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.

41839

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as representational objects that engage with communities identified by intersectional categories including sex, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nation, class, and ability. It considers historical and contemporary effects of prejudice, intolerance,... (read more)

41840

Clevinger, Kara

Escape! Whether we’re reading for pleasure or entertainment, the novel has been a means of escape for readers: an escape from reality, from the anxieties or doldrums of everyday life and into other lives and worlds. For nineteenth-century American readers who craved a fictional escape,... (read more)

41842

Upton, Corbett

After the end of the world

after death

I found myself in the midst of life

creating myself

building life

--“In the Midst of Life,” Tadeusz Rózewicz

After the cataclysm of WWII, the old order was beginning to crumble. In this aftermath, many artists viewed the... (read more)

43549

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as representational objects that engage with communities identified by intersectional categories including sex, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nation, class, and ability. It considers historical and contemporary effects of prejudice, intolerance,... (read more)

43552

Huang, Helen

This course investigates how contemporary female writers of color represent diaspora, immigration, and inequality in transnational contexts. Through reading Michelle Cliff, “White Chocolate,” and Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Real Durwan,” we will explore how contemporary short stories reconsider ethical... (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

Smith, Parker

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)

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)

32140

Garner, Alexandra

What is the Age of King Arthur? Legends of King Arthur, Excalibur, Merlin, the Holy Grail, and Camelot have persisted long beyond their... (read more)

32141

Trapp, Brian

ENG 240 introduces students to central concepts and essential texts in disability studies and applies them to literary and cultural texts, with a... (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)

32147

Kelp-Stebbins, Kate

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

32154

In this course we will examine theories of argumentation in the oral mode, and then incorporate those theories into the practice of making... (read more)

32156

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

32157

Kelp-Stebbins, Kate

Comics and graphic narratives are uniquely suited to exploring cultural location because they transform the storytelling unit of the page into a... (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)

32871

Laskaya, C. Anne

This course will allow us to enter into the often hidden parts of the Middle Ages through letters, diaries, memoirs... (read more)

35049

Instructor: Alvarado R

 

Introduction to thinking and reasoning critically. How to recognize, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments.

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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)

36475

Huber, Katherine

To solve planetary environmental crises, from climate change and ocean acification to biodiversity loss, we need to consider scientific,... (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

The Foundations of the English Major is a three-course series (ENG 303, ENG 304, ENG 305) introducing students to the discipline of English as practiced at the University of Oregon. The series provides English majors with a common intellectual experience and a foundation for future coursework in... (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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36495

Clevinger, Kara

Identity fraud! “America” as place, myth, and dream has long been imagined as where people can be whatever they want to be and are free to... (read more)

37144

Bohls, Elizabeth

How many novelists have you heard of who wrote before Jane Austen? By Austen’s day—the early 19th century—the English novel had come into its own, following roughly a... (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, 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

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)

22228

Alaimo, Stacy

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

22229

Weeber, Susan

This course surveys African American literature from its origins to the present. We will read a wide... (read more)

22241

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

25963

Introduction to thinking and reasoning critically. How to recognize, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments.

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26303

Wojcik, Daniel

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

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)

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