Fall 2015

Nathan D. Crissman, Composition 1, Fall 2015

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

-John Ruszkiewicz,, Daniel Anderson, and Christy Friend. Beyond Words: Cultural Texts for Reading and Writing. 2nd Ed. Longman, 2008.
ISBN 0205576621

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Michael W. Cox, Technical Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

Pfeiffer's Pocket Guide to Technical Communication, fifth edition

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Michael W. Cox, Grammar Review, Fall 2015

Course Description:

Reviews essential grammatical principles traditionally and historically, including punctuation. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

English Fundamentals, by Donald Emery, et al. 16th edition

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Catherine S. Cox, History of the English Language, Fall 2015

Course Description

EngLit 1553 is designed to offer interested students an opportunity to study the cultural and linguistic history of the English language as it has evolved from its Indo-European origins to its current form in the United States today. We will consider the broad historical trajectory of linguistic development and discursive practices in relation to significant historical events and conditions, and examine a chronological sampling of English texts that correspond to the time, place, and purpose of their creation and circulation within this context. Enrollment in EngLit 1553 is selective and presupposes academic skills appropriate for upper-level college work as well as an active and open-minded interest in reading, thinking, and writing critically about language and literature. The course is WE, writing enhanced, for GenEd purposes.

Required Texts:

-Baugh and Cable's A History of the English Language, in either the revised 6th edition or recent 5th edition

Catherine S. Cox, History of Literary Criticism, Fall 2015

Course Description

This course concentrates on the major developments in the history of literary thought and criticism from Plato to modern and postmodern developments. The major documents of literary criticism are studied in relation to the contexts—historical, cultural, and philosophical—that gave rise to these responses. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-The Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism, second edition

Catherine S. Cox, Bible as Literature, Fall 2015

Course Description

This introductory course acquaints students with what is in the Bible and provides background information drawn from various disciplines about the elements and issues that give it its distinctive character. Attention is necessarily given to its religious perspectives, as they govern the nature and point of view of the biblical narratives, but no specific religious view is urged.

Required Texts:

-The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (ISBN 10- 0827606974)
-Harris's Understanding the Bible (optional)

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Catherine S. Cox, Reading Poetry, Fall 2015

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:

-Poetry: An Introduction, ed. Michael Meyer (Bedford , 6th or 7th edition)

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Catherine S. Cox, Survey of English Literature 1, Fall 2015

Course Description

This course is especially designed for prospective English majors to acquaint them with the major works in English literature from its beginning through the 18th century.
Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume 1 (Abrams & Greenblatt, eds, 9th edition)

Alvaro A. Bernal, Spanish for Reading and Translation, Fall 2015

Course Description

An intensive basic reading course in Spanish designed to all students who want to study Spanish for reading knowledge and translation. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. Readings are drawn from many areas, including the Spanish language press, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Course for students headed for graduate school but open to anyone.

Required Texts:

- Spanish for Reading and Translation, by Annette Cash and James Murray. Pearson.
- Pocket Oxford Dictionary Spanish/English, Author: Rollin Cavayal, Publisher: Oxford.

Thomas Brubaker, Stage Lighting 1, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course will entail a study of stage lighting equipment and related technologies that are used in the typical proscenium and arena-style theaters.

Required Texts:

• Computer with internet, Dropbox and email access
• No texts required

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