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Upcoming English Courses

Upcoming courses World Literatures - Summer 2020

Online - May 18 - June 5, 2020

Dr. Mary Biddinger

*Satisfies the English major world/multicultural requirement and the world literature requirement for Education majors.

Urban Bio Justice unclass Film Appreciation - Fall 2020

MWF 10:45 - 11:35 a.m.

MWF 12:55 - 1:45 p.m.

Dr. Lance Svehla

Film Appreciation initiates students into the thoughtful study of film as visual narrative. Though theory may (at times) be discussed, this course is not theory-based. Instead, our emphasis will be on the dramatic choices made by filmmakers in scripting, directing, editing, and photographing narrative films. Attention will be paid to a wide variety of film periods and movie genres. We will also consider the qualities of reliable film reviews. All films will be viewed during class time.

*Satisfies the Minor in Popular Literature & Film requirement.
*Satisfies the General Education Tier II: Disciplinary Area Courses “Arts” Requirement.

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Acid-Free History unclass Introduction to Linguistics - Fall 2020


Curious about language and how we use it in our daily and professional life?

In this online class, students build a solid foundation in Morphology (word structure), Syntax (sentence structure), Semantics (meaning of language), Phonetics and Phonology (sounds and sound patterns in English) and Pragmatics (language use in context).

*Required for an English Major, the TESL Certificate, and the Linguistics Certificate.
*Applies to Education, Foreign Language, Communication, Sociology, Computer Science, and more!

Design your Career unclass Advanced Script Writing - Fall 2020

MFW 9:40 - 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Lance Svehla

Advanced Script Writing focuses on writing for and in a visual medium. We will study the craft of story concept, character development, structure, sequencing, conflict arcs, visual dramatics, and dialogue.

We will also study how to: 1) write query letters, and 2) submit screenplays to agents, production companies, and reputable contests. The goal of the course is to help you think, read, and write like a screenwriter: visual, emotive, and practical.

*Satisfies the Minor in Creative Writing Requirement

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All the World's a Classroom unclass The Rhetoric of Catharsis - Fall 2020

TuTH 2 - 3:15 p.m.

Juliana Amir (English)
Dr. Lance Svehla (English)
Dr. Jordan Renna (Biology)

A workshop unclass that asks students to get as close to their personal experiences (including distress and anxieties) as they feel comfortable and safe doing in order to explore the ways that writing together can serve both academic and therapeutic ends.

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Well-being and Wider Wisdom unclass Sociolinguistics - Fall 2020

Th 5:20 - 7:50 p.m.

Sociolinguistics = Language used in Society

Ever observed that people use language in certain ways? Ever wondered why? Join us to explore how language correlates with the societal factors that make up the societal self of each one of us.

We'll explore the relationship between:

  • Language and geography
  • Language and contact
  • Language and social class
  • Language and sex
  • Language and nation
  • Language and humanity