Winter 2003

ENGL 190  The World of Language I (AH or C)                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GER:  meets A/H or C. GDR: meets H.  NOTE:
[0022] 9101 MTuWTh.....1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV011)       WESTPHAL, G

ENGL 243  Currents in American Literature (AH) The                3 credits
          American Novella                                  
The Novella, a long short story or a short novel, has remained a popular form for American writers from Herman Melville to Tony Morrison. Studying the American novella carries the readers through many of the primary themes in American literature as well as the styles of the authors. Its brevity and conciseness make it an excellent genre to discuss in the classroom, revealing the diversity of the American experience. This class will examine novellas such as Benito Cereno by Herman Melville; Turn of the Screw by Henry James; Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton; Old Mortality by Katherine Ann Porter, and Sula by Tony Morrison, to name a few. For more information contact benson@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GER: meets A/H. GDR: meets H.
[0023] 9101 MTuWTh.....9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV014)       BENSON, L

ENGL 347  Contemporary Developments in Literature &               3 credits
          Culture (AH)                                      
For over half a century, the term American Dream has been used to describe the social, political, and economic aspirations central to American culture. That Dream, often defined as family values or The American Way of Life has played a major role in recent presidential campaigns and has figured prominently in discussions of contempory American society. This winter we will explore some of the ways in which Hollywood films have both reflected and shaped these aspirations from the end of World War II, through the 1990's. Beginning with The Best Years of Our Lives and White Heat, we will view selected films which focus on the struggle to achieve the American Dream as well as on films which seem to call that Dream into question. Titles will include Psycho, On The Waterfront, Rebel Without a Cause, The Graduate, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Cain Mutinity, The Manchurian Candidate, Raging Bull, Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, and American Beauty. Students will have the option of using the internet to gather information about the assigned films and to complete the course requirements. Note: Also listed as ART 392B. For more information see www.research.umbc.edu/~landon/or contact pjlandon@earthlink.net.
          Grade Method: REG
          GER: meets A/H. GDR: meets H.
[0024] 9101 MTuWTh.....1:00pm- 4:10pm (LH4 ...)       LANDON, P

ENGL 387  Web Content Development                                 3 credits
As the Web matures, so do users' expectations about what a web site should do. Unlike a course in web graphic design, ENGL 387 focuses on the creation and organization of web content that meets the information needs of end-users and serves the communication purposes of the site's sponsors or creators. Students learn how to analyze the information architecture, navigation, audience awareness and usability of good and bad websites; conduct online research about best practices; talk with web content developers from a variety of fields; and develop the web content plan for a site. This course meets in-class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Saturdays and Sundays, the class will meet online using Blackboard and may include web chats with experts, group projects and/or a case study and interactive discussion. Prerequisite: ENGL 393, ENGL 391 or permission of the instructor. Note: Also listed as IFSM 387. For more information see http://userpages.umbc.edu/~fritz/engl387 or contact fritz@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG   NOTE:  THIS  IS  A
[0025] 9101 TuThSaSu...6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV219)       FRITZ, J

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