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English Department Newsletter for Spring 2021 Registration

Welcome to the online version of the English Department Newsletter in preparation for the Spring 2021 semester.

Registration for the Spring 2021 semester will begin on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and run through Friday, November 13, 2020. Please be sure to check your PAWS account to determine when you are eligible to register.

Students, as always, you are urged to meet with your academic advisors prior to registration. This is especially important for those first-year students/new transfer students with academic holds that need to be release to allow for registration to take place. Advising appointments are especially important so that you receive appropriate advice and that we are able to keep your academic records updated. Faculty will be contacting you with information on how to sign up for a virtual advising appointment during their advising windows or open office hours. Your academic advisors are listed in your PAWS account. Should you have trouble locating your advisor please reach out to Ms. Ordini at ordini@tcnj.edu with your name, PAWS ID #, and major and she will be able to assist you.  Should you have questions that your academic advisor cannot answer for you please contact Professor Diane Steinberg (Interim Associate Chair) at dsteinbe@tcnj.edu. For questions in regards to the graduate program and the English 5-Year MA program please email Professor Jo Carney at carney@tcnj.edu.

English Department courses are listed under several different headings in PAWS. LIT courses can be predictably found under “Literature” and CWR courses under “Creative Writing.” However, be aware that you will find LNG courses under “English Languages,” EED Courses under “English Education,” and graduate courses (ENGL) under “English.”

Each English major is required to complete 11 English Courses, including 5 at the 300- or 400- level. By departmental permission, one of the two required capstone courses (LIT 499) may be replaced by Honors Thesis; contact Professor Diane Steinberg for more information.

Please see the Advising Policy for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at: hss.tcnj.edu/resources-for/advising/resources

How to prepare for your virtual advising appointment:

  • Sign up early for one of your academic advisor’s open appointment slots- they will contact you on how to sign up in mid/late October

Prior to your appointment:

  • Be sure to review the English Department Advising Syllabus at: tcnj.edu/courses-advisement
  • Check the course offerings list in PAWS, see which courses are requirements for you, what may be open, and which courses interest you to discuss options with your advisor.
  • Devise a tentative schedule for the upcoming semester including back up courses in case your preferred choices fill.

During your advisement appointment:

  • Show up for your appointment and show up on time! Your advisors make extra time in their very busy schedules to meet with you; once you have signed up, honor your committed time and if a change is needed communicate early so that another student can use that time effectively. In the event of an emergency, notify your advisor and reschedule.
  • Review your requirements and bring your 4-year plan so that you can review and adjust it as needed.
  • Place desired courses in your PAWS shopping cart. Be sure to add additional/alternative courses should something be filled by the time your registration window is open.  

Are you thinking about an MA in English?

Students in both the Liberal Arts and the English Secondary Education major can consider the 5-year BA/MA in English program that can include certification in Secondary English. The English MA program courses meet in the evening, so graduate students can work on their degrees part time. Students with junior standing and permission from the Coordinator of the English Graduate Program may take graduate level courses for undergraduate credit. Be sure to contact Professor Jo Carney for more information at carney@tcnj.edu

 

Class

Description

Professor

Days

Start Time

End Time

Designations

Meeting Type

Course Type

Monday/Thursday 9:30am

LIT 338-01/AAS 338-01

African Literature: Nigerian Novels

McMann

MR

9:30am

10:50am

GL, RE

Flex

Elective Course

LIT 378-01/AAS 378-01

African American Literature: 1920 to the Present

Williams

MR

9:30am

10:50am

RE, AM

Remote Only

Literary History Course

LIT 499-04

Seminar in Research and Theory: John Donne: Rhetoric & Theory

Steele

MR

9:30am

10:50am

 

Remote Only

Capstone Course

LNG 201-01

Introduction to English

Steinberg, D.

MR

9:30am

10:50am

 

Flex

English Elective Course

CWR 370-01

Special Topics in Creative Writing

Row

MR

9:30am

10:50am

 

Remote Only

English Elective Course

Monday/Thursday 11:00am

LIT 201-05

Approaches to Literature

Polidori

MR

11:00am

12:20pm

 

Remote Only

Critical Content Course

LIT 337-01/CMP 337-01

Postcolonial and Anglophone Literature

McMann

MR

11:00am

12:20pm

GL, RE, LH,  WD

Flex

Literary History Course

LIT 378-02/AAS 378-02

African American Literature: 1920 to the Present

Williams

MR

 11:00am

12:20pm

RE, AM

Remote Only

Literary History Course

Monday/Thursday 12:30pm

LIT 201-03

Approaches to Literature

Jackson

MR

12:30pm

1:50pm

 

Remote Only

Critical Content Course

LIT 290-01

The Literature of Fame: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Blake

MR

12:30pm

1:50pm

 

Flex

Literary History Course

LIT 499-03

 Seminar in Research and Theory: The Short Story in Theory and Practice

Row

MR

12:30pn

1:50pn

 

Remote Only

Capstone Course

LNG 371-01/HON 270-04

World Englishes

Steele

MR

12:30pm

1:50pm

GL

Remote Only

English Elective Course

Monday/Thursday 2:00pm

LIT 201-01

Approaches to Literature

Blake

MR

2:00pm

3:20pm

 

Flex

Critical Content Course

LIT 201-04

Approaches to Literature

Jackson

MR

2:00pm

3:20pm

 

Remote Only

Critical Content Course

LIT 422-01

Shakespeare: Tragedies & Romances

Carney

MR

2:00pm

3:20pm

LHR

Remote Only

Literary History Course

EED 390-01

Methods of Teaching Secondary English

Meixner

MR

2:00pm

3:20pm

 

Remote Only

English Secondary Education Course

Monday/Thursday 3:30pm

LIT 499-05 with L5

 Seminar in Research and Theory: Ecocriticism, Unnatural Nature, and Medieval Literature

Steinberg, G.

MR

3:30pm

4:50pn

 

Flex

Capstone Course

Monday/Thursday 5:30pm

LIT 310-01

Literature for Younger Readers

Luettchau

MR

5:30pm

6:50pm

 

Remote Only

English Elective Course

Monday/Thursday 7:00pm

LIT 200-01

Introduction to Poetry

Luettchau

MR

7:00pm

8:20pm

 

Remote Only

EnglishElective Course

Monday Evening

 

CWR 206-01

Creative Writing

Neuman

M

5:30pm

8:20pm

 

Remote Only

English Elective Course

ENGL 612-01

Shakespeare

Venturo

M

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

Remote Only

Graduate Level Course

LIT 202-01

Cultures and Canons

Hustis

M

5:00pm

7:50pm

 

Remote Only

Critical Content Course

EED 380-01

Teaching Writing

Meixner

M

5:30pm

8:20pm

 

Remote Only

English Secondary Education Course

Tuesday/Friday 9:30am

LIT 358-01

British Literature and Religion: 1550-1700

Graham

TF

9:30am

10:50am

LHR, BR

Remote Only

Literary History Course

LIT 499-06

 Seminar in Research and Theory: Women on the Road Travel Writing in Early Amercia

Tarter

TF

9:30am

10:50am

 

Remote Only

Capstone Course

LNG 202-01

Structure and History of the English Language

Steele

TF

9:30am

10:50am

SCHP

Remote Only

English Elective Course

Tuesday/Friday 11:00am

LIT 201-02

Approaches to Literature

Graham

TF

11:00am

12:20pm

 

Remote Only

Critical Content Course

LIT 233-01

World Drama

Konkle

TF

11:00am

12:20pm

GL, VPA-E, WD

Remote Only

Literary History Course

LIT 317-01/WGS 317-01

The Witch in Literature

Tarter

TF

11:00am

12:20pm

GEN

Remote Only

English Elective Course

LIT 375-01

U.S. Literature: 1800-1900

Robertson

TF

11:00am

12:20pm

AM

Remote Only

Literary History Course

Tuesday/Friday 2:00pm

LIT 233-02

World Drama

Konkle

TF

2:00pm

3:20pm

GL, VPA-E, WD

Remote Only

Literary History Course

LIT 354-01

Middle English Literature

Steinberg, G.

TF

2:00pm

3:20pm

LHR, BR

Flex

Literary History Course

LIT 499-02

Seminar in Research and Theory: Magic in Early Modern Drama

Graham

TF

2:00pm

3:20pm

 

Remote Only

Capstone Course

CWR 304-01

Poetry Workshop

Rosemurgy

TF

2:00pm

3:20pm

 

Remote Only

English Elective Course

Tuesday Evening

 

LIT 379-01

Asian American Literature

Hustis

T

5:00pm

7:50pm

GEN, RE, AM

Remote Only

Literary History Course

CWR 206-02

Creative Writing

Neuman

T

5:30pm

8:20pm

 

Remote Only

English Elective Course

ENGL 550-01

Seminar in Poetry

Rosemurgy

T

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

Remote Only

Graduate Level Course

ENGL 654-01

20th Century Literature: Transnational American Literature

Friedman

T

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

Remote Only

Graduate Level Course

Wednesday Evening

 

LIT 499-01

Seminar in Research and Theory: Women, Gender and the Holocaust

Friedman

W

5:00pm

7:50pm

 

Remote Only

Capstone Course

ENGL 505-01

Contemporary Literary Theory and Methods

Hustis

W

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

Remote Only

Graduate Level Course

ENGL 670-01

Studies in Literature: Love in Theory

Bennett

W

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

Remote Only

Graduate Level Course

Thursday Evening

LIT 270-01

Topics in Literature: Cyberpunk Film and Literature

Mi

R

3:30pm

6:20pm

 

Remote Only

English Elective Course

LIT 315-01/WGS 320-01

Men and Masculinities: Literary Perspectives

Dalpe

R

5:30pm

6:50pm

GEN

Flex

English Elective Course

ENGL 597-01

Advanced Topics in English: How to Read a Film

Konkle

R

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

Remote Only

Graduate Level Course

 

PAWS reflects the most current and up to date information regarding courses. This webpage is updated regularly as well. 

For course details and descriptions please refer to the Spring 2021 Course Offering Page

Winter 2021 Course Offerings:

Class

Description

Professor

Days

Start Time

End Time

Designations

Meeting Type

Course Type

LIT 374-01

American Literature to 1800

Tarter

January 4, 11, 22

10:00am

1:00pm

AM

Remote

Literary History Course

LIT 427-01/WGS 370-01

Major Writers before 1900: Jane Austen’s Novels & 19th Century Women’s Lives

Steinberg, D.

MTWRF

9:00am

12:15pm

 

Remote

Literary History Course

 

For course details and descriptions please refer to the Winter 2021 Course Offerings Page

 

Summer 2021 Course Offerings: 

Class

Description

Professor

Days

Start Time

End Time

Designations

Meeting Type

Other

LIT 310-01

Literature for Younger Readers

Meixner

MTWR

9:00am

12:15pm

 

Remote

Mini  Session 1

LIT 374-01

American Literature to 1800

Tarter

5/25, 6/4, 6/10

10:00am

1:00pm

AM

Remote

Literary History,
Mini Session 1

LIT 499-01

Seminar in Research and Theory: Narrative Theory

Steele

MTR

11:00am

12:20pm

 

Remote

Special Offering-*Please note this is an 8 week course running from June 14-August 8*

ENGL 670-01

Studies in Literature: 

Carney

MTR

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

TB

Graduate Course,
Session 2

ENGL 670-02

Studies in Literature: Literature and Science

McMann

MTR

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

TB

Graduate Course,
Session 3

 

For course details and descriptions please refer to the Summer 2021 Course Offerings Page

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