Spring 2020: EH Graduate or JUMP Courses

These courses are also options for JUMP students. Consult with your JUMP advisor.


(CRN 13087) EH 503-01: LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY with William Taylor
Major texts and approaches from Plato to the present.

(CRN 11083) EH 510-01: ADV FICTION WRITING with Anna Weber
(CRN 11089) EH 510-02: ADV 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 13146) EH 530-01: 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 13088) EH 533-01: 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 13089) EH 542-01: 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.

(CRN 12695) EH 601-01: ACTION RESCH WRITING STUDIES with Alanna Frost
Analysis of research on writing in the workplace, the community, and educational settings.

(CRN 10931) EH 602-01: PRACTICUM/TECHNICAL COMM with Ryan Weber
Designed to give technical communication graduate students on-the-job experience in industry or government, either through an internship or a major research project connected with an industry problem. Requires completion of a substantial research report.

O (CRN 10932) EH 603-01: EDITING FOR PUBLICATION with Ryan Weber
A comprehensive survey of best practices for editing documents for clarity, correctness, accuracy, style, design, and usability. Course involves working with writers to edit work for publication.

(CRN 13090) EH 615-01: CRITICAL THEORY with Eric Smith
This course will serve as an introduction to cultural studies and dialectical criticism by way of the far-ranging and widely influential work of theorist and critic Fredric Jameson. We will read and discuss many of Jameson’s most influential works and examine key concepts from his decades-long and continuing career, and we will some of Jameson’s most important intellectual forebears and interlocutors in the context of a critical reflection on the historical dynamics of popular culture with an emphasis on literature and cinema.


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