Summer 2015

Summer 2015

2854 ENGL 250-10 Introduction to Literature:

M-F (05/11-06/01) 1-4:00 pm TBA (Professor Griner )




2882 ENGL 300-30 Introduction to English Studies:

M-F (07/08-08/11)  11:20-12:50pm TBA (Professor Wetherbee)


2883 ENGL 302-20 British Literature II:

M-F (06/02-07/07) 9:40am-11:10am TBA (Professor Rosner)

In this survey of British literature from the end of the 18th to the mid-20th centuries, you will find a broad introduction to three literary periods--the Romantics, the Victorians, and the Moderns–where you learn some of the ideas that define the periods and test specific literary texts against those ideas.  You will get some practice talking and writing about these texts, analyzing details of texts to explain interpretations, and reading texts in ways that show what they meant to their original audiences as well as what they mean to you.



1401 ENGL 303-20 Sci and Tech Writing:

M-F (06/02-07/07) 2:40-4:10pm TBA  (TBA)


1008 ENGL 306-20 Business Writing-WR:

M-F (06/02-07/07) 11:20am-12:50pm TBA (TBA)



1123 ENGL 306-21 Business Writing-WR:

M-F (06/02-07/07) 11:20am-12:50pm TBA (Nichols)


1009 ENGL 306-30 Business Writing-WR:

M-F (07/08-08/11) 9:40am-11:10am TBA (TBA)


1124 ENGL 306-31  Business Writing-WR:

M-F (07/08-08/11)  11:20am-12:50pm TBA(Professor Holladay)




1759 ENGL 306-50 Business Writing-WR:

Distance Ed. (07/08-08/11) (Professor Tanner)



1976 ENGL 312-30 American Literature:

M-F (07/08-08/11) 9:40am-11:10am DA209A (Professor Gramer)

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105

This course surveys texts by American writers from 1900 to the present, paying particular attention to works that convey the complexities of family and friend relationships. Looking at novels, memoirs, short stories, and poetry—from Carson McCullers’ Southern novella Ballad of the Sad Café (1951) to Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home (2006)—we’ll trace American literary representations of families we’re born into as well as those we build.

In addition to responding to these readings in both talk and writing, we will also engage in broader questions about social relationships still central to contemporary American culture. To do so, we’ll use digital tools to collect and curate sources, tracing specific themes or tropes in scholarly and popular conversations over time.


2889 ENGL 325-10 Introduction to Linguistics:

M-F (05/11-06/01) 9:00am-12:00pm HM217 (Professor Soldat-Jaffe)


2171 ENGL 369-20 Minority Trads Amer Lit – CD1:

M-F (06/02-07/07) 2:40-4:10 TBA (Professor Echols)


2979 ENGL 373-30 Women in Literature-CD2:

M-F (07/08-08/11) 2:40-4:10 TBA (Professor Winck)


2885 ENGL 423-20 Afr-AM Lit. 1845-Present WR - CD1:

M-F (06/02-07/07) 11:20-12:50 TBA (Professor Chandler)

This course will explore a range of African American literature, including fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry.  Our reading of the literature will enable us to examine ideas about the African American literary tradition and commonly accepted conceptions of black identity, family, American society, and power. The course will begin with some lyric poems by Phillis Wheatley and continue with nineteenth-century readings, such as Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave” and “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?”; Frances Harper’s “Fancy Etchings” and Aunt Chloe poems; Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Later writers that the course may examine include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alice Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Pauline Hopkins, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Ann Petry, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Virginia Hamilton, Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Walter Dean Myers, Colson Whitehead, Lynn Nottage, and Claudine Rankine.


1144 ENGL 450-20 Coop Intern in English:

(06/02-07/07) (Professor Chandler)


1145 ENGL 450-30 Coop Intern in English:

(07/08-08/11) (Professor Chandler)


3045 ENGL 455-01 Coop Intern in English:

(Professor Chandler)


1981 ENGL 491-10 INt Theory New Crit-Present:

M-F (05/11-06/01) 9:00am-12:00pm TBA (Professor Rabin)

This course will trace the development of literary theory from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.  Our primary goal will be to develop an understanding of how different theoretical approaches offer us useful tools and strategies for interpreting literature in its social, historical, philosophical, political, and linguistic contexts.  In doing so, we will gain a better understanding of how the study of literature plays a crucial role in both social thought and academic discourse.  Of course, these are only a few possible subjects, and I suspect our discussions will encompass topics as diverse as the texts themselves. As this is a discussion-based class, we will no doubt cover a wide variety of topics, and I strongly encourage students to bring their own intellectual interests into the classroom.



2173 ENGL 506-30 Teaching of Writing – WR:CUE:

M-F (07/08-08/11) 1:00pm-2:30pm) TBA (Professor Schneider)

2886 ENGL 522-20 Structure of Mod Eng:

M-F (06/02-07/07) 9:40am-11:10am HM217 (Professor Stewart, Jr.)

Course description and objectives:
This course is designed as a linguistic exploration of the various forms and combinations of words, phrases, and sentences that contemporary speakers of English typically recognize as belonging to that language.
To help in this exploration, students will:

  • examine both popular and technical conceptions of “grammar”
  • examine that variety of English referred to as Standard American English (SAE)
  • consider some of the ways in which one can vary from SAE and still be speaking English
  • consider the role of situation, audience, etc., in determining “appropriate use”
  • acquire terminology and methods that permit clear description of English grammar
  • collect real-life examples of actual English usage for detailed description
  • identify and monitor trends in English usage to evaluate “changes in progress”

Note: This course can count in the Theoretical Track concentration or as an Elective for the Undergraduate Minor in Linguistics. For more information, see

Student learning outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

distinguish between language issues that are fundamental to the construction of English sentences and those that constitute “pet peeves” and “complaint triggers”;

  1. identify English examples in terms of grammatical categories, inflectional forms, clausal functions, and syntactic constructions;
  2. produce original examples of each of the types listed in (2) above; and
  3. describe, compare, and contrast example English structures in detail through the rigorous application of the concepts, categories, and methods of descriptive linguistics.

2887 ENGL 562-30 Shakespeare:On Unfamiliar Ground – CUE:

M-F (07/08-08/11) TBA (Professor Stanev)

This intensive five-week course will examine a number of the lesser known works of the Bard, particularly those that have baffled and perplexed generations of audiences and readers. We will study in considerable detail the dramatic, philosophical, cultural, and political build-up of select plays in regard to four significant clusters of ideas: imperfect love, misanthropy and exile, desultory kingship, and uncommon redemption. We will investigate Shakespeare’s works further through a number of interpretative lenses (especially historicism) that help to unravel a complex register of dramatic commentaries related to royal prerogative, political opportunism, social alienation, sexual fulfillment, erotic desire, gender transgression, cultural defiance, philosophical skepticism, psychological breakdown, and emotional disparagement. The student learning outcome of this course hence aims at developing significant awareness of the restless complexity and inner controversies of a relatively unfamiliar body of Shakespeare’s plays that will not only enhance knowledge of the Bard’s dramatic genius, but will also help us place some of the better known works in dialogue and negotiations with their lesser known siblings. The plays covered will include 2 Henry VI, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King John, All’s Well That Ends Well, Troilus and Cressida, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, Pericles, and Cymbeline.


2222 ENGL 599-96 Postcolonial London-WR:

06/02-07/07 Off campus (Professor Willey)