Arts, Sciences, and Engineering English
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
41795 ENG 245 Literature, Media, and the Modern Environment Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1230 1345 MEL 206
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 245 (P), ENG 245, FMS 274
Instructors: NADIR L
Description: We live the entirety of our lives on the earth, whether we dwell in urban, suburban, natural, or virtual spaces. For the most part, we do this without considering the full impact of our surroundings. In this course, we will study the work of creative writers and media practitioners to understand the role of place, space, nature, and environment in our daily lives. Our investigation will focus on how modern life and processes of modernization (such as urbanization, media, travel, industrialization, technology, consumerism, and colonialism) have drastically transformed humanity's relationships to land and earth. We will read diverse works, including slave narratives, nature writing, novels, and manifestos, relating them to contemporary film and media. Students will come away from this course with new critical awareness of the ways in which the environment profoundly shapes our identities even while it is rendered invisible by the accelerating social, economic, and technological upheavals of modern times.
Clusters: H1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
40356 ENG 245 LIT&THE MODRN ENVIRON IMAGIN Fall 2014 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1ENG009, H1ENG012, H1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
40367 ENG 245 CHEKHOV & SHORT STORY Fall 2014 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 LCHAS 143
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
8
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: CLT 255C, CLT 455C, ENG 245, RST 243, RST 243W, RST 443, RUS 243 (P), RUS 243W, RUS 443
Instructors: MASLENNIKOVA
Description: The climax of Russian civic, lyric, and psychological realism in the works of Chekhov, Tolstoy, Bunin, Gorky, and others. Symbolism as a reaction to realism and as the beginning of literary modernism in Russia.
Clusters: H1RST001, H1RST002, H1RUS001, H1RUS005

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
40375 ENG 245 THE OUTSIDER IN LITERATURE Fall 2014 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
WF 900 1015 LCHAS 160
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ENG 245 (P), ENG 445
Instructors: TUCKER J
Description: This course uses literature to analyze social behavior, specifically processes of inclusion and exclusion. How communities are constructed, around what signs and sets of practices, and the role that exclusion plays in defining a community are topics we will explore. What does it mean to belong? To be excluded? And just how stable are these categories? Literature from a variety of traditions, historical periods, and genres will provide examples, case histories, and a vocabulary with which such social phenomena can be discussed. Texts include Beowulf, John Gardner’s Grendel, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy, Amin Maalouf’s In the Name of Identity, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Peter Shaffer’s Equus, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, Richard Wright’s Black Boy, and more. Course requirements include two essays, bi-weekly response papers, and class participation.
Clusters: H1ENG009, H1ENG012, H1SUS001
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/eng/courses/index.html
Offered: Fall Spring