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Summer 2007 | 2000 Level

English 2305
Section

Introduction to Poetry

Feisal Mohamed

This course will introduce students to poets ranging from Geoffrey Chaucer to Derek Walcott, with emphasis on the relationship between poetic form and meaning. We will explore the intellectual and artistic differences and similarities among the poets in the course and examine how each poet contributes to the genre. The chief goal is to acquaint students with a broad range of major poetic works and movements, and with formal aspects of poetry. In the process students will refine skills of literary interpretation necessary to upper-division English courses, and improve the critical reading and writing skills beneficial to all studies in the humanities and beyond.

English 2305
Section 002

Introduction to Poetry
Who Are We?

Lynn DiPier

In this course, students will read closely and write critically about poetry and become familiar with cultural context, and poetic device and terminology so as to apply to the understanding of the art of poetry. This course intends to introduce students to a range of voices in poetry so as to: improve students� abilities to read carefully, thoroughly, and analytically; to expose students to a range of thinking about �the human condition� as that thinking is expressed in this genre; to help students understand and develop tools and elements of craft to write analytically about poetry; to encourage students to recognize the beauty and power of language; and to encourage students to further their studies and skills in other literature classes.

English 2307
Section 002

Introduction to Fiction

Crystal Hicks

No description available.

English 2308
Section 001

Introduction to Nonfiction

Ayanna Jackson

In this course, students will be introduced to and expected to write critically about a variety of texts belonging to the genre of Creative Nonfiction.

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 001

Introduction to Creative Writing

Stephanie Thom�

No description available.

English 2351
Section 002

Introduction to Creative Writing

Marco Dominguez

No description available.

English
Section

Course

Staff

This course will examine successful models of fiction and poetry for the benefit of learning how well crafted writing is made while using examples from film. Students will discuss various films, one novel, a craft book on poetry, and various short stories and poems with the aim to compose their own creative works. Students will gain knowledge of what constitutes well written fiction and poetry while, at the same time, becoming acquainted with key terms and writing techniques. There is more to creative writing than thoughts on the page. Students will appreciate the hard work that comes with crafting their own stories and poems.