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Summer 2008


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 awalters@umbc.edu for section 6060 or mcgurrin@umbc.edu for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Satisfies Eng Comp Req.
[0111] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             WALTERS, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ENGR333)
[0112] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             MCGURRIN JR, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  015)
[0113] 7061 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             DUNNIGAN, B
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND204)


ENGL 190  The World of Language I                                 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/GFR:Meets AH.
[0114] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             KA, O
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV151)


ENGL 191  The World of Language II                                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/AUD
          GEP:Meets C. GFR:Meets AH or C.
[0115] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)


ENGL 226  Grammar and Usage of Standard English                   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. Prerequisites: ENGL 100. MLL 190 or 191 is highly recommended. For more information contact cfitzpat@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[0116] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             FITZPATRICK, C
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  001)


ENGL 250  Introduction to Shakespeare                             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
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[0117] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             HURLEY, J
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (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
[0118] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             FALLON, M
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV207)


ENGL 322  Women and the Media: Myths, Images, and                 3 credits
          Voices                                            
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 mellewis@umd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[0119] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             LEWIS, M
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (SOND108)


ENGL 347  Contemporary Developments in Literature &               3 credits
          Culture                                           
This course will examine the theme of insanity in films from the last forty years as it reflects and critiques popular views of American society, normalcy, selfhood and human nature. Films may include Fight Club, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Silence of the Lambs, 12 Monkeys, Good Will Hunting, Girl Interrupted, A Beautiful Mind, and Gothika, with occasional supplementary readings from Foucault, Sass, and Gilman. Prerequisite: Completion of 200-level literature course with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact nicolep@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.  TOPIC: MADNESS IN FILM
[0120] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             PEKARSKE, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:30pm (FA  215)


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
[0121] 7050 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             BENSON, L
            MW.........4:00pm- 7:10pm (FA  530)


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. Note: Section 8650 is held a The Universities at Shady Grove. For more information contact lharris@umbc.edu or visit http://umbc7.umbc.edu/~lharris/sucoursemats.html for sections 6050 (hybrid) or 8650 (hybrid), drdiana@umbc.edu for section 6060, aslythom@umbc.edu for section 6061, hickerne@umbc.edu for section 7060, or singhy@umbc.edu for section 7061.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets WI.
[0122] 6050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             HARRIS, L
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ENGR333)
[0123] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SIMS, D
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ENGR104)
[0124] 6061 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SLYTHOMPSON, A
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ENGR122)
[0125] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             HICKERNELL, M
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)
[0126] 7061 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             SINGH, Y
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND107)
[0127] 8650 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             HARRIS, L
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (OFF ...)


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