Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Course Archive

Spring 2009 | 2000 Level

English 2305
Multiple Sections 001

Introduction to Poetry

Staff

No description available. 

English 2306
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Drama

Staff

No description available. 

English 2307
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Fiction

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No description available. 

English 2307
Section 022,023

Introduction to Fiction
The Fantasy of Fiction

Vicki Ronn

All fiction is fantasy in the sense that the characters and the events described within a story probably did not happen. While we will be reading many classic fiction short stories, this class will emphasize works in the fantasy genre as well. If you're interested in King Arthur, ghosts, or the literature of fantastic, welcome. Authors studied will include Vonnegut, Faulkner, O'Connor, Kafka, Poe as well as award winning fantasy authors like Geoff Ryman, Neil Gaiman, Shirley Jackson, and Jane Yolen. This Introduction to Fiction course will encourage you to both become critical readers of fiction and increase your critical thinking and writing abilities.

English 2307
Section 031,033

Introduction to Fiction
Fiction and Society: A Very Short Historical Survey

Karen Keck

Social structures and social problems are among the many topics treated in fiction. Looking at novels from the 18th-20th centuries, we will explore ways that authors present individuals and their social environments.

English 2308
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Nonfiction

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No description available. 

English 2308
Section 003,007

Introduction to Nonfiction
War, Communism, Race, and Religion

Quan Ha

Besides brief personal/historical essays and narratives, we will read memoirs and autobiographies that help you understand how war, communism, race, and religion have shaped one's identity and perspective. The selected texts will expose you to social, political, and religious issues in Vietnam, China, Japan, and Britain so that you will learn more about:

(1) Other cultures
(2) Global human struggles and traumas
(3) The hazard of memory
(4) The complexity of human psychology

English 2308
Section 011,012

Introduction to Nonfiction

Rebecca Surovik

This course will cover a variety of non-fiction essays and two book-length works. We will examine different types of nonfiction from memoir to scientific essay and topics from civil rights to pop culture—and everything in between. Among the concepts we will discuss are varying definitions of the genre, the interplay of truth and perspective, and the use of creative literary devices in non-fiction works.

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

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No description available. 

English 2351
Section S01

Introduction to Creative Writing
Service Learning

Brent Newsom

They've got stories to tell. You need a writing-intensive English credit. ENGL 2351 Service Learning edition is here to bridge the gap. In this course, students will put their writing skills in the service of Lubbock's elder statesmen (and stateswomen). In a partnership with a local senior citizen center, each student will be paired with a senior citizen who is a resident of the community. Students will conduct a series of four interviews with their senior partners. Meanwhile, we will develop and hone our skills in the craft of good writing. We will focus our energies on composing and revising works of creative nonfiction and poetry. This process will involve not only writing but also a good deal of reading the work of both established writers and fellow students. No prior experience writing creative nonfiction or poetry is necessary. At semester's end, students will present to their senior partner a portfolio of polished works based on that person's life stories. Prepare to engage your community, write imaginatively, read thoughtfully, and have a great time.

Note: All students are required to complete the service-learning component of the course, which includes conducting four interviews of a senior citizen, then writing two nonfiction narratives and three poems based on information gained from the interviews. Students are responsible for arranging transportation to off-campus sites when necessary; car-pooling will be encouraged. This introductory course is writing intensive and fulfills the Humanities requirement for TTU's Core Curriculum. Prerequisites for this course are ENGL 1301 & 1302. While not a prerequisite, ENGL 2351 is excellent preparation for more advanced creative writing courses that focus solely on one genre.

English 2388
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Film Studies

Staff

No description available. 

English 2391
Section 004,005

Introduction to Critical Writing
Points of View

Karen Keck

In reading texts on similar subject in different genres or different cultures, we will examine the conventions of poetry, non-fiction, drama, and fiction.