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Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 787 (01) - English Major Seminar

English Major Seminar

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 54153
This Capstone course offers you an opportunity to study a specialized topic in depth in a seminar format. Enrollment is limited to 15 so that you can take active part in discussion and work closely with the instructor on a research project. Topics vary from semester to semester. Recent topics include Tragedy, Comedy, American Women Poets, Medicine in Literature, and Feminist Print Culture. May be repeated for credit, barring duplication of topic. For details see semester specific course descriptions available in the English Department.
Section Comments: Special Topic: American Photographs & American Narratives
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 419 with minimum grade of B
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 787R
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Lisa MacFarlane
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 344
Additional Course Details: 

Spring 2024 Special Topic: American Photographs & American Narratives

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”  If so, how deceptively it works upon our hearts, our minds, and our imaginations! 

How has the camera shaped the way we see ourselves, and the world around us?  What kinds of ethical and aesthetic concerns are involved in recording "reality?"  How do photographs tell stories, and with what consequences?  In what ways do photographers borrow literary or political or scientific images, and how do writers and scholars in other fields borrow photographic techniques?  How have photographers--sometimes self-consciously and sometimes unwittingly--affected how we think about national identity? What does something “American” look like, anyway?

This seminar will explore these questions by looking at both pictures and stories.  We’ll concentrate on the late nineteenth century, when photography was a relatively new technology, to the mid-twentieth century, before new communications technologies changed the way still images were received.  We’ll look at a wide range of images through the lenses of, for example, fiction, documentary, photographic theory, photojournalism, catalogues, exhibits, and local archives; we’ll pair photographers and writers; and we’ll spend time in the present, looking backwards at old archives.  I anticipate that some of you will also look forward to how these questions inform our understanding of emerging technologies--at the end of the class, you’ll have an opportunity to explore these larger questions in a research topic of your choice.

Possibilities:

  • Susan Sontag, On Photography
  • John Berger and Jean Mohr, Another Way of Telling
  • Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs (with Emma Duncan Sewall)
  • Yoshiko Uchida, Desert Exile (with Ansel Adams)
  • James Agee and Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
  • Langston Hughes and Roy DeCarava, The Sweet Flypaper of Life 
  • Leslie Marmon Silko, Storyteller
  • Lucy Lippard, Partial Recall

This course satisfies the DH "Digital Humanities" requirement for ENGL:TBD majors. 

This course satisfies a Post-1800 Literature requirement for ENGL:TBD, ENGL/JOURNALISM majors. 

This course may count as an Upper Level English elective for ENGL TEACHING majors. 

This course satisfies the general ENGLISH CAPSTONE for students following major requirement guidelines in place Fall 2023 and beyond. 

This course satisfies the ENGLISH LITERATURE Capstone requirement. 

This course may be taken for Capstone credit by general ENGLISH majors following requirement guidelines in place prior to Fall 2023. Fill out a Capstone Declaration form (available in the main English office,  Ham Smith 230F) if you wish to declare it as Capstone. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 788 (01) - Senior Honors

Senior Honors

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 50775
Open to senior English majors who, in the opinion of the department, have demonstrated the capacity to do superior work. An honors project consists of supervised research leading to a substantial thesis or writing of poetry or fiction portfolio. Required of students in the honors in major program. (Not offered every year.)
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Honors course
Instructors: Monica Chiu
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 Hours Arranged TBA
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 789 (01) - Special Topics in English Teaching

Special Topic/English Teaching

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56513
Advanced theories and practices course on English Teaching. Topics such as A) Teaching Young Adult Literature, C) Teaching English in Diverse Contexts, D) Teaching Drama, N) Teaching Nonfiction, R) English Teachers as Researchers, and T) Alternate Literacies and Teaching Technologies. Barring duplication of subject, course may be repeated for credit. For details see course descriptions available in the English department.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Media & Information Literacy
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : ENGL 889.01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Laura Smith
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HS 108
Additional Course Details: 

Spring 2024 Special Topic: Teaching Media & Information Literacy

A 2022 Pew Research Center study shows that “97% of teens say they use the internet daily,” and almost half report being online “almost constantly.”  While these statistics offer a glimpse of social media use in particular, they nevertheless provide a starting point for thinking about the media and information landscape students encounter on a daily basis. 

In this class, we will consider how to navigate a world of information and media, developing approaches to media and information literacy as well as strategies for their teaching.  Members of the class will read, discuss, and produce work in varied formats, thinking about how to foster responsible consumers and creators of media and information. 

This course satisfies the Capstone requirement for ENGLISH TEACHING majors. 

In Spring 2024 this course will satisfy a DH "Digital Humanities" requirement for ENGL:TBD majors. 

This course may be taken for Capstone credit by general ENGLISH majors following requirement guidelines in place prior to Fall 2023, pending Instructor approval. Fill out a Capstone Declaration form (available in the main English office,  Ham Smith 230F) if you wish to declare it as Capstone. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 790 (01) - Special Topics in Linguistics

Special Topics in Linguistics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56497
Advanced course on a topic chosen by the instructor. Inquire at the English department office for a full course description each time the course is offered. Topics such as word formation, dialectology, linguistic theory and language acquisition, history of linguistics, language and culture, cross-disciplinary studies relating to linguistics. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. (Also offered as LING 790.)
Section Comments: Special Topic: Introduction to Classroom Research in TESOL
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): LING 790
Cross listed with : ENGL 890.01, LING 790.01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Soo Hyon Kim
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm HS 108
Additional Course Details: 

Spring 2024 Special Topic: Introduction to Classroom Research in TESOL

This course provides an overview of research in TESOL for teachers of multilingual students, novice educational researchers, and readers of published research. We will explore a number of broad areas and issues in the field of TESOL along with the various research approaches and methodologies that are used to study them. Students in this course will join an engaging community of learners from various academic backgrounds who are passionate about language learning and teaching. Pre-service teachers may be interested in learning how to conduct practitioner research in their future classrooms, while graduate students may be looking to prepare themselves to write a thesis in TESOL/applied linguistics or in other related fields. The course will also benefit students with a general interest in language learning and teaching who would like to further explore their interests through the examination of TESOL research.

Throughout the course of the semester, we will examine current topics and issues in TESOL: academic literacy, multilingual student and teacher identity, language testing and assessment, language classroom interaction, and corrective feedback. These and/or other topics will be examined by critically reading, analyzing, and responding to primary and secondary research published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. This will introduce students to a range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies in the field. There will also be opportunities for hands-on practice with research instruments, techniques, and sources (e.g., interviews, observations, online surveys, introspective verbal reports) as well as some basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Through these activities, students will become familiar with the life cycle of research, from articulating research questions to reporting on research results. Students will also learn about the history of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and its role in supporting ethical human research practices. By the end of this course, students should be able to describe the role of research in the field of TESOL and identify major research paradigms and study designs. In addition, students will come away with a better understanding of the general principles and procedures of conducting research, sharpen their critical thinking skills, and develop a basic level of research literacy needed to become intelligent readers, critics, and consumers of published research.

This course may be taken for Capstone credit by general ENGLISH majors following requirement guidelines in place prior to Fall 2023. Fill out a Capstone Declaration form (available in the main English office,  Ham Smith 230F) if you wish to declare it as Capstone. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 794 (01) - Syntax

Syntax

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 53418
Relationship of grammar and meaning as viewed from the standpoint of modern linguistic theory. Emphasizes the syntax and semantics of English, with special attention to the construction of arguments for or against particular analyses.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 405 or LING 405 or ENGL 605 or LING 605
Equivalent(s): LING 794
Cross listed with : ENGL 894.01, LING 794.01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Sean Madigan
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm HS 240
Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 795 (M1) - Independent Study

IndStdy/Indie Publications

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   1  
CRN: 57105
Open to highly qualified juniors and seniors. To be elected only with permission of the department chairperson and of the supervising faculty member or members. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Kristilyn Waite
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 Hours Arranged TBA
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 796 (01) - The Internship Experience

Internship Experience

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 53081
Students work with their peers to establish a personal definition of professionalism in their respective fields; they will read, critically analyze, and discuss articles covering a wide variety of topics, including writing at work, intended audiences, navigating a difficult work environment or situation, and strategies for professional development. Class sessions in a discussion format, intended to be flexible and to directly support the changing needs of writing in the workplace. Students, along with their supervisors, will create their own learning objectives and evaluation tools. Students will write about their experiences at the end of term. Minimum GPA 3.0 required for registration.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 419 and (ENGL 502 or ENGL 602)
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 695
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Instructors: Molly Campbell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 M 3:40pm - 6:30pm HS 336
Additional Course Details: 

This course satisfies the Capstone requirement for English: Text, Business Writing & Digital Studies Majors. 

This course may be taken for Capstone credit by general ENGLISH majors following requirement guidelines in place prior to Fall 2023. Instructor approval required to declare as Capstone. Fill out a Capstone Declaration form (available in the main English office, Ham Smith 230F) if you wish to declare it as Capstone. 

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 797 (M2) - Special Studies in Literature

Special Studies in Literature

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56147
A) Old English Literature, B) Medieval Literature, C) 16th Century, D) 17th Century, E) 18th Century, f) English Romantic Period, G) Victorian Period, H) 20th Century, I) Drama, J) Novel, K) Poetry, L) Non-fiction, M) American Literature, N) A Literary Problem, O) Literature of the Renaissance, R) Race and Racial Theories. The precise topics and methods of each section vary. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. For details, see the course descriptions available in the English department.
Section Comments: Title: Women Behaving Badly: Early Drama and Women; Pre-1800 requirement, English Studies; Diversity requirement, English Studies & English Teaching; Capstone requirement, English Studies
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Susanne Paterson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 M 9:10am - 12:00pm PANDRA P504
Additional Course Details: 

Women who behave badly in early drama take murderous revenge on their betrayers; manipulate their husbands; defy the wishes of their families; and deceive their communities. They also strive to choose their own paths in life, by whatever means they can, sometimes cutting truly frightening figures, sometimes showing admirable strength and fortitude. 

Reading and viewing a variety of tragedies and comedies, including Euripides's Medea, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Aristophanes's Lysistrata and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, we will scrutinize these women's actions and place them in their historical and social contexts. By examining women's roles in Ancient Greece, Roman Italy, and Renaissance and Restoration England, we will gain a sense of how these female characters' behaviors on the stage aligned with expectations in society at the time. What did it mean to society and to audiences of drama for a woman to choose her own marriage partner, or for her to reject the duties of a wife and daughter? And how do these women's dramatic actions help us understand our own actions more fully? 

 This course fulfills the pre-1800 requirement and the Capstone requirements for the Literary Studies major; it fulfills the Capstone requirement for English Teaching.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 797R (01) - Special Studies in Literature (Race & Racial Theories)

Special Studies in Lit (Race)

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56498
A) Old English Literature, B) Medieval Literature, C) 16th Century, D) 17th Century, E) 18th Century, F) English Romantic Period, G) Victorian Period, H) 20th Century, I) Drama, J) Novel, K) Poetry, L) Non-fiction, M) American Literature, N) A Literary Problem, O) Literature of the Renaissance, R) Race and Racial Theories. The precise topics and methods of each section vary. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. For details, see the course descriptions available in the English department.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Race in the Middle Ages
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 797
Cross listed with : ENGL 897.B01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Samantha Seal
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 124
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 804 (01) - Advanced Nonfiction Writing

Advanced Nonfiction Writing

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 51748
This workshop embraces all forms of narrative nonfiction, including essays, memoir, literary journalism, and travel writing. Students write multiple pieces that serve as the heart of class discussion. In addition, the class discusses elements of craft and a myriad of selected readings that reflect the genre's range. May be repeated for credit with approval of the MFA director.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 24 credits.
Instructors: Sue Hertz
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 T 2:10pm - 5:00pm HS 232