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ENGL 1001-001: Freshman Writing Seminar

This Freshman Writing Seminar introduces students to the practice of writing analytic essays about literature and culture. Accordingly, the goal of the course is for students to become proficient at writing essays that establish, make and support academic arguments. Read more
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ENGL 1001-002: Freshman Writing Seminar

This Freshman Writing Seminar introduces students to the practice of writing analytic essays about literature and culture. Accordingly, the goal of the course is for students to become proficient at writing essays that establish, make and support academic arguments. Read more
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ENGL 1001-005: Freshman Writing Seminar

In this course, you will embark on a writing apprenticeship of sorts, honing your own... Read more
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ENGL 1220-001: From Gothic to Horror

Ghosts and monsters fill the pages of popular books and appear on our TV and movie screens. This course surveys the literary history of such creations and asks what we can learn from them. We will begin by exploring the origins of the Gothic genre. Read more
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ENGL 1230-001: Environmental Literature

Introduces students to the tradition of American environmental literature dating from Transcendentalism through realist and experimental contemporary literary texts. Students will study key terms and concepts related to the environment such as anthropocentrism, bioregionalism, eco-cosmopolitanism, environmental justice, deep ecology, and posthumanism. Read more
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ENGL 2036-001: Introduction to Media Studies, Digital Humanities

This course will serve as a humanities-based introduction to digital media structures such as the... Read more
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ENGL 2102-002: Literary Analysis

This course is intended to be a kind of boot camp for English majors, helping you acquire some of the basic skills and methods for analyzing and writing about prose and poetry. But I will try to make the course more than preparation for the future, and hope to share with you some of the joy and intensity I feel in reading and analyzing literature. Read more
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ENGL 2102-003: Literary Analysis

This course teaches how to analyze poetry and prose. It assumes some experience with literary... Read more
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ENGL 2102-004: Literary Analysis

This course teaches how to analyze poetry and prose. It assumes some experience with literary analysis but not advanced knowledge. It is divided about equally between poetry and prose. The poetry section explores, among other things, the relation between poetry and music, including rap and popular song. Read more
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ENGL 2112-005: Introduction to Literary Theory

This course will sample a variety of modes of theoretical discourse that have influenced contemporary literary and cultural studies. The emphasis in the course will be on breadth of coverage, and on comprehending the fundamental principles and assumptions of each theoretical ethos or orientation. Read more
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ENGL 2115-001: American Frontiers, Frontiers to Borderlands

Considers the backdrop of the American West in literature, film, photography, and computer gaming. We... Read more
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ENGL 3000-001: Shakespeare for Nonmajors

Tales of love, lust, jealousy, and betrayal; mirth and mischief; greed and murder; revenge, mercy, and redemption: welcome to the world of Shakespeare! We’ll encounter villainous kings, evil usurpers, and even a few charismatic heroes, as well as ill-fated lovers, deceitful rogues... Read more
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ENGL 3116-001: Topics in Advanced Theory, Capital

The course will be divided into two parts. First, we shall think together, seminar-style, about what it means to think theoretically today. We shall do so by focusing on the theme of globalism. Read more
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ENGL 3245-001: American Poetry, The Visionary Tradition

Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am... Read more
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ENGL 3523-001: The Renaissance in England, 1500-1600

The first vision of a utopia. The first English sonnets. The first English epic. The new medium of the public theater. The sixteenth century in England saw the invention of some of our most beloved and interesting literary forms, by some of the best writers who have ever lived. Read more