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Summer 2006




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 putzel@umbc.edu for section 6060, and bdunni25@msn.com for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR:Satisfies  Eng  Comp  Req. GER/GDR:Not
          applicable.
[0173] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             PUTZEL, D
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV108)
[0175] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             DUNNIGAN, B
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV207)
[0176] 7061 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             MACEK, P
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  530)


ENGL 190  The World of Language I (AH or C)                       3 credits
Language as a distinctive characteristic of the human species. In this course, we examine the structure of both written and spoken forms of language across cultures, comparing them with animal communication and human gestural systems. We explore language's neurological basis, theories of origin, and first- and second-language learning. Note: MLL 190 is required for the MLL major. Also listed as LING 190 and MLL 190. Highly recommended: MLL 191.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0177] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)


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 MLL 191 without having taken MLL 190. Also listed as HUM 191 and MLL 191. Highly recommended: MLL majors take the two-course sequence. For more information contact young@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0178] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             YOUNG, S
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 233)


ENGL 210  Introduction to Literature (AH)                         3 credits
An introduction to the conventions and characteristics of the major genres of literature - prose, poetry and drama. Some attention also may be given to film, television and other materials. This course is intended primarily for non-majors. For more information contact mcgurrin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0179] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             MCGURRIN JR, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (MP  008)


ENGL 226  Grammar and Usage of Standard English (AH)              3 credits
A course that introduces students to the history of conventional usage in written form. Standard "prescriptive" rules of grammar will be examined to determine their origins and to assess their current significance for acceptable formal expression in prose. Although this course will not be appropriate for students who need instruction in remedial grammar, it will help those who wish to become better writers as they become more informed about the conventions of writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 100. Highly recommended: MLL 190 or 191. For more information contact cfitzpat@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0180] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             FITZPATRICK, C
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ENGR122)


ENGL 250  Introduction to Shakespeare (AH)                        3 credits
An 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. Intended primarily for non-majors, this course may be used to fulfill the Shakespeare requirement for English majors. For more information contact jeaninehurley@hotmail.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   A/H.  GDR:Meets  H.   THIS
          COURSE MEETS IN ACIV 013.
[0181] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             HURLEY, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV013)


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. Prerequisite: Completion of 200-level literature course with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact rfarabau@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0182] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             FARABAUGH, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV207)


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
[0183] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             FALLON, M
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 237)


ENGL 315  Studies in World Literature (AH) The                    3 credits
          Literature of Oppression: Contemporary            
          Latin American and Native American Fiction        
This course will study novels dealing with the effects of war, dispossession, and social upheaval on Latin American and Native American families. It will focus on works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude) and Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits); and by N. Scott Momaday (House Made of Dawn), and Lousie Erdrich (Love Medicine, Tracks). We will consider historical and mythological dimensions of these works--for example, the Columbian civil war in the work of Garcia Marquez, and Indian rituals in that of Momaday; and also stylistic features, such as the "magic realism" of Garcia Marquez and Allende, and the interlocking narratives of Erdrich. Requirements will include participation in class discussion, several short commentaries on the readings (some in-class), and a paper. For more information contact suszimqc@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0184] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             ZIMMERMAN, S
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV013)


ENGL 316  Literature and the Other Arts Film Noir                 3 credits
Petty criminals, pimps, prostitutes, vagabonds, private detectives, and the deadly look of a femme fatale: this course will interrogate the underbelly of the American B-movie imagination, stealing a glance at the dark alleys and dirty laundry of the urban, industrial landscape. This course will focus on American crime melodramas of the 1940s, which came to be known as film noir, a name given by French critics at the time. We will read classics of the crime novel genre, watch the essential movies from the period, and supplement our studies with critical essays in order to question why lust, sin, crime, and greed were such widely represented topics in American popular culture. From the sensational to the sadistic, why did post-WWII America revel in the morally reprehensible? Why are disillusioned males and “dangerous” females at the core of these fictional plots? Sharpening our interpretive skills, we will examine the historical, psychological, social, political, and—of course—the sexual issues that reflected in noir. We will watch will include such classic films as Double Indemnity (1944), Detour (1945), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Strangers on a Train (1951), Dark Passage (1947), The Big Sleep (1946), Touch of Evil (1958) and contemporary revampings of the genre, including Blade Runner (1982), Blue Velvet (1986), Boyz N’ the Hood (1991), and Sin City (2005). Note: Also listed as ANCS 344, CPLT 344 and MLL 344.
          Grade Method: REG THIS COURSE WILL MEET IN
          ACIV 014.
[0185] 6040 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             SKOMRA, A
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV014)


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, MLL 322 and WMST 322. For more information contact jodik@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0186] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             KELBER-KAYE, J
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 229)


ENGL 347  Contemporary Developments in Literature &               3 credits
          Culture (AH)                                      
This course will examine 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 will be 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. The insane person (or the person deemed insane) presents an opportunity to view attitudes and behaviors society considers appropriate and healthy from the outside, thus with a fresh and sometimes more sane perspective. 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. Approximately 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 Equus, Fight Club, 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 occasional supplementary readings from Foucault, Sass, and Gilman. For more information contact nicolep@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0187] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             PEKARSKE, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  215)


ENGL 387  Web Content Development                                 3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - This course focuses on the creation and organization of Web content that meets the information needs of end users and serves the communication purpose of the site’s sponsors or creators. Students will analyze the information architecture, navigation, audience awareness, and usability of good and bad Websites; talk with Web content developers from a variety of fields; and develop the Web content plan for a site. Prerequisite: ENGL 393 or 391 or permission of the instructor. Note: Also listed as IS 387. For more information see http://www.umbc.edu/~fritz/engl387 or contact fritz@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0188] 6080 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/21/2006             FRITZ, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 8:20pm (ITE 468)


ENGL 392  Tutorial in Writing                                     3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - This course of individualized instruction in writing should be taken in conjunction with an upper-level course in the student's major field. Students will write on topics in ENGL 392 that are not assigned in the upper-level course. They will complete several writing assignments for each credit of ENGL 392 received. For the major or the minor, this course must be taken for a total of three credits. Prerequisite: Permission of ENGL 392 instructor and completion of ENGL 100 with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact benson@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0189] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             BENSON, L
            TuTh.......4:00pm- 7:10pm (ACIV007)


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 contact dhirschh@comcast.net for section 6060, hickerne@umbc.edu for section 6061, lharris@umbc.edu for section 6062, dhirschh@comcast.net for section 7040 (hybrid) and bemary@umbc.edu for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG
[0190] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             HIRSCHHORN, D
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 237)
[0191] 6061 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             HICKERNELL, M
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)
[0192] 6062 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             HARRIS, L
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV011)
[0193] 7040 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/04/2006             HIRSCHHORN, D
            TuThF.....11:00am- 2:10pm (ACIV007)
[0194] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             BELFRAGE, M
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (LH5 ...)


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 401  Methods of Interpretation                               3 credits
A course on theory and practice of interpretation. ENGL 401 examines contemporary interpretation theories and the ways in which they may be applied to literature. It introduces students to various approaches to interpretation and helps them to locate the values and methods underlying various interpretative practices, including their own. Prerequisite: ENGL 301 with a grade of “C” or better and senior standing. For more information contact aholton@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0196] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             HOLTON, A
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  530)


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