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Summer I 2009 | 2000 Level

English 2305
Section 001

Introduction to Poetry

Stephanie Thomé

No description available. 

English 2307
Section 002

Introduction to Fiction
Observing the Role of Religion in Literature

Jordan Cofer

This course will provide not only an introduction to the discourse of studying fiction, but will look at – among other things – the way in which religion functions in literature. 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? We will approach these questions (and others) with an introduction to basic literary terms, examining elements of the constructs 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 003

Introduction to Fiction

Lacy Harvey

No description available. 

English 2307
Section 004

Introduction to Fiction
The Gothic: Origins and Evolutions

Stephanie Eckroth

Through a variety of forms from a variety of cultures and historical moments – both “classic” and contemporary – this course will introduce its participants to the pleasure and peril of reading and writing about fiction. This course is also designed to provide a multimedia perspective on the operation of fiction in a variety of textual forms. While the particular thread running through the selected readings for the course is Gothicism, we will thoroughly interrogate issues of style and form as pertains to fiction more generally.

English 2308
Section 001

Introduction to Nonfiction

Sara N. Richardson

By the end of the semester, students who successfully complete this class will recognize and employ the generic forms and conventions of nonfiction to analyze a variety of nonfictional works; discuss historical developments in nonfiction and how works of nonfiction relate to other disciplines in the humanities; and refine their critical readings skills and critical writing skills.

English 2311
Multiple Sections

Introduction to Technical Writing

Staff

English 2311 assist 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

Ruben Quesada

No description available. 

English 2351
Section 003

Introduction to Creative Writing

Nimi Finnigan

No description available.