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Winter Intersession 2013 Course Descriptions

100-Level
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101.012: Composition I: Exposition

MTWRF 930-1330: Jan. 6-10; Hybrid course 1.5 hours online
UNM Westside
Natasha Jones, nnjones@unm.edu

200-Level
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219.027: Technical and Professional Writing

TWRF 930-1330: Dec. 17-20; Hybrid course 1.5 hours online
UNM Westside
Natasha Jones, nnjones@unm.edu

219.030: Technical and Professional Writing

MTWR 9:00-4:45: Dec. 16-19; Jan. 6-7 
David Dunaway, dunaway@unm.edu

Technical and Professional writing is an essential part of any career. This course will survey the major forms of writing for professionals--reports, proposals, instructions, etc.--in an intensive fashion, combining in-class writing assignments, library research, and writing exercises. The instructor of this section is a senior professor of English who worked for a decade as a technical writer and started UNM's Professional Writing Program. Class meets for six days but gives full credit. Do not register if you cannot attend all class sessions.

224.010: Introduction to Creative Writing

MTWRF 1000-1800: Jan. 6-10
Julie Shigekuni, jshig@unm.edu

300-Level
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306.001: Arthurian Literature and Film

MTWF 10:00-4:30: Jan. 6-8; 10; 13-15; 17 
Anita Obermeier, aobermei@unm.edu

This course will investigate the enduring strength and attraction of the Arthurian legend from its beginnings in the medieval period to contemporary literature, popular culture, and film. We will read one of the greatest representations of the Arthurian Legend, Malory's Morte D'Arthur, and study the sources that influenced this work, comparing the readings to modern Arthurian films. This way, we can observe how each new version serves a new authorial, political, and cultural agenda, whether it is to establish a national foundation myth, or to endorse specific religious values, or to revive medieval values in an industrial age. We will also focus on the evolution of other important Arthurian characters, such as Gawain, Tristan, Perceval, Morgan le Fay, Galahad, Merlin, Lancelot, and Guinevere.

388.010: Ghosts, Goblins, Vampires

MTWRF & Online 1000-1600 (see the exact schedule on the registration site) 
Gail Houston, ghouston@unm.edu

Why did the gothic and sensational genres appear in 19th century Britain? What anxieties and concerns do these genres capture? What are the features of these genres? How should we do literary and film analysis of this genre? In this course, we will read and watch films of Victorian examples of the ghost story, the vampire story, and a story about goblins by writers such as, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Margaret Oliphant, Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, and others. You will learn the basics of analyzing film while also performing literary analysis. Requirements will include one 10-12 page paper, research, miscellaneous short and group assignments; film and literary analysis, written and oral; some low-stakes acting; short quizzes and one final exam. This class will be taught as a hybrid: some days we will meet in class and other days you will be given assignments to complete online. I will send out the syllabus so you can start reading the required reading.

400-Level
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417.010: Editing

MTWRFS 1100-1615 Jan 2-Jan 10 
Stephen Benz, sbenz@unm.edu

This course focuses on editing as a professional skill. Along with practicing advanced copyediting skills, you will learn about "information design": the creation of documents that are complete, accurate, correct, comprehensible, usable, and appropriate for readers. Because editors must often be responsible for a document from its inception to its presentation as a finished product, you will also learn about layout and document design, as well as contemporary production processes. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the foundation necessary for a future career in the field.

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021

english@unm.edu