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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



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 bdunni25@msn.com for section 6060, pmacek@umbc.edu for section 6061, mcgurrin@umbc.edu for section 7060, mburns@umbc.edu for section 7061, or awalters@umbc.edu for section 7062.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Satisfies Eng Comp Req.
[0118] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             DUNNIGAN, B
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND204)
[0119] 6061 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             MACEK, P
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  106)
[0120] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             MCGURRIN JR, A
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  530)
[0121] 7061 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             BURNS, M
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  006)
[0122] 7062 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             WALTERS, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ENGR333)


ENGL 190  The World of Language I (AH)                            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 and MLL 190. Highly recommended: MLL 191. For more information contact ka@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH.
[0123] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             KA, O
            MW.........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 MLL 191. Highly recommended: MLL majors take the two-course sequence. For more information contact mccray@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH or C.
[0124] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)


ENGL 226  Grammar and Usage of Standard English (AH)              3 credits
This course 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
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH.
[0125] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             FITZPATRICK, C
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  001)


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 nonmajors, this course may be used to fulfill the Shakespeare requirement for English majors. For more information contact jeaninehurley@hotmail.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH.
[0126] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             HURLEY, J
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  006)


ENGL 261  Black Literature: Twentieth Century (AH)                3 credits
The development of black literature of the Americas and of Africa in the 20th century. Emphasis on such topics as race pride and consciousness, the Harlem Renaissance, Negritude, the new black consciousness, literature of exile, folk themes in modern writings, interconnections between writers from different regions and hemispheres, and cross-currents between black literature and other literatures. Note: Also listed as AFST 261. This course is a sequel to AFST 260, but it may be taken concurrently or independently. For more information contact ctemple@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH.
[0127] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             TEMPLE, C
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV108)


ENGL 273  Introduction to Creative Writing - Poetry               3 credits
          (AH)                                              
An introduction to writing poetry. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and a 200-level literature course with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the instructor. For more information contact nicolep@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH.
[0128] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             PEKARSKE, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND108)


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
[0129] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             FALLON, M
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV207)


ENGL 316  Literature and the Other Arts                           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 1940's, 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 are reflected in noir. We will watch classic films such 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) and Blue Velvet (1986). Note: May be repeated once for credit with permission of the advisor. Also listed as CPLT and MLL 344. Prerequisite: Completion of 200-level literature course with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact askomra@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0130] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             SKOMRA, A
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV014)


ENGL 322  Women and the Media: Myths, Images, and                 3 credits
          Voices (AH)                                       
Hybrid Course - 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, GWST 322 and MLL 322. For more information contact jodik@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH.
[0131] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             KELBER-KAYE, J
            W..........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 237)


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 Web sites; talk with Web content developers from a variety of fields; and develop the Web content plan for a site. Note: Also listed as IS 387. Prerequisite: ENGL 393 or 391. For more information see http://www.umbc.edu/~fritz/engl387.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0132] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             FRITZ, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 468)


ENGL 392  Tutorial in Writing                                     3 credits
Hybrid Course - This course focuses on research techniques, the writing process and style. It is a course in individualized instruction in academic writing and should be taken in conjunction with an upper-level course in the student's major field. Students select their own topics and may write from a topic that develops in the upper-level course and will complete several writing assignments for each credit of ENGL 392 received. Students will meet weekly with the instructor as well as other online assignments. 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
[0133] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             BENSON, L
            TuTh.......4:00pm- 7:15pm (TBA)


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 emphasis 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 see http://umbc7.umbc.edu/~lharris/coursemats.html or contact lharris@umbc.edu for section 6051 (hybrid), bemary@umbc.edu for section 7060 or hickerne@umbc.edu for section 7061.
          Grade Method: REG
[0134] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             HIRSCHHORN, D
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)
[0135] 6051 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             HARRIS, L
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ENGR104)
[0136] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             WEAR, M
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  105)
[0137] 7061 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             HICKERNELL, M
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)


ENGL 401  Methods of Interpretation                               3 credits
A course on theory and practice of interpretation. This course 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 interpretive practices, including their own. Prerequisite: ENGL 301 with a grade of "C" or better and senior standing. For more information contact suszimqc@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0138] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             ZIMMERMAN, S
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PHYS107)


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