Summer 2015 Graduate English Courses (ALWAYS CHECK BANNER FOR UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE)
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Summer I40327ENGL6360601Seodial Deena (P)World Literature Written in English -- DEOnlineENGL 6360 provides the unique experience of a postcolonial, transnational, and multicultural perspective of the world through literary exploration of fiction and theory from British, Russian, African, Indian, South African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean works. We will examine diverse perspectives and portrayals of world issues and cultures; characters in a variety of social and economic situations; landscapes and environments; themes relevant to the past, present, and future; and styles ranging from traditional to modern to postmodern. Through cross-sectional references, the course intends to produce a rich and universal experience of intertextuality, interdisciplinarity, and multiculturalism. Our focus, though, will be a comparative study of the politics and perspectives of relationship as portrayed in world literatures—with special emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Dangarembga, Tsitsi. Nervous Conditions. Los Angeles: Seal Press, 1996.
Danticat, Edwidge. Claire of the Sea Light. New York: Knopf, 2013
Desai, Anita. Fasting, Feasting. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.
Ghosh, Amitav. The Shadow Lines. 1988. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.
Gordimer, Nadine. The Pickup. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
La Guma, Alex. A Walk in the Night. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1967.
Mernissi, Fatima. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of A Harem Girlhood. New York: Basic Books, 1995.
Morrison, Toni. Home. New York: Vintage, 2013.
Phillips, Caryl. A Distant Shore. New York: Knopf, 2003.
Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things. New York: Harper, 1998.
Summer I40328ENGL6375601Richard C Taylor (P)Middle Eastern Literature -- DEOnlineMiddle Eastern Literature. Reading 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.” While the term “Middle Eastern” is Eurocentric, it has been universally adopted as a term including Mashriq (places of sunrise) and Maghreb (places of sunset)—lands in the region both eastern and western; areas that are largely Muslim and Arabic-speaking; as well as cultural and national traditions as disparate as Israel and Iran.Edward Said, Orientalism
Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Fadia Faqir, Pillars of Salt
Dalia Sofer, The Septembers of Shiraz
Rajaa Alsanea, Girls of Riyadh
Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul
Summer I40329ENGL7005601Richard C Taylor (P)Bibliography and Methods -- DEOnlineThis course serves as a professional orientation for graduate students of multicultural and transnational literatures, organized around the types of research in which professionals in the field are engaged. We will practice the rudiments of editing, archival scholarship, bibliographic review, and the protocols that govern the work that we do. We will explore the historical development of multicultural/transnational literature as a field, analyze exemplary and foundational pieces of criticism, and familiarize ourselves with the terminology, theoretical positions, outlets for publication, and the “rules of the game” to the extent we can determine them—the “geography” of an emerging discipline. We will engage in a series of projects illustrative of the types of work professionals in the discipline perform.Honour by Elif Shafak
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie
Summer I40330ENGL7705601Kirk St Amant (P)Ethical Issues in Professional Communication -- DEOnline
Summer I40331ENGL7766601Guiseppe Andrew Michael Getto (P)Special Studies Seminar: Content Strategy and User Experience DesignOnline"User Experience Design and Content Strategy" will be a course in an emerging field commonly referred to as UX. Growing out of usability, the field has expanded to include such broad areas as social media, designing content systems for websites, and e-commerce. It is estimated that there will be a job growth rate of over 20% for this field over the next ten years (, Leah. The User Experience Team of One, 2013, ISBN: 1-933820-18-7

Halvorson, Kristina and Melissa Rach. Content Strategy for the Web, 2012, ISBN: 0321808304
Summer I40332ENGL7975601Tracy Ann Morse (P)Developmental English in the Two-Year CollegeOnlineThis course will focus on concepts, issues and approaches related to the teaching of developmental English in the two-year college. It will incorporate study of the definition and characteristics of writing and the writing / composing process. Students will gain a familiarity with the field of Composition Studies (Composition and Rhetoric), specifically basic writing and be able to:
• define developmental writing, basic writing, developmental English
• identify characteristics of developmental English writers
• identify the different ways and places teaching developmental English takes place
• consider various learning aptitudes when designing courses and assignments.
Bernstein, Susan Naomi. Teaching Developmental Writing: Background
Readings. 4th ed. NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013.
Dunn, Patricia A. and Ken Lindblom. Grammar Rants: How a Backstage
Tour of Writing Complaints Can Help Students Make Informed, Savvy
Choices About Their Writing. NH: Heinemann, 2011.
Shaughnessy, Mina P. Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher
of Basic Writing. NY: Oxford U P, 1979.
Summer II60282ENGL6330601Kristy Lynn Ulibarri (P)Studies in Latino/a Lit -- DEOnlineThis course will introduce you to the multiethnic literature by/about Latinos/as (or those of Latin American descent living in the U.S.). Through the lens of the border/la frontera (or lack thereof), we will explore the ways in which Latina/o literature redefines and interrogates nationalism, immigration, ethnic identity, sexual identity, race, citizenship, and security in the U.S.Luis Urrea's The Devil's Highway, Fransisco Goldman's The Ordinary Seaman, Cristina Henríquez's The Book of Unknown Americans, Sonia Nazario's Enrique's Journey, and others
Summer II60283ENGL6340601Kristy Lynn Ulibarri (P)Ethnic American Lit -- DEOnlineThis course will look at literature about immigration and migrations. The course will primarily focus on literature from the 20th and 21st century, but we also will consider some of the immigration laws and histories of im/migration in the U.S. We will interrogate discourses and ideas about borders, citizenship, nativism, fear of the Other (xenophobia), racial constructions, and nation-building.Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Joy Kogawa's Obasan, Cristina Henríquez's The Book of Unknown Americans, Octavia Butler's Kindred, and others
Summer II60284ENGL6460601Reginald Wade Watson (P)Sts 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.Required Texts:
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

Highly Suggested Text:
Gilbaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.7th edition New York: The Modern Language Association of America. March 2009.
Summer II60287ENGL7525601Solveig Jana Bosse (P)Language and Society wENGL4730OnlineIn this course, we are discussing the different variants of language being used in a society. Some discussion topics are how does language differ by region, between generations, by social status, by ethnicity and by gender? Why are different variants of a language used in one society? How do multilingual societies function?Gerard van Herk "What is Sociolinguistics?"
Summer II60288ENGL7721601Donna Jean Kain (P)Managing Ed and Publ Proc--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.Hackos, JoAnn. Information Development. Wiley(Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication). Longman, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-471-77711-3

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 II60289ENGL7745601Donna Jean Kain (P)Teaching 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
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