Fall 2018

The following are the course numbers of the classes offered through the English Department (listed within The University Catalog under ENGL). Each number will send you to a brief description of the course, when available.

130EI 130I 130PI 198 203 220W 240
252 258 258W 260 260W 261

261W

264 264W 276 277 278 279 303
304 315 320W 321W 327W 330W 332
333W 335W

338

338W 340 341 342
342W 342W 350 350W 353 354 355
356 364 364W 371 375 398 399
404 405 415 416 419 420 421
431 440W 441W 446 448 449 450
451 452 453 454 455 456 457
458 459 461 462 464 465 467
468 470 471 472 474 475 476W
477 478 479 480 481 489 498
498H 499 519 530 534W 570 599H
620

English 130I: Academic Writing

English 130I, “Academic Writing,” is a core General Education Foundation course (Area A2) that introduces you to the challenges of university level writing, reading, and critical thinking.  This course uses writing to develop your scholarly curiosity.  To do this, instructors focus on:

  • deepening your research skills,
  • developing your ability to read and respond to difficult texts, and,
  • most importantly, helping you through the writing process in a social, collaborative, revision-focused environment.

All writing-intensive GE courses require a minimum of 2,500 words, and students enrolled in English 130 or 130P must demonstrate the ability to criticize, analyze, and advocate ideas with persuasive force in writing. A grade of C- or better is needed to pass this course.

Depending on your instructor, the focus for research in English 130I varies. Your specific course may research issues in digital culture, identity, food, popular culture, or music, just to name a few of the options. The common thread among all sections is an inquiry-based approach to pursuing research questions that are interesting to students. 

English 398 Special Topics: Rhetorics of Horror

Horror Movie Art Compilation

Instructor: Dr. Aydé Enríquez-Loya TR 12:30-1:45 p.m.

In this course we will interrogate the rhetorical construction of horror by investigating how legends, folklore, superstition, paranoia, and fear continue to entice the minds of horror fans. In this course we will read and watch a diverse range of horror novels, films, and other types of texts. We will work through a series of readings, writing and rhetorical practices to craft our own digital and or multimodal horror storytelling projects. We will create our own horrific narratives. In this course, we will examine questions such as:

  • How do we (re)produce horror?
  • How do various cultural, political, and religious factors help give shape to our fears and monsters, and to come to an understanding of why society is drawn to the horror genre?
  • What does calling ourselves horror fans entail? Why do we seek horror?
  • How does horror shape us? How do we make meaning through horror?

This is an interdisciplinary course designed for all individuals interested in horror, and the representation and the creation of horror. Students from all majors are welcomed.

English 451: Modern Poetry

Instructor: Dr. Erin Kelly TR 11-12:15 p.m.

In English 451, we will read work written by a diverse array of authors to help us think about and analyze form in its broadest and most narrow sense. We will engage with books of poetry by Audre Lorde, Layli Long Soldier, Mei Der Vang, David Rakoff, Miller Oberman, and Seamus Heaney, considering the form of the book as a whole alongside the form of individual poems. We will draw on the work of New Formalist critics like Caroline Levine, who defines form as “all shapes and configurations, all ordering principles, all patterns of repetition and difference” to expand our notion of what form is and how poems work and make meaning in the world.