ENG304 201902 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2020
Course: 
ENG 304
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Foundations of the English Major: Context
Instructors: 

Lara Bovilsky

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1309
  • Office: 246 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: Monday 1-3, Thursday 9-10, or by appointment; email for Zoom, Skype or Canvas appointment

Paul Peppis

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Oregon Humanities Center
  • Phone: 541-346-7017
  • Office: 154 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: Email to make an appointment for an email, Canvas chat, or Zoom chat during normal office hours.

Ben Saunders

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-0062
  • Office: 273 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: R 2-5; email the week before to set up viritual appointment during office hours
Department Section Description: 

ENG 304 addresses the following questions: What is a context? How do texts and history interact? We will think about these questions in relation to literary history, intellectual and aesthetic history, political history, and the history of different cultural formations and categories such as gender, race, sexuality, class, psychology, friendship, and religion. In the process, we’ll show how these histories are themselves recovered and created – products of intellectual activity and ideological forces – rather than merely given facts. By examining different kinds of texts from three different periods, we will also demonstrate how different scholars interpret the complex relationship between artistic production and historical context.

 

The Foundations of the English Major is a three-course series (ENG 303, ENG 304, ENG 305) that introduces students to the discipline of English as it is practiced at the University of Oregon. The series provides English majors with a common intellectual experience and a foundation for future coursework in literary, media, and cultural studies and folklore.

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.

Old Major: Foundations of the Major

Foundations of the English Major courses are for students beginning the major and for those seriously considering it, the ENG 301-2-3 sequence provides a common intellectual experience for majors and a foundation for future studies in English, American, and Anglophone literatures, media, and folklore.  A full year of study in the Foundations sequence is intended to give English majors a solid background in the theory, key debates, and critical reading practices of the discipline as well as a sense of the history of the different kinds of texts we study, from the Medieval period to the present.

Title: 
Foundations of the English Major: Context
Instructors: 

Christopher Roethle

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-3924
  • Office: 213 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: TWR 1-2 via Canvas Chat; one-on-one mtg via Zoom, email to schedule
Department Section Description: 

This discussion section supplements your lectures with opportunities for direct participation in the form of questions, comments, and conversation with classmates. Our discussions will be most successful if you come prepared with specific things you want to talk about: things you found confusing, disagreed with, found especially interesting, that didn’t get covered, etc. I want our conversations to benefit your experience in English 304 as much as possible and will depend on your participation and feedback to know how to best use this time

Fulfills: 

Old Major: Foundations of the Major

Foundations of the English Major courses are for students beginning the major and for those seriously considering it, the ENG 301-2-3 sequence provides a common intellectual experience for majors and a foundation for future studies in English, American, and Anglophone literatures, media, and folklore.  A full year of study in the Foundations sequence is intended to give English majors a solid background in the theory, key debates, and critical reading practices of the discipline as well as a sense of the history of the different kinds of texts we study, from the Medieval period to the present.

Title: 
Foundations of the Major: Context
Instructors: 

Teresa Hernández

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-0049
  • Office: 355 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: 10-1 email to join via Zoom or make an appointment
Department Section Description: 

This discussion section is a space to practice the methodologies you will be learning throughout the ENG 304 lecture sessions. We will use our weekly meetings to review and cement the concepts introduced in lecture as well as prepare for your written assignments. This space should be utilized to think through topics and ideas that you plan to address in your writing projects for ENG 304. This session can also be used to address any lingering concerns or questions. Overall, consider this a time to engage more deeply the material covered in lecture regarding the multiplicity of “context.”

Fulfills: 

Old Major: Foundations of the Major

Foundations of the English Major courses are for students beginning the major and for those seriously considering it, the ENG 301-2-3 sequence provides a common intellectual experience for majors and a foundation for future studies in English, American, and Anglophone literatures, media, and folklore.  A full year of study in the Foundations sequence is intended to give English majors a solid background in the theory, key debates, and critical reading practices of the discipline as well as a sense of the history of the different kinds of texts we study, from the Medieval period to the present.

Title: 
Foundations of the English: Contexts
Instructors: 

Christopher Roethle

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  • Title: English Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-3924
  • Office: 213 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: TWR 1-2 via Canvas Chat; one-on-one mtg via Zoom, email to schedule
Department Section Description: 

This discussion section supplements your lectures with opportunities for direct participation in the form of questions, comments, and conversation with classmates. Our discussions will be most successful if you come prepared with specific things you want to talk about: things you found confusing, disagreed with, found especially interesting, that didn’t get covered, etc. I want our conversations to benefit your experience in English 304 as much as possible and will depend on your participation and feedback to know how to best use this time.

Fulfills: 

Old Major: Foundations of the Major

Foundations of the English Major courses are for students beginning the major and for those seriously considering it, the ENG 301-2-3 sequence provides a common intellectual experience for majors and a foundation for future studies in English, American, and Anglophone literatures, media, and folklore.  A full year of study in the Foundations sequence is intended to give English majors a solid background in the theory, key debates, and critical reading practices of the discipline as well as a sense of the history of the different kinds of texts we study, from the Medieval period to the present.