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National University

Undergraduate Programs in English

 

Upcoming Classes

 

July 2021

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: Gay Pendleton

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: Ralph Herrera

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

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

August 2021

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

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

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 2021

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

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

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:  Martha Kinkade

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

October 2021

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

ENG 202, Poetry Writing I: An introductory course in writing poetry.  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 322, American Literature II: A survey of important American authors and literary trends from the mid-19th century through the present.  Instructor:  Julie Wilhelm

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

November 2021

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

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: Renee Weissenburger

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

December 2021

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:  Gay Lynn Pendleton

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

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: An examination of major works, authors, and trends in poetry today. Instructor: Michael Rerick.

January 2022

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:  Ralph Herrera

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

February 2022

ART 315, Film as Art: A survey of the art of cinema from the silent period to the present. 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 312, British Literature II: A survey of important British authors and literary trends from the late 18th century through the modern era.  Instructor:  John Miller

LIT 410, African American Literature: An examination of significant works, authors, and movements in African American literature. Instructor: Wanda Addison

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 2022

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

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

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

April 2022

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

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 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

May 2022

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

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 450, Studies in the Novel: This is a topics variable course focusing on different aspects of the novel. This section will focus on suburban fiction. Instructor: Julie Wilhelm

June 2022

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

LIT 360, History of Literary Theory: A survey of important literary theorists from Plato through the 20th century.  Instructor: TBA

LIT 480, Literature of the Americas: A study of a variety of modern literary text from the U.S. and Latin America, looking at relationships between the two.  Instructor:  Rachel Van Wieren