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Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 405 (02) - Introduction to Linguistics

Introduction to Linguistics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 52309
Overview of the study of language: universal properties of human language, Chomsky's innateness of hypothesis, language acquisition in children, dialects and language variation, language change. Includes introduction to modern grammar (phonology, syntax, semantics) and to scientific linguistic methodology. (Also offered as LING 405.)
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 405H, ENGL 505, ENGL 505H, LING 405, LING 405H, LING 505, LING 505H
Attributes: Social Science (Discovery), Inquiry (Discovery)
Instructors: Sean Madigan
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am HS 107
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 419 (04) - How to Read Anything

How to Read Anything

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 52291
Whether epic or tweet, song lyric or script, English 419 prepares you for close, detailed, and critical readings and for writing with clarity and precision. You?ll discover selected prose, poetry, plays and films from across the English-speaking world throughout history. Whatever your major, this course develops skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. Prerequisite (with minimum grade of C) for declaring one of the four majors or two options offered in the English Department.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 419H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery)
Instructors: Martin McKinsey
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 107
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 419 (1SY) - How to Read Anything

How to Read Anything

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 50984
Whether epic or tweet, song lyric or script, English 419 prepares you for close, detailed, and critical readings and for writing with clarity and precision. You?ll discover selected prose, poetry, plays and films from across the English-speaking world throughout history. Whatever your major, this course develops skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. Prerequisite (with minimum grade of C) for declaring one of the four majors or two options offered in the English Department.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 419H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery)
Instructors: Diane Freedman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Spring 2021 Detailed Description:

English 419 covers a range of literary genres, approaches, and time periods. It aims to improve your academic reading, writing, speaking, thinking, and vocabulary skills while specifically providing increased familiarity with and skills to analyze and discuss various authors and literary works in our anthology.  Lecture and discussion (live, on zoom), writing-intensive (papers submitted online), this course serves as a prerequisite, with a minimum grade of C, to declare an English major. This section may also count towards the major or minor in Women’s Studies. Course requirements include attendance, eager participation, four essays, a reading journal, student teaching sessions, and attendance at literary readings (which are fun and will earn students extra credit!). Limited to 20.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 419 (2SY) - How to Read Anything

How to Read Anything

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 50985
Whether epic or tweet, song lyric or script, English 419 prepares you for close, detailed, and critical readings and for writing with clarity and precision. You?ll discover selected prose, poetry, plays and films from across the English-speaking world throughout history. Whatever your major, this course develops skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. Prerequisite (with minimum grade of C) for declaring one of the four majors or two options offered in the English Department.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 419H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery)
Instructors: Lisa MacFarlane
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 107
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 R 11:10am - 12:30pm ONLINE
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English 419:  How to Read Anything

Detailed Description Spring 2021

Literature takes us around the world and back home, into the complexities of human experience and the power of human emotion.  English 419 is a class about how we read, think, and write about literature.  It is the foundational course for majors in the English department.  It’s also a great foundational course for almost everything you might do in any profession. 

Why?

Because reading literature builds a set of skills that you’ll bring to every discipline from astronomy to zoology, and professions as diverse as accounting and criminology, medicine and human resources, government service and entrepreneurship. 

How? 

Because when you read literature, you practice transferable and essential skills:  being observant (details matter); being curious (the right questions matter); finding connections (patterns matter); and clarifying your thinking (precision matters). 

When you read literature with others, you practice collaboration and teamwork--understanding a work together requires generous listening, effective collaboration, and mutual respect.  When you share your ideas with others, you hone basic communication skills essential in any job or discipline:  writing, in both long and short forms, across a number of platforms, and to a variety of audiences; and speaking, both informal—in conversation with others—and formal—when we stand before colleagues and invite them to listen. 

Professional schools and employers increasingly value these qualities.  Friends and lovers prize them.  And, you will want them for yourself:  we live in a world of words, of signs, and of symbols—an ocean of language and half-obscured meaning—and it is an environment too powerful to navigate without some skill.

When you track your Discovery requirements for graduation, know that English 419 is a Humanities course, is Writing Intensive, and counts as an Inquiry course. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 419 (3SY) - How to Read Anything

How to Read Anything

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 50986
Whether epic or tweet, song lyric or script, English 419 prepares you for close, detailed, and critical readings and for writing with clarity and precision. You?ll discover selected prose, poetry, plays and films from across the English-speaking world throughout history. Whatever your major, this course develops skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. Prerequisite (with minimum grade of C) for declaring one of the four majors or two options offered in the English Department.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 419H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery)
Instructors: Sandhya Shetty
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 419 (5SY) - How to Read Anything

How to Read Anything

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54948
Whether epic or tweet, song lyric or script, English 419 prepares you for close, detailed, and critical readings and for writing with clarity and precision. You?ll discover selected prose, poetry, plays and films from across the English-speaking world throughout history. Whatever your major, this course develops skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. Prerequisite (with minimum grade of C) for declaring one of the four majors or two options offered in the English Department.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 419H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery)
Instructors: Sean Moore
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Spring 2021 Detailed Course Description:

This course will introduce the terms, methods, and expectations of the major in English.  The purpose of the course is twofold.  First, it will introduce the major genres of English literature – nonfiction, fiction, drama, and poetry – and consider the terms of criticism applicable to these genres.  Second, and more importantly, it will teach the craft of writing a critical essay with strong argumentation, proper grammar, appropriate punctuation and typography, citations of evidence, and applicable Modern Language Association (MLA) format and style.  We will be engaged in writing on a regular, weekly basis, either in the form of short journal entries or more lengthy papers on themes in several works of literature, on genres, or on any variety of problems that we encounter in our readings.  Types of papers we will write range from personal response essays, to analytical essays on formal aspects of works of literature, to thematic and comparison/contrast essays, and to various combinations of these approaches.  The course will include five papers, one of which is a research essay.  This course must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” within one semester of declaring the English major.

 

 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 440A (H01) - On Race in Culture and Society

Honors/On Race

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56111
Of our special concern will be the claim that race is a culturally or socially, not biologically, constructed category. The reading list will include literary texts (Toni Morrison's "Recitatif"), works of African American comedians (Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, etc.), philosophical texts (Immanuel Kant, W.E.B. DuBois, K.A. Appiah, etc.) as well as some legal documents (recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning affirmative action). We will also do two case studies, one on the name of Redskins and one the Whiteness Project. The general goal of the course is to improve the student's ability to speak and think critically about race and race relations in the U.S. Writing intensive.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Petar Ramadanovic
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 201
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 444D (1SY) - Irish Identity

Irish Identity

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 57064
Explores the historical causes and literary effects of emigration from Ireland to other regions in the North and South Atlantic. Considers the political and economic conditions of Ireland itself and asks how Irish identities are first formed dialectically through contact with indigenous others and then nostalgically constituted through the experience of migration. Writing intensive.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Only listed classes in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Sean Moore
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 5:10pm - 6:30pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

This interdisciplinary course explores the historical causes and literary effects of emigration from Ireland to other regions in the North and South Atlantic.  It will consider the political and economic conditions of Ireland itself, but more fundamentally, it will ask how Irish identities are first formed dialectically through contact with indigenous “others” and then nostalgically constituted through the experience of migration.  Focusing on the situation of Ireland before the Great Potato Famine of the nineteenth century and the migrations associated with it, it will examine the problem of Irish ethnic and intellectual identity both in Ireland and in its diaspora by attention to the category of “Irishness” in a variety of media (writing, music, film), disciplines (literature, history, politics, economics), and genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama).  By emphasizing migration, loss, and homelessness as the space from which “Irishness” is constituted, English 444 teaches a universal lesson about modernism and its tendency to sentimentally reinvent heritage.  In short, students can take away from this course a more general understanding of the processes by which cultural and individual identity is constructed. 

ENGL 444 classes may not be taken by ENGL department majors for credit towards their major requirements. 

This course satisfies HUMA within DISC. 

This course satifies INQ within DISC. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 501 (01) - Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Intro to Creative Nonfiction

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 50105
A writing course that explores types of creative nonfiction such as nature writing, the profile, the memoir, and the personal essay. Extensive reading of contemporary authors to study the sources and techniques used in creative nonfiction. Regular papers, conferences, and workshops. Prereq: ENGL 401.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Digital Essay
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 501H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Melinda White
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 336
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 501 (02) - Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Intro to Creative Nonfiction

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   9  
CRN: 54767
A writing course that explores types of creative nonfiction such as nature writing, the profile, the memoir, and the personal essay. Extensive reading of contemporary authors to study the sources and techniques used in creative nonfiction. Regular papers, conferences, and workshops. Prereq: ENGL 401.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Digital Essay
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 501H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Melinda White
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 336