2018 Spring EH Courses

English Course Descriptions Spring 2018 EH 102: Seminar in Critical Thinking and Writing Various professors and times. A seminar on college-level writing and critical inquiry. The course emphasizes clear and engaging prose, persuasive reasoning, various rhetorical strategies, research documentation, and standard English grammar and mechanics. EH 200-A: Introduction to Literature Tatter, MWF 9:30-10:50 Rather than use a large anthology, I will choose individual editions of particular works. I want to design a course that emphasizes the debt that later writers have to earlier ones. In light of this emphasis, I am thinking of choosing Sophocles's Oedipus the King , Shakespeare's Hamlet , and Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for the drama. I imagine choosing an anthology of Flannery O'Connor short stories, Bronte's Jane Eyre and Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea for fiction. I might also choose Updike's Gertrude and Claudius to continue the Hamlet theme. And for poetry I'd choose a couple of anthologies by Rita Dove and one by the spring BACHE visiting writer Chris Abani. Students can expect a midterm exam on literary terms applied to (or using examples from) the readings, a short paper that accounts for their personal response to one of the readings, and a longer paper that draws connections between two or more of the readings. The final exam will most likely require students to identify and explain the significance of passages selected from the readings. EH 205-A: Introduction to Creative Writing (CE) Ullrich, TTH 2:00-3:20 EH 205, Introduction to Creative Writing, consists of beginning work in creative writing in the genres of poetry and fiction. Other genres may be examined at the discretion of the instructor[s]. Using a combination of in-class exercises, readings, and workshops, the course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating, reading, and evaluating poetry and short fiction. Students who enroll in this course should (1) be able to take risks by writing poetry and fiction that is personal and honest, (2) have an appreciation for the craft of language and (3) understand that art, no matter how organic, has shape and structure. Prerequisite: EH 102 or 208. Objectives : The purpose of this section of EH 205 is to introduce students to the basic techniques of creating, reading, and evaluating poetry and fiction. Students can expect a great deal of writing—both in- and out-of-class exercises to build skills, as well as longer, finished