Description: A course intended to help certain students develop fluency, confidence and correct, effective expression. The course stresses the development of thinking skills and introduces the student to the writing process. The student works under the close guidance of an instructor and a peer writing assistant. (Institutional Credit Only)
Description: The Writing Seminar provides a workshop setting in which first-year students explore writing for learning and communication. The seminar focuses on the complementary skills of speaking, listening, responding, and reading and thinking critically. Emphasis in the workshop is on process, peer group work, and constant revision. Students produce a portfolio of writing for evaluation at the end of the semester, which includes college application essays, critical and analytical non-fiction writing, as well as personal narrative. Conferences with instructors and writing assistants outside of class supplement in-class workshop. 17/S2 sec 01 First two weeks (June 26-July 5)hybrid/online Middle two weeks (July 10-July 19) face-to-face Last two weeks (July 24-Aug. 2) hybrid/online
Description: This course focuses on critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. Practice in writing full-length argu¨mentative and persuasive essays or literary analyses challenges students to engage all skills emphasized in the course. To further encourage deep critical think¨ing and more textured and sophisticated college-lev¨el writing, texts used may be interdisciplinary in na¨ture and will be organized around a central theme of the instructor?s choice and expertise. EN 105/106 (or equivalent) is prerequisite for all literature and writing courses.
Description: Hemetera, Regis College's literary journal, is a student-run, annual print and digital publication that features a wide range of Regis undergraduate and graduate poetry, prose, photography, and artwork. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students learn how to develop, edit, design, publish, and market a literary journal. Students also work together to organize and host Hemetera's annual reading and release event for the greater Regis community. This course may be repeated up to four times for a total of 2 credits.
Description: The United States has been shaped from its very beginnings by the migrations of its people. Prompted by choice or force, migration stories have often defined how we think of ourselves as Americans and how we have come to consider the American Dream. This course will explore these various journeys and hardships through novels, stories, poems, plays, and memoirs spanning the 19th century to today. Beginning with precursors such as Eloudah Equiano and William Bradford , we go on to such 19th, 20th, and 21st century voices as Willa Cather, Carlos Bulosan, Sui Sin Far, Anzia Yezierska, Chester Himes, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Meridel LeSeuer, Mario Puzo, Lorraine Hansberry, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jack Kerouac, Christina Garcia, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shaun Tan, Karolina Waclawiak, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to explore the effects of migration and immigration on our notions of American identity. Prerequisites: EN105, EN106.
Description: This course features a study of some of the most important works of the English medieval and Renaissance periods, surveying literature from 800 to 1642. Students will read such works as Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Shakespeare's sonnets, and the first book of The Faerie Queene and learn about early language, magic, love, and monsters. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106.
Description: This course serves as a survey of the major works of British literature from the Restoration of Charles II to the early twentieth century, with a focus on the relations between literary aesthetics, culture, religion, sexuality, notions of morality, and politics. A central focus will be the ways in which these various concepts coalesced to allow England to become an uncontested empire by the 19th century. Readings will include Richardson, Hobbes, Wycherley, Mary Shelley, Dickens, Joyce, and many more. Prerequisite: EN 105/106.
Description: Students will write their own poems and critique poems in a workshop setting weekly, study a variety of published poems from the ancient to the contemporary, and respond to a number of poetry prompts and assignments to stretch their imaginations and their writing skills. The course culminates in a final portfolio of revised work and reflections. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, or permission of instructor.
Description: In this course, students explore the forms, devices, and contexts of various genres of literature (fiction, poetry, and drama) and apply their understanding by analyzing and interpreting literary works drawn from worldwide sources. Texts chosen will vary by topic and theme as selected by the instructor. Themes may include coming of age, literature of the fantastic, the hero's journey, literature and medicine, literature of disability, prison literature, love and sexuality, family dramas, etc. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
Description: Focus will be on the process of developing short stories. To develop structure, style, and voice, stu¨dents will read and study published short stories and then write practice paragraphs that imitate the published models. Students will present drafts of stories for class workshop sessions. Final products will include ten polished pages of one or two short stories, a class reading of chosen work, and publi¨cation in a class-designed book. Prerequisites: EN 105/106.
Description: In this course, students participate in a series of intensive workshops designed to strengthen their ability to edit for grammar, mechanics, punctuation, style, and tone. Students work in small editorial teams to craft and polish a variety of print and online texts. Two main projects include developing the tone and style of a class website as well as conducting interviews with editors and proofreaders working in trade and academic publishing. Prerequisite: EN 105 & 106
Description: This course will examine the stylistic elements and technical issues involved in writing creative nonfiction. In a workshop setting, students will craft essays and regularly receive feedback through peer response and conferences with the instructor. Course readings will feature model creative nonfiction essays, including personal essays, nature meditations, medical narratives, place/travel writing, and portraits, as well as articles in which creative nonfiction writers discuss their own writing processes.
Description: Intensive Study of a Genre This seminar traces a single theme and kind of literature as it develops and changes over time while focusing on academic writing and critical approaches to literature. Prerequisite: Junior standing or with permission.
Description: This seminar examines the history and practice of literary criticism and theory. Students will practice applying various theoretical approaches to several literary texts. The course is open to Juniors in the English major as well as any other interested students with permission of the instructor.
Description: In Living Literature, students will read and write intensively about and in response to the work of five selected local authors who will visit campus and work directly with students. Authors will include novelists, poets, nonfiction writers, journalists, and dramatists. The texts chosen will focus on such themes as representations of disability; war and its aftermath; gender, race, and class issues; and family dynamics. Prerequisites: EN105, EN106, and EN211
Description: This 10 day intensive course takes place in London. It includes attendance at eight theatre productions at the city?s major theaters, and are augmented by guided tours to the newly reconstructed Globe Theatre, and excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Morning classes include an overview of the London stage, in-depth study of the plays, and an examination of the related theatrical styles. Afternoons are set aside for study, sightseeing, and excursions; evenings for theatre attendance. The completion of theatrical critiques and other assignments are required.
Description: An intense study of American culture and literary forms reflected in significant works by American writers. Relevant literary criticism and the potential impact of gender and race will be considered. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: Exploration of one geographical region (place) as a contributing influence in American literature: the course will focus on one of such areas as Concord, MA, Harlem, the South and the West. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: Exploration of postcolonial literature in English, primarily from Africa, India, and the West Indies. Examines issues of colonization and decolonizatiom. The historical contexts, and the aesthetic and political challenges posed in texts by Chinua Achebe, Buchi, Emecheta, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ngugi was Thiongo, Nadine Gordimer, J. M. Coetzee, Salman Rushdie, and V. S. Naipaul. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: This course gives an introduction to Shakespeare's plays, including some of the most important plays from each of his dramatic genres: comedy, history, tragedy, and romance. In addition to close examination of the plays, students will discuss the dramatic, textual, and theatrical history of Shakespeare's time. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
Description: A study of the poets and prose writers of the Victorian Period: Ruskin, Mill, Carlyle, Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, the Rossettis, Wilde and Swinburne. We consider literary production as it relates to the writers cultural and social milieu. Particular attention is given to the connection between literature and the arts. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: A study of the major poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley and Byron. Attention is paid to their prose (critical essays, journals, letters, etc.) as well as to their poetry, and to the place of these writers in the context of the revolutionary changes in the political thought of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: In the course of the semester, students will develop a sense of the scope and nature of modern drama through reading, discussions, viewing of plays on DVD's, in-class presentations, and field-trips such as attending plays in the Greater Boston area. The course will focus on the rise of naturalism in the drama of late nineteenth-century dramatists, continues to explore dramatic works throughout the twentieth-century, and will conclude with a study of Global English drama in the New Millennium. Prerequisite: EN 105 & EN 106
Description: An intensive survey of American poetic language, imagery and form. The course will explore the potential impact of gender and race and will discuss relevant literary criticism. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: A study of short fiction written in English from around the globe. Special attention will be paid to the development of the short story over time and the historical and cultural events that have shaped readers? access to and delight in them. Prerequisite: EN 105
Description: A comparative study of three major sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poets whose personal, philosophical and social concerns found such contrasting artistic expression. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: An exploration of the themes, language, subjects and visions present in novels and short stories by women of varying cultural heritages. Works will be interpreted against the background of womens struggle for political, social and artistic liberation and within the context of influential literary criticism. Prerequisite: EN 105.
Description: The study of literary and cultural contributions by Latino/a writers in the United States. Reading of literary examples from the major immigrant groups that comprise Latino/a communities in the United States: Mexican-Americans, Cuban- Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. Course taught in English. Spanish majors and minors are required to do some readings in Spanish and submit written work in Spanish. Prerequisites for Spanish majors and minors: SP 305, 306, or equivalent.
Description: This is an advanced training course which emphasizes writing for community service agencies and issues. In addition to individual writing projects, students will work in teams to design, develop, and Carry Out writing projects in response to the needs of the community. Prerequisites: EN 105/EN 106, with a grade of B or above and/or the recommendation of a professor who has seen evidence of your writing abilities. 17/SP: Sec 01 @ NECC Room L249 in the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin Street 1/24, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 25
Description: This interdisciplinary advanced writing course emphasizes the cognitive and emotional benefits of creative writing for diverse populations including patients and caregivers. Students read and analyze a range of literature such as personal essays, poems, short stories as well as a wide variety of nonfiction works within psychology, sociology,and medical studies. By the end of this course,students will have gained a deep understanding of the therapeutic aspects of writing. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Regis? annual Writing and Trauma Conference. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, with a grade of B or above, and/or the recommendation of a professor who has seen evidence of the student?s writing abilities
Description: This course offers an exploration of the themes, language, subjects, and visions present in writing by women of varying cultural heritages. Works will be interpreted against the background of women's struggle for political, social, and artistic liberation and within the context of influential literary criticism. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106 or EN 211, or permission of instructor.
Description: A wide-ranging exploration of Modernism as it expressed itself in in the work of major British and American artists, musicians and writers. The course will look at the years leading up to WWI, the growth of manifestoes and movements, and the ways in which modernist tenets were expressed in the work of such writers as Yeats, Woolf, Eliot, Pound, Joyce, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, Loy, Hughes, Millay, H.D., Williams, Toomer, Larsen, Hurston, and others. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106 or EN 211, or permission of instructor
Description: This class will introduce students to a selection of uniquely American narratives: captivity narratives and slave narratives. As distinctly American literary forms they provide a unique entrÈe to American literature, culture and history
Description: This seminar examines the ways in which the literature of the eighteenth century addresses the subject of how and why a shift occurs with the progress of the Industrial Revolution and the Acts of Enclosure toward the end of the century. Prerequisite: EN 105, Senior Standing or Instructor Permission.
Description: Theory and Prose Fiction: an advanced seminar in the analysis of extended fiction through applications of diverse critical theories with particular attention to feminist criticism. Emphasis will be placed on the interactions of race, class, gender and the literary text. Prerequisite: EN 105, Senior Standing or Instructor Permission.
Description: This senior seminar will examine all six of Jane Austen?s novels, their historical contexts, current critical commentaries, as well as explosion of adaptations, contemporary film versions and other cultural artifacts of the last few decades.
Description: This core course in the graduate program will introduce students to the skills necessary in the field of professional writing and will explore the opportunities in the field. Students will learn about the variety of genres involved in writing professionally, including speeches, position papers,proposals, grants, copy for social media, and more.Professional writing expectations and possibilitiesin diverse fields of business, economics, publicpolicy, health and sciences, and the differencesbetween writing for the for-profit and non-profit sectors will also be explored. The seminar will be taught by a fulltime Regis instructor who will organize severalguest lectureships by a variety ofprofessionals from the field. Each guest instructor will assign works of theory and practice and willintroduce the students to best practices in theirfields. Final writing assignments will be assessed by the Regis College instructor in consultationwith one of the guest lecturers depending on the student?s interest in writing for business, for thenon-profit world, etc.
Description: This course will focus on the collection, analysis and utilization of data as part of professional writing, particularly in the specialized areas of business, public policy, health, and the sciences. Advanced digital research methods and resources will be explored in order to complete a large research project of the student?s choice designed around an imagined or real corporate project. 14/FA:HYBRID
Description: This hands-on graduate-level course introduces students to some of the social media and multimedia tools that have become part of the professional writer?s skill set. The course will review best practices for blogging, Facebook, Twitter and other tools as well as exposing students to video editing, photo editing and audio production for the Web. Student will create projects using a selection of these tools. Guest speakers and readings will probe the social and cultural issues raised by new media. The goal is to help students create a tool kit and develop problem-solving skills that will be useful now and in the future. 15/S2:In class 7/7, 11,18,25 Hybrid 7/14,21
Description: In this hybrid course, students will be exposed to the best practices for researching writing, and follow up on grants and other forms of fundraising for non-profits. It includes preparation of proposals to federal and local agencies, corporations and private foundations on behalf of 501 (c3) organizations as well as schools, charity groups and similar entities. The course will provide practical experience through partnerships with key non-profits. Students will learn how to write successful proposals, including: case statement, goals and objectives, program budget, management plan and evaluation sections. Additionally, students will practice writing skills in non-profit management, such as the creation of effective fundraising letters and annual appeals. C
Description: This course will expose students to the vibrant field of business writing, with a focus on writing about technology. Taught by a professional in the field, the class will cover the rudiments of writing to a corporate, entrepreneurial or business-savvy audience on issues and topics current in today?s media market. Students will learn best practices in writing for company blogs, trade journals and other outlets. 14/FA-HYBRID