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December 2017

Get Your Seat Now for ENGL 102 31436!


Have you successfully completed ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A? Then don’t miss ENGL 102 CRN 31436 at Takoma Park starting Jan. 29 on Monday evenings at 6:15 p.m., spring 2018.

Want to better your persuasive writing techniques, MLA documentation, and research skills while developing clearer and more effective college-level writing? How about becoming adept in reading and writing about important social issues to develop persuasive argumentative techniques and improve important research skills?

Then don’t miss this class!

I look forward to seeing you there and feel free to email me, Prof. Landrus, with any questions in the meantime about the class at:

  • ENGL 102, Critical Thinking, Writing and Research
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN: 31436
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.
  • Monday 6:15-9 p.m.
  • LATE STARTING CLASS: starts Jan. 29.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 101/A
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

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ENGL 102 Student Distance Learning Orientation Dates Set…

ENGL-102: Spring 2018 Orientation Dates

Spring 2018 Student Orientations for ENGL 102 DL will take place:

  • Jan. 23, 2018, 8-9 p.m. HU 113, Rockville campus
  • Jan. 27, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. HS 167 Germantown campus
  • Feb. 17, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ST 328 Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
  • March 19, 2018, 7 p.m.-8p.m. HU 125 Rockville campus

Questions? Contact Prof.

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Artificial Humans 2

Humans have imagined making artificial versions of themselves, from monsters to robots to AI, for thousands of years. Studying written and film examples of these creations helps us understand shared human concerns ranging from the nature of the divine to the desires of the flesh; from the power of the artist to the responsibilities of the parent. Join us as we explore those we make in our own image, out of whatever materials we can find: from clay to flesh to silicon–and beyond.

  • ENGL 235, Film and Literature
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN: 31090
  • Rockville campus.
  • Wed. 1:00 to 3:40 p.m.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 101/A
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

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Master Your Craft: Advanced Fiction 265

If you are serious about writing fiction and you want to learn more, consider taking Advanced Fiction 265. This course allows you to read serious works of fiction, discuss what you are reading, and share your own writing with a group of fellow writers. Our goal for this course is to help you refine what you have already written so you can send it to literary journals for possible publication. If you haven’t taken a fiction writing course at Montgomery college before, you can send a writing sample to get approval to take the Advanced course.

  • ENGL 265, Advanced Creative Writing, Fiction
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN: 35920
  • Rockville campus.
  • Tue./Thu., 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 264 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor based upon a writing sample
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

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Intro to Lit Hybrid This Spring!

This is a fast, convenient way to complete your HUMD requirement. It only meets face-to-face one night a week, with most course discussions on Blackboard. No lengthy research paper required! The textbook is available on Amazon, usually for under $50

  • ENGL 190
  • CRN: 31510
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
  • LATE STARTING, Thursdays 6:15-8 p.m.
  • HUMD
  • Honors module available, CRN: 36135
  • Prerequisite: students must be at the ENGL 101/A (but it is not a prerequisite).
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

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Take ENGL 212 Survey of American Literature II

Read and discuss thought-provoking literature from America past and present. Come to your own conclusions about what kind of country we are, have been, and should be.

  • ENGL 212, Survey of American Literature II
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN:  31086
  • Rockville campus.
  • TR 3:30-4:45
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 101/A
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

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Get Lit! Masterpieces of Asian Literature

After a lengthy absence, Masterpieces of Asian Literature is now being offered. Students will read core texts, including, but not limited to: The Art of War, The Ramayana, and The Tale of Genji.

As this is a “Z” course, all materials will be provided to students electronically. No textbook purchases required!

Students will complete journal entries, engage in spirited (respectful) discussions, and submit a final project on a topic of their choice (related, of course, to an Asian literary text discussed in class.)

The course will be taught using high interest films and audio materials.

Students must have regular access to the internet and have some proficiency in working with cloud documents.

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  • Masterpieces of Asian Literature
  • ENGL 205
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN: 34389
  • Rockville campus
  • M/W 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • z-course (zero- or very low-cost textbook materials)
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

Come on, get lit! You won’t regret it!

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