Spring 2020

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Spring 2020 Literature Courses

Students, scroll down to check out the English Department’s amazing line-up of Spring 2020 literature courses. Registration is ongoing, so make sure to get a seat in the class of your choice by registering as soon as you can, on CUNYfirst.

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ENG 2001 (Introduction to Literature: Fiction), 6 sections

  • Professor: Megan Behrent
    • ENG 2001-D542
    • Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 – 3:45 PM
  • Professor: Monique Ferrell
    • ENG 2001-D534
    • Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 – 11:15 AM
  • Professor: Lucas Kwong
    • ENG 2001-HD42 (Hybrid Course)
    • Monday 2:30 – 3:45 PM, Wednesday online 
  • Professor:Rebecca Mazumdar
    • ENG 2001-E240 (Hybrid Course)
    • Tuesday 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Professor Sean Scanlan
    • ENG 2001-E244
    • Wednesday 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Professor TBA
    • ENG 2001-D538
    • Wednesday 2:30 – 5 PM
  • Creative Expression (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description

    • Analysis and critical understanding of selected fiction. Exams and essays based on readings.

ENG 2002 (Introduction to Literature II: Drama), 2 sections

  • Professor TBA
    • ENG 2002-D540
    • Monday/Wednesday 1:00 – 2:15PM
  • Professor Annette Saddik
    • ENG 2002-D545
    • Tuesday/Thursday 2:30PM – 3:45PM
  • Creative Expression (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • Analysis and critical understanding of selected plays. Exams and essays based on readings.

ENG 2003 (Introduction to Literature: Poetry), 2 sections

  • Professor TBA
    • ENG 2003-D543
    • Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 – 11:15 AM
  • Professor TBA
    • ENG 2003-E242
    • Wednesday 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Creative Expression (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • Analysis and critical understanding of selected English and American poems. Exams and essays based on readings.

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ENG 2150: Introduction to Women Writers (1 section)

  • Professor Monique Ferrell
  • ENG 2150-D548
  • Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 – 12:45 PM
  • Fulfills Individual And Society Requirement for Pathways, Writing Intensive, Gender & Sexuality Studies Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • Introduction to the writings of selected women writers, both major authors and less well-known women writers. A variety of genres including essays, fiction, poems and plays will be explored.

ENG 2160: Introduction to Women’s Studies (1 section)

  • Professor Ruth Garcia
  • ENG 2160-D551
  • Tuesday/Thursday 11:30AM – 12:45 PM
  • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • World Cultures & Global Issues (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Gender & Sexuality Studies Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • This course focuses on literature, scholarly writing, and films that examines specifically the role(s) of girls and women, both nationally and internationally, and determines whether women themselves or others (external forces, individuals, or social systems) construct definitions of womanhood. The course utilizes texts, by both men and women, and addresses such themes as womanism, stereotypes, feminism, violence, politics, intimate/familial relationships, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, and prescribed and evolving gender roles as they relate to girls and women.

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ENG 2190: Expressions Of Identity: Representations of Gender and Space in Literature (1 section)

  • Professor Caroline Hellman
  • ENG 2190-D554
  • Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 – 11:15 AM
  • U.S. Experience in its Diversity (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Gender & Sexuality Studies Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • Focuses on space and place: personal, home/household, communal, virtual, digital, or global representations as they relate to self-perception and gender identity. Here, students will read works that explore the unique relationship between gender identity roles/expectations and the form and function of different types of place and space as being gender specific. Students will study environment, race, physical space, (C)lass, culture, gender roles, and sex and sexuality.

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ENG 2200: American Literature II (2 sections, Spring Semester Only)

  • Professor Caroline Hellman
    • ENG 2200-D555 (hybrid)
    • Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 – 12:45PM
  • Professor Lavelle Porter
    • ENG 2200-D553
    • Tuesday/Thursday 10:00AM – 11:15AM
  • U.S. Experience in its Diversity (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • American writing from the late 19th through the 20th century, with emphasis on the literature as an expression of the cultural and intellectual life of the times. Exams and essays based on readings.

ENG 2250: Introduction to Asian American Literature And Culture (1 section)

  • Professor Juanita But
    • ENG 2250-D558
    • Wednesday 2:30 – 5:00PM
  • U.S. Experience in its Diversity (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • This survey course introduces students to representative Asian American literary and cultural productions including fiction, poetry, drama and autobiography by writers across generations. Diverse as these writers are in style and ethnicity, their works, depicting the Asian experience as immigrants and minorities in North America, echo each other. Course analyzes
      thematic and formal elements such as immigration, cultural assimilation, gender characterization, racial relocation and identity displacement in order to establish an intertextual and coherent understanding of this literary tradition.

ENG 2301: Great Works of Literature II, Spring semester ONLY (1 section)

  • Professor: Richard Hanley
  • ENG 2301-D561
  • Tuesday/Thursday 8:30AM – 9:45AM
  • World Cultures & Global Issues (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • Representative readings, many in translation, from the great books of Western culture from the 18th century to the present.
      Exams and essays based on readings.

ENG 2400: Films From Literature (3 sections)

  • Professor George Guida
    • ENG 2400-HD67
    • Wednesday 4-5:15 PM; TBA day online
  • Professor Mark Noonan
    • ENG 2400-D564
    • Thursday 2:30PM – 5:00PM
  • Professor TBA
    • ENG 2400-D563
    • Friday 11:30 – 2:00 PM
  • Creative Expression (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • This course will allow students to examine the relationship between film and their literary sources. Through classroom discussions and out-of-class assignments, students will analyze classic and contemporary literary texts and their cinematic versions. Students will examine the relationship between film and literature, with specific focus on the techniques used in fiction, drama and film, and the influences of censorship and society. Students will focus on the similarities and differences of literary works adapted into films.

 

Says "Read the books! See the Movies!" with small images from various films. Eng 2400 D550 Fri 11:30-2:00

ENG 2420: Science Fiction (1 section)

  • Professor Jason Ellis
    • ENG 2420-E573 (Science Fiction)
    • Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm
  • Individual and Society (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • Study of science fiction literature and film, with attention to cultural implications of the genre. Explores the questions science and technology raise about past, present, and future societies. Projects, presentations, and exams based on readings.

ENG 3401: Law through Literature (1 section)

  • Professor Rebecca Mazumdar
  • ENG 3401-D609
  • Tuesday/Thursday 4:00PM – 5:15PM
  • Individual and Society (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Capstone Course for LAA and LAS degrees
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1121 or ENG 2000-level course
  • Course Description
    • An exploration of concepts of justice, higher law, customary law and written law expressed through works of fiction and non-fiction. The course seeks to enhance the student’s sensitivity to issues of ethics, gender bias and class consciousness as they affect the administration of justice. Readings improve communication skills and strengthen legal skills of identifying, articulating, and locating problems in the context of underlying legal issues. Written assignments will emphasize expository writing skills.

ENG 3403 (Topics in Literature): One Major Writer: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1 section)

  • Professor Mark Noonan
    • ENG 3403-D611
    • Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 – 11:15 AM
  • Creative Expression (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Capstone Course for LAA and LAS degrees
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1121 or any 2000-level literature (AFR, ENG LATS)
  • Course Description
    • In this class, you will be introduced to the biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his famous contemporaries (Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, John Dos Passos, Thomas Wolfe, and Getrude Stein).  You will explore the cultural milieu of “The Lost Generation” and the cultural impulses feeding Fitzgerald’s long and varied writing career.  Films and historical texts will supplement and provide context for discussions of Fitzgerald’s work. You will be asked to write extensive analytical assignments using MLA format as well as give a presentation and participate in class discussions. A final paper is required that incorporates your own research.
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ENG 3407: Gothic Literature and Visual Culture (2 Sections)

  • Professor Laura Westengard
  • ENG 3407-D613
  • Tuesday/Thursday 2:30PM – 3:45PM
  • Professor Sean Scanlan
  • ENG 3407-E310
  • Tuesday 6:00 – 8:30PM
  • Creative Expression (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Capstone Course for LAA and LAS degrees
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1121 or any 2000-level literature (AFR, ENG, LATS)
  • Course Description
    • Students critically read, analyze, and write about the popular genre of the Gothic. As represented in both literary and visual terms, in both Europe and the United States beginning in the late-18th century to today. Key concepts include horror, haunting, madness, and monsters.

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