Spring 2020: EH 300/400-Level Courses

(CRN 11072) EH 335-01: SURVEY BRITISH LITERATURE with Colleen Noletto
A survey of British Literature from the medieval period through the twentieth century, examining various writers, genres, and literary movements in their respective historical, social, and cultural contexts. In this course, we’ll investigate what constitutes “Britishness” and how that definition--and British literature broadly--has developed over time.

(CRN 11073) EH 340-01: ACADEMIC WRITING with Gaines Hubbell
Advanced academic writing designed to prepare students for the writing, research, and publishing requirements of their field of study.

(CRN 13082) EH 403-01: LITERARY CRITICISM & THEORY with William Taylor
Major texts and approaches from Plato to the present.

(CRN 11080) EH 410-01: FICTION WRITING with Anna Weber
(CRN 11086) EH 410-02: FICTION WRITING with Anna Weber
Practice in writing fiction from conception to revision. Students will read and write contemporary literary fiction. Student work will be commented on and critiqued in regular class workshops. The class culminates in a revision portfolio.

(CRN 13083) EH 430-01: THE AMERICAN NOVEL with Holly Jones
This course will focus on a selection of novels written by American authors who are members of ethnically and racially “minor” communities within the U.S., specifically Latin, Asian-American, Native-American, and white-ethnic American communities. Alongside our engagement with these novels, we will read and discuss Falguni Sheth's Toward a Political Philosophy of Race (2009).  While doing so, we will explore such questions as, "What is race?," "What is ethnicity?," "What do race and ethnicity do?," and "How do race and ethnicity play a role in our interpretations of (and interactions with) American novels?"

(CRN 13084) EH 433-01: WILLIAM FAULKNER with Laurel Bollinger
William Faulkner casts a long shadow over American literature. His reputation for being challenging to read may be well deserved, but perhaps no other of our major writers shows his sensitivity to the peculiar heritage of the Southern experience. Certainly no other of our major writers pushed language to the breaking point to help us see how identity itself breaks apart under the weight of that shared history. We’ll trace Faulkner’s development from a failed poet to a writer of major novels, and let him teach us how to read the narrative innovations that define his legacy.

(CRN 13085) EH 442-01: USABILITY STUDIES with Joy Robinson
This course will introduce students to usability testing and research as a user-centered design strategy and familiarize students with user and task analysis, A&B testing, research-based heuristics, usability assessments, and lo-fi prototyping and evaluation using state of the art biometrics like eye tracking. Using a process approach, students will learn how to define audiences and issues, design an appropriate investigative procedure, administer the procedure, analyze the results, and report their findings effectively. Throughout the class, students will actively employ accepted rhetorical concepts, design principles, report writing, and other professional communication standards.

W (CRN 13086) EH 461-01: SHAKESPEARE I with Jeffrey Nelson
Introduction to Shakespeare's canon, selected from tragedies, comedies, histories, romances; the course may include a variety of critical approaches (historical, political, feminist, queer, performative, linguistic, and cultural). 

(CRN 11100) EH 463-01: CAPSTONE IN WRITING with Alanna Frost
A senior capstone course for the Writing BA for which students will complete a portfolio of their writing. Portfolios will include reflection on and revision to selected samples of course-participants' writing and a scholarly project completed for the capstone course. Prerequisites: EH 260.

(CRN 13091) EH 475-01: RHETORIC AND WRITING with Gaines Hubbell
This class provides a focused look at specific issues of rhetoric in society, with an emphasis on academic analysis and rhetorical strategy. This Spring 2020, the specific issue is science! This class considers the rhetoric of science and science as rhetorical. We will review what rhetoric is, what science is, and how science is a rhetorical practice. We will take on topics including the rhetoric of inquiry, the rhetoric of technology and laboratories, and the rhetoric and public affairs of scientists. And, we will tackle these topics as simultaneously theoretical and immanently practical pursuits.

 

For more information, contact the English Department at eh@uah.edu or 256.824.6320.