English Major

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People respond to movies in different ways, and there are many reasons for this. We have all stood in the lobby of a theater and heard conflicting opinions from people who have just seen the same film.  Some loved it, some hated it, some found it just OK. Disagreements, however, can reveal a... (read more)

32130

Thorsson, Courtney

In this class, we will read short stories by African American women writers. These texts will be our common ground as we learn to think deeply and... (read more)

32134

The intention of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to understand and appreciate poetry as a unique form of linguistic... (read more)

32136

Bohls, Elizabeth

Since antiquity, for a variety of reasons, people have left home and hit the road. Journeys have always been a part of life, and travel writing has... (read more)

32138

Myers, Kate

Madness, truth, honor, pity—these are a few of the concepts Shakespeare explores in his earliest plays. In this online course, we will scrutinize... (read more)

32139

Clark, Stephanie

Grammar is the language we use to talk about language. It’s a tool for describing how written sentences work and figuring out and explaining why... (read more)

32142

Thorsson, Courtney

This course is a survey of writings by African American authors. We will study fiction, essays, and poetry in their historical, political, and... (read more)

32144

Brown, Kirby

In 1968, Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for American literature. Momaday's award signaled... (read more)

32145

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of form and style in cinema and related media, focusing on narrative, mise-en-scène,... (read more)

32380

Sayre, Gordon

In this course we study car collecting and customizing as vernacular art traditions, and survey of some of the astonishing range of human behaviors... (read more)

36154

Wojcik, Daniel

Introduces the study of beliefs about the supernatural by examining diverse approaches to the description and analysis of belief traditions and religious cultures. Topics... (read more)

36155

Dugaw, Dianne

This course brings together readings of the Bible in the Judeo-Christian tradition with apt mythological, folkloristic, and traditional contexts,... (read more)

36258

Wojcik, Daniel

An introduction to contemporary folklore studies, with emphasis on the meanings of stories, rituals, festivals, body art, subcultures, street art,... (read more)

36471

Crosswhite, James

In this course, you will explore important concepts in rhetoric and argumentation theory, and you will gain skill in discovering the questions that... (read more)

36474

Dawson, Brent

Early in his career, Shakespeare was fascinated by intoxication: the kind brought on by drugs and potions, yes, but also the thrills of poetic... (read more)

36476

Galentine, Cassandra

Latinxs have lived, worked, and thrived in what is now considered the United States for a long time. This course is an introductory survey of U.S. Latinx literature that will give students a glimpse of the wide range of formal, thematic, and cultural diversity of... (read more)

36483

Bovilsky, Lara; Peppis, Paul; Saunders, Ben

English 305 introduces students to the concept of “critical theory.” This phrase refers to a diverse body of knowledge with roots in the ancient... (read more)

36486

Reynolds, Megan

This discussion section is a space to put the methodologies you learn in the lecture sessions into practice. We will use these weekly meetings to review and cement the concepts introduced in lecture, answer lingering concerns, and prepare for upcoming assignments. You might consider this... (read more)

36487

Reynolds, Megan

This discussion section is a space to put the methodologies you learn in the lecture sessions into practice. We will use these weekly meetings to review and cement the concepts introduced in lecture, answer lingering concerns, and prepare for upcoming assignments. You might consider this... (read more)

36489

Quigley, Mark

Narrating the Sunset of the British Empire: The Twentieth-Century Novel from Modernism to Postmodernism

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36913

Carroll, Anna

On the back of Broken Harbor (in the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French, of which we’re reading the first installment), a reviewer’s comment reads: “It’s literature masquerading as police procedural.” While the overlapping genres of detective fiction, mystery, and psychological... (read more)

22216

Kovalchuk, Anna

This course considers, as its point of departure, bell hooks’ evocative quote that “to be in the margin is to be part of the whole but outside the main body.” This term,we’ll consider the peoples, places,and ideas that often exist in the margins of American literature. In this... (read more)

22217

Hatay-Ferens, Molly

This term, we will examine texts that feature hauntings, broadly defined, to consider the echoes of history, memory, and culture in literature. We will work to consider how these... (read more)

22218

Wheeler, Elizabeth (Betsy)

Why do stories matter? In this class we will read novels of childhood and adolescence, both fantasy and realistic, and compare them to... (read more)

22221

Garcia, Rogelio

This course is an introduction to film and media studies and various methods of critical analysis. In this course, we will see that... (read more)

22222

Frank, David

This course is designed to provide students with the equipment they need to understand the theory and practice of public speaking as a... (read more)

22223

Brown, Kirby

Though signifying idealized notions of love in popular parlance, romance is about more than the transcendent power and emotional magic... (read more)

22228

Alaimo, Stacy

Do we read literature differently when we read for the environment? How are environmental issues connected to colonialism, gender,... (read more)

22230

Rust, Stephen

This course explores the fundamentals of film and media aesthetics, including narrative, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and... (read more)

22231

Ok, HyeRyoung

This course explores the fundamentals of film and media aesthetics, including narrative, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and... (read more)

22241

This course introduces students to critical thinking about the aesthetic, historical and economic factors influencing film, media, and... (read more)

22243

Myers, Kate

ENG 399 Writing Associates Development is a variable-credit, hybrid, companion course designed to support tutors in ENG 404 ... (read more)

25959

O'Kelly, Brendan

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional, and technical writing; weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication.

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25960

Carroll, Anna

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional, and technical writing; weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication.

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25961

Smars, Bjorn

Practice in writing and analyzing internal and external messages common to business, industry, and professions. Suggested for business... (read more)

26303

Wojcik, Daniel

An introduction to contemporary folklore studies, with emphasis on the meanings of stories, rituals, festivals, body art, subcultures,... (read more)

26306

Wojcik, Daniel

Examines the research questions and theoretical models used by folklorists and other scholars in the study of vernacular religion and... (read more)

26542

Wonham, Henry

This course is an introduction to one of the major genres in literary studies. Students will read, discuss, analyze, and attend plays... (read more)

26543

Clark, Stephanie

Fantasy and Violence will examine the role of violence in literature of the fantastic with special attention to the problems violence... (read more)

26544

Dawson, Brent

This course is an introduction to the genre of comedy. It surveys examples of comedy across a long historical range—from classical... (read more)

26546

Fickle, Tara

This course introduces students to some of the major works, authors, and themes of Asian American literature, a diverse body of writing... (read more)

26547

Cavanaugh, Alex

The prolific White Earth Ojibwe writer Gerald Vizenor conceptualizes the cultural work of Indigenous literatures as “survivance,”... (read more)

26548

Kelp-Stebbins, Kate

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of comics and graphic narratives in terms of their poetics, genres, forms, history... (read more)

26549

Pyle, Forest

This course is designed to introduce students to some important theories and practices of literary and cultural criticism. My goals for... (read more)

26556

Whalan, Mark

This course presents a survey of American novels in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It will cover a variety of styles and... (read more)

26557

Quigley, Mark

“Things Fall Apart”: Revolution, Reaction and Renewal in Early Twentieth Century Culture (1895-1945)... (read more)

26558

Bovilsky, Lara

Students in “Shakespeare’s World” learn to read Shakespeare’s works in relation to the cultural, literary, and historical contexts in... (read more)

26563

Laskaya, C. Anne

ENG 427 invites students to engage selections from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Texts will include the more familiar comedic... (read more)

26564

Clark, Stephanie

OEII reviews and builds on the grammatical foundations learned in OEI and adds to students’ knowledge of early English literature and... (read more)

26578

Crosswhite, James

Rhetoric has been characterized as a power to lead the soul, the universal form of communication, the art of persuasion, the way we... (read more)

26664

Kaufman, Heidi

What happens when digital tools and literature meet? What can the “digital turn” in literary studies help us to understand about... (read more)

26666

Brundan, Katherine

This course focuses on fictional constructions of nation in British novels of the nineteenth century. In an era embracing massive... (read more)

26942

Hernández, Teresa

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... (read more)

26943

Roethle, Christopher

This discussion section supplements your lectures with opportunities for direct participation in the form of... (read more)

26945

Roethle, Christopher

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... (read more)

26971

Gershow, Miriam

Practice in writing and analyzing internal and external messages common to business, industry, and professions. Suggested for business... (read more)

26988

Upton, Corbett

What makes a poem modern or a poet a modernist? The history of modern poetry, like that of any literary period, is a ... (read more)

12097

Huang, Helen

This course investigates how three contemporary female writers, Michelle Cliff, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Helena María Vitamontes, represent contemporary issues alienation, racism, immigration, (in)hospitality, environmental justice in diasporic contexts. Through reading Cliff, “The Dissolution of Mrs... (read more)

12098

Tiwari, Avinnash

Through this course, students develop analytical skills that will allow them to think, write, and speak intelligently about fiction.... (read more)

12099

Wheeler, Elizabeth (Betsy)

Why do stories matter? In this class we will read novels of childhood and adolescence, both fantasy and realistic, and compare them to... (read more)

12102

Alilunas, Peter

This course is an introduction to film and media studies and various methods of critical analysis. In this course, we will see that... (read more)

12105

Laskaya, C. Anne

Listening rigorously and deeply, inquiring into issues and topics of importance to our communities, and speaking effectively are key elements that assist our... (read more)

12106

Cortez, José

This course will introduce students to the genre of testimonial literary discourse, or testimonio: an authentic narrative, told... (read more)

12111

Barter, Faith

This course is a survey of literature by African American authors from the 19th century into the present. We will read texts from a range of genres... (read more)

12112

Preston, Sarah

As an introductory survey, this course emphasizes the formal, thematic, and cultural diversity of Latinx literature. We will read novels, poetry, short stories... (read more)

12113

Brown, Kirby

In 1968, Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for American literature. The award signaled for many the “... (read more)

12114

Fickle, Tara

This course introduces students to the Digital Humanities (DH) — broadly defined as the use of digital tools, platforms, and critical perspectives to address... (read more)

12117

O'Kelly, Brendan

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of comics and graphic narratives in terms of their poetics, genres, forms, history, and the academic... (read more)

16018

Myers, Kate

Provides students concurrently enrolled in WR 121 with one-on-one tutoring. Enrollment priority based on entrance exam (SAT or ACT) scores. Repeatable once.

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16019

Supervised writing projects in nonfiction prose. Repeatable up to five times.

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16020

Myers, Kate

The practice and ethics of tutoring writing in the context of writing in various academic disciplines. Theories of teaching, tutoring techniques, and assessment of writing.

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16423

Miller, Quinn

This course examines the pithy praise appearing on book jackets and other product packaging. Blurbs are quick descriptions. They... (read more)

16424

Wald, Sarah D

This class explores depictions of the environment in literature with a particular emphasis on contemporary U.S. fiction and non-fiction. By attending to the... (read more)

16933

Conable, William

This course is an introduction to drama, one of the major genres in literary studies. Students will read, discuss, and analyze plays... (read more)

16934

Craven, Robert

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the formal properties of poetry in English. Through careful analysis of poems by... (read more)

16980

Sanyal, Debarghya

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of comics and graphic narratives in terms of their poetics, genres, forms, history... (read more)