Jeremy C. Justus

Jeremy C. Justus, Film Analysis, Summer 2016

Course Description

This course introduces students to the art of cinema and to the techniques for its formal and iconographic analysis. It examines the nature of shot composition and visual framing, the use of color, the role of lighting as a pictorial element, the potentials of camera movement, the modes of editing and the nature of image/sound montage. It also introduces students to dominant cinema forms—narrative, experimental, documentary, etc.—and connects the cinema to visual arts (like painting and sculpture).

Required Texts:

None

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Jeremy C. Justus, 20th Century American Literature, Fall 2015

Course Description

Examines significant American writings published from 1900 to World War II, specifically American literature's response to two world wars, the introduction of narrative experimentation, economic booms and busts, the scientific revolution, political radicalism, the women's movement, the emergence of ethnic literatures, and the beginning of the nuclear age. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

* Campbell, Bill. Sunshine Patriots, written in 1999 and republished in 2013
* Charters, Ann (Ed.), The Portable Beat Reader, 1940s / 1950s / 1960s
* Eliot, T.S. The Waste Land (Critical Edition), 1922
* Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying, 1930
* Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises, 1926
* Kerouac, Jack. On the Road, 1957
* O’Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, 1955
* Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye, 1951
* Stein, Gertrude. Selected Writings, 1946
* Wright, Richard. Eight Men: Short Stories, 1940

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Fall 2015

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

• Danielewski, Mark. House of Leaves. ISBN: 0375703764
• Gold, Matthew K. Debates in the Digital Humanities. ISBN: 0816677956
• Many assigned readings will be available digitally. If you would prefer to read hard
copies, you should reserve a portion of your budget for printing costs.
• Ear buds / headphones for viewing / listening to works in class.
• A Google account (you’ll need it for Google Maps, Google Drive, and Blogger)
• A cloud storage account (I recommend DropBox and/or Google Drive).

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Jeremy C. Justus, Composition 1, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course is designed for students in engineering technology, but it may be elected by any student who wants to enhance skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Required Texts:

• Egan, Jennifer. A Visit from the Goon Squad. Norwell, MA: Anchor, 2010.
• Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2011.
• Harvey, Michael. The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2003.

• An electronic storage device, such as a USB drive, or a web-based “cloud” storage account.

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Jeremy C. Justus, Interactive Fiction as Literature, Spring 2016

Course Description:

This course will examine the rich and interesting history of interactive fiction, from its origins in choose-your-own-adventure stories and tabletop games to its modern, including digital, forms.

Required Texts:

• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
• Twisty Little Passages by Nick Montefort
• Note: Many assigned readings will be available digitally. You’ll need regular and reliable internet access for this class

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Jeremy C. Justus, American Literary Traditions 2, Spring 2016

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to explore the characteristic features and shared concerns that shaped the emergence of American literature into international prominence. Begins with the emergence of realism in post-Civil War industrial America, moves through the literature of two world wars and the economic and social revolutions of the 20th century, and closes with the defining concerns of the contemporary era.

Required Texts:

-Baym, Nina, general editor. The Norton Anthology of American Literature Vol. 2. 8th edition, Shorter Version.
-Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
-Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury.
-An electronic storage device, such as a USB drive, or a cloud storage account, such as DropBox (recommended)
-A writing handbook such as the MLA Guide (highly recommended)

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Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Spring 2016

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

• Gold, Matthew K. Debates in the Digital Humanities. ISBN: 0816677956
• Many assigned readings will be available digitally. If you would prefer to read hard
copies, you should reserve a portion of your budget for printing costs.
• Ear buds / headphones for viewing / listening to works in class.
• A Google account (you’ll need it for Google Maps, Google Drive, and Blogger)
• A cloud storage account (I recommend DropBox and/or Google Drive).

Syllabus: 

Jeremy C. Justus, Interactive Fiction as Literature, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course will examine the rich and interesting history of interactive fiction, from its origins in choose-your-own-adventure stories and tabletop games to its modern, including digital, forms.

Required Texts:

-House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
-This is Not a Book by Keri Smith
-Twisty Little Passages by Nick Montefort

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Spring 2015

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

-Card, Orson Scott. Enders Game. New York: Tor, 1994. ISBN: 0765342294
-Ear buds / headphones for viewing / listening to works in class.
-Web-space such as a blog or Tumblr account to be used solely for this class.
-A cloud storage account (I recommend DropBox).

Syllabus: 

Jeremy C. Justus, American Literary Traditions 2, Spring 2015

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to explore the characteristic features and shared concerns that shaped the emergence of American literature into international prominence. Begins with the emergence of realism in post-Civil War industrial America, moves through the literature of two world wars and the economic and social revolutions of the 20th century, and closes with the defining concerns of the contemporary era.

Required Texts:

-Baym, Nina, general editor. The Norton Anthology of American Literature Vol. 2. 8th edition, Shorter Version.
-Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
-Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury.
-An electronic storage device, such as a USB drive, or a cloud storage account, such as DropBox (recommended)
-A writing handbook such as the MLA Guide (highly recommended)

Syllabus: 

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