Fall 2019 Course Descriptions


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20200-001-15673 Engaging English, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, D Felluga

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20200R-002-16279 Engaging English, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, PR Schneider

This theme-based course introduces students to the field of English, and provides foundational liberal arts skills. It teaches, for instance, critical and creative thinking, reading, and writing using a variety of genres, texts, and media.

20300Y-Y01-16035 Introduction To Research For Professional Writers, Online, P Sullivan

Introduction to research sources and methods useful for professional writers, including electronic resources. Focus on collecting print and online information, interviewing, surveying, and conducting observations; and on evaluating, summarizing, analyzing, and reporting research.

20500-001-19516 Introduction To Creative Writing, MWF 09:30 AM-10:20 AM, TBD
20500-002-19515 Introduction To Creative Writing, MWF 12:30 PM-01:20 PM, TBD
20500-003-19509 Introduction To Creative Writing, MWF 02:30 PM-03:20 PM, TBD
20500-004-19511 Introduction To Creative Writing, MWF 11:30 AM-12:20 PM, TBD
20500-005-19514 Introduction To Creative Writing, MWF 01:30 PM-02:20 PM, TBD
20500-006-19512 Introduction To Creative Writing, MWF 08:30 AM-09:20 AM, TBD
20500-007-22715 Introduction To Creative Writing, TR, 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TBD

Practice in writing short prose narratives and poetry for students who have finished composition and wish to expand into creative work. Workshop criticism and discussion of published writing.

21800-001-11847 Figures of Myth and Legend 2: Heroes and Villains, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, S Hughes

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22300-001-16257 Literature And Technology, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, A Plotnitsky

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22700-001-57489 Elements Of Linguistics, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, E Francis, xlist LING201
22700-002-17191 Elements Of Linguistics, MWF 11:30 AM-12:20 PM, E Francis, xlist LING201

A summary of what is known about human language, its structure, its universality, and its diversity; language in its social setting; language in relation to other aspects of human inquiry and knowledge.

23000-001-19526 Great Narrative Works, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, S Goodhart

Reading and discussion of great narratives from Homer’s Odyssey to the present, considering works from a variety of cultures and time periods in order to develop an understanding of their ideas, structures, styles, and cultural values.

23400-001-21289 Ecological Literature, TR 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, C Knoeller

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23700-001-19533 Introduction To Poetry, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, S Goodhart

How to read poetry intelligently; function of diction, metrics, figures of speech, and theme; place of a poem in history, uses of poetry.

23800-001-17000 Introduction To Fiction, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, G Friedman

How to read fiction intelligently; promotes understanding and appreciation of the range, values, techniques, and meanings of fiction genres.

24100-001-19548 British Literature after 1789, TR 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, W Flory

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24900-001-16117 Great British Books, MWF 02:30 PM-03:20 PM, M Johnston

Why are British books so compelling?  This course examines the dynamic history of British literature and explores how canonical and contemporary texts shaped the cultural landscape of Britain, the British Empire, and the world.

25000-001-19550, Great American Books, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, R Lamb

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25700R-002-15800 Literature Of Black America, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, J Freeman Marshall

A survey of literature written by black American authors. Close attention is paid to the history of black literature and to the historical context in which it was written, as well as to the texts of major works by black writers.

26400Y-Y01-16025 Bible As Literature, Online, A Duran

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26700-001-16116 World Literature: From 1700 A.D. To The Present, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, R Quintana Vallejo, xlist CMPL267

World literature in translation. A comparative and chronological survey of the masterpieces of Eastern and Western literature.

27600-004-16649 Shakespeare On Film, MWF 12:30 PM-01:20 PM, C Ross

Considers the relation of the written text of five or six Shakespeare plays to multiple film versions from a wide variety of times and cultures, e.g., the United States, England, France, Italy, Japan, Denmark, India, and Russia.

28000-001-16018 Games, Narrative, Culture, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, S Blackmon

This is an introduction to the field of game studies, and to games as narrative and cultural media. We will look at the stories games tell; the way their narrative elements or plot devices intersect with the culture around the games and gaming itself; and how all these things come together to affect game design, meaning, and play.

28600-001-11900 The Movies, MW 09:30 AM-10:20 AM, TBD
28600-002-50523 The Movies, TR 09:30 AM-10:20 AM, S Hughes
28600-LA1-11898 The Movies, W 06:30 PM-09:20 PM, S Hughes
28600-LA2-19572 The Movies, T 06:30 PM-09:20 PM, TBD

Introduction to the movies from classic to contemporary film.

30100-001-19574, Ways Of Reading, TR, 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, A Plotnitsky

Introduction to literary theory and practice.  Close reading of and significant writing about selected literary texts informed by a variety of critical and/or theoretical perspectives.

30600-001-19578 Introduction To Professional Writing, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, R Johnson

Development of skill in analyzing rhetorical situations in the workplace. Practice in planning, writing, evaluating, and revising a variety of documents typical of those used in the arts and industry.

30900-002-19567 Computer-Aided Publishing, MWF 09:30 AM-10:20 AM, TBD

The development of the ability to write and design documents using electronic publishing technologies. Students will receive instruction in writing, graphics, and publishing software and will write, design, produce, and critique a number of publications.

31700-001-16248 Craft Of Poetry, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, D Platt

This course focuses on the craft of poetry with some consideration of its underlying principles from a writer’s perspective. Topics of study may include works of poetry, statements of aesthetics and craft, and various poetic forms.

34100-001-16241 Environmental Film & Media, MW 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, R Marzec, Learning Community Only

This course focuses on issues in and representations of science and technology in various texts, including literature, film, science, and theory.

34300-001-16277 Labor And Literature, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, A Sagar

This course introduces its students to the transformative synergy between the labor of literature and labor within literature. In contrast to accepting the marketplace as a societal monolith, the readings illustrate the role of labor in creation. This course will examine labor taken in its broadest sense, from the labor of self-fashioning to the labor of industries; the labor of life and the labor of destruction--and the implications of the laboring body from market creation to market collapse. Diverse readings range from traditional literary staples to modern representations of the labor market.

35100-001-16024 American Literature after 1865, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, R Lamb

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35200-001-16320 Native American Literature, MW 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, N Peterson

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36000-001-16786 Gender And Literature, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, G Friedman

An introduction to feminist approaches to the study of literature, including poetry, drama, fiction, and/or autobiography. Examines how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class in shaping authorship, reading, and representation.

36600-001-52638 Postcolonial Literatures, MWF 02:30 PM-03:20 PM, A Sagar

A study of Third World Literature, film, and theory that emerged during and after Western rule.

37300-001-16020 Science Fiction & Fantasy, TR, 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, M David

Representative works of science fiction and fantasy examined in relation to both mainstream and popular literature. Emphasis is on technique, theme, and form.

38200-001-15972 The American Novel, TR, 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, W Flory

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38600-001-64289 History of Film to 1950, M, 06:30 PM-09:20 PM, J Duvall
38600-002-64290 History of Film to 1950, TR, 12:30 PM-01:20 PM, J Duvall

This survey crosses the divide between the silent film era and the "talkies" to explore narrative, experimental, and documentary styles of feature films from the 1890s to 1950.

39100-001-19605 Composition For English Teachers, TR, 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, C Knoeller

Exploration of the theory, research, and pedagogy of teaching writing at the secondary level. Topics include the development of writing assignments and related activities, the study of writing process models, and the evaluation of student work in a variety of genres.

39200-001-15676 Young Adult Literature, MWF 01:30 PM-02:20 PM, TBD

This course examines the construct of Young Adult Literature as a genre crafted specifically for adolescents. Using both classic and contemporary novels, as well as relevant theoretical and research texts, this course explores how YA literature is defined, what it offers to adolescent readers, and how it is situated in the literary landscape.

39600-008-15339 Introduction To Disability Studies, MWF 11:30 AM-12:20 PM, M Linett, xlist CDIS239

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39600-011-16109 Syntactic Analysis, MW04:30 PM-05:45 PM, E Benedicto, xlist LING398

 A course in the study of a special topic directed by an instructor in whose particular field of specialization the content of the course falls.

39900-001-16769 Beyond English, MWF 02:30 PM-03:20 PM, D Pacheco, English Majors Only

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40700-001-19608 Intermediate Poetry Writing, TR 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, K Akbar

Study and practice of methods of composing poetry, with primary emphasis on the student’s own work. Workshop criticism and discussion of published writing.

40800-001-19610 Creative Writing Capstone, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, D Platt
40800-001-19610 Creative Writing Capstone, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, S Solwitz

This course will focus on the writing and revision of the capstone thesis in Creative Writing, consisting of a substantial portfolio of either fiction or poetry with an introductory essay. Workshop, discussion of published writing, and individual conferences will form the center of the course with readings, lecture, and discussion of various literary topics. Permission of instructor required.

40900-001-59080 Intermediate Fiction Writing, MW 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, B Leung
40900-002-46129 Intermediate Fiction Writing, TR 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, TBD

Study and practice of methods of composing fiction, with a primary emphasis on the student’s own work. Workshop criticism and discussion of published fiction.

41100-001-16008 Chaucer, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, R Malo

 A study of the literary, critical, or cinematic works of one or two influential authors or directors. May be repeated for credit only with a different topic.

41300-007-16114 Early American Networks, TR 09:00 AM-10:15 AM, K Bross

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41900-001-19619 Multimedia Writing, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, TBD
41900-002-19620 Multimedia Writing, MWF 02:30 PM-03:20 PM, TBD

Multimedia writing for networked contexts. Emphasizes principles, and practices of multimedia design, implementation, and publishing. Typical genres include Web sites, interactive media, digital video, visual presentations, visual argument, and user documentation.

42000-001-43046 Business Writing, MWF 07:30 AM-08:20 AM, TBD
42000-002-43022 Business Writing, MWF 08:30 AM-09:20 AM, N Quinn
42000-003-43032 Business Writing, MWF 09:30 AM-10:20 AM, N Quinn
42000-004-43058 Business Writing, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, TBD
42000-005-43042 Business Writing, MWF 11:30 AM-12:20 PM, TBD
42000-006-43010 Business Writing, MWF 12:30 PM-01:20 PM, N Quinn
42000-007-43068 Business Writing, MWF 01:30 PM-02:20 PM, N Quinn
42000-008-43016 Business Writing, MWF 02:30 PM-03:20 PM, TBD
42000-009-43034 Business Writing, MWF 03:30 PM-04:20 PM, TBD
42000-010-43038 Business Writing, MWF 04:30 PM-05:20 PM, TBD
42000-011-43006 Business Writing, TR 09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TBD
42000-012-43064 Business Writing, TR 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TBD
42000-013-43048 Business Writing, TR 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TBD
42000-014-43014 Business Writing, MWF 12:30 PM-01:20 PM, TBD
42000-015-43020 Business Writing, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TBD
42000-016-43054 Business Writing, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, TBD
42000-020-10828 Business Writing, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, TBD
42000-021-14800 Business Writing, MWF 11:30 AM-12:20 PM, TBD
42000-Y01-43516 Business Writing, Online, TBD
42000-Y02-19659 Business Writing, Online, TBD
42000-Y03-19657 Business Writing, Online, TBD
42000-Y04-43517 Business Writing, Online, TBD
42000-Y05-19658 Business Writing, Online, TBD
42000-Y06-57381 Business Writing, Online, TBD
42000E-E01-16130 Business Writing, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TBD
42000E-E02-16129 Business Writing, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, TBD

Workplace writing in networked environments for management contexts. Emphasizes organizational context, project planning, document management, ethics, research, team writing. Typical genres include management memos, reports, letters, e-mail, resumes (print and online), oral presentations.

42100-001-19669 Technical Writing, TR 09:00 AM-10:15 AM, T Ghering
42100-002-19662 Technical Writing, TR 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, T Ghering
42100-003-19664 Technical Writing, TR 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, T Clark
42100-004-51876 Technical Writing, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, T Clark
42100-005-19663 Technical Writing, TR 03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TBD
42100-006-19670 Technical Writing, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, TBD
42100-007-51877 Technical Writing, TR 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, TBD
42100-008-19661 Technical Writing, MWF 09:30 AM-10:20 AM, TBD
42100-009-19665 Technical Writing, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, TBD
42100-010-19667 Technical Writing, MWF 11:30 AM-12:20 PM, TBD
42100-011-19666 Technical Writing, MWF 01:30 PM-02:20 PM, TBD
42100-012-63586 Technical Writing, MWF 02:30 PM-03:20 PM, TBD
42100-013-67513 Technical Writing, MWF 03:30 PM-04:20 PM, TBD
42100-Y01-19675 Technical Writing, Online, T Ghering
42100-Y02-19673 Technical Writing, Online, T Ghering
42100-Y03-19674 Technical Writing, Online, T Clark
42100-Y04-57382 Technical Writing, Online, T Clark
42100-Y05-43515 Technical Writing, Online, TBD
42100-Y06-43514 Technical Writing, Online, TBD

Workplace writing in networked environments for technical contexts. Emphasizes context and user analysis, data analysis/display, project planning, document management, usability, ethics, research, team writing. Typical genres include technical reports, memos, documentation, Web sites.

42201-002-68573 Writing For The Health And Human Sciences, MWF 01:30 PM-02:20 PM, TBD
42201-003-68574 Writing For The Health And Human Sciences, MWF 03:30 PM-04:20 PM, TBD

This course applies rhetorical principles to writing in health, hospitality, nutrition, nursing and related fields in the Health and Human Sciences.

42400-001-16017 Writing For High Technology Industries, TR 09:00 AM-10:15 AM, M Salvo

Applies principles of effective professional writing to the planning, production, and evaluation of computer user manuals and other writing tasks.

50100-001-19275 Introduction To English Studies, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, M Powell

Introduction to graduate studies in English with special emphasis on research and reference tools, methods of bibliography, and the writing of scholarly papers. Prerequisite: Fulfillment of the basic composition requirement and 6 credit hours in English.

50600-001-16015 Introduction To English And General Linguistics, TR 04:30 PM-05:45 PM, V Raskin, xlist LING500

General study of language and linguistic theory with emphasis on English. Problems and methods in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Current techniques of linguistics analysis.

51100-001-67790 Semantics, R 06:30 PM-09:20 PM, V Raskin, xlist LING531

An introduction to and survey of current semantic theories and methods with an emphasis on English. Basic concepts of linguistic semantics and its relation to the other semantics. Compositional (transformational), model-theoretical (truth-conditional), pragmatic, and contextual semantics.

51200-001-17407 English Syntax And Syntactic Theory, TR 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, R Wilber, xlist LING521

Introduction to English syntactic structure, syntactic argumentation, and syntactic theory. Emphasis on one current theory as the primary theoretical framework, with other theories considered.

51300-001-19186 English Phonology, TBD

Introduction to current phonological theory, with applications to descriptions of American and British English. Articulatory description of English phonological structure and contrastive analysis of phonetic variation across dialects. Evolution of the stress system of English and its utilization by poets writing metrical verse.

51500-001-54571 Advanced Professional Writing, TR 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, B Dilger

Production of documents and coordination of publishing projects for clients and users; application of advanced principles of document design, rhetoric, collaboration, and project management; and team writing in a computer-networked environment.

51600-001-19709 Teaching English As A Second Language: Theoretical Foundations, MWF 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, T Silva

Survey of theories of learning and teaching English as a second/foreign/international language. Focus is on current theories and their implications for practice.

54100-001-16009 Studies In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, R Malo

Critical reading of The Canterbury Tales and related works in Middle English, with attention to the literary and cultural background and to secondary studies.

59600-022-15978 Magic & Realism, W 04:30 PM-07:20 PM, S Solwitz

This is a writing workshop with a strong reading component. We will discuss stories and novels that combine the credibility and psychological depth of realistic fiction with at least one element that is strange, disconcerting, on the verge of unimaginable. Written work will include exercises and two or three stories that derive from or were inspired by the readings, to be discussed in class.

60600-001-19749 Seminar In Poetry Writing, M 04:30 PM-07:20 PM, K Akbar

An advanced course in the writing of poetry. Workshop criticism. Study of the work of established writers. Prerequisite: admission to the MFA program in creative writing.

60900-001-19751 Seminar In Fiction Writing, T 04:30 PM-07:20 PM, TBD

An advanced course in the writing of fiction. Workshop critiques. Prerequisite: Admission to the creative writing program.

62600-001-15974 Postmodernism And Issues In Composition Studies, W 11:30 AM-02:20 PM, M Salvo

The course historicizes how various postmodern theories and practices (cultural, political, ethical, philosophical, technological, aesthetic) influence the study and teaching of written discourse. Prerequisite: ENGL 59100.

62700-004-15975 Field Methods In Linguistics, T 04:30 PM-07:20 PM, E Benedicto, xlist LING570

Investigation of a topic in advanced linguistics research.

62900-004-16794 ESL/EAP/SLS Program Administration, TR 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, A Ginther

In-depth study of variable subjects relating to the nature of English as a second/foreign/international language and its learning and teaching. Prerequisite: ENGL 51600.

63000-001-16548 Second Language Writing, MWF 12:30 PM-01:20 PM, T Silva

An overview and examination of major issues in the theory, research, and practice of writing in English as a second language. Prerequisite: ENGL 51600 or 59100.

66500-001-16748 Ekphrasis And Visual Theory, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, B Allert, xlist LC650, CMPL650

Advanced study of international literary movements, influence thematology, literary theory, and genre development.

67300-001-16240 Postcolonial Seminar, T 06:30 PM-09:20 PM, A Lopez

Advanced study of works from once-colonized cultures in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and/or postcolonial diasporas in the first world. Individual sections will focus on one or more of the following: literature, women’s literature, film, and feminist and cultural theory.

67800-001-21711 Contemporary African American Literature, TR 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, M David

In this seminar, we will examine texts in the contemporary African American literary tradition from the Black Arts Movement (1965-75) to the present. We will read fiction, poetry, and plays, as well as literary criticism in order to explore the ways writers address the question, What is Blackness?

68000-023-15973 Affect, Rhet, & The Body, F 11:30 AM-02:20 PM, J Bay

A variable content course dealing with topics such as cultural studies and composition, medieval rhetoric, renaissance rhetoric, literacy, historiographies of rhetoric, qualitative studies, and professional writing theory. Prerequisite: ENGL 59100.

68000-024-15977 Institutional & Org Rhet, M 11:30 AM-02:20 PM, P Sullivan

A variable content course dealing with topics such as cultural studies and composition, medieval rhetoric, renaissance rhetoric, literacy, historiographies of rhetoric, qualitative studies, and professional writing theory. Prerequisite: ENGL 59100.

68000-025-16274 Crafting Prof Personas, M 01:30 PM-04:20 PM, T Rickert

A variable content course dealing with topics such as cultural studies and composition, medieval rhetoric, renaissance rhetoric, literacy, historiographies of rhetoric, qualitative studies, and professional writing theory. Prerequisite: ENGL 59100.

68000-026-16485 Rhetorics of Race, TR 01:30 PM-02:45 PM, S Blackmon

A variable content course dealing with topics such as cultural studies and composition, medieval rhetoric, renaissance rhetoric, literacy, historiographies of rhetoric, qualitative studies, and professional writing theory. Prerequisite: ENGL 59100.

69600-011-16108 Theory & Pop Culture, R 04:30 PM-07:20 PM, D Felluga

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