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Courses - Fall 2023
English Department Site
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Additional information: Students must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Students with a TWSE score below 33 must take ENGL 101A in place of ENGL101. Students for whom English is a second language should consider taking ENGL101X in place of ENGL101.
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: CINE245.
Credit only granted for: ENGL245, CINE245 or FILM245.
Formerly: FILM245.
Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.
Children's Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Literature of the nineteenth through the twenty-first century concerned with, and written for, children and young adults. How such narratives speak to themes of changing social, religious, political, and personal identity. Through poetry, novels, graphic novels, and film, explores how children's tales encapsulate and reflect on human existence, while pushing boundaries of what constitutes "children's literature" and what exactly defines the "child." Considers questions of literary classification through investigation of political and religious issues, gender politics, animal rights, social justice, race, war, and what it means to "grow up."
Writing Poems and Stories: An Introductory Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.