Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Course Archive

Fall 2007 - 2000 Level

English 2305
Section 001

Introduction to Poetry

Staff

No description available.

English 2306
Section H01

Introduction to Drama - Honors
Tragically Monstrous

Tragically Monstrous

If “all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players,” then we can learn much about the world by looking at its drama. In this interactive FYE course, we will explore tragedies that expose and examine the monstrosities of the human experience – actual monsters and monstrous behaviors. We will pursue such questions as: Why do these manifestations of the monstrous appear in our classic tragedies? What is tragic about the monstrous? What constitutes the tragically monstrous? What satisfaction do we derive by seeing the monstrous staged in tragedies? We will read several tragedies from Greek theatre to the contemporary stage that feature the monstrous in one form or another: Medea by Euripides, Othello by William Shakespeare, De Monfort by Joanna Baillie, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Trifles by Susan Glaspell, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, and Proof by David Auburn. Some of these dramas may be new to you, and some may offer you renewed readings and reflection. We will view cinematic versions of several tragedies. We will also attend a play staged at one of the Texas Tech University theatres this fall. Our activities will include informal response papers, a review of a staged performance, a creative discovery activity, plus ample discussion and dramatics. We will have fun in our discoveries about the human condition, the monstrous, and tragic drama. Come prepared to participate in your own learning experience.

English 2306
Section 001,002

Introduction to Drama

Marco Dominguez

No description available.

English 2307
Section 001,004

Introduction to Fiction

Irenna Chang

Fiction provides us with a way of experiencing the world and understanding humanity from multiple perspectives of various intelligent minds. It has the ability to reach us because it makes the ordinary extraordinary. In this course, we will read short stories and novels by authors of different nationalities and ethnicities ranging from the 19th century to the present.

English 2307
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Fiction

Staff

No description available.

English 2307
Section 014,016

Introduction to Fiction
Faith, Fiction and the Fantastic: The Role of Religion in Literature

Jordan Cofer

This class will provide an introduction to the discourse of studying fiction, looking at—among other things—the way in which religion functions in literature (fiction). We will be reading several different texts, some canonical, some overtly religious, as well as non traditional fare. This course will explore how religion operates within the confines of fiction—structural and thematic motifs and how it affects plot. How does religion affect power dynamics within the story? How does the author use religion to advance the plot? Is it used explicitly or implicitly? To what degree does it affect the story? Is it necessary/appropriate to use religious themes in a fictional text? We will approach these questions (and others) with an introduction to basic literary terms, examining elements of fiction (both the short story and the novel). The focus of this class will be on textual explication, analysis, and critical thinking.

English 2308
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Nonfiction

Staff

No description available.

English 2311
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Technical Writing

Staff

English 2311 assists students in developing the writing ability required by their future professions. Six to nine writing assignments are required. Students in this class will analyze the communication situation fully and accurately (needs, audiences, uses, and constraints); gather, interpret, and document information logically, efficiently, and ethically; develop professional work and teamwork habits; and design usable, clear, persuasive, accessible workplace documents

English 2351
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Creative Writing

Staff

No description available.

English 2371
Section 001

Language in a Multicultural America

Jay Williams

No description available.

English 2388
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Film Studies

John Reeve

No description available.

English 2391
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Critical Writing

Staff

No description available.