ENG104 201702 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2018
Course: 
ENG 104
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Course Description: 

Works representing the principle literary genres

Sections: 
Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler

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Department Section Description: 

Why do stories matter? In this class we will read novels of childhood and adolescence, both fantasy and realistic, and compare them to the stories that matter in our own lives and families. The novels come from India, England, South Korea, and the United States. By the end of the course you should be able to break down the fundamental components of fiction and you will have sharpened your writing skills. As a basic introduction to a major genre in the field of literary studies, this course satisfies the university’s Group Requirement in the Arts and Letters category. It also counts as a lower-division elective in the new (2016) English major.

Fulfills: 

A & L

Arts & Letters (A&L) courses create meaningful opportunities for students to engage actively in the modes of inquiry that define a discipline. Courses are broad in scope and demonstrably liberal in nature (that is, courses that promote open inquiry from a variety of perspectives). Though some courses may focus on specialized subjects or approaches, there will be a substantial course content locating that subject in the broader context of the major issues of the discipline. Qualifying courses will not focus on teaching basic skills but will require the application or engagement of those skills through analysis and interpretation.

Major II: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Margaret Bostrom

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  • Title: English Graduate Student
  • Additional Title: WGS GE
  • Office: 335 Hendricks Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2018: Mondays 1:30-3:30pm
Department Section Description: 

This course will address a theme within contemporary U.S. experimental literature. Course readings may include graphic novels, novels in verse, micro fiction, or narrative video games. We will address foundational questions about the nature of prose narrative by reading texts that push the limits of traditional literary form. A primary skill you will take away from this class is the ability to close read a variety of experimental fictions and offer interpretations of their form and content in your own writing. You will learn to analyze elements of verbal and visual artistic craft including narrative structure, point of view, setting, and characterization. Major assignments will improve your skills as essay writers, while also encouraging you to engage creatively and experimentally with our course materials. As an introduction to the field of literary studies, this course satisfies the university's Group Requirement in the Arts and Letters category. It also counts as a lower-division elective in the new (2016) English major.

Fulfills: 

A & L

Arts & Letters (A&L) courses create meaningful opportunities for students to engage actively in the modes of inquiry that define a discipline. Courses are broad in scope and demonstrably liberal in nature (that is, courses that promote open inquiry from a variety of perspectives). Though some courses may focus on specialized subjects or approaches, there will be a substantial course content locating that subject in the broader context of the major issues of the discipline. Qualifying courses will not focus on teaching basic skills but will require the application or engagement of those skills through analysis and interpretation.

Major II: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Angela Rovak

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-0054
  • Office: PLC 234
  • Office Hours: Fall term: T 3:00-4:00, W 2:00-4:00
Department Section Description: 

This course will focus on the literary representations of black girlhood. In ENG 104: Introduction to Fiction we will read the stories of young black women as they move through the difficult transition from childhood to adulthood. We will read novels and short stories that show a diversity of experiences of black girlhood. We will consider how black women’s stories of girlhood and coming-of-age narratives function as literature through discussions of plot, characterization, historical context, point of view, setting, voice, narrative structure, and experimentation. While this class is not a survey of black fiction or black women’s fiction, we will consider how the intersection of race, gender, and age influence authors’ literary strategies.

Fulfills: 

A & L

Arts & Letters (A&L) courses create meaningful opportunities for students to engage actively in the modes of inquiry that define a discipline. Courses are broad in scope and demonstrably liberal in nature (that is, courses that promote open inquiry from a variety of perspectives). Though some courses may focus on specialized subjects or approaches, there will be a substantial course content locating that subject in the broader context of the major issues of the discipline. Qualifying courses will not focus on teaching basic skills but will require the application or engagement of those skills through analysis and interpretation.

Major II: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Abigail Johnson

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: (541) 346-0052
  • Office: PLC 212
  • Office Hours: Fall term: T 1:30-3; W 12-1:30
Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Abigail Johnson

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: (541) 346-0052
  • Office: PLC 212
  • Office Hours: Fall term: T 1:30-3; W 12-1:30
Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction