English Literature

Jeremy C. Justus, Reading Poetry, Fall 2017

Course Description

By studying various kinds of poetry from a number of sources, this course introduces students to particular forms of poetry and kinds of poetic language. Because poetry invites very close reading, students will explore various techniques for making sense of poems.

Required Texts:

• Meyer, Michael. Poetry: An Introduction. 6th edition. 2010.

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Jeremy C. Justus, Reading Poetry, Spring 2014

Course Description

By studying various kinds of poetry from a number of sources, this course introduces students to particular forms of poetry and kinds of poetic language. Because poetry invites very close reading, students will explore various techniques for making sense of poems.

Required Texts:

• Meyer, Michael. Poetry: An Introduction. 7th edition. 2013.

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Jeremy C. Justus, Senior Seminar, Spring 2015

Course Description:

In this course, we will read critical theory regarding the nature of both power and control, and wewill examine the nature of subjectivity in a variety of contexts. We will draw from several works of fiction to locate examples and disruptions of prevailing notions of Power, Control, and Identity in the historical, post-Cold War context. Moreover, since the bulk of our texts were published in the Twenty-First Century, we will also consider these issues and themes in the historical, post-9/11 context.

Required Texts:

-Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. New York: Grove,
1993. ISBN: 0802121993
-Burns, Charles. Black Hole. New York: Pantheon, 2008. ISBN: 0375147263
-DeLillo, Don. The Body Artist. New York: Scribner, 2001. ISBN: 0743203968
-Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead, 2007. ISBN: 1594483299
-Egan, Jennifer. A Visit from the Goon Squad. New York: Anchor, 2010. ISBN: 0307477479
-Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex. New York: Picador, 2002. ISBN: 03123427735
-Hall, Donald. Subjectivity. New York: Routledge, 2004. ISBN: 9780415287623
-Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Namesake. New York: Mariner, 2003. ISBN: 0618485228
-Powers, Richard. Gain. New York: Picador, 1998. ISBN: 0312429096
-Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat’s Cradle. New York: Dell, 1963. ISBN: 038533348X

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Jeremy C. Justus, Topics in 20th Century Literature, Fall 2017

Course Description

“Considers thematic, formal historical or cultural topics in late 19th and 20th century literature. It ties these issues to critical and social concerns in international modernism and post modernism.”
Required Texts:

• Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. 1985. ISBN: 978-0385490818
• Ballard, J. G.. The Drowned World. 1962. ISBN: 978-0871403629
• Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. 1953. ISBN: 978-1451673319
• Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Sower. 1993. ISBN: 978-0446675505
• Carter, Angela. Heroes and Villains. 1969. ISBN: 978-0140234640
• Hegland, Jean. Into the Forrest. 1996. ISBN: 978-0553379617
• Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. 1932. ISBN: 978-0060850524
• Lessing, Doris. The Memoirs of a Survivor. 1969. ISBN: 978-0394757599
• Orwell, George. 1984. 1949. ISBN: 978-0451524935

Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Reading Workshop, Fall 2013

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide you with the reading skills necessary to be a confident and independent reader, and to help you improve your comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program.

Required Texts:

American Headway Starter Student Book, Author: Soars, Publisher: Oxford Edition: 2 ISBN 9780194729260

American Headway Starter Workbook, Author: Soars, Publisher: Oxford Edition: 2 ISBN 9780194729321

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Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Reading Workshop, Fall 2014

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide you with the reading skills necessary to be a confident and independent reader, and to help you improve your comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program.

Required Texts:

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Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Reading Workshop, Fall 2015

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide you with the reading skills necessary to be a confident and independent reader, and to help you improve your comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program.

Required Texts:

A Writer's Workbook 4th Edition by Trudy Smoke

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Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Reading Workshop, Fall 2016

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide you with the reading skills necessary to be a confident and independent reader, and to help you improve your comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program.

Required Texts:

A Writer's Workbook 4th Edition by Trudy Smoke

Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Reading Workshop, Fall 2017

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide you with the reading skills necessary to be a confident and independent reader and to help you improve your comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program.

Required Text:

The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Author: Gilbert Muller. Edition: Twelfth.

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Kimberly A. Douglas, Introduction to Literature, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course studies invention and interpretation and explores the literary devices writers use to produce texts and readers use to interpret them. Although texts may change from section to section and instructor to instructor, they always stimulate investigation into reading and writing as ways of knowing.

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