Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Literature Courses

Students, scroll down to check out the English Department’s incredible line-up of Spring 2021 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.

Finally, this page is still in progress: courses with “TBA” instructors will be updated as information becomes available.

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ENG 2001 (Introduction to Literature: Fiction), 5 sections

  • TBA
    • ENG 2001-OL36
    • Tu/Th 2:30-3:45
    • Online synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • Professor: Lucas Kwong
    • ENG 2001-OL34 and OL38
    • Online asynchronous
    • Low textbook cost
  • TBA
    • ENG 2001-OL40
    • Th 6-8:30 pm
    • Online synchronous
    • ZERO textbook cost
  • TBA
    • ENG 2001-OL42
    • Mon 2:30-3:45
    • Online synchronous
    • Low textbook cost
  • 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), 1 section

  • 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 III: Poetry), 1 section

  • Professor Annette Saddik
    • ENG 2003-OL43
    • Online Asynchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • 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.

 

 

ENG 2150: Introduction to Women Writers (1 section)

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  • Professor Monique Ferrell
  • ENG 2150-OL48
  • Online Asynchronous
  • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • 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 Monique Ferrell
  • ENG 2160-OL51
  • Online Asynchronous
  • 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.

 

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

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  • Professor Caroline Hellman
  • ENG 2180-OL54
  • Tuesday 10-11:15
  • Online Synchronous
  • ZERO Textbook Cost

 

  • U.S. Experience in its Diversity (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Gender & Sexuality Studies Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • This course focuses on space and place: personal, home/household, communal, virtual, digital, or global representations as they relate to self-perception and gender identity. Readings include 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. Course also includes the study of environment, race, physical space, (C)lass, culture, gender roles, and sex and sexuality.

 

ENG 2201: American Literature II (2 sections, Spring Semester Only)

  • Professor Archie Porter
    • ENG 2200-OL53
    • Tu/Th 10-11:15
    • Online Synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • Professor Archie Porter
    • ENG 2200-OL55
    • Tu/Th 11:30-12:45
    • Online Synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • U.S. Experience in its Diversity (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description: American writing from the Colonial beginnings to the middle of the 19th 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-OL58
    • Wednesday 2:30 – 3:45
    • Online Synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • 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 2400: Films From Literature (4 sections)

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  • Professor TBA
    • ENG 2400-OL63
    • Fri 11:30-2 PM
    • Online Synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • Professor Sean Scanlan
    • ENG 2400-OL64
    • Thursday 2:30-5 PM
    • Online Synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • Professor Patrick Corbett
    • ENG 2400-OL67
    • Wednesday 4-5:15
    • Online Synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • 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.

 

ENG 2420: Science Fiction (2 sections)

  • Professor Archie Porter
    • ENG 2420-OL73
    • Online Asynchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • Professor Jason Ellis
    • ENG 2420-OL74
    • Online Asynchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Cost
  • 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)

 

  • 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 3402 (Topics in Literature): Selling Happiness: The Promises and Problems of Self-Help Literature (1 Section)

  • Professor Jill Belli
    • ENG 3402-OL80
    • Tuesday/Thursday 10-11:15
    • Online Synchronous
    • ZERO Textbook Requirement
  • 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: This course explores the blurry line between utopias and dystopias (perfection gone awry) historically and in our contemporary moment through literature, films, critical theory, music, reality TV, new media, social media, and our own experiences.