Upcoming Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2015:

 ENGL 201: The Nature of Literary Study ● M & W 9:30 to 10:50 ● Colin Fewer
A study of literary concepts and critical procedures as applied to representative poetry, fiction, and drama, with practice in critical writing.

ENGL 201: Introduction to Literature
Section 2 ● T & Th 11:00 to 12:20 ● Dennis Barbour
Section 3 ● Distance Education/Online ● Mita Choudhury
Divided into three segments which correspond to the three major genres in
literature—drama, poetry, and the novel—this course provides an introductory framework from which students can launch into a more in-depth study of British, American, and continental literature. Designed for students who want to major in English or those who will become lifelong readers, this general education course helps to build strong writing and critical thinking skills.

ENGL 238: Introduction to Fiction ● M & W 9:30 to 10:50 ● Michael Dobberstein
Readings and discussion of selected short stories and several novels, to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the range, values, techniques, and meanings of reputable modern fiction.

ENGL 241: Later British Literature ● M & W 3:30-4:50 ● Colin Fewer
This course surveys English literature (excluding the novel) from the late eighteenth century to the twentieth century, with emphasis on such major writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Arnold, Hardy, Yeats, T.S.Eliot, and Auden. The course also treats significant minor writers in their relation to literary movements and ideas.

ENGL 261: Later World Literature ● T & Th 2:00 to 3:20 ● Margaret Rossi
A comparison of some of the major works of world literature in translation, from 1700 to present. Emphasis on Continental, African, Latin-American and Eastern literature.

ENGL 319: Creative Writing ● T & Th 12:30 to 1:50 ● Janine Harrison
An introduction to the writing of genres traditionally considered as creative, such as short stories, drama, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Workshop criticism.

ENGL 323: Sexual Identity in Literature ● M & W 2:00-3:20 ● Jane Campbell
This course explores how sexual identity informs literary works. Fiction, poetry, drama, personal narrative and essays from lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered (LGBT) writers
will be included.

ENGL 320: By and About Women ● T & Th 3:30 to 4:50 ● ???
Course emphasizes significant texts by major women writers such as Atwood, the Brontes, Cather, Chopin, Dickinson, Eliot, Glaspell, Hurston, Jewett, Lessing, Mansfield, Morrison, Oates, Rich, and Woolf. Although the class will study mainly 19th and 20th century it will not be restricted to these. In addition, the readings will also include a variety of literary genres: novel, short fiction, poetry, and drama.

ENGL 351: Later American Literature ● T & Th 9:30 to 10:50 ● Dennis Barbour
This course surveys American literature from the Civil War to recent times, emphasizing such major literary figures as Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane,Frost, T.S.Eliot, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. The course also treats significant minor writers in their relation to literary movements and ideas and includes the work of minority writers.

ENGL 396: Love in Middle Ages ● M & W 11:00 to 12:20 ● Colin Fewer/Tanya Stabler

ENGLISH 41300 Studies in History and Literature: The Harlem Renaissance ●  MW 5-6:20 ● Jane Campbell
English 41300 is a capstone course open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students focusing on African American literature and its relationship to history during the literary period known as the Harlem Renaissance. The time frame for the Renaissance is between 1919 and 1937 and includes such pioneers as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Angelina Weld Grimke, Jessie Fauset, James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, and Nella Larson. Requirements include daily response papers, a presentation, and a final research paper.
ENGL 418: Story Story Writing ● T & Th 11:00-12:20 ● Janine Harrison
Study of short techniques and practice in the craft of short story literary fiction writing. Workshop environment.

ENGL 406: Review Writing ● Th 5:00 to 7:50 ● Carolyn Boiarsky
Intensive practice in the writing of book, film, and theatre criticism follows book reading as well as attendance of film and theatre events. Readings in critics’ reviews serve as models. Analysis of newspapers, periodicals and e-reviews provide an understanding of readers for submission to potential markets for experiential credit.

ENGL 41101: Writing in the Health Sciences ● M & W 3:30 to 4:50 ● Carolyn Boiarsky
This course provides an introduction to four areas of writing in the health sciences: Patient education materials, pharmaceutical documentation, medical editing, and medical journalism. The course will involve lectures, guest speakers, team work, and a real world project that provides experiential credit.

English 43500: Writing for Social Media  Online Course ● Mark Mabrito
(one of the required courses in the Writing for Interactive Media Certificate, more details)

This course will introduce students to the contexts and forms of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, among others. What are social media, who uses them, who gains from them, and how are they transforming the media landscape in business, education, and other venues? Students will become familiar with a range of social media tools, analyze and discuss their uses and implications, and create various projects in different media centered around social media. This course will provide the tools and experience to successfully utilize social media for strategic endeavors.  View flyer >>

 English 43700: Writing for Video Games Online Course ● Mark Mabrito
(one of the required courses in the Writing for Interactive Media Certificate, more details)

Course provides an introduction to writing for video games. We will consider the various genres of video games, including serious games.  Our focus is less on the technical production side of games, but more on the role of the game writer, the person who produces the storyline, narrative, and content of games. We will study sample programs and scripts. You will create your own design proposals and scripts, as well as provide feedback to other students.  View flyer >>