Summer 2014 Undergraduate English and Film Courses (ALWAYS CHECK BANNER FOR UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE)
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Summer I40015ENGL1000601Liza A WielandAppreciating Literature - DEOnline
Summer I40016ENGL1000602Helena M FederAppreciating Literature - DEOnline
Summer I40023ENGL2000601Robert J SiegelInterpreting Literature - DEOnline
Summer I40024ENGL2000602Thomas L HerronInterpreting Literature - DEOnline
Summer I40025ENGL2100601Thomas L HerronMajor British Writers - DEOnline
Summer I40026ENGL2710601Mark David JohnsonEnglish Grammar - DEOnlineThis descriptive grammar course gives students an understanding of the underlying structure of the English language, providing them with the terminology needed to better explain “how English works.”Borjars, K., & Burridge, K. (2010). Introducing English Grammar. New York: Routledge.
Summer I40027ENGL2740601Michael J AcetoLanguage in the USA - DEOnline
Summer I40028ENGL2815601John HoppenthalerIntroduction to Creative Writing - DEOnlineENGL 2815 provides an introduction to creative writing in four major genres—poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama—and to practice in the basics of image, metaphor, line, form, sound, plot, characterization, and voice. It focuses specifically on literary genres as they appear on the page. Since this is a writing course and not a course in acting or performing, and although the performative aspects of literature are both important and compelling, the course will not entertain “spoken word” efforts. The course also acknowledges the important relationship between creative writing and the practice of literary critique and explication by requiring students to read, analyze, discuss, pass informed judgment upon, and write about contemporary literary genres. Furthermore, ENGL 2815 serves as a core course for the new English Minor in Creative Writing. As this section is designated as Distance Education, students are required to possess a working knowledge of Blackboard. The Portable MFA in Creative Writing
sample texts in the four genres
Summer I40029ENGL3260601Marame GueyeAfrican American Lit - DEOnline
Summer I40030ENGL3300601Julie FayWomen and Literature - DEOnline
Summer I40031ENGL3810601Nicole Irene CaswellAdvanced Composition: Literacy & Video Games - WI, DEOnlineAs we all know, being literate in today’s world is very different than earlier generations. We use multiple means to communicate ideas and technology is constantly changing and shaping how we communicate. Children 2 and under are using iPads; we can only imagine how their college experiences will be as compared to your experience. Tina Barseghian writes “A critical part of being literate in the digital age means being able to solve problems through simulations and collaboration.” One of the ways I (and others) believe that individuals are learning how to learn and be literate is through video games. This course will explore how video games can “teach” us literacy skills. What Video Games have to teach us about learning and literacy (James Paul Gee) 2nd edition
Summer I40032ENGL3850601Liza A WielandIntro to Fiction Writing - DEOnlineThis course will introduce you to the basics of short story writing, with special attention to character, setting, plot and language. You will read and discuss stories from the text, test the waters with warm-up exercises, and produce two complete short stories. The class will critique these stories using the workshop method through Blackboard's Discussion Board. Grading is based on completing assignments and participating in discussion, rather than on that mysterious quality we call talent.Method and Madness, Alice LaPlante, editor
Summer I40033ENGL38801Michael J AcetoWriting for Business IndMTWRF09:45 am-11:15 am
Summer I40034ENGL38802Joseph Preston CampbellWriting for Business IndMTWRF11:30 am-01:00 pm
Summer I40035ENGL3880601Michael J AlbersWriting for Business Ind - DEOnline
Summer I40036ENGL3880602Michael J AlbersWriting for Business Ind - DEOnline
Summer I40038ENGL40701Marianne MontgomeryShakespeare: The HistoriesMTWRF09:45 am-11:15 amIn this course, we’ll read a representative sample of Shakespeare’s English history plays. This is primarily a course in learning to read Shakespeare with close attention to both dramatic form and thematic content. We’ll consider the plays as historical documents of early modern England and as dramatic fictions whose concerns—from political authority to war to family—still speak to us today. Richard III, Richard II, 1 Henry IV, Henry V
Summer I40039ENGL4340601Kristy Lynn UlibarriEthnic American Lit - DEOnlineThis DE course will look at the ethnic American experience by reading literature 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. As a Writing Intensive course, we will be following WI Model 1. Bread Givers
The Godfather
Seventeen Syllables
Parable of the Sower
Hotel Juarez
Summer I40042ENGL49501Sheryll E WoodLiterature for Children - WWWOnline
Summer I40040ENGL4950601Timothy S HackettLiterature for Children - DEOnline
Summer I40051FILM29001Amanda A KleinIntroduction to Film StudiesMTWR01:15 pm-03:15 pmThe goal of this course, as its title suggests, is to “introduce” you to the broad field of film studies, including formal analysis, genre studies, film history and theory. By the end of the semester you will have the basic critical tools necessary for understanding and analyzing the language of motion pictures. Ideally, this course will enable you to not only gain a richer understanding of the films you watch but also the television shows, You Tube videos, commercials, and other media you encounter on a daily basis.
Summer II60012ENGL1000601Amber F ThomasAppreciating Literature - DEOnline
Summer II60017ENGL2000601Amber F ThomasInterpreting Literature - DEOnline
Summer II60018ENGL2200601Peter J FranksMajor American Writers - DEOnline
Summer II60019ENGL2700601Solveig Jana BosseIntro to Language Studies - DEOnlineWe briefly investigate the building blocks of language (sounds, words, sentences, meaning) which we discuss with respect to language in society, language and culture, first language acquisition, language and the brain, language and psychology.
The course is aimed at students majoring in English, Education, Foreign Languages, Psychology, Anthropology, and similar areas of study. No prior knowledge of language studies/linguistics is expected.
Language Files (Ohio State University)
Summer II60020ENGL3250601Jessica Dawn BardillNative American Lit - DEOnlineThis Distance Education (fully online) course will explore literatures by Native Americans in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including fiction, poetry, short stories, and film. In addition to studying the texts as literary productions, we will study historical, political, and cultural background to help us understand them more fully, including law and policy. We will address issues of identity and authenticity, gender and sexuality, language and orality, and stereotyping and prejudice. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Trickster ed. Matt Dembicki
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
Summer II60021ENGL32601Reginald Wade WatsonAfrican American LiteratureMTWRF09:45 am-11:15 amThe 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.Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave Written by Himself
Frederick Douglass
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
Native Son Richard Wright
Beloved Toni Morrison
Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature Chapman (optional)
A Turbulent Voyage Floyd W. Hayes, III
Summer II60022ENGL3260601Gera S MilesAfrican American Lit - DEOnline
Summer II60023ENGL35701James W KirklandAmerican Folklore - WIMTWR01:15 pm-03:15 pm
Summer II60024ENGL38801Grace S HorneWriting for Business & IndustryMTWRF09:45 am-11:15 am
Summer II60025ENGL38802Jennifer Lynn SiskWriting for Business & IndustryMTWR01:15 pm-03:15 pm
Summer II60026ENGL3880601Erin Anne FrostWriting for Business & Industry - DEOnlineThis course focuses on composition with writing practice for students in business and industry. The course is designed to help you develop professional communication skills and to practice those skills in a variety of contexts. We will think about many rhetorical aspects of communication and will focus especially on thinking about efficient methods for reaching particular audiences. We will also discuss technologies, ethics, information design, visual rhetoric, and usability studies.
Summer II60027ENGL3880602Erin Anne FrostWriting for Business & Industry - DEOnlineThis course focuses on composition with writing practice for students in business and industry. The course is designed to help you develop professional communication skills and to practice those skills in a variety of contexts. We will think about many rhetorical aspects of communication and will focus especially on thinking about efficient methods for reaching particular audiences. We will also discuss technologies, ethics, information design, visual rhetoric, and usability studies.
Summer II60028ENGL3880603Zachary F. PerkinsonWriting for Business & Industry - DEOnline
Summer II60029ENGL4710601Ludmila CopeTESOL: Theories & Principles - wENGL6528, 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 reading 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 II60030ENGL4730601Solveig Jana BosseLanguage & Society - wENGL7525, DEOnlineWe are discussing issues related to the use of language in society, focusing on how language differs by groups (region, gender, age, social standing). Students will work with a textbook as well with a few published research articles. Students will develop their own research question on a sociolinguistic topic and address it in a research paper.G. van Herk: What is Sociolinguistics?
Summer II60031ENGL49501Diane A RodmanLiterature for ChildrenMTWRF09:45 am-11:15 am
Summer II60032ENGL49502Diane A RodmanLiterature for ChildrenMTWRF11:30 am-01:00 pm
Summer II60033ENGL4950601Melissa ParsonsLiterature for Children - DEOnline
Summer II60034ENGL4950602Mellisa D TettertonLiterature for Children - DEOnline
Summer II60035ENGL5780601Kirk St AmantAdv Writing for Business & Industry - DEOnline
Summer II60046FILM29001Anna FroulaIntro to Film Studies - DEOnline This course is designed to introduce students to film studies. Students will examine a number of American and international films from various critical perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to explore such topics as cinematography, editing, acting, film history, film theory, the relationship between film and culture, film as art, film as business, and film and technology.His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940), Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954), Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007), Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968), Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005), The Searchers (John Ford, 1954)
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