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Moravian College
English

Spring 2018 Courses

The following courses are offered during the Spring 2018 semester. Please view the Moravian College Course Catalog for a complete listing of English Department course offerings.

100-Level Courses

English 101A: American Literature: Voicing the American Experience 

Introduction to the development of the American literary heritage, with emphasis on analytical, written, and oral skills. LinC M2 course. Comfort

English 101B: American Literature: Roots and Routes 

This course is an introduction to the development of the American literary heritage, with emphasis on analytical, written, and oral skills. We will focus on works that either remain deeply rooted in one place or chart routes to new destinations. In addition to considering why some writers and characters prefer the comforts (or challenges) of home while others are lured (or forced) to go on the road, we will also explore tensions between region and nation throughout American literature. LinC M2 course. Crooke

English 102A: British Literature

Introduction to distinctive British works, emphasizing analytical and communication skills. LinC M2 course. Tabor

English 104A: The Experience of Literature: Introduction to Gay & Lesbian Literature 

This course serves as an introduction to the literature of LGBTQ identified peoples. So as to provide a richer experience, the readings will include lesser known works alongside more canonical ones, and we will discuss LGBTQ histories as they have come to bear on these narratives. In addition, the readings will explore LGBTQ literatures from around the world. And, while the course is particularly interested in the ways in which race and gender both guide identity formations and shape sexual orientations, because this is a literature course, we will pay particular attention to the ways in which literary forms—e.g., dialogue, novel, play, poetry, memoir, etc.—frame and help further develop LGBTQ identities. (Also an Africana Studies minor course and a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor course.) LinC M2 course. LaRue

English 104B: The Experience of Literature

LinC M2 course. Staff

English 105: African American Literature: Race, Gender, and Resistance

This course introduces students to African American Studies through various depictions of the lived experiences of African Americans. These depictions emerge in historical discourses, art, language, literature, cultural studies, film, music, poetry, and drama. This course outlines the various subjects of African American Studies through the historical, literary, aural, and oral texts that reflect the culture of Black folk in the United States. (Also an Africana Studies minor course.) LinC M2 course. Waller-Peterson

200-Level Courses

English 211: Creative Nonfiction

Guided practice in public and personal essay writing. Workshop setting. Prerequisites: Writing 100, Writing 191, LINC 101, or equivalent F1 course. Harris

English 221: English Language

Introduction to phonology, grammar, lexicon, and other aspects of English from its beginning to the present, with an emphasis on current language issues. Black

English 225: Introduction to English Studies

Introduction to various aspects of the discipline, including analysis of literature, bibliographic and research techniques, critical thinking and writing, various literary approaches, literary theory, and history of the field. Closed to non-English majors except by written permission of department chair or instructor. Writing intensive. Strongly encouraged as a pre-requisite for upper-level English courses. Tabor

English 288: Internship

Practical field experience in writing for mass media, business, industry, or nonprofits. Designed in consultation with director of internship program and field supervisor. By arrangement. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; 200-level writing course approved by the English major advisor or English Department Chair. Hinnefeld

English 292: Professional Writing

Introduction to business and technical composing practices and genres with an emphasis on audience awareness, document design, and project development and management. Includes critical rhetorical study and creation of job and grant application materials, manuals, proposals, print and digital marketing materials, and other deliverables requested as part of this class' service learning collaboration with local organizations. Fodrey

English 294: Narrating Blackness: Film & Fiction  

In general, this course seeks to continue the work of thinkers like W.E.B. DuBois, who have sought both to understand and to reconcile the relationship between black individuals and the cultures of their times. More specifically, this course is aimed at exploring the experiences of blackness as they have been imagined, lived, and narrated in our contemporary world and across the globe. Focusing on black film and fiction from the late twentieth century to the present, the course will pay particular attention to issues of gender and sexuality within the framework of black experiences, and will also incorporate discussions of media representations of blackness, alongside academic and popular thought on these experiences as they are variously manifested. (Also an Africana Studies minor course and a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor course.) Meets the English major core genre requirement. LaRue

300-Level Courses

English 311: Fiction Writing   

Focused study of contemporary fiction, writing of several complete fictional works. Workshop setting. Prerequisites: English 211, 212, or other 200-level writing course approved by the English major advisor or English Department Chair. Spring. LinC M6 course. Hinnefeld

English 312: News & Feature Writing in the Digital Age 

Building on the foundation of Introduction to Journalism (English 224), this course combines advanced hard news reporting skills with creative storytelling techniques of feature writing. Students will write and edit story packages for print, online, and mobile media; incorporate photos and video; and use the fundamentals of SEO and social media to promote the content they create. Prerequisites: ENGL 224 or another 200-level English writing course approved by the English Department Chair. Alu

English 342: 20th Century American Literature 

Nonfiction prose, fiction, poetry to 1950. Prerequisite: ENGL 225 or permission of instructor. Meets the English major core period requirement. Waller-Peterson

English 350: Chaucer 

The Canterbury Tales and selected minor poems from the perspective of textual and source analysis, as well as feminist, psychological, and new historicist approaches. No previous study of Middle English required but English 221 recommended. Prerequisite: ENGL 225 or permission of instructor. Black

English 351: British Renaissance & Neo-Classicism 

British poetry, non-Shakespearean drama, and prose, 1500-1800. Prerequisite: ENGL 225 or permission of instructor. Meets the English major core period requirement (pre-20th century). Black

English 386: Internship

Practical field experience in writing for mass media, business, industry, or nonprofits. Designed in consultation with director of internship program and field supervisor. By arrangement. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; 200-level writing course approved by the English major advisor or English Department Chair; plus one additional English course. Hinnefeld