Summer 2014 Course Descriptions

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150.001: Study of Literature

TR 5:00-7:30 Class held at UNM West
Christine Kozikowski,

English 150 is an introduction to the study and appreciation of literature for non-English majors. In this class we will discuss how understanding writer's techniques increases the enjoyment of their works, and we will relate these techniques to literary conventions. By the end of the semester, students will be able to recognize, analyze, and discuss important themes. We will explore poetry, short stories, drama, and novels. ** Note that, because English 150 is a Core Course (Humanities Division), it has no pre-requisites (not even English 102)

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219.006: Technical and Professional Writing

Stephen Benz,

In English 219, students learn how to write and design documents commonly found in the professional workplace. The course covers principles related to structure, style, research methodology, audience analysis, and document design. Assignments include creating professional letters, memos, procedures, manuals, proposals, and analytical reports.

220.010: Expository Writing


224.001: Intro to Creative Writing

MTWRF 1300-1500
Julie Shigekuni,

292.001: World Lit-Ancient through 16C

MWF 1000-1350
Nicholas Schwartz,

This course introduces students to a representative sample of influential works from a variety of the world’s traditions—from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, to Greece and Rome, China, India, Japan, Europe and the Americas. Readings will include Genesis, the Epic of Gilgamesh, selections from Homer, The Tale of Genji, selections from Boccaccio’s Decameron, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest, among many others. In addition to these and other key literary works, this course will also include some philosophical, historical, and cultural texts in order to place these works in their unique time and place. The aim is not only gain a greater understanding of the development of literary forms and cultural traditions of the world, but also to put these diverse texts into conversation with each other in order to gain a sense of history and get a feel for the varieties of human experience. Additionally, we will consider how the texts we read in class relate (or do not relate) to our own world today. Ultimately the course will promote culturally informed discussing, reading, and writing that places texts from the world’s literatures into conversation with one another in order to promote culturally and historically informed interpretations that acknowledge multiple points of view; recognize the interdependence of nations, cultures and peoples; and which respect the cultural and human rights of peoples and nations. Assignments will include readings, short response papers, exams, and formal papers. Class participation is a must.

295.001: Survey of Later English Lit

MWR 1000-1350
Gail Houston,

298.001: Workshop in Literature or Writing

TR 1030-1230
Kathleen Washburn,

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315.001: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature

MTWRF 1020-1220
R. Mazumdar

323.001: Intermediate Creative Writing Nonfiction

MTWRF 1300-1500
Lisa Chavez,

330.001: Botanic Imagination: Goethe, Gardens and Literary Landscapes

MTWRF 9:00-3:00 This is a Summer in Germany Program; June 1 through June 29
Gary Harrison,

This first course in the Schloss Dyck program will examine the "botanical imagination" and significance of landscape in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther and Elective Affinities.  Examining the changing perspectives on aesthetics, landscape and garden design, and human sensibility reflected in Goethe's works, we will discuss the way that he and others drew upon the burgeoning discourse of botany to effect a major transformation in the ways we think about our relationship to nature.  To that end, we will also read excerpts from other important works on the aesthetics of the sublime, beautiful and picturesque by such writers as Jean Jacques Rousseau, Joseph Addison, Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schiller, and William Gilpin; as well as selected readings from a few recent scholarly works on aesthetics, botany and romanticism.  Taking advantage of the park and gardens at Schloss Dyck, you will be encouraged to keep a "walking journal" to reflect upon your own experiences in the gardens and landscapes you encounter in your travels, as well as to write a critical and comparative analysis of the works we read during the program.  We will take field trips to the Goethe Museum at Schloss Jägerhof and the Heinrich Heine Institute and Museum in Düsseldorf.  On a multi-day field trip to Weimar, we will visit the Goethe National Museum and tour Goethe's cottage and gardens at Ilm Park; the palace at Weimar, which Duke Carl August redesigned in a neo-classical style under the guidance of Goethe; and Goethe's residence on Frauenplan. Students must apply in advance through the Study Abroad programs. Also offered as English 556, Art History 429, Comparative Literature 330, and Art History 429.

388.001: Dickens

Gail Houston,

"More films have been made of [Dickens's] works ... than of any other author's" (Joss Marsh). This course focuses on two of Dickens's novels (Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol) film adaptations of those works. The course will use a variety of methods to understand the relationship between Dickens's fiction and film adaptations: research, informal and formal writing, one exam, group work. We will read and see the films of Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, and Christmas Carol.

388.002: Jamaican Gansta

MTWRF 1200-1600 
Belinda Deneen Wallace,

Through an exploration of the "rudeboy" trope in Jamaican film, this course examines how American ideologies around race and masculinity continue to influence and infiltrate Jamaican constructs and representations of gender, nation, and power.

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417.001: Editing

MTWRFS 1200-1600; Jun 2 to June 13
Andrew Bourelle,

English 417 will focus on technical and professional editing. In addition to proofreading for punctuation, mechanics, and spelling, students will practice editing documents for consistency, accuracy, usability, and audience consideration. The class is intended for students interested in careers in technical and professional writing; however, the emphasis on the precision of language will be applicable to any students interested in improving their writing or editing skills.

418.001: Proposal & Grant Writing

MTWRF 0800-1700; June 02 to June 06
Kyle Fiore,

The purpose of this course is to learn how to write effective non profit documents, including appeals letters, news letters and, most importantly, grant proposals. You will analyze existing non-profit documents and proposals to understand the rhetorical moves they make. You will also learn how to locate and evaluate requests for proposals to ensure the proposal you write contains information necessary to persuade a client or funder that they should fund your project. Writing for non-profits is seldom a solitary task. Rather, most documents real world non profit writers create involve working in a team to gather information, identify needs, locate opportunities, and develop persuasive descriptions and solutions. To accomplish this need for real world experience, the major documents for this course will be written for a local organization in a service learning experience.

499.001: Internship--Taos Summer Writers' Conference

Sharon Warner,

English 499/598: Undergraduate & Graduate Internship Sharon Oard Warner Summer 2014 Hours TBA The Taos Summer Writers' Conference Internship offers students in the MFA Program and selected undergraduates the opportunity to learn arts administration skills both before and during the annual weeklong Conference. Students who enroll as interns should expect to meet weekly during the month of June and bi-weekly in the week before the Conference. Interns are required to attend and participate in the Conference itself, to work as support staff at the Conference, and to be available as scheduled. In return, interns will have the option to enroll in a selected workshop free of charge. Interns will also receive shared lodging at the Sagebrush Inn or Comfort Suites, and at least two meals a day. This three-credit internship course fulfills a professional preparation requirement for the MFA degree.

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