ENG104 201804 Undergraduate

Term: 
Summer 2019
Course: 
ENG 104
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Helen Huang

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-1542
  • Office: 301C Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: Winter 2021: T&R 2-330 pm
Department Section Description: 

Modern Short Stories in (Trans)national Contexts

This course investigates how modern short stories represent contemporary issues such as alienation, diaspora, immigration, and hospitality in transnational contexts. Through reading Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist,” Eric Walrond’s “Tropic Death,” Michelle Cliff, and “The Dissolution of Mrs. White,” (to name a few) we will explore how modern short stories provide the reader with an ethical perspective to reconsider difficult and unsolvable dilemmas and modern-day subject faces in cross-national circuits. Moreover, relevant criticisms and theory will help us approach these topics with critical thoughts.

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.

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.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.
 

Title: 
I̶n̶t̶r̶o̶d̶u̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶L̶i̶t̶e̶r̶a̶t̶u̶r̶e̶:̶ ̶F̶i̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ (Cancelled)
Department Section Description: 

Through this course, students develop analytical skills that will allow them to think, write, and speak intelligently about fiction. The course addresses basic questions about the nature of prose narrative and the interrelated activities of reading, writing, and interpretation. What is a story, and what role do stories play in our cultural and political lives? Students will be asked to compose critical essays of varying length, as well as work on their own creative story-telling. We will read a short-story collection from Ann Petry, Miss Muriel and Other Stories, as a rich example of Black women’s writing in the United States and the ways in which Black Feminist literary scholarship contributes to literary analysis. Petry’s work opens up, and even necessitates a critical intersectional approach to engage these stories thereby unsettling any progressive narrative concerning race, gender, sexuality, and other facets of identity and power in the U.S.

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.

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.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.