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Undergraduate Programs in English

 

Upcoming Classes

Classes that can be used to fulfill undergraduate English requirements are listed below by month (for specific program requirements, consult the NU Catalog).  For more information on instructors, including contact information, see the Faculty page.  If you have questions about any of these classes, feel free to contact the instructor or the program faculty advisors, Julie Wilhelm (jwilhelm@nu.edu) or John Miller (jmiller@nu.edu).

Unless otherwise indicated, all classes listed are online.  Schedule subject to change.

August 2019

ENG 203, Screenplay Writing I: An introductory course in writing screenplays.  Instructor: TBA

ENG 350, Fundamentals of Linguistics: An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and language acquisition.  Instructor:  Azita Mokhtari

LIT 312, British Literature II: A survey of important British authors and literary trends from the late 18th century through the modern era.  Instructor:  Donald Moores

LIT 345, Mythology: An examination of myth-making as a creative activity central to all cultures.  Students will analyze and compare mythological narratives from a variety of cultures.  Instructor: Diana Koga

THR 200, Theater Arts:  An introduction to theater as a medium, focusing on performance and production skills in a variety of genres and contexts.  Instructor:  Carla Ponti

September 2019

ENG 201, Fiction Writing I: An introductory course in writing short fiction.  Instructor: TBA

ENG 310, English Grammar: A study of the structure of Modern English using the methods of traditional grammar.  Instructor:  Vicki Martineau-Gilliam

ENG 375, Nature Writing: Students learn to use writing as a means of exploring the natural world.  Various forms, including essays, poetry, fiction, and journals, are studied and practiced.  Instructor:  John Miller

LIT 321, American Literature I: A survey of important American authors and literary trends through the mid-19th century.  Instructor:  Luis Acebal

LIT 365, Contemporary Literary Theory: A survey of important contemporary literary theories and their application to literary analysis and criticism.  Instructor:  John Miller

LIT 498, English Capstone Course: Two-month course required of all BA English students.  Students will research and write an original work of literary scholarship on a topic of their choosing.  Prerequisite:  successful completion of at least eight upper division LIT courses.  Instructor:  Scott McClintock

October 2019

ENG 202, Poetry Writing I: An introductory course in writing poetry.  Instructor: TBA

LIT 322, American Literature II: A survey of important American authors and literary trends from the mid-19th century through the present.  Instructor:   Christine Photinos

LIT 446, Studies in Poetry: A topics variable course: this class will focus on birds in English language poetry.  Instructor:  John Miller

November 2019

ENG 350, Fundamentals of Linguistics: An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and language acquisition.  Instructor:  Azita Mokhtari

LIT 338, Shakespeare: An examination of several major plays of William Shakespeare.  Probable readings:  Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and two additional plays. Instructor:  John Miller

LIT 460, Gender and Literature: A study of how gender is represented in literature and of assumptions about how gender permeates language and discourse. Instructor: Julie Wilhelm

December 2019

COM 360, Representation in the Media: An exploration of the ways in which popular media represents our diverse and dynamic culture.  The course focuses particularly on images and narratives of race and gender on television, in the movies, and in popular culture.  Instructor:  TBA

ENG 310, English Grammar: A study of the structure of Modern English using the methods of traditional grammar.  Instructor:  Vicki Martineau-Gilliam

LIT 345, Mythology: An examination of myth-making as a creative activity central to all cultures.  Students will analyze and compare mythological narratives from a variety of cultures.  Instructor: Diana Koga

LIT 360, History of Literary Theory: A survey of important arguments about the nature of literature, literary expression, and literary experience from Plato to the 20th century.  Instructor:  TBA

LIT 450, Studies in the Novel:  This section will focus on the Gothic novel.  Instructor:  Franz Potter

January 2020

COM 385, Interactive Storytelling: Surveys the evolution of storytelling, from oral deliver to written and interactive texts, and examines the effects of this evolution on storytellers and participants.  Includes hands-on creation of online identities and texts.  Instructor:  Jennifer Frank

LIT 311, British Literature I: A survey of important British authors and literary trends from Chaucer through the middle of the 18th century.  Instructor:  John Miller

LIT 463, 20th Century World Literature:  Readings will include works from diverse cultures outside the British-American tradition.  Instructor:  Michael Day

February 2020

ART 315, Film as Art: A survey of the art of cinema from the silent period to the present. Instructor: Zachary Cheney

ENG 350, Fundamentals of Linguistics: An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and language acquisition.  Instructor:  Azita Mokhtari

LIT 312, British Literature II: A survey of important British authors and literary trends from the late 18th century through the modern era.  Instructor:  Donald Moores

THR 200, Theater Arts:  An introduction to theater as a medium, focusing on performance and production skills in a variety of genres and contexts.  Instructor:  Carla Ponti

March 2020

ENG 201, Fiction Writing I: An introductory course in writing short fiction.  Instructor:  Michael Zimmer

ENG 310, English Grammar: A study of the structure of Modern English using the methods of traditional grammar.  Instructor:  Vicki Martineau-Gilliam

ENG 375, Nature Writing: Students learn to use writing as a means of exploring the natural world.  Various forms, including essays, poetry, fiction, and journals, are studied and practiced.  Instructor:  TBA

LIT 321, American Literature I: A survey of important American authors and literary trends through the mid-19th century.  Instructor:  Luis Acebal

LIT 480: Literature of the Americas: This course will provide students with a hemispheric perspective to the study of the literatures of the Americas. The readings will come from a variety of prominent 20th century U.S. and Latin American literary texts. All works will be read in English translation. Instructor: Scott McClintock

LIT 498, English Capstone Course: Two-month course required of all BA English students.  Students will research and write an original work of literary scholarship on a topic of their choosing.  Prerequisite:  successful completion of at least eight upper division LIT courses.  Instructor:  John Miller

April 2020

ENG 202, Poetry Writing I: An introductory course in writing poetry.  Instructor: Sophie Sills

LIT 322, American Literature II: A survey of important American authors and literary trends from the mid-19th century through the present.  Instructor:  Christine Photinos

LIT 345, Mythology: An examination of myth-making as a creative activity central to all cultures.  Students will analyze and compare mythological narratives from a variety of cultures.  Instructor: TBA

LIT 420, U. S. Latino Literature: An examination of important representative works by U. S. Latino writers.  Instructor:  Scott McClintock

May 2020

ART 315, Film as Art: A survey of the art of cinema from the silent period to the present. Instructor: Zachary Cheney

ENG 203, Screenplay Writing I: An introductory course in writing screenplays.  Instructor: TBA

ENG 350, Fundamentals of Linguistics: An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and language acquisition.  Instructor:  Azita Mokhtari

LIT 338, Shakespeare: An examination of several major plays of William Shakespeare.  Probable readings:  Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and two additional plays. Instructor:  John Miller

LIT 402, Contemporary Poetry: A seminar in contemporary poetry, surveying important authors, movements, and trends in the poetry being written today. Instructor: Michael Rerick

LIT 430, Children’s Literature: An examination of contemporary children’s and young adult literature.  Instructor:  Julie Wilhelm

June 2020

ENG 310, English Grammar: A study of the structure of Modern English using the methods of traditional grammar.  Instructor:  Vicki Martineau-Gilliam

LIT 365, Contemporary Literary Theory: A survey of important contemporary literary theories and their application to literary analysis and criticism.  Instructor:  Michael Rerick

LIT 401, Contemporary Fiction: A seminar in contemporary fiction, focusing on American fiction.  Instructor:  Bryan Hurt

July 2020

ART 315, Film as Art: A survey of the art of cinema from the silent period to the present. Instructor: Zachary Cheney

COM 360, Representation in the Media: An exploration of the ways in which popular media represents our diverse and dynamic culture.  The course focuses particularly on images and narratives of race and gender on television, in the movies, and in popular culture.  Instructor: Leandra Hernandez

COM 385, Interactive Storytelling: Surveys the evolution of storytelling, from oral deliver to written and interactive texts, and examines the effects of this evolution on storytellers and participants.  Includes hands-on creation of online identities and texts.  Instructor: TBA

LIT 311, British Literature I: A survey of important British authors and literary trends from Chaucer through the middle of the 18th century.  Instructor:  TBA

LIT 463, 20th Century World Literature:  Readings will include works from diverse cultures outside the British-American tradition.  Instructor:  Michael Day

THR 200, Theater Arts (South Bay Campus):  An introduction to theater as a medium, focusing on performance and production skills in a variety of genres and contexts.  Instructor:  TBA