Fall 2018: EH Graduate or JUMP Courses

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

(CRN 91414) EH 500-01: COMPOSITION STUDIES FOR TCHRS, Maximum enrollment: 10, TR 02:40PM 04:00PM

Instructor: Dr. Gaines Hubbell

This course is a survey of pedagogies for teaching writing. This includes practical ways of creating and implementing writing prompts, fostering writing as process, working with grammar in context, investigating response strategies or teachers and students, and developing and implementing assessment rubrics.

(CRN 91416) EH 501-01: THRY & PRACTICE TECHNICAL COMM, Maximum enrollment: 10, T 05:50PM 08:40PM

Instructor: Dr. Ryan Weber

Course description TBA.

(CRN 91418) EH 511-01: POETRY WRITING, Maximum enrollment: 5, M 05:30PM 08:40PM

Instructor: Anna Weber

In Advanced Poetry Writing, students will read contemporary poetry, and will write several of their own poems, two of which will be critiqued by the instructor and class in a workshop setting.  Class will culminate in a final revision portfolio.  

(CRN 91420) EH 514-01: CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING, Maximum enrollment: 10, TR 04:20PM 05:40PM

Instructor: Dr. Billie Tadros

Embodied Narratives—Writing and (W)Righting Our Bodies. In this writing workshop course we will both write and read works of nonfiction. Your work will be “workshopped” twice this semester, and you’ll also meet with me in individual conferences at least twice. We all have, read, and write bodies, and in our discussions we will examine how language both represents and produces bodies as we engage with feminist, queer, disability, and trauma theories. Course texts will include works of memoir, essay, literary journalism, autoethnography, and hybrid nonfiction by writers such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Alison Bechdel, Joan Didion, Lucy Grealy, Leslie Jamison, Audre Lorde, Nancy Mairs, and Casey Plett.

(CRN 91422) EH 515-01: STUD ANGLOPHONE/POSTCOLONI LIT, Maximum enrollment: 10, R 05:50PM 08:40PM

Instructor: Dr. Eric Smith

Course description TBA.

(CRN 91424) EH 534-01: SCIENCE FICTION, Maximum enrollment: 10, M 05:50PM 08:40PM

Instructor: Dr. Laurel Bollinger

More mode than genre, science fiction asks “what if?” questions that challenge our definitions of being human. Its speculative nature allows science fiction to envision an idealized future—perhaps one free of racism, sexism, and nationalism. Yet even future-oriented texts emerge from historical contexts, and sometimes reveal the very prejudices they hope the future will no longer contain. We will focus on three classic (and overlapping) concerns of science fiction: alien encounters, bio/ecology, and technology/artificial intelligence, seeing how the themes change across time and with male or female authors. This course also serves as a WGS elective.

(CRN 91426) EH 542-01: USABILITY STUDIES, Maximum enrollment: 10, R 05:50PM 08:40PM

Instructor: Dr. 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 91429) EH 570-01 MILTON, Maximum enrollment: 10, MW 04:20PM 05:40PM

Instructor: Dr. Angela Balla

Course description TBA.


Instructor: Dr. Ryan Weber

Course description TBA.

(CRN 91337) EH 639-01: ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERATURE, Maximum enrollment: 12, W 05:50PM 08:40PM

Instructor: Dr. Holly Jones

Course description TBA.

(CRN 91338) EH 649-01: SS: COMMUNICATING WITH USERS, Maximum enrollment: 12, ONLINE

Instructor: Dr. Ryan Weber

Course description TBA.

(CRN 91339) EH 660-01: SHAKESPEARE, Maximum enrollment: 12, TR 04:20PM 05:40PM

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Nelson

A close-reading of Hamlet, with attention to textual cruxes, possible interpretations, past and future stagings. Based on G. R. Hibbard’s Oxford edition (978-0-19-9535811).


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