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Exciting Summer English Courses Available

March 3, 2018 12:28 PM
This summer, the English Department will be offering students a number of courses to help expand their educational horizons, whether meeting a general education requirement, studying the nuances of language in society, or engaging their creative writing interests. Consider signing up to take a class. Registration begins on March 5, 2018. 

ENGL 100: Composition: a course in critical thinking, reading, and composing, with an emphasis on integrating academic research and documentation. Students read and produce work for a variety of purposes and audiences, focusing on strategies for researching, organizing, drafting, sharing, and revising. To satisfy the composition general education requirement, this course must be taken within a student’s first thirty credit hours of enrollment at UMBC.
  • Six Week—First Session (5/29-7/6) with Carolyn Fitzpatrick on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00PM – 4:10 PM
  • Six Week—Second Session (7/9-8/17) with Nicole Pekarske on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 12:10 PM

ENGL 190: The World of Language—Structural and Biological Aspects: language as a distinctive characteristic of the human species. In this course, we examine the structure of both written and spoken forms of language across cultures, comparing them with animal communication and human gestural systems. We explore language's neurological basis, theories of origin, and first- and second-language learning.
  • Four Week—First Session (5/29-6/22) with Thomas Field on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 PM – 4:10 PM

ENGL 191: The World of Language—Cultural and Social Aspects: language as both a reflection and a determiner of social relationships. In this course, we examine the varying idioms of the scientist, the politician, the media, the poet, the child and the magician, and we investigate how language changes and how it marks social groups. Communication strategies and social taboos reflected in language are discussed for various cultures. This is a hybrid course, meeting face-to-face on a regular schedule for the first three weeks of the session; the final three weeks will be online.
  • Six Week—Second Session (7/9-8/17) with Kyung-Eun Yoon on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM – 12:10 PM

ENGL 271: Introduction to Creative Writing—Fiction: an introduction to the writing of prose fiction. This is a hybrid course.
  • Six Week—Second Session (7/9-8/17) with Sally Shivnan on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM – 4:10 PM with other work online

ENGL 272: Introduction to Creative Writing—Scriptwriting: an introduction to scriptwriting, with variable emphasis on drama, film, television, radio, and interactive multimedia
  • Six Week—First Session (5/29-7/6) with John Carillo on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 9:10 PM

ENGL 393: Technical Communication: This course teaches students from various disciplines to communicate technical information effectively. The course's emphases on critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, and the writing process help students to inform and persuade their audiences through the composition of technical documents. Reflecting a professional writing style and document design principles, these documents demonstrate how text and visuals work together to reach different audiences with specific needs. Students also develop oral communication and collaborative skills along with technological and visual literacy.
  • Six Week—First Session (5/29-7/6) with Jennifer Maher | This course is a fully online course.
  • Six Week—First Session (5/29-7/6) with Jennifer Maher | This course is a fully online course.
  • Six Week—First Session (7/9-8/17) with Timothy Nelson on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM – 9:10 PM
  • Six Week—Second Session (7/9-8/17) with April Walters on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM – 9:10 PM
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