ENG104 201703 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2018
Course: 
ENG 104
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Intro Lit: Fiction
Instructors: 

Angela Rovak

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-0054
  • Office: PLC 234
  • Office Hours: Winter term: W 1- 3; F 1- 2pm
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: 

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.

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.

Title: 
Intro Lit: Fiction
Instructors: 

Courtney Floyd

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Department Section Description: 

In English 104, “Archetypes and Anarchy,” we will explore the basic elements of fiction via one of its most enduring forms: the fairy tale. As the course title indicates, we will begin by considering the archetype, a concept derived from Jungian psychology which refers to “a pervasive idea, image, or symbol that forms part of the collective unconscious.” Archetypes abound in fairy tales, and as we encounter them we will spend time examining how they function and why they matter. But we will also consider modern “re-tellings” to think about how and why we revise, or break with, these archetypes. Students will perform critical analysis of fairy tales not through the archetypal English assignment (the essay), but rather by collaborating to research and create a podcast.

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.