Summer 2005

ENGL 100  Composition                                             3 credits
A workshop in writing. The approaches to this course may vary in individual sections, but the aim is to help students write clearly and effectively. Note: This course, a university graduation requirement, must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Students should plan to take this course in their first year. For more information contact (6060): nicolep@umbc.edu; (7060): mcgurrin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR:Satisfies     English     Comp    Req.
          GER/GDR:Not applicable.
[0182] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             PEKARSKE, N
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ENG 333)
[0183] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             MCGURRIN JR, A
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  006)

ENGL 190  The World of Language I (AH or C)                       3 credits
Language as a distinctive characteristic of the human species. Examines the structure of both written and spoken forms of language across cultures, comparing them with animal communication and human gestural systems. Explores language's neurological basis, theories of origin, and first- and second-language learning. Also listed as HUM 190, LING 190 and MLL 190. For more information contact ka@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.  THIS
[0184] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             KA, O
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV150)

ENGL 191  The World of Language II (AH or C)                      3 credits
Language as both a reflection and a determiner of social relationships. In this course, we examine the varying idioms of the scientist, the politician, the media, the poet, the child and the magician, and we investigate how language changes and how it marks social groups. Communication strategies and social taboos reflected in language are discussed for various cultures. Note: Although this course continues work begun in The World of Language I, it is designed so that students can easily enter ENGL 191 without having taken ENGL 190. Also listed as HUM 191 and MLL 191. For more information contact smcrray698@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.  THIS
[0185] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)

ENGL 243  Currents in American Literature (AH) On                 3 credits
          the Road in American Literature                   
Can't travel this summer? Then spend six weeks reading on-the-road literature from Huck Finn to Jack Kerouac, from Into the Wild to Motorcycle Diaries. Light out for new territory in your own armchair as we explore fiction and nonfiction responses to the lure of the road that is part of the American Dream. Note: Also listed as AMST 280. For more information contact benson@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0186] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             BENSON, L
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  006)

ENGL 250  Introduction to Shakespeare (AH)                        3 credits
Introduction to the times and art of Shakespeare through the study of a selection of major plays. Students will be given background information necessary to an understanding of the works. The emphasis of the course will be on making Shakespeare and the dramatic form accessible. The course will include films of the plays studied. Intended primarily for nonmajors, this course may be used to fulfill the Shakespeare requirement for English majors. For more information contact suszimqc@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0187] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             ZIMMERMAN, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  015)

ENGL 301  Analysis of Literary Language                           3 credits
An introduction to the study of literary texts for English majors and prospective English majors. The course focuses on the nature and special qualities of literary language to provide the student with the critical skills required for intensive literary study. Particular attention will be given to techniques of close reading and critical analysis. For more information contact carolq@hotmail.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0188] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             QUINN, C
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  015)

ENGL 303  The Art of the Essay                                    3 credits
An examination of the essay as an art form, combining the study of essays as literary texts with the writing of narrative, expository and research papers. The course emphasizes the history and evolution of the essay, from its origins to contemporary trends in the form. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent course and completion of 200- level literature course with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact fallon@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0189] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             FALLON, M
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 227)

ENGL 308  American Literature: 1865-1945                          3 credits
An examination of selected texts by major American authors from the post-Civil War period through World War II. Prerequisite: Completion of 200-level literature course with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact cfitzpat@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0190] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             FITZPATRICK, C
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  006)

ENGL 322  Women and the Media: Myths, Images, and                 3 credits
          Voices (AH)                                       
In this course, we will define media and examine diverse and complex modes of communication. We will analyze images of women in the media in terms of race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender. As consumers and producers of media, we will become a critical media audience, increasing our media literacy. This course will explore careers for women in the media. We will utilize the media as tools for activism in empowering women on local and global levels, and we will research how others are using the media to create positive change for women. Note: Also listed as AFST 347, WMST 322 and MLL 322. For more information contact jodik@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.  THIS IS A
[0191] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             KELBER-KAYE, J
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  015)

ENGL 347  Contemporary Developments in Literature &               3 credits
          Culture (AH)                                      
This course examines the theme of insanity in films from the last three decades as it reflects and critiques popular views of American society and selfhood. Special attention given to the relative values our culture places on rationality vs. irrationality and conformity vs. difference. We’ll look at the madman as genius, savior, victim and threat. Madness has been used as a lens through which to examine cultural standards of normality and sanity, defining these by their supposed opposite. In addition, the diagnosis of mental illness has been used to draw lines of right and wrong, normal and abnormal, and to isolate those expressing subversive views and to designate difference as something to be cured. Nearly 30% of Oscar-winning films since 1975 have taken insanity as a major theme, with many more nominated and more winners making minor references to madness, using the figure of the mad person to express our deepest fears about human nature (unrestrained) and about the effects of living in an increasingly technological and "soulless" culture where the Self is marginalized. Films may include Fight Club, Equus, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ordinary People, The Fisher King, Six Degrees of Separation, Silence of the Lambs, Blue Sky, Heavenly Creatures, Don Juan DeMarco, 12 Monkeys, Velvet Goldmine, Total Eclipse, Shine, Good Will Hunting, Girl Interrupted, A Beautiful Mind, and Gothika, with supplementary readings from Foucault, Louis Sass. For more information contact nciolep@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0192] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             PEKARSKE, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  006)

ENGL 364  Perspectives on Women in Literature (AH)                3 credits
Reading and analysis of literature by or about women. The course intends to familiarize students both with major women writers and with ways in which women have been portrayed in literature by both women and men. Attention also will be paid to the development of a female literary tradition. Readings will include works by such writers as Charlotte Brontė, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Adrienne Rich and Toni Morrison. The course's emphases are aesthetic and thematic; attention is paid to the works as imaginative writing and as social documents depicting women's experience. Note: Also listed as WMST 364. Prerequisite: A prior literature course or consent of instructor. For more information contact blackeyedpea74@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.  THIS IS A
[0193] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             Brown, S
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV015)

ENGL 391  Advanced Exposition and Argumentation                   3 credits
This course shows students how to locate, gather and arrange information to produce sophisticated arguments. The course will contain readings drawn from various disciplines. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100 with a grade of "C" or better and sophomore standing or higher.
          Grade Method: REG
[0194] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             BURNS, M
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  006)

ENGL 393  Technical Writing                                       3 credits
This course is designed to teach students with diverse backgrounds and interests how to communicate technical information effectively. With the course's emphases on critical thinking, synthesis and analysis, students learn how to inform and persuade in technical writing style and document design. These documents are applicable to a number of disciplines and to the workplace, and they demonstrate how text and visuals work together to reach various audiences with specific needs. Students also work to develop oral communication, technological and visual literacy, and collaborative skills. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100 or 391 with a grade of "C" or better and junior standing. For more information see (6060): www.wam.umd.edu/~timberla or contact timberla@umbc.edu; (6061): jportera@umbc.edu; (6062) bemary@umbc.edu; (7060): http://umbc7.umbc.edu/~lharris/coursemats.html or contact lharris@umbc.edu; (7061) hickerne@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0195] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             TIMBERLAKE, J
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)
[0196] 6061 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             PORTER, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ENG 104)
[0197] 6062 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             BELFRAGE, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ENG 104)
[0198] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             HARRIS, L
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  006)
[0199] 7061 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             HICKERNELL, M
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)

ENGL 400  Special Projects in English                           1-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.

ENGL 631A Contemporary Issues: Texts and Concepts                 3 credits
          Journalism, Theatre, and Creative Writing         
This course explores several topics typically offered as high school electives. Three popular English electives - journalism, theater, and creative writing - will be explored. The course includes special sessions with UMBC faculty and focuses on pratical and dynamic applications for the high school classroom.
          Grade  Method: REG ACTUAL DATES OF COURSE:
          JUNE 20-JULY 1, 2005.
[7526] 8010 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             WIEST, A
            MTuWTh.....9:00am- 2:15pm (ITE 241)

[Return to Summer 2005 Index]    [Return to Schedule of Classes]