Session I (May 22 - June 16)

ENWR 2700 - Newswriting

MTWRF 1030-1245 (Online)
Heidi Nobles

This course satisfies the Second Writing Requirement, as well as the Artistic, Interpretive, and Philosophical Inquiry requirement.

ENWR 3500 - Topics in Advanced Writing & Rhetoric: Technical Communication

MTWRF 100-315
Kate Natishan

Technical communication is the bridge between science, technology, and larger audiences. Clear, readable, and adaptive methods of communication and writing are necessary to share information and ideas across disciplines, expertise, and between academia and the public. This course will explore technical communication through writing, computer generated graphic aids, as well as oral presentations and collaboration. Students will practice writing as a process adaptable to any rhetorical situation. Students will practice common genres in technical communication and will learn the essential rhetorical and persuasive strategies utilized in relaying information in these formats.

ENGL 3540 - British Romanticism

MTWRF 1030-1245 (Online)
Andrew Stauffer

Surveys the poetry and non-fictional prose of the Romantic period, including major Romantic poets and essayists.

Session II (June 20 - July 14)

ENGL 2599 - The Contemporary Essay

MTWRF 330-515 (Online)
John Casteen IV

This course acquaints students with the contemporary essay’s origins in the history of the genre, formal considerations, conventions, and experiments, and expressive and interpretive potential.  The essay’s elasticity, inclusiveness, and breadth set it apart from other genres; it allows fiction’s narrative arc to mingle with poetry’s associative reasoning.  We’ll read a variety of living authors, focusing on aspects of narrative and discursive balance, locus of meaning, and allegiance to or departure from the concepts of nonfiction and fact.  In written work, students will explore the relationship between writer, subject matter, and reader; credibility and authority to speak; and the nature of claims based on evidence and first-hand personal experience.  The course readings generally begin with more topically oriented writing driven by research that de-emphasize the narrative first person, moving through the semester toward more abstract, personal, or formally inventive examples of new work.

ENWR 2610 - Writing with Style

MTWRF 1030-1245
Keith Driver

ENWR 3660 - Travel Writing

MTWRF 100-315
Kate Stephenson

This course will explore travel writing using a variety of texts, including essays, memoirs, blogs, photo essays, and narratives. We will examine cultural representations of travel as well as the ethical implications of tourism. Students will have the opportunity to write about their own travel experiences, and we will also embark on "local travel" of our own.

Session III (July 17 - August 11)

ENWR 1510 - Writing about Culture and Society

MTWRF 1030-1245 (Online)
Eric Rawson

This course fulfills the First Writing Requirement.

ENWR 2520 - Walking Nature, Writing Nature

MTWRF 330-515 (Online)
Cory Shaman

“Walking Nature, Writing Nature” will be a course grounded in direct contact with the material conditions of the natural world to cultivate intentional, embodied practices of writing, with students reading in the long tradition of non-fictional accounts of walking in nature and studying emerging theoretical work in critical walking methodologies. Issues of form, genre, and the exigencies of environmental engagement will complement this unique study of embodied authorial dispositions.    

The course fulfills the second writing requirement (SWR). 

ENGL 3559 - Diversity and Young Adult Literary Narratives

MTWRF 1030-1245
Charity Fowler

This course will survey and explore a range of literary texts from the 20th and 21st centuries written for or marketed to an adolescent audience. Readings will consist of primarily novel-length works from multiple genres which will be contextualized within literary history and by critical scholarship. The course’s theme will focus particularly upon the critical discussion of diversity and representation within texts consumed by younger readers, and the course will require close reading, active discussion, critical thinking, and literary analysis through a variety of critical lenses.

ENGL 3560 - Global Identities

MTWRF 100-315
Christopher Krentz

This seminar will study acclaimed short fiction, poetry, and drama in English from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean by writers such as Gordimer, Soyinka, Naipaul, Rushdie, and Walcott.  We'll also watch several films, including Amandlia! and El Norte.   Satisfies the non-Western perspectives area requirement for the College.