2012 Fall Term
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LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
This course will explore the history and development of adolescent literature, with special emphasis on the period since 1960. Recent novels which have proven popular and influential with young people and teachers will be analyzed using literary and educational criteria. Participants will consider works within the context of intellectual freedom and potential censorship.
AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS
A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Spanish-American, and Native American women.
TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.
Introduction to analysis of prose style through intensive study of a broad range of contemporary styles ranging from popular to business, technical and academic styles. Application of the principles of style in student writing.
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in ENGLISH 605.
CURRENT THEORIES OF COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS
A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluation of student writing.
THE CURRENT WRITING SCENE
An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.