Texas Tech University

Course Archive

Summer II 2007 | 2000 Level

English 2307
Section 001

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 2307
Section 002

Introduction to Fiction

Lynn DiPier

No description available.

English 2308
Section 001

Introduction to Nonfiction

Matthew Rose

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
Section 002

Introduction to Creative Writing

Brian Thornton

No description available.

English 2351
Section 003

Introduction to Creative Writing

Richard Pierce

No description available.

English 2388
Section 001

Introduction to Film Studies

Juliana Kristanciuk

No description available.