space exploration impact our theological viewpoints of the universe? What roles might nation-states and corporations play in future space endeavors? Focusing on the human yearning to explore space, as well as current efforts to put humans on Mars in the near future, this class will attempt to answer these questions by examining a variety of literary forms including fiction, science fiction, poetry, nonfiction prose, and biography. Likely works to be studied include Tracy K. Smith’s LIFE ON MARS, Mary Doria Russell’s THE SPARROW, and Andy Weir's THE MARTIAN. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W04 Paranoid Fictions:Conspiracies M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 212

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

22672 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy J. Dewey

This course will examine the enduring appeal and growing influence of conspiracy theory in American political culture. We will look at key historical events, figures, and social issues in the history of our nation and the conspiracy theories they have spawned, as well as the psychological phenomena most commonly associated with conspiracies, and the rhetoric of political paranoia. The objective of the course is neither to promote nor debunk any particular theory, but to examine the role that conspiracy theories play as modern mythologies. Possible titles may include Jesse Walker’s THE UNITED STATES OF PARANOIA, Don DeLillo’s LIBRA, Ishmael Reed’s MUMBO JUMBO, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, and Kurt Vonnegut’s JAILBIRD. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W05 Gangsters, Geeks, & Spies M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

21975 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Santiago

This course explores fiction, music, poetry, video games, graphic novels, and other forms of media that explode myths about Asian & Asian American culture. We’ll meet Amadeus Cho, a teenaged genius who also happens to be the next Incredible Hulk, and Maika Halfwolf, the steampunk heroine of the Image comic MONSTRESS. We’ll read FRESH OFF THE BOAT, the memoir of a one-time thug who conquers the foodie world, and play BUTTERFLY SOUP, an interactive game about four queer girls in the Bay Area who to happen to love baseball and each other. We’ll unpack hip-hop lyrics by M.I.A., and crack the cultural codes in the standup comedy of Ali Wong and in Aziz Ansari’s Emmy Award-winning MASTER OF NONE. And we’ll decipher the testimony of the captain in the best-selling novel THE SYMPATHIZER, an ex-soldier who describes himself as “a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces.” The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W06 Surviving Adolescence M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 310

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21974 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Catherine Craft-Fairchild

British poet William Wordsworth wrote, "the Child is father of the Man"; what he meant, and explored thoughtfully in his writing, was that the experiences of childhood and adolescence serve as the foundation for the adult self a person will become. Wordsworth was clear: both joyful and painful adolescent experiences shape our characters. We will read both young adult and classic literature that focuses on the process of "surviving adolescence"--books in which writers reflect on how they or their characters navigate that challenging transition between childhood and adulthood. Possible texts may include William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE, Corinne Duyvis's ON THE EDGE OF GONE, Roald Dahl's MATILDA, and one Harry Potter text by J.K. Rowling. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W07 Clones, Doubles, & Alter Egos M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 309

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

22673 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heather M. McNiel

Whether it’s the idea of an evil twin, a shadow self, or an exact replica, the figure of the double has long fascinated humankind. More than just a staple of science-fiction or daytime soap operas, doubles may express deep-seated fears about losing our sense of self or our capacity for self-determination and control. Doubles can also be figures of fascination and desire: the power to create, control, or extend life through a second self is a tantalizing prospect. In this course, we will examine a variety of narratives that feature doppelgangers, alter egos, clones, or related figures, and explore different moral, psychological, literary, and cultural frameworks for understanding the figure of the double. Potential texts may include DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, THE DOUBLE, HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY, NEVER LET ME GO, and selected films. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 203 - W08 Con Artists, Imposters,& Shams See Details * *

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See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22709 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Matthew B. Harrison

Buyer beware! The entrepreneurial spirit in the U.S. has always given rise to ingenious inventors, but also to tricky opportunists who have sought to profit from the marketing of fantasies versus “the real thing.” In turn, for the American public, the challenge of separating what is real from what is unreal has often itself been a form of amusement. Believe it or not?! This course will explore the complex links between the “American dream,” entertainment, and the sensationalistic claims of various marketing wizards and swindlers. We’ll discuss the sometimes hazardous attraction to “invention” in American culture: how the mantra to “dream big” and how the insatiable taste for illusion have both fueled discoveries and left people vulnerable. Our readings will include The ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, by Mark Twain; THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, by Patricia Highsmith; THE DUKE OF DECEPTION, by Geoffrey Wolff; and selected essays from HUMBUG: THE ART OF P.T. BARNUM, by Neil Harris, and BUNK: THE RISE OF HOAXES, PLAGIARISTS, PHONIES, POST-FACTS, AND FAKE NEWS, by Kevin Young. We’ll also view two films: THE IMPOSTER (2012) and THE BIG SHORT (2015). In this blended/hybrid course which meets on Monday and Wednesday and the remainder of the time online, students will complete at least 15-pages of formal revised writing, including a final research essay. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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MHC 2091215-1320M - W - - - -
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ENGL 203 - W09 Secrets, Lies, & Deceptions See Details * *

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See Details

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*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22674 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jeannie L. Hofmeister

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant—” American poet, Emily Dickinson suggests that the truth is often deliberately distorted. Are there times when the blunt truth is too painful to hear? Are some lies justified? Conversely, throughout history people have lied for their own gain or simply for the thrill of knowing they have the power to deceive. Are there consequences for deliberate acts of deception? In this course, we will examine how writers explore this human characteristic and discuss what we can learn about ourselves by considering the theme of lies and deception in literature. Possible texts include “Wakefield” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett, THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout, NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro, and DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley. The writing load for this blended/hybrid course (meets on Monday and Wednesday and online remainder of the time) is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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JRC 3011215-1320M - W - - - -
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ENGL 203 - W10 Druids and Dudes: Irish Heroes M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCB 329

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

22735 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David M. Gardiner

How does a small island off of the coast of Great Britain off of the coast of Europe invent a tradition that is distinct from both England and Europe? This course will engage in an investigation of how this country invented, and continues to form, its heroes through literature, cultural studies, history, religion, mythology, and geography. Our work will be supplemented by Irish film, music, folk history and political studies. Literary works will likely include the prose, poetry, and drama of Jonathon Swift, Maria Edgeworth, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, and Paula Meehan. The course will include frequent informal writings and undertake at least fifteen formal revised pages. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive Requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W11 Gangsters, Geeks, & Spies M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

21976 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Santiago

This course explores fiction, music, poetry, video games, graphic novels, and other forms of media that explode myths about Asian & Asian American culture. We’ll meet Amadeus Cho, a teenaged genius who also happens to be the next Incredible Hulk, and Maika Halfwolf, the steampunk heroine of the Image comic MONSTRESS. We’ll read FRESH OFF THE BOAT, the memoir of a one-time thug who conquers the foodie world, and play BUTTERFLY SOUP, an interactive game about four queer girls in the Bay Area who to happen to love baseball and each other. We’ll unpack hip-hop lyrics by M.I.A., and crack the cultural codes in the standup comedy of Ali Wong and in Aziz Ansari’s Emmy Award-winning MASTER OF NONE. And we’ll decipher the testimony of the captain in the best-selling novel THE SYMPATHIZER, an ex-soldier who describes himself as “a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces.” The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W12 Food: Reading Eating M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC LL17

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL17

Course Registration Number:

22675 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paula F. Cisewski

Why are both hunger and obesity problems? What is healthy food, and how does it make its way to us? With whom do you choose to break bread? In this course, we will explore both personal pleasures and political issues around eating. From Marcel Proust’s famous madeleine to Anthony Bourdain’s PARTS UNKNOWN, from TV ads to literature to Instagram images, we will examine our assumptions and our beliefs around food sources, food access, and food justice. Students will design individual research projects around the topic that may include interviews with food or farm experts or a service learning element. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W13 Spooky: Supernatural Lit See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22698 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Terri L. Topness

We will investigate how we use ghost stories to address complex issues such as memory, identity, moral responsibility, and fear. In doing so, we will explore some famous ghost stories in literature, and discuss why we continue to find ghosts and the supernatural so compelling and necessary in today's world. Possible texts: TURN OF THE SCREW, BELOVED, HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, a selection of short stories/essays/poems, and/or possibly SPOOK: SCIENCE TACKLES THE AFTERLIFE (a collection of creative essays by Mary Roach). We would also view film clips and other media. The writing load for this hybrid/blended course that meets on Tuesday and the remainder of the time online, is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OEC 3050800-0940- T - - - - -
-- - - - - - -
ENGL 203 - W14 Summer Game: Baseball Lit - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 212

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

22677 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael Raimondi

Bernard Malamud (author of THE NATURAL) once wrote: "The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." This course will examine baseball literature as we read from a variety of writings about our baseball heroes, both the men and the women, who played the game that we call "our national pastime." We will look at our country's romanticism with baseball and how writers who wrote about it helped give the sport its mythological dimensions. Selections will include essays, short stories, and poetry by authors who loved the game. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W15 Howl in the Night: Werwolves - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

22678 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Shannon F. Scott

This course examines how wolves and werewolves have been portrayed and evolved in literature—from Ovid’s Metamorphosis to Indigenous American creation stories to medieval Britain and France (BISCLAVRET, THE LAI DE MELION and ARTHUR AND GORLAGON) to the Victorian era (Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Clemence Housman) to contemporary film (THE WOLF MAN), art (Jazmina Cininas), and music (Warren Zevon, Blitzen Trapper, TV on the Radio). This course also explores the biology of wolves and wolves in popular culture through the essays by L. David Mech, the fiction of Jack London, and Garry Marvin’s WOLF. By looking at fairy tales, penny dreadfuls, poems, and art we will explore how wolves have been demonized, sympathized, glorified, and romanticized—how they have become monstrous in fiction as werewolves. Contemporary work from Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell, Michael Chabon, Ben Percy, and Marisa Silver further demonstrates how werewolf lore has shifted over time as our perception of wolves and wildness has similarly changed. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W16 Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

21978 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

In this course we'll study a small collection of fairy and folk tales closely, both in their early written sources and later literary re-imaginings. As we read different versions of the stories, we'll ask ourselves how these tales are structured, what audiences they're aimed at, what they might be telling us about the culture of the time, and what they might have to say to us today. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W17 Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL15

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL15

Course Registration Number:

21979 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

In this course we'll study a small collection of fairy and folk tales closely, both in their early written sources and later literary re-imaginings. As we read different versions of the stories, we'll ask ourselves how these tales are structured, what audiences they're aimed at, what they might be telling us about the culture of the time, and what they might have to say to us today. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W18 Utopias in Dystopias See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22679 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Lucy A. Saliger

Both fictional and real life utopian efforts often emerge under dystopian conditions. Contrary to some notions of utopia as an impossible, perfect "nowhere," these utopias are grounded in a specific 'somewhere' - a time and place that call for better possibilities than the dystopian realities. We will consider examples of these efforts, beginning with Thomas More's foundational text, UTOPIA, and continuing through a mix of texts, film, music, and local organizations (St. Thomas community partners). Noting commonalities and differences as well as our own complicated responses to these necessarily imperfect utopias will help us understand their limitations and contributions. The roles of writing, reading, storytelling, and education will be a crucial part of our examination. Book authors will likely include Sandra Cisneros, David Todd Lawrence, Walter Mosley, and Indra Sinha. As a blended course, work for one of our course meetings is online with flexible timing, while the other is in person. This flexibility will help in scheduling your required community engagement work; you will choose between one of two or three community partners and work with them on-site once a week, giving you the opportunity to establish a relationship, gain new experience, and link that work to our study of utopias. The writing load for this hybrid/blended course, which meets on Tuesday and the remainder of the time online, will total a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCB 3251330-1510- T - - - - -
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ENGL 203 - W19 Classical Mythology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 212

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

22916 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elizabeth Z. Hepner

Mythology is the embodiment and encoding of the beliefs, principles, and aspirations of ancient cultures. This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to mythology as an introduction and foundation to Classical civilization. Both Greek and Roman myths will be examined from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including aetiological, structuralist, and psychological theories. Consideration will also be given to the study of literature in translation, art history, religion, and history. The course grade will be principally based on writing assignments and class discussions, with the writing load for this course being a minimum of 15 formal revised pages. This course also counts as a WAC Writing Intensive course. NOTE: CLAS 245-W01 is cross-listed with ENGL 203-W19, with 15 seats reserved for CLAS 245 and five seats reserved for ENGL 203. Both CLAS 245 and ENGL 203 apply towards the core literature/writing requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 204 - W01 Language, Power, & Identity - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21981 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Juan Li

Has anyone ever commented on the way you talk? Do you remember when you first noticed that other people spoke differently from you? Do men and women speak differently? In what ways do you see your language as part of your identities (race, gender, class, religion, education, age etc.)? Recently, a series of events that happened locally and nationally make us (re)reflect on how words we use can have important consequences. This course gives you an opportunity to investigate the complex and fascinating relationship between language, power, and identity. We will read a variety of texts that examine how individuals construct different aspects of their self identities (e.g. race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and religion) through their use of language in everyday conversations, narratives, writings, performances and public debates. As we examine how language is used by specific individuals and groups, we will also ask how group relations and power dynamics play out in patterns of language use. The writing load for this fully online course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 204 - W02 Language, Power, & Identity - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21982 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Juan Li

Has anyone ever commented on the way you talk? Do you remember when you first noticed that other people spoke differently from you? Do men and women speak differently? In what ways do you see your language as part of your identities (race, gender, class, religion, education, age etc.)? Recently, a series of events that happened locally and nationally make us (re)reflect on how words we use can have important consequences. This course gives you an opportunity to investigate the complex and fascinating relationship between language, power, and identity. We will read a variety of texts that examine how individuals construct different aspects of their self identities (e.g. race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and religion) through their use of language in everyday conversations, narratives, writings, performances and public debates. As we examine how language is used by specific individuals and groups, we will also ask how group relations and power dynamics play out in patterns of language use. The writing load for this fully online course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 204 - W03 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

21984 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

What does it mean to close read a video game? What is the interplay between text, digital media, and rhetoric? Where do games fit in academia? In the Critical Discourse of Video Games, students will interrogate these questions while being introduced to game studies, platform studies, and the digital humanities. Students will learn by weaving together theories of play, reading, writing, and digital creation. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 212 - L01 British Authors II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

21954 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Emily M. James

How has the category of “English literature” expanded as a result of global changes over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? How have authors responded to fundamental upheavals in the individual, religion, the British Empire, the role of women, and the value of poetry and art? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings in the British literary tradition from approximately 1789 to the present. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as revolution and reform, authorship, war, nationality and race, and the relationships between literature and other arts. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. It also satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, satisfies the core literature/writing requirement for students who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class, and satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 215 - L01 American Authors II M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

21955 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

How did the modern warfare of World War I change those who fought and those who stayed at home? Why did so many of the best American artists flee to Paris? How did the traditionalism and stability of the 1950s lead to the radicalism and rebellion of the 60s? How has technology, from the typewriter to the internet, reshaped literature? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework though extensive readings in American literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as progress and innovation, war, the “lost generation,” the New Woman, race, and conformity and individuality. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. It also satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, satisfies the core literature/writing requirement for students who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class, and satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 218 - L01 Lit by Women:Critical Hist M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 305

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

21956 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Catherine Craft-Fairchild

From Sappho to Austen to Woolf to Morrison – women have been rendering the world into exquisite words for centuries. But how has the writing of women served as a critique of patriarchy? What impact has women’s writing had on important cultural and political movements such as abolition, suffrage, and environmentalism? In what ways has the writing of women been more radical than polite, more aggressive than demure, more confrontational than deferential? How have women consistently defied the limiting expectations of them through the creation of some of the most experimental, risky, and defiant works of literature in existence? These questions and more will be explored in this course, which focuses on the history of literature by women. While it will concentrate mainly on British and American women writers, the course will also address the work of non-western writers. Ultimately, this course will examine gender and its role in both the composition and reading of literary texts. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major, and the Human Diversity Requirement in the Core Curriculum. It also satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, counts towards the Women's Studies major and minor, satisfies the core literature/writing requirement for students who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class, and satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 222 - L01 Catholic Literary Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 301

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

21942 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Martin L. Warren

What makes a text a work of Catholic literature? How does a "Catholic imagination" shape the way authors struggle with questions of meaning, purpose, and suffering? How do characters/ individual faith journeys illuminate Catholic literature? Explore the answers to these and other questions by reading major literary works in the Catholic tradition from the medieval period to the present, such as the autobiography of Margery Kempe; novels by Evelyn Waugh and Shusaku Endo; poetry from George Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Denise Levertov; a play; and other selected essays and short stories. This course satisfies the core literature and writing requirement for students who started that requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class. In addition, this course satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement, a Historical Perspectives requirement for English majors, a 2XX Traditions requirement for Catholic Studies majors (or a Literary-Based course for those under the 2018 or earlier undergraduate catalog), an elective for English and Catholic Studies minors, and a course that satisfies the allied requirement for select business majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. NOTE: This will be the final course taught by Dr. Warren before he retires at the end of this academic year.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 255 - W01 Intro to Imaginative Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

20697 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

This course introduces students to skills necessary for imaginative writing. It includes close readings of literary texts that model basic techniques, weekly writing exercises that encourage exploration and development of craft, and workshop discussions to develop students’ critical skills. This course will include instruction in setting, character, voice, point of view, literal and figurative imagery, rhythm and sound patterns, and literary structures. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major, satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, and counts as a core literature/writing course for those who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class. This course also satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. NOTE: This course has been submitted to the university curriculum committee to count as a Fine Arts course for the new core program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 255 - W02 Intro to Imaginative Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

20696 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

This course introduces students to skills necessary for imaginative writing. It includes close readings of literary texts that model basic techniques, weekly writing exercises that encourage exploration and development of craft, and workshop discussions to develop students’ critical skills. This course will include instruction in setting, character, voice, point of view, literal and figurative imagery, rhythm and sound patterns, and literary structures. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major, satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, and counts as a core literature/writing course for those who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class. This course also satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. NOTE: This course has been submitted to the university curriculum committee to count as a Fine Arts course for the new core program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 280 - L01 Intro to English Studies See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21040 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

This gateway course into the English major and the minor is an introduction to (a) literary tools, techniques, and terminology for reading and writing in English studies; (b) the history of English Studies as a discipline and the intellectual concepts and critical debates that have shaped the field; and (c) the practices of English Studies, from close reading and analysis of literary and critical texts to interpretation and scholarly research. This hybrid/blended course meets on Monday and Wednesday and the remainder of the time online. This course satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OEC 3101215-1320M - W - - - -
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ENGL 297 - L01 Language of Literature M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 310

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21957 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Juan Li

What makes literary writing beautiful, powerful, persuasive, or affecting? When Virginia Woolf argues for the need for women writers to reject the male sentence and to adopt instead the woman’s sentence in order to better describe a woman’s mind, what does such a feminine sentence look like and how does Woolf herself use the woman’s sentence in her own writing? What motivates Zora Neale Hurston to use African American English in representing her characters’ speech and how is Hurston’s choice of language connected to her mission as a leading writer in Harlem Renaissance? How do writers of postcolonial literature draw on international varieties of English to construct the interactions between colonialism and the local cultural legacy? In this course, we will explore how authors make conscious choices of language to create specific literary, social, or rhetorical effects in their writing. We will study some tools and concepts from linguistics and text analysis, and apply them to analyzing specific aspects of language use in literary texts. Texts we will be studying span across several literary genres: poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. By the end of the course, we will develop a more critical awareness of how close attention to language use in literary texts can enhance our literary experience and help us construct sophisticated arguments and insights about literary texts. This course satisfies a theory/practice requirement for English majors, satisfies the core literature/writing requirement for students who started that requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class, and satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors. It also satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 300 - W01 Theory& Practice of Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 326

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

21958 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan J. Callaway

In what ways are we telling stories in our writing--stories of research, stories that show how we interpret what we see and experience, stories that move people to think and act differently? This course will give students the opportunity to strengthen their academic writing and lay foundations for writing in their field through the lens of storytelling; learn how to write with voiced, passionate, cutting-edge energy; and consider what is expected as a writer and speaker in their chosen field and revisit honestly how they work and define good writing. | Per the undergraduate catalog, this course introduces students to current writing, rhetorical, and pedagogical theory, and helps them develop a vocabulary for talking about writing and strengthen their abilities to write and to assist others in developing their academic literacy. Students will practice writing in a variety of forms such as academic writing, professional writing, experimental writing, and writing with particular attention to social justice. Required for secondary licensure in communication arts and literature students. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major, satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, and counts as a WAC Writing Intensive class. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. Please note that this course does not count towards the core literature/writing requirement.

Schedule Details

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ENGL 314 - D01 Professional Editing - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

21959 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

This course focuses on current theories, practices, and conventions of professional editing in the field of English studies. This includes discussion of broad questions relating to authorship, textuality, and the role of the editor, as well as hands-on practice introducing, annotating, and copyediting literary texts. Students will learn techniques for ensuring consistent, accurate copy, including the use of style sheets and guides. They will also learn how to track and manage editorial projects. The course will include guest lecturers from the community as well as practice managing real-world editing assignments. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major, satisfies a requirement for English with Professional Writing Emphasis students, an allied requirement for select business majors, and the WAC Writing in the Discipline requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. Please note that this course does not satisfy the core literature/writing requirement.

Schedule Details

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ENGL 315 - D01 Business Writing See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21960 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

In this blended course (meets on Wednesday from 3:25-5:00pm; remainder of class is online), students will engage with effective business writing practices and the research that supports them. Topics center on how to communicate ideas succinctly in writing, make persuasive arguments for stakeholders, and/or narrativize and synthesize data. Student work may include researching solutions to local problems, creating documents necessary to make decisions and take action, and drafting white papers for presenting and disseminating findings. This course satisfies a requirement for English with a Professional Writing Emphasis majors, an allied requirement for select Business majors, and counts as a WAC Writing in the Discipline course. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. Please note that this course does not count towards the core literature/writing requirement.

Schedule Details

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JRC 2271525-1700- - W - - - -
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ENGL 321 - W01 Writing Poetry - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

20763 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Leslie A. Miller

This intermediate course explores traditional and innovative patterns of poetry writing. Emphasis on experimentation with a variety of techniques and development of individual voice. This course will include critique sessions, readings to broaden possibilities of form and subject, and individual instruction. Open to students with some previous experience in writing poetry. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major and a writing requirement for English with a Creative Writing Emphasis students. Prerequisite: ENGL 255 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 323 - W01 Writing Creative Nonfiction M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 310

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21961 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Matthew C. Batt

This intermediate course explores traditional and innovative patterns of creative nonfiction writing. Emphasis on experimentation with a variety of techniques and development of individual voice. This course will include critique sessions, readings to broaden possibilities of form and subject, and individual instruction. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major and a writing requirement for English with a Creative Writing Emphasis majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 255 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 325 - W01 Writer's Grappling with God M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 454

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

21962 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Erika C. Scheurer, Shirley E. Jordon

How do various writers explore and convey their understandings of God, humanity, creation, redemption, faith, doubt, good, and evil? How does looking at the interplay of form and content, the elements and purpose of story-telling, and the connection of culture and ideology to artistic expression shed light on key theological questions? In this team-taught course, we will explore these literary and theological questions through critical and creative engagement with texts from a variety of time periods, literary genres, religious traditions, and perspectives. Our literary readings will be grouped in the following categories: Creation and Fall, Revelation, Suffering and Tragedy, Sin and Grace, Faith and Doubt, and Prayer. NOTE: This ENGL 325 course is cross-listed with THEO 448. Students registering for ENGL 325 can fulfill their core literature/writing requirement if they started with an ENGL 201-204 class and select business students can count this course towards their COJO/ENGL allied requirement. Students registering for this course under THEO 448 can count it towards their 400-level theology core requirement. Students may not earn both core literature/writing and core theology credit. ENGL 325 satisfies the Genre Studies requirement and a Context and Convergences requirement for English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 337 - L01 Afrofuturism & Social Justice M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 210

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

21963 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David T. Lawrence

To create just, equitable worlds, we must first imagine them. In this course, we will consider Afrofuturism, a cultural aesthetic that describes the interface between the African diaspora and technology, but we will also explore the powerful potential of the black visionary imagination to reclaim black histories and conjure alternative black futures. Genres closely related to Afrofuturism such as black speculative writing, African futurism, and visionary fiction all engage in a kind of radical imagining which can serve as the foundation for transformative action. Considering these in the course, students will engage the intersection of the black imagination and social change. How can imagining fictive worlds help us to transform the one we currently live in? How can speculative creativity enable possibilities for social justice? Writers, artists, and thinkers will include: Walidah Imarisha, Adriene Marie Brown, Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemison, Octavia Butler, Colson Whitehead, Sun Ra, Wangechi Mutu, and Samuel Delany among others. This course satisfies both the core Literature and Writing requirement for students who started that requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class and the core Human Diversity requirement. It also satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, a Diversity Literature distribution requirement for English majors, and the WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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ENGL 362 - 01 Milton & 17th Cent Brit Lit - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

21943 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Raymond N. MacKenzie

A variety of British authors from the seventeenth century will provide a context for reading John Milton’s PARADISE LOST, the epic poem that tells the dual story of the fall of Satan from Heaven and the fall of Adam and Eve from Eden. This course satisfies a core Literature and Writing requirement for students who started that requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class, an allied requirement for business majors, a Contexts and Convergences and Early British Literature requirement for English majors, and a 400-level "persons" course or a Philosophical/Literary/Aesthetic based course for Catholic Studies majors and minors (under either the new catalog or the old catalog). It also satisfies an Integrating the Humanities requirement under the new core. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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ENGL 405 - D01 Advanced Creative Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

20687 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Santiago

This advanced course will focus on the student’s development of a substantial body of work in a chosen genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Students will review their previous writing, do further exploration of a chosen genre, and produce significant new work in that genre. Reading will include theoretical and creative texts. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major and a writing requirement for English with a Creative Writing Emphasis major. Prerequisite: ENGL 321 or 322 or 323 or permission of instructor based on examination of a portfolio.

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ENGL 422 - 01 Literary Magazine Practicum II M - - - - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 227

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

JRC 227

Course Registration Number:

20381 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Matthew C. Batt

The spring semester component of the sequence includes readings from The Art of Literary Editing; active involvement with other editors in the selection process; learning and applying principles of literary copyediting; using desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign) to produce the new edition of Summit Avenue Review, from the creation of style sheets and master pages to final proofreading; writing a reflection essay on the editing process as you experienced it; and examining the design and content of five professional literary magazine web sites. Prerequisites: ENGL 421. 2.000 Credit hours

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ENGL 482 - D01 Capstone Sem: Pre-Prof Emph M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 108

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 108

Course Registration Number:

21944 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Olga L. Herrera

As a capstone seminar, English 482 is designed to synthesize the intellectual and the professional elements of the English major—to bridge the gap between academia and the public sphere and help students use the knowledge and skills acquired within the English major to enter the conversation of the next stage of their lives. Through discussion, reading, writing, and individualized research, the seminar engages students in a focused exploration of their career aspirations. Each student will conduct research and write a substantial essay, apply their findings for different rhetorical situations, and produce reflective writing on their intellectual development and vocational goals. Prerequisite: Five courses beyond the core lit/writing category, including ENGL 280.

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