Spring Courses: English Department Edition
Sure winter is just starting, but I’m already looking forward to the returning warmth of spring time. And with looking forward to spring, it means that it’s also time to start looking for classes to start filling the empty spaces in your schedules. To help with that, Professor Alexandria LaFaye, English professor, has prepared summaries of the courses that that the English department will be offering come springtime. I’m enrolled in a couple of them, and I’m really excited to see the courses that are available in the upcoming semester.
The first course in the TESOL Certificate sequence: Eng 214: Theoretical Foundations in TESOL is offered in TR 9:30-10:50. This five course sequence for a certificate is an essential building block in a myriad of majors, including missions, education, business and the list could continue. This certificate will not only give you a marketable skill, it will give you a powerful cross-cultural understanding you’ll be likely to use every day!
Student publications is always looking for some great folks to help them creative our student magazine (The Vista), our online newspaper (The Papyrus), and our online arts journal The Scriblerus. You can get credit for working on any of this publications in Commuications/English at the 200 or 300 level (2/331,2/335, 2/338) and all of the production classes meet W 5:30-7:20 (but usually dismiss earlier).
Eng 344: Voices in British Literature (MWF 11:30-12:20) will be a survey of the major literary currents of Great Britain, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales through the study of selected major works by representative major writers. If you’ve already taken one of the two course sequence in British Literature, you’ll enjoy this course and find useful new material.
Eng 363: Literary Editing (TTh 11:00-12:20) is a great course to help you understand literature from the inside out where you want to study it, teach it, write it, or publish it. The skills you’ll learn will help you be a better reader, teacher, writer, or publisher and give you useful employment skills.
Eng/DM 399: Film Theory (TTh 2-3:20) a cross-listed in English and Digital Media, this course explores film theory and gives you an opportunity to learn more about a favorite artistic medium from a whole new perspective.
Eng 460: Advance Creative Writing: Lyrical Writing (TTh 12:30-1:50) Do you enjoy writing songs, poems, or lyrical prose or want to teach young writers how to do any of the above? This class is for you. Even if you haven’t had much experience with creative writing, this class could be a great opportunity to follow your muse!
So as you look to fill your schedule this spring, I would definitely think about one of these courses. They are a nice break from the usual classes.