Texas Tech University

Course Archives

Summer I 2008 | 3000 Level

English 3351

Creative Writing
Genre: Poetry

John Poch

This is a Maymester course.

No description available. 

English 3351
Section 002

Creative Writing
Genre: Poetry

Curtis Bauer

The purpose of this course is twofold: to help students become more critical and creative readers and writers of poetry through the close reading of poetry from the U.S. and around the globe; to enjoy the poems we read, write and discuss. This is a writing intensive, discussion heavy course; the course is designed to meet the needs of students interested in becoming better readers and writers of poetry. By the end of this course students will have read, studied, even mimicked the styles of a selection of contemporary poems in their quest to build a sound foundation in the traditions, craft and music of poetry; written critically in which they analyze the significant poetic elements in the assigned poems; written, revised, and revised again and again, at least seven of their own poems—these poems and all their incarnations will be submitted in the form of a midterm and final portfolio (at least three of these poems will be read and discussed in class workshop). Ultimately, students in this class will become better critics of their own writing, better readers with the ability to identify the complexities of different styles of poetry, and consequently, they will become better writers.

English 3365
Multiple Sections

Professional Report Writing


The purpose of English 3365 is to prepare you for writing as a professional person. It focuses on gathering information and presenting it to specific audiences. The assignments include a library/internet guide, an annotated bibliography, a recommendation report, a progress report, a proposal, and an oral report. You will learn uses, purposes, conventions, and structures for the reports and the proposal. You will also learn strategies for producing such documents, including analyzing purpose, gathering data, managing time, and revising. You will also develop your options, including visual and oral presentation and formatting verbal texts, for presenting information. You will review grammar and principles of effective style. All of your work will be on topics of your choosing, preferably related to your major or intended career. For further information please contact the teacher.

English 3388
Sections 001,002

Film Genres: Avant-Garde, Documentary, and Narrative
Classical Hollywood Style

Mike Schoenecke

English 3388 will study award-winning Hollywood films so that we can gain an understanding of what makes these films great and how these films communicate. By understanding how the selected films communicate, we will gain a better understanding of how all films communicate. We will lay out contemporary Hollywood's most important and typical narrative strategies (which are in most respects the same as those used in the 1930s) and then examine recent films to show how those strategies are used in practice. To accomplish these tasks, we will consider film language, the director's goals, and, when appropriate, the cultural and social milieu.