Summer 2017

1595 ENGL 303-20 Sci and Tech Writing:
M-F 2:40-4:10pm 5/30-7/3  (Professor Udelson)

ENGL 306:Business Writing
(Professor Tanner)
English 306 is designed for advance business students and Arts and Sciences students (juniors and seniors) anticipating careers in law, business, or government.  This course assumes that the better prepared you are to communicate effectively and persuasively using customary business forms, the more readily will you achieve your personal goals.  We will compose and present work in modes, both written and visual, expected in business and government.  We will also practice composing processes, research relevant business questions, and practice professional problem-solving.  As an integral part of these activities, we will examine the rhetorical nature of professional discourse in addressing diverse audiences, sometimes with multiple purposes.

2144 ENGL 373-30 Women in Literature-CD2:
M-F 2:40-4:10pm 7/5-8/8 (Professor Danner)
English 373 explores the literary constructions of and by women, and how these literary treatments reflect the complex ways people have constructed gender across time and place. This version of the course will emphasize 20th-century iterations of those constructs, with a specific eye toward the multiple intersections of experienced oppression as they have developed and shifted in the past 100 years.  Possible readings include literary and critical texts by Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, Randa Jarrar, Alison Bechdel, Susana Kaysen, Audre Lorde, Judith Butler, Roxanne Gay, and bell hooks. Through their texts we’ll interrogate the oppression of women as it has varied across race, class, gender and sexual identity, nation of origin, and (dis)ability.

3034 ENGL 374-50 Gender & Children’s Lit-CD2:
(Cross-listed course)
Online course (Professor Heinecken)


1432 ENGL 450-20 Coop Intern in English:
(05/30-07/03) (Professor Chandler)
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1433 ENGL 450-30 Coop Intern in English:
(07/05-08/08) (Professor Chandler)
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3037 ENGL 470-30 Renaiss Comedy:Cash & Monsters
M-F 11:20am-12:50pm 7/5-8/8 (Professor Stanev)
This course will focus upon an intriguing set of relationships between stage, street, performance, and ideas of monstrosity, economic migration, aliens and alienation, sexuality, fashion, expression, anatomies and parody. The main questions that we will pursue address the ways in which drama in the age of Shakespeare negotiated specific forms of metropolitan identity that often opposed domestic to foreign, familiar to exotic, rich to poor, and proper to monstrous, satirically depicting the urban landscape in fluid terms, unleashed by the sweeping currents of proto-capitalism and the disintegration of stable social markers of self, gender, and status. The learning outcomes of this class will aim to generate: 1) knowledge of the rapid development of urban life under Queen Elizabeth I and her successor King James Stuart, as well as an enhanced understanding of the material and cultural conditions of play-acting and play-going in the English capital around 1600; 2) awareness of the new representation of the city onstage, polarized between civic virtue and the “monstrous” menace of alien enterprises (including gender), affecting space and social structure, as well as reflecting on the significance of city life on both local and national terms; 3) appreciation for a vibrant, rich, and often strikingly humorous body of works that created distinct themes and dramatic techniques, and focused satirically on the complex encounters late Elizabethans and early Jacobeans enjoyed in the metropolitan terrain. The learning outcomes will be assessed through a research paper, as well as through class discussion.

1904 ENGL 491-10 INt Theory New Crit-Present:
M-F 9:00am-12:00pm 5/8-5/26 (Professor Hadley)
Using Tyson’s Critical Theory Today and a number of shorter primary and secondary essays, this course will introduce students to recent and contemporary theories of interpretation. Units representing theoretical concepts and approaches will conclude with their application to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby. Class sessions will be conducted seminar-style, which will require that students read faithfully and carefully. Course objectives will be for students to 1.) Learn to recognize theoretical terms, concepts and approaches, and 2.) Gain facility in applying these approaches in their own reading and thinking.

2480 ENGL 501-01 Independent Study:
5/30-8/8 (Professor )
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2703 ENGL 510-30 Grad Coop Internship MA Level:
7/5-8/8 (Professor Chandler)
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