Fall 2013

Alvaro A. Bernal, Contemporary Colombian Cinema, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course deals with literary, linguistics, or cultural topics—or a combination of these. Its primary emphasis is on developing an understanding of contemporary cultures in Latin America. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212 or equivalent.

Required Texts:

- The Making Of Modern Colombia, Author: Bushnell, Publisher: California Press.
- 501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris
- Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary.

Alvaro A. Bernal, Literary Translation, Fall 2013

Course Description

This course is intended to develop translating skills in literary (including scholarly and critical), journalistic, and advertising texts. (It is intended to develop translating skills for legal, business, or industrial texts.) It involves the discussion of translation problems and the ways to solve (or circumvent) them through the actual task of translating selected passages from fiction, poetry, plays, and articles.

Required Texts:

- Introduction to Translation, by Jack Child. University Press of America, 2010.
- 501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris
- Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary.

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Spanish For Healthcare Professionals, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course is designed as a practical elementary/introductory Spanish course that will include technical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions needed by healthcare professionals who must communicate orally with Spanish-speaking patients. We will emphasize grammar, speaking and pronunciation skills. Students will learn and practice useful phrases within a medical context as well as acquire vocabulary and basic grammatical knowledge.

Required Texts:

- Spanish for Health Care. Patricia Rush and Patricia Houston. Second Edition, Pearson.Textbook and Workbook.
- English-Spanish/Spanish-English Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary [Paperback] Nicholas Rollin (Editor), Carol Styles Carvajal (Editor), Jane Horwood (Editor)

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Amy J. Yanity, Composition 1, Fall 2013

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

Rules For Writers (seventh edition)
Reading Critically, Writing Well (ninth edition)

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Amy J. Yanity, Composition 2, Fall 2013

Course Description:

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

The Seagull Reader: Literature and Rules For Writers (seventh edition).

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Amy J. Yanity, Literature and The Environment, Fall 2013

Course Description:

In this course, students will read and write about the environment and its issues as expressed through literature. Readings in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction will explore how the geography of a location influences the character of its inhabitants and how the forces of nature affect their lives and fortunes. Writing will consist of personal and critical short essays as well as a longer essay/project involving independent readings and research.

Required Texts:

Literature and The Environment, A Reader on Nature and Culture (2nd Edition.)

Ann Rea, Composition 1, Fall 2013

Course Description

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

Brunk, Diamond, Perkins and Smith, Literacies: Reading, Writing, Interpretation and A Writer’s Reference.

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Ann Rea, Literature and the Contemporary, Fall 2013

Course Description

This course examines contemporary cultural expression across a range of forms and media. It investigates the contemporary as both a complex reworking of past narratives and traditions and as the production of the experimental and the new.

Required Texts:

Jeannette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia
Ian McEwan, Atonement
Pat Barker, Regeneration
Graham Swift, The Light of Day
William Boyd, Restless

Ann Rea, The Modernist Tradition, Fall 2013

Course Description

This course examines major works in the modernist tradition—poetry, fiction, drama—to determine the role these texts have played in creating the world that seems so familiar now. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

E. M. Forster, A Passage To India(1924)
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (1925)
D. H. Lawrence, The Rainbow(1915)
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
Rosamond Lehmann Dusty Answer (1927)
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899)
T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral (1935)

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Ann Rea, The Teaching of Writing, Fall 2013

Course Description

This class prepares students to go out and teach writing to school students and students in Community Colleges, and in many other professional settings where writing is important.

Required Texts:

*Nancy Sommers, Responding to Student Writers: This is the only textbook that you need to buy*
Patrick Bizarro, excerpt from Composing Ourselves as Writer-Teacher Writers
David Bartholomae and Petrosky, Introduction to Ways of Reading
Richard Miller, “Arts of Complicity”
Mina Shaughnessy, excerpt from Error and Expectation
Barbara Mellix, “From Outside In”
Andrea Fishman, “Becoming Literate: Lessons from the Amish”
Susan Welsh, “The Student’s Use of Personal Experience in Essay Writing”

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