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ENGL 504 (1ON) - Resume Writing

Credits: 2.0
Term: January 2018 - January Term - online (12/27/2017 - 01/19/2018)
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 30105
Write your resume now! Readings from recruiters, scholars, and managers reveal what employers want in resumes and cover letters, and what they don't want. Topics include: understanding ATS (applicant tracking systems); analyzing purpose and audience; learning cutting-edge designs; writing detailed and efficient content; tailoring your resume to the job advertisement; writing persuasive cover letters; and formatting and editing tips. Students will identify two job advertisements and write a resume and letter for each. Cr/F.
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Christine O'Keefe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/27/2017 1/19/2018 On-line course ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts > English

ENGL 520 (1ON) - Literature and the History of Ideas: Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic Fiction

Lit and the History of Ideas

Credits: 4.0
Term: January 2018 - January Term - online (12/27/2017 - 01/19/2018)
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 30146
Our survey of short stories and novellas spans historical periods and national literatures. Together theses stories offer a context for literary terms, subgenres, and historical contexts, as well as diverse opportunities for close-reading. Writing assignments (blog posts and a range of analytical and creative writing options) will enable further investigations of these perennial and new classics.
Additional Course Description: 

This courses examines the sociological reasons behind the explosion of the dystopian (sometimes called “dyslit”) and post-apocalyptic subgenres in the past decade, manifested in the bestselling trilogies The Hunger Games and Divergent, prize-winning fiction such as Cormac McCarthy’s futuristic wasteland The Road, and the recent release of the film adaptation of The Giver, Lois Lowry’s young adult classic. However, these seer-like representations are not the product of the late twentieth century and contemporary period, but have a much longer lineage; for instance, E.M. Forster’s short story “The Machine Stops”, though published in 1909, uncannily predicted the iPod, Skype, instant messaging, and the Internet. In this spirit, we will identify narrative traditions this body of writing revisits to impart, ironically, a clairvoyant vision for our world’s future. Assignments include regular blog posts, longer writing assignments whose options include a close-reading essay, an op-ed, an imitative style exercise, plus three online group discussion chats from which you have a wide selection of dates/times. In short, we will discover how these prophetic forms, straddling the realms of science, politics, literature, and psychology, document, “what is past, is passing, and to come,” to borrow from William Butler Yeats’s “Sailing to Byzantium,” and assess their position at the forefront of the popular imagination.

 

Full title: Lit & History of Ideas: Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), Humanities(Disc), Literature, Phil,& Ideas GP 8, EUNH
Instructors: Stephanie Harzewski
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/27/2017 1/19/2018 On-line course ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts > English

ENGL 720 (01) - Journalism Internship

Credits: 1.0 to 16.0
Term: January 2018 - Full Term (12/27/2017 - 01/19/2018)
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 30060
Students intending to pursue careers in journalism spend a semester working full or part time for a daily newspaper under close supervision of editors. Reporting is stressed, but students may do some editing as well. The number of internships is very limited. Prereq: ENGL 622 required; ENGL 722 recommended; permission. Writing intensive.
(ENGL 720.01) - Students will communicate with instructor via email. Prerequisites: ENGL 622 required; ENGL 722 recommended.
See instructor for permission then sign up in the dept office before registering through WEBCAT.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Lisa Miller
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/27/2017 1/19/2018 To be announced TBA