Major I: F-Upper-Division Elective

Upper-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.

12195

We are going to look very closely at sentences to see how they work, how the individual parts of speech draw together into syntax, and what effect (artistic and otherwise) these patterns of syntax create. The course will mix technical study of sentence structure and reflection upon the artful... (read more)

15979

WR 312 Principles of Tutoring Writing is the gateway course into the Writing Associates Program, in which selected English majors and minors with demonstrated excellence as writers serve as writing tutors for students enrolled in lower-division English, Composition, and possibly Honors... (read more)

15980

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.

Prereq: completion of university writing requirement; junior standing... (read more)

15981

Practice in writing and analyzing internal and external messages common to business, industry, and professions. Suggested for business and management students.

Prereq: completion of university writing requirement; junior standing.

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16943

This course studies works of film and media as representational objects that engage with communities identified by intersectional categories including sex,... (read more)

16967

Study of the history of institutions and industries that shape production and reception of film and media.

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42419

Casimir, Ulrick

Focusing primarily on American/Hollywood filmmaking from the late 1960s through today, this course looks closely at the representation and function of African-Americans and women in film. Using both mainstream and independent films as our primary texts, we will explore how African-Americans and... (read more)

42420

Wilde, Jenée

Aliens, monsters, killer androids, mutants.... Such metaphors may express cultural fears of the “other” that underlie social prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination. But viewers and fans may also read against the grain of normative cinematic images, finding identity and affirmation in the... (read more)

42456

Boscha, Tina

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.

Prereq: completion of university writing requirement; junior standing... (read more)

32042

Clark, Stephanie

This course will use the tools and knowledge acquired in previous terms of Old English to read the monsters section of Beowulf in Old English with critical and philological skill. We will pay attention to language, literary, and scholarly issues, and assignments will especially focus on... (read more)

32045

Crosswhite, James

In this course, you will review and explore important concepts in rhetoric and argumentation theory, and you will gain skill in discovering the questions that drive controversies and the arguments that can be made on all the different sides of an issue. You will also practice speaking, writing,... (read more)

35704

Boscha, Tina

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. Junior standing required. Prerequisite: completion of UO writing requirement... (read more)

35708

Wilde, Jenée

An assumption persists in writing courses that academic and literary essays are distinct -  critical writers formulate arguments and manage subjective experiences with facts for the sake of accuracy or correctness, while literary writers endeavor to capture the idiosyncrasies of their... (read more)

35975

Wheeler, Elizabeth (Betsy)

This theater class is a great chance to branch out into creative work and community involvement. UO students create and perform a play together with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from the Eugene-Springfield community. Tell stories from your life, work on the script,... (read more)

35976

Gershow, Miriam

In this course, we will study the works of contemporary fiction writers and then meet with the writers to directly engage them in ideas about their work.  Visiting writers to ENG 399 in Spring 18 include Danielle Evans, Andre Dubus III, Laila Lalami and Peter Hoffmeister.  Students will... (read more)

35997

Miller, Quinn

This course analyzes situation comedies about consumer culture as works of art that explore U.S. cultural politics from a queer perspective. Examining sitcoms as inquiries into privilege and inequality, we discuss aesthetics, the economics of the media industries, the interdisciplinary field of... (read more)

36290

In this seminar, professional comics writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless SavagesThe Death Defying Doctor Mirage) will help students explore the function and demands of the script as a technical tool in the process of making contemporary comics. Readings will include professional... (read more)

36809

Myers, Kate

ENG 399 Special Studies: Writing Associates is a variable-credit, hybrid, companion course designed to support tutors in ENG 404 Internship for Writing Associates. The course focuses on the professional development of the Writing Associates and their continuing study of the practice and ethics... (read more)

22746

Study of film and media as aesthetic objects that engage with communities identified by class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.

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22762

Clark, Stephanie

OEII builds on the grammatical foundations learned in OEI and adds to students’ knowledge of Anglo-Saxon literature and culture through reading a varied selection of shorter poems and prose in Old English and performing a version of Bede’s story of Cædmon. In addition, OEII continues to... (read more)

22766

Fickle, Tara

Study of media emerging from computer-based digital techniques, including digital cinema, cyborgs, interactive games, multiplayer online simulations, and viral videos. Offered alternate years.

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26480

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. Junior standing required. Prerequisite: completion of UO... (read more)

26481

Upton, Corbett

Practice in writing and analyzing internal and external messages common to business, industry, and professions. Suggested for business and management students.

WR 321 offers practice in writing and analyzing communication common to business, industry, and related professions. Students will... (read more)

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Wood, Mary

This course examines the ways madness, as lived experience and as social category, has been studied and represented across cultures and genres. As a mental illness, schizophrenia challenges conventional ways of knowing the relationships between mind and body, thought and perception, illness and... (read more)

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Wood, Mary

This course examines the ways madness, as lived experience and as social category, has been studied and represented across cultures and genres. As a mental illness, schizophrenia challenges conventional ways of knowing the relationships between mind and body, thought and perception, illness and... (read more)

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Clark, Stephanie

In a quiet corner of the Natural History Museum’s instrument gallery you find an unassuming object, graphite grey, small enough to fit in the hand, on a small pedestal. The placard reads: “Musical Instrument? Date: Unknown. Provenance: Unknown.” The placard directs you to hold it up to your ear... (read more)