Summer 2013 Graduate English Courses (ALWAYS CHECK BANNER FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE LISTINGS)
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SUMMER SESSION I
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ENGL578060140742Michael J. Albers Advanced Writing for Business and IndustryTBA
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ENGL578060240743Michael J. Albers Advanced Writing for Business and IndustryTBA
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ENGL634060140744Ellen Arnold Ethnic American LiteratureTBAThis online graduate seminar will examine fiction, poetry, memoirs, and essays by ethnic American writers of the 20th century. Typically, ethnic literature of the U.S. is considered as a separate body of work on the margins of canonical American literature; this course will “center” ethnic voices and perspectives by examining some of the ways that multicultural literatures rewrite dominant narratives of national history and identity. Requirements include: online discussions); several short informal writing assignments; three short critical papers (4-5 pages).Wesley Brown and Amy Ling, Imagining America:Stories From the Promised Land
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Randall Kenan, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
Diana Garcia, When Living Was a Labor Camp
Louise Erdrich, The Round House.
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ENGL635060140745Ellen Arnold Studies in Native American LiteratureTBAThis online graduate seminar will explore fiction, poetry, film, and essays by American Indians in the 20th and 21st centuries, with a primary focus on Renaissance and post-Renaissance writers (from the 1970s to the present). We will take an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of texts by some of the best-known Native American writers, who come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, examining the distinctive individual and tribal cultural, historical, and political contexts from which each writer’s work emerges, as well as shared characteristics of structure, form, and theme.

D’Arcy McNickle, Wind From an Enemy Sky
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony
Luci Tapahonso, Blue Horses Rush In
Louise Erdrich, Tracks
Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Barbara Duncan, Living Stories of the Cherokee
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ENGL636060140746Marame Gueye World Literature Written in EnglishTBAThis graduate course will focus on literature around the world from the twentieth century to the present. It emphasizes the study and consideration of the literary, cultural, and human significance of interesting works of the Western and non-Western literary traditions. A major goal of this course is to facilitate an understanding of the works in their cultural/historical contexts and of the enduring human values which unite the different literary traditions. The course's approach gives special attention to critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural diversity as well as comparative and interdisciplinary analysis.Allende, Isabel. The House of the Spirits
Gordimer, Nadine. July’s People
Wa Thiong’o, Ngugi. The River Between
Ninh, Bao. The Sorrow of War
The Bedford Anthology of World Literature: 1900-The Present, Book 6.
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ENGL770560140747Kirk St Amant Ethical Issues in Professional CommunicationsTBAThis course provides participants with

• A foundational understanding of the different traditions and factors affecting our understanding of ethics

• An initial opportunity to examine ethics-related concepts within the context of different cases and situations

To achieve these objectives, participants will engage in guided online discussions and draft formal class papers that explore what constitutes ethics and ethical behavior in different contexts.
• Ethics in Technical Communication by Paul Dombrowski –Allyn and Bacon, 2000 (ISBN # 0-205-27462-5)
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ETHN2001Carla PastorIntroduction to Ethnic Studies: HumanitiesMTWRF9:45am-11:15am
In this course we will explore ethnicity and race in the United States by examining our own experiences as well as literary and scholarly explorations of the concepts. Our goal will be to develop a critical framework that will help us better understand our multicultural society. Questions we will consider include: What is race? What is ethnicity? How does ethnicity relate to race? What is Ethnic Studies? How are ethnicity and race perceived in America? What constitutes membership in an ethnic group? How have concepts of, policies toward, and treatment of ethnic groups changed over time? How do authors explore, express, extend and resist notions of ethnicity and race in literary, scholarly, and documentary works? How can considering these works help us understand better America’s past, present, and future? Our class will focus on ethnic representations such as African American, Asian American, Native American, Latino American and European. Our readings will examine and complicate the ethnic experiences of race, whiteness, immigration, gender, nationality and language in the United States.

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SUMMER SESSION II
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ENGL578060160574Kirk St Amant Advanced Writing for Business and IndustryTBAThe purpose of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of how to present business-related information to specialists and to non-specialist audiences. To achieve this end, we will study the communication activities ordinarily expected in general business environments.
Corporate Communication 5th ed by Paul A. Argenti – McGraw Hill/Irwin, 2009 (ISBN # 978-0-07-337773-5)

The Business Writer’s Handbook 9th ed by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu – Bedford/St.Martin’s, 2009 (ISBN # 978-312-47709-7)
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ENGL578060260575Kirk St Amant Advanced Writing for Business and IndustryTBAThe purpose of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of how to present business-related information to specialists and to non-specialist audiences. To achieve this end, we will study the communication activities ordinarily expected in general business environments.
Corporate Communication 5th ed by Paul A. Argenti – McGraw Hill/Irwin, 2009 (ISBN # 978-0-07-337773-5)

The Business Writer’s Handbook 9th ed by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu – Bedford/St.Martin’s, 2009 (ISBN # 978-312-47709-7)
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ENGL637060160576Seodial Deena Caribbean LiteratureTBA
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ENGL646060160577Reginald W. Watson Studies in African American LiteratureTBAThe 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, 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
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ENGL652860160578Ludmila Cope TESOL: Theor & Princ (w/4710)TBAWhat 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 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. 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. This course is appropriate for both pre-service and in-service teachers and is helpful to teachers seeking the add-on licensure in ESL. (offered together with ENGL 4710 TESL: Theories and Principles; further information: email copel@ecu.edu).


Texts
Required:
Brown, H. D. (2007). Principles of language learning and teaching. 5th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson/Longman.

Recommended:
Ariza, E. N. Whelan (2006). Not for ESOL teachers. 2nd ed. Allyn & Bacon. (You will love this book!)

Tarone, E., & Swierzbin, B. (2009). Exploring learner language. Oxford University Press.
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ENGL674060160579Brent R. Henze Internship in TPC (w/6741)TBA
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ENGL674160160580Brent R. Henze Internship in TPC (w/6740)TBA
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ENGL700560160581Richard C. Taylor Bibliography and MethodsTBAThis 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.Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/ La Frontera
Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed
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ENGL735060160582Seodial Deena Seminar in MTLTBA
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ENGL736560160583Richard C. Taylor ST MTL: Middle Eastern CultureTBAReading 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.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)\
Darina al-Joundi, The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing (Lebanon)
Sayed Kashua, Dancing Arabs (Israeli Arab)
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ENGL752560160584Solveig J. Bosse Language & Society (w/4730)TBAWe will look at variations of language found within a society. These include variation by place, social status, time, ethnicity, gender, and style. We will investigate how the variants differ from each other and which attitudes and identities are associated with the variations.
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ENGL774560160585Donna J. Kain Teaching Prof CommunicationTBAThis course is designed for those teaching or planning to teach professional and technical communication courses, particularly service courses at undergraduate levels in community colleges and universities. We will read and discuss theories in teaching, develop teaching philosophies, devise syllabi, plan and implement teaching units, and investigate emerging technologies as tools for teaching.Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication
Teaching Technical Communication : Critical Issues for the Classroom
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ENGL776560160586Donna J. Kain ST TPC: Editing as MgmtTBAThis course offers a broad view of the editing profession, focusing on editors as communication project managers. Through readings and case studies, we’ll consider theory and practice of project management, communication groups within organizations, and responsibilities of group manager/editors. We’ll explore the work of editors in work groups, organizations, small presses, and publishing houses. Those working or planning to work as editors or writers will gain insight into managing projects, people, budgets, and time. Information Development : Managing Documentation Projects, Portfolio, and People
Editors on Editing : What Writers Need to Know about What Editors Do
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