Arts, Sciences, and Engineering English
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
80956 ENG 267 FOOD, MEDIA, LITERATURE Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1230 1345 LCHAS 160
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
11
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 268 (P), ENG 267, FMS 275
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 160 on 0503 at 0830
Description: This course studies how our eating practices are shaped by industrial, political, and ecological processes. To understand the politics, economics, and history of what appears on our plates, we cover topics such as biotechnology, food-preservation, chemicals and fertilizers, fast food, processed food, genetically modified organisms, obesity, superbugs, and the organic, local, vegetarian, slow-food, and food justice movements—primarily from the perspective of artistic, literary, and cultural texts. Course “readings” will consider not only fiction and nonfiction writing but also film, video, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, email lists, TED Talks, websites, and television/online programming. This course incorporates participatory, experiential elements with the aim of examining the role of the body and community in food consumption, including (1) collaborative food preparation and meals to bring our own personal practices into critical light, and (2) class trips to farmers’ markets, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Clusters: N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81621 ENG 267 EcoMedia: Environmental Media from Film to Smartphones Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 LCHAS 181
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 267 (P), ENG 267, FMS 272
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 181 on 0502 at 0830
Description: This course ​investigates how contemporary media shape understandings, experiences, and imagination of nature and the environment.​ ​Media​ ​rearrange planetary spaces, bringing news of global ecological destruction onto our screens, enabling us to carry “places” around in our pockets, telling us when to turn left, when to turn right. From documentary film to mobile computing devices, media have the contradictory role of creating unprecedented connectivity while generating widespread experiences of remoteness, alienation, hyper-memory, and profound amnesia. Our study will emphasize reading critical texts and putting them into dialogue with new media artifacts by creative practitioners. Topics to be studied include natural history, sustainability, environmentalism, industrialization, e-waste, media art, surveillance culture, cultural commons, time-space compression, news coverage of unnatural disasters, the politics of factory farms and amusement parks, and performance art about environmental justice.
Clusters: H1SUS001, N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
41875 ENG 267 CHANGING GENRES OF EROTICA Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 MOREY 501
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
30
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ENG 267 (P), ENG 467, FMS 231, WST 267, WST 467
Instructors: BLEICH D
Description: Recently the large-scale dissemination of erotic and pornographic literature and film has begun to affect the majority of the population in the West. There are two main issues in the course:1) the history of the changing genres of erotica and the social changes taking place because of its wide dissemination; and 2) the proposition that if societies were different little harm and much good would come from the inclusion of erotica in peoples reading and viewing habits: erotic materials, by removing sex from the realm of the forbidden and viewing it as a species of everyday life, can contribute to the education of both sexes and people of all sexual tastes and preferences.
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
83034 ENG 267 FOOD, MEDIA, LITERATURE Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 GRGEN 110
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
11
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 268 (P), ENG 267, FMS 275
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 110 on 1216 at 0830
Description: This course studies how our eating practices are shaped by industrial, political, and ecological processes. To understand the politics, economics, and history of what appears on our plates, we cover topics such as biotechnology, food-preservation, chemicals and fertilizers, fast food, processed food, genetically modified organisms, obesity, superbugs, and the organic, local, vegetarian, slow-food, and food justice movements—primarily from the perspective of artistic, literary, and cultural texts. Course “readings” will consider not only fiction and nonfiction writing but also film, video, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, email lists, TED Talks, websites, and television/online programming. This course incorporates participatory, experiential elements with the aim of examining the role of the body and community in food consumption, including (1) collaborative food preparation and meals to bring our own personal practices into critical light, and (2) class trips to farmers’ markets, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Clusters: N1SUS001