ENG104 202003 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2021
Course: 
ENG 104
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Course Description: 

Works representing the principal literary genres.

Sections: 
Title: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Susan Weeber

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  • Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Phone: 541-346-3953
  • Office: 265 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: Wednesdays 9am-11am; Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm; and by appointment
Department Section Description: 

In ENG 104, we will explore texts that articulate the connections between the textual body and the human body it seeks to represent. We will pay special attention to themes of joy, resilience, and beauty as they relate to embodiment. To consider how these texts navigate race, gender, embodiment, and cultural memory, students will read texts from, but not limited to, African American, Indigenous, and Jewish literary traditions. We will consider how formal elements of writing shape our experiences of the texts. Students will practice their close reading skills and formal analysis with the goal of creating original interpretative arguments about the texts.

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: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Stephanie LeMenager

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Moore Endowed Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3966
  • Office: 457 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: Tues. 4-6, and by appointment.
  • Website: Website
Department Section Description: 

ENG 104 introduces you to fiction and its formal elements by reading, discussing, and writing about short stories and one short novel. To highlight the imaginative work of fiction, we will focus in this course on speculative fiction, including science fiction, weird fiction, and fantasy. Each week will target a key element in fiction, such as symbolism, plot, and focalization. By the end of the course, you will have a vocabulary of literary terms and styles of reading to help you understand and analyze fiction.

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: 
Introduction to Literature: Fiction
Instructors: 

Molly Hatay-Ferens

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Additional Title: Assistant Director of Composition
  • Phone: 541-346-1496
  • Office: 335 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: M & W 12:00-1:30
Department Section Description: 

Liars, Fools, and Con Artists. In this class, we will read misleading, deceptive stories and untrustworthy narrators. When you can’t trust the narrator, what should you focus on? What do untrustworthy narrators and deceptive stories reveal about the nature of reading, writing, and interpretation? While we untangle these stories, we will learn to analyze and write about prose narrative, studying elements like structure, narrative technique, point of view, and character development. And we will ask questions about the relationship between literature, politics, history, and ethics. What is a story, and what role do stories play in our cultural and political lives?

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.