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Winter 2007




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 westphal@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0024] 9101 MTuTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV150)       WESTPHAL, G


ENGL 271  Introduction to Creative Writing - Fiction              3 credits
          (AH)                                              
An introduction to the writing of prose fiction. 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 shivnan@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0025] 9101 MWF........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV207)       SHIVNAN, S


ENGL 316  Literature and the Other Arts Languages of              3 credits
          Film                                              
A study of the relationship between literature and music, film and the fine arts, with an emphasis on common concerns, solutions and terminology. We watch films all the time, but do you really have anything to say about them? Why would a director use a pan over a tilt? How did the mise-en-scene of a film make it funnier, scarier or more romantic? What is a tracking shot or a plan americain? Film has its own language. This course will offer the basic vocabulary for talking and writing about film. It will explore why understanding film is different than understanding a novel. This is an introductory course to the vocabulary and conventions of filmmaking and writing. We will cover a variety of genres and time periods to offer an overview of the classics of cinema and what made these films innovative. Note: May be repeated once for credit with permission of the advisor. Also listed as ENGL 316 and MLL 344. Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-level literature course with a grade of “C” or better.
          Grade Method: REG
[0026] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 229)       NEWMAN-SAUL, E


ENGL 400  Special Projects in English                           1-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


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