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English Newsletter for Fall 2021 Courses

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOR ADVISEMENT & REGISTRATION

As always, we urge you to please see your advisor prior to registration. It is important that you receive appropriate advice and that we keep your records updated. Faculty will be contacting you by e-mail. Be sure to sign up!

Registration for the Fall 2021 semester begins Tuesday, April 6, 2021, and runs through Friday, April 16, 2021. Please check your PAWS account to determine when you are eligible to register.

Your advisor should be listed on your PAWS account. If you can’t find your advisor on PAWS, please inquire with the English Department program assistant at ordini@tcnj.edu. If you have any questions that your advisor cannot answer, contact Professor Diane Steinberg (Interim Associate Chair) at dsteinbe@tcnj.edu. If you are a graduate student, contact your advisor, Dr. Jo Carney at carney@tcnj.edu, with any questions.

As usual, English Department courses are listed under several different headings in PAWS. LIT courses can predictably be found under “Literature.“ However, be aware that you will find LNG courses under “English Language,” EED courses under “English Education,” and ENGL graduate courses under “English.” The prefix for Creative Writing is CWR, and those courses will be found under “Creative Writing.”

Each student is required to complete a minimum of 11 English courses, including 5 at the 300- or 400- level. By departmental permission, one capstone (LIT 499) may be replaced by Honors Thesis or by LIT 492 Seminar in Critical Theory; see Professor Diane Steinberg for more information.

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

BE PREPARED FOR ADVISEMENT

Prior to meeting with your advisor:

  1. Review the English Department Advising Syllabus at: https://english.tcnj.edu/courses-advisement/
  2. Review the requirements for your program and create or revise your 4-year plan.
  3. Check the courses offered.
  4. Devise a tentative schedule for the Fall including back-up courses in case your preferred choices are filled. Put desired courses in your PAWS shopping cart.
  5. Bring your 4-year plan to your advisement appointment.
  6. 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 commitment. In an emergency, contact your advisor to reschedule.

 

Are you thinking about the MA in English?

Students in both the English 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 a graduate level course for undergraduate credit.

Summer 2021 graduate level courses in English will be offered. Course descriptions and times are listed in PAWS and on the English Graduate Website at: englishgrad.tcnj.edu

MA in English students have a chance to do research at a UK library or archive by being a visitor as a part of the Winter 2022 British Theatre Course. Full time MA students can do work in either the British Library or the Royal Shakespeare Company archives and write a graduate essay in Spring 2022 under an independent research course number. For more information about the study abroad opportunity talk to Dr. Jo Carney to see how to make it work for you.

 

*Please note courses are subject to change and the most up to date options for courses will be found in PAWS.

** Please note LIT 101-01 & LIT 101-02 are reserved for incoming freshman only and not available to current students.

Summer 2021 course descriptions can be found here

Time Slot

Class

Faculty

Attributes

Monday/Thursday
9:30-10:50

LIT/AAS 377-02 African-American Literature to 1920

Jackson

LH, AM, RE

LNG 202-01 Structure and History of the English Language

Steele

SCHP

Monday/Thursday
11:00-12:20

LIT 316-01/WGS 376-01 Global Women Writers

Hopps

GEN, GL, WD

LIT/AAS 377-01 African-American Literature to 1920

Jackson

LH, AM, RE

LIT 499-01 Seminar in Research and Theory: Talking Back to the Canon: Contemporary Adaptations and Appropriations

Carney

 

LIT 499-02 Seminar in Research and Theory: Afrofuturism in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Possibilities

 

Williams

 

CWR 206-01 Creative Writing

Rosemurgy

 

CWR 306-01 Fiction Workshop

Row

 

Monday/Thursday

12:30-1:50

LIT 101-05 Cultures and Canons

Polidori

 

LIT 357-01 Early Modern British Literature

Steele

LHR, BR

LIT 499-03 Seminar in Research and Theory: The New Black Renaissance

Jackson

 

LNG 201-01 Introduction to English

Steinberg, D.

 

Monday/Thursday
2:00-3:20

LIT 316-02/WGS 376-02 Global Women Writers

Hopps

GNE, GL WD

LIT 499-05 Seminar in Research and Theory: Once Upon a Narrative Tradition: Renaissance to Postmodern Fairy Tales

Carney

 

EED 390-01 Methods of Teaching Secondary English

Meixner

 

CWR 206-02 Creative Writing

Rosemurgy

 

CWR 301-01 Writing Communities

Row

 

Monday/Thursday
3:30-4:50

CWR 206-03 Creative Writing

Rosemurgy

 

Monday
5:30-8:20

LIT 170-01 Topics in English: Gender and the Short Story

Neuman

GEN (upon request)

LIT 313-01/WGS 341-01 Queer Literature

Dalpe

GEN

LIT 376-01 U.S. Literature: 1900 to Present

Blake

LH, AM

EED 380-01 Teaching Writing

Meixner

 

Tuesday/Friday
8:00-9:20

LIT 499-06 Seminar in Research and Theory: Romantic Love in Contemporary Literature

Bennett

 

Tuesday/Friday
9:30-10:50

LIT 370-01 Studies in Literature: Northern Ireland and Brexit: Literature, Film, and Politics

McMann

LH, BR (by waiver request)

LIT 102-02 Approaches to Literature

Abdur-Rahman

 

LIT 340-01 Bible as Literature

Graham

LHR, WD

Tuesday/Friday
11:00-12:20

LIT 360-01 British Augustans and their Rivals 1700-1820

Venturo

LH, BR

LIT 101-03 Cultures and Canons McMann

Tuesday/Friday
2:00-3:20pm

LIT 101-04 Cultures and Canons

McMann

 

LIT 321-01 Shakespeare: Sources and Context

Steinberg, G.

LHR, BR

LIT 499-04 Seminar in Research and Theory: Diaspora and Transmigration in Asian American Literature

Mi

 

Tuesday/Friday
3:30-4:50

LIT 421-01 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories

Venturo

LHR

LIT 102-01 Approaches to Literature

Abdur-Rahman

 

Wednesday
Mornings

English Department Orientation Sessions:
LIT 099-01: for Dual Education Majors- Course Meetings 8-8:50am
LIT 099-02: for English Secondary Education Majors- Course Meetings 9-9:50am
LIT 099-03: for Dual Education Majors- Course Meetings 10-10:50am
LIT 099-04: for English Liberal Arts Majors- Course Meetings 11-11:50am

Bennett

 

Wednesday
5:30-8:20

LIT 212-01/WGS 270-01 Cultural Representations of Gender

Neuman

GEN, GL, W

LIT 310-01 Literature for Younger Readers

Luettchau

 

Thursday
5:30-8:20

LIT 373-01 American Drama

Konkle

LH, AM, VPA-Ed

 

Graduate Level Courses

For course descriptions visit the English Graduate website at: https://englishgrad.tcnj.edu/fall-2021/

 

 

Monday 5:00-7:30

ENGL 597-01 Topics in English: Persistence and Survival in Science Fiction

Graham

 

Tuesday 5:00-7:30

ENGL 510-01 The Structure of English: The Politics of Standard English

Steele

 

Wednesday
9:30am-Noon

ENGL 670-01 Studies in Literature: The Witches of Salem 1692
Please note this is a blended learning course. In person meetings: 9/1, 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8

Tarter

 

Thursday

ENGL 670-02 Studies in Literature: Literature of Crisis and Catastrophe

Abdur-Rahman

 

 

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