Summer 2014 Graduate English Courses (ALWAYS CHECK BANNER FOR UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE)
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Summer I40043ENGL6340601Kristy Lynn UlibarriEthnic American Lit - DEOnlineThis DE course will look at the ethnic American experience by reading literature and theory/criticism about immigration and migration. The course will primarily focus on literature from the 20th and 21st century, although we will start off with a brief study of colonialism in the Americas and the rise of “a nation of immigrants.” We will interrogate discourses and ideas about borders, immigration law, cultures of fear, and citizenship. Students will be expected to complete a seminar paper.Bread Givers
The Godfather
Seventeen Syllables
Parable of the Sower
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Cover Immigration
Summer I40045ENGL6375601Richard C TaylorMiddle Eastern Literature - DEOnlineReading and critical approach to the literature written in English about the Persian Gulf region, inclusive of the “Greater Middle East” (incorporating Pakistan and Afghanistan, for example) by authors born in that region. Of special concern are migrant experiences, the idea of Jihad, the complexities of identity as represented in the works, and constructions of “The West.” Orientalism , Edward Said (theory)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan)
Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (Saudi Arabia)
Arabian Nights and Days: A Novel by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)
Pillars of Salt by Fadia Faqir (Jordan)
Dalia Sofer, The Septembers of Shiraz (Iran)
Summer I60039ENGL6460601Reginald Wade WatsonSts African American Lit - DEOnlineThe Black American Literature tradition has, in the past, been largely overlooked on all levels of education. It has only been recently that efforts have been made to increase public and educational awareness of the African-American’s contributions to literature. This course is designed to present a few of the many black-authored works so that a thorough and critical analysis can be made. In this course, you will learn how to read, write, and think critically so that you can respond competently through either written or verbal expression. The goal of this course is to help you gain a full appreciation and understanding of the African-American tradition.
The Norton Anthology of African American Literature Eds.
Henry Louis Gates and Nellie McKay

The Color of Water by James McBride
Race Matters by Cornel West
Uncle Tom’s Children by Richard Wright
The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker
Church Folk by Michele Andrea Bowen
Summer I40046ENGL6740601Brent R HenzeInternship in TPC - DEInternshipMA students can earn course credit by interning as a professional communicator in a wide variety of workplace contexts or other professional settings. If you’re interested in discussing possible internship placements or projects, email the internship coordinator, Brent Henze, at
Summer I40047ENGL6741601Brent R HenzeInternship in TPC - DEInternshipMA students can earn course credit by interning as a professional communicator in a wide variety of workplace contexts or other professional settings. If you’re interested in discussing possible internship placements or projects, email the internship coordinator, Brent Henze, at
Summer I40048ENGL7005601Richard C TaylorBibliography and Methods - DEOnlineProfessional orientation for graduate students of multicultural and transnational literatures, organized around the types of research in which professionals in the field are engaged: editing, archival scholarship, bibliographic review, and criticism. We will explore the historical development of multicultural/transnational literature as a field, analyze exemplary pieces of criticism, and familiarize ourselves with the terminology, theoretical positions, outlets for publication, and the “geography” of an emerging discipline.Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie
Honour by Elif Shafak
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Summer I40049ENGL7705601Kirk St AmantEthical Issues Tech Comm - DEOnline
Summer I40050ENGL7766601Guiseppe GettoST in Comm & Emerging Tech -DEOnlineLots of platforms and strategies exist for delivering high quality digital content and pushing this content out to a variety of audiences, or even pulling audiences in to actively participate in content creation. This class will attempt to provide an introduction to many of these platforms and strategies, including HTML, CSS, open source content management systems (e.g. WordPress and Drupal), web content strategy, and social media strategy.Wachter-Boettcher, S. (2012). Content everywhere: Strategy and structure for future-ready content. New York, NY: Rosenfeld Media. ISBN: 1-933820-87-X.

Ruvalcaba, Z. & Boehm, A. (2011). Murach's HTML5 and CSS3. Fresno, CA: Mike Murach & Associates, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-890774-66-0.
Summer II60035ENGL5780601Kirk St AmantAdv Writing for Busin Ind - DEOnline
Summer II60036ENGL6350601Jessica Dawn BardillSts in Native American Lit -DEOnlineThis graduate online seminar will explore fiction, poetry, film, and essays produced by American Indians in the 20th and 21st centuries, with a primary focus on the interrelations of creative production and policy (including legislation, court cases, and constitutions). We will take an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of texts by well-known Native American writers, from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, examining distinctive individual and tribal contexts as well as shared characteristics of structure, form, and theme. We will examine issues and concerns within the communities, including identity, violence, adoption, ancestors, military interactions, environmental concerns, land rights, and sexuality. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Living Stories of the Cherokee ed. Barbara Duncan
Rabbit Stories by Kim Shuck
Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
The Return of Navajo Boy dir. Jeff Spitz and Bennie Klain
Summer II40044ENGL6360601Marame GueyeWorld Lit Written in Engl - DEOnline
Summer II60037ENGL6370601Seodial DeenaCaribbean Literature - DEOnlineThis course will explore the complex and diverse form and content and the multicultural and transnational setting of Caribbean literatures. Through our study of authors and their works, we will explore the socio-economic, political, cultural, social, and literary dynamics of the literatures of the Caribbean. The focus will be on the central concerns of Caribbean literatures, through the exploration of the following themes: colonialism, migration, history/past, diaspora, education, change, escapism, identity crisis, displacement, fragmentation, alienation, and strong mother figure.Required Texts: (subject to modification)
Deena, Seodial Frank H. Situating Caribbean Literature and Criticism in
Multicultural and Postcolonial Studies. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
Edgell, Zee. Beka Lamb. London: Heinemann, 1992.
Garcia, Christiana. Dreaming in Cuba. New York: Ballantine Books, 1992.
Harris, Wilson. The Palace of the Peacock. London: Faber, 1960.
Kincaid, Jamaica. Autobiography of My Mother. New York: Plume, 1997.
Mittelholzer, Edgar. My Bones and My Flute. London: Longman, 1955.
Naipaul, V. S. Mimic Men. New York: Penguin, 1969.
Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea. New York: W. W. Norton, 1983.
Selvon, Samuel. The Lonely Londoners. New York: Longman, 1983.
Walcott, Derek. Omeros. New York: Three Continents, 1983.
Poems and Short Stories.
Summer II60040ENGL6528601Ludmila CopeTESOL:Thrs&Prin-wENGL4710,DEOnlineWhat do teachers need to know about how languages are learned? Why is such knowledge important? How does such knowledge translate into day-to-day teaching practice? This course provides an introduction to the theories of second language acquisition (SLA) and their implications for second language teaching. Throughout the course, we will compare first and second language acquisition and study the many factors (psychological, linguistic, and social) that influence the process of learning another language. Appropriate for both pre-service and in-service teachers and helpful to teachers seeking the add-on licensure in ESL, this course provides meaningful knowledge of the multifaceted process of language learning for teachers in today’s multicultural classrooms, for language learners themselves, and for those interested in how we come to acquire languages. Required Texts:
Ariza, E., & Whelan, N. (2009). Not for ESOL teachers. 2nd ed. Allyn & Bacon.
Brown, H. D. (2007). Principles of language learning and teaching. 5th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson/Longman.

Supplementary readings will be made available on the course Bb site.

Crookes, G. V. (2013). Critical English language teaching in action. Foundations, promises, praxis. Routledge.
Tarone, E., & Swierzbin, B. (2009). Exploring learner language. Oxford University Press.
Summer II60041ENGL7350601Seodial DeenaMulticult & Transnatl Lit - DEOnlineThis course will focus on humanity’s cross cultural and transnational interdependence—negotiating the complications of race, class, gender, environment, religion, migration, diaspora, hybridity, and sexuality in selected works. The theoretical framework is mainly from transnational, multicultural, and postcolonial theories.Required Texts:
Achebe, Chinua. Anthills of the Savannah. 1987. New York: Anchor Books, 1988.
Gordimer, Nadine. The Pickup. 2001. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
Hamid, Mohsin. The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007.
Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Namesake. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Mukherjee, Bharati. Desirable Daughters. New York: Trade paperback, 2003.
Naipaul, V. S. Magic Seeds. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
Phillips, Caryl. Foreigners. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children. 2002. New York: The Modern Library, 2003.
Walcott, Derek. The Prodigal. New York: Farrar, 2004.
Short Stories, Nobel Lectures, Documentaries, Films, and Poems (Do not Purchase These):
(Nobel Lectures from Marquez, King, Walcott, Naipaul, and Morrison)
Summer II60042ENGL7525601Solveig Jana BosseLang & Society - wENGL4730, DEOnlineWe are discussing issues related to the use of language in society, focusing on how language differs by groups (e.g. region, gender, age, social standing). Students will critically discuss published research on these topics in order to develop their own research question on a sociolinguistic topic. Students are introduced to academic work by being expected to present their research in form of a conference abstract as well as a full paper.G. van Herk: What is Sociolingusitics?
Summer II60043ENGL7721601Donna Jean KainEditing as Management - DEOnlineThis course focuses on editors as communication project managers. We’ll consider theory and practice of project management, the position of communication groups within organizations, and the responsibilities of group manager/editors. Participants will investigate roles of editors in various contexts including work groups, organizations, small presses, and publishing houses. Course participants already working in editing will gain additional insight into managing communication projects; those interested in careers in editing will learn what editors really do.Project Management Body Of Knowledge 5th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1935589679

Hackos, JoAnn. Information Development. Wiley(Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication). Longman, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-471-77711-

Excerpts from: Gross, Gerald. Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know about What Editors Do. 3rd Ed., Grove Press, 1993. ISBN: 0-0821-3263-4
Summer II60044ENGL7745601Donna Jean KainTeaching Prof Comm - DEOnlineThis course is designed for those teaching or planning to teach introductory professional communication courses, particularly “service” courses at the undergraduate level in community colleges and universities. We'll consider definitions of professional, technical, and business communication; concepts and skills do students need to learn to work in careers in technical writing; creating effective syllabi, objectives, assignments and activities, assessments; and using emerging technologies as tools for teaching such courses.Bridgeford; Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication. ISBN:9780874215748

Dubinsky; Teaching Technical Communication. ISBN:9780312412043