Summer 2010 Courses: 3000-Level
ENG 3333.01F: INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE OF ENGLISH (SUMMER I)
Instructor: Bridget Drinka
Class Time: MTWRF 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Class Location: BB 3.02.30
English 3333 focuses on the grammatical structures of English, providing students with a thorough understanding of the basic and complex constructions of the language. Considerable attention is paid in this section to methods of improving writing: which syntactic structures are interchangeable, what causes non-parallelism, how passives can be used, why a particular punctuation is necessary, etc. Several reading assignments will also be given.
- Daily homework assignments
- Midterm exam
- Comprehensive final exam
- Kolln, Martha and Robert Funk. Understanding English Grammar, 7th ed.
- Hand-out notebook
ENG 3303.01F: THEORY AND PRACTICE COMPOSITION (SUMMER I)
Instructor: Linda Woodson
Class Time: MTWRF 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: BB 3.01.12
“Theory and Practice of Composition” is both a course about directing others’ writing and a course in composition. As we discuss what you can do to help others improve their writing, you’ll be mirroring these activities in your own writing. This course satisfies upper-division English credit requirements for English majors and minors and for other students needing upper-division credit in English. It is also a required course for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate certification in English.
- Being a Writer, Peter Elbow and Pat Belanoff
Careful reading will be required both of the text you have purchased and of occasional handouts. Your reading will be assessed in final examination. It will count as the following percentages of your final grade:
Final examination: 25%
In addition, you will have three papers that will count as the following:
- #1: 25%
- #2: 25%
- #3: 25% (with presentation)
ENG 3613.01M: AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (MAYMESTER)
Instructor: Kinitra Brooks
Class Time: MTWRF 12:00 - 2:50 p.m.
Class Location: HSS 3.03.14
This class will examine African American fiction in a myriad of formats including novels, comic books, short stories and film. We will examine the central themes that arose in African American fiction in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries. We will also examine major theoretical ideas that influenced the creative texts.
- Annotated Bibliography
- Final Exam
- Response Paper
- Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
- Dawn, Octavia Butler
- Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, Randall Kenan
- Skin Folk, Nalo Hopkinson
- She’s Gotta Have It, dir. Spike Lee
- Eve’s Bayou, dir. Kasi Lemmons
- Astonishing X-Men: Storm, Eric Jerome Dickey
- Black Panther Vol. 1: Who is the Black Panther?, Reginald Hudlin
- Black Panther: Civil War, Reginald Hudlin
- Black Panther: Back to Africa, Reginald Hudlin
- Redefining Black Film, Mark A. Reid
- Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, Scott McCloud