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Fall Courses 2017

Intro. to Global Humanities

Sections on all three campuses in fall 2017!

This interdisciplinary course focuses on contemporary issues about fairness, equality, and community around the world from the perspective of the humanities: history, language and literature, art, music, linguistics, popular culture, philosophy, religion, archaeology. The course features films, events, independent research, and guest speakers on global issues viewed from perspectives that promote cultural awareness and understanding.

Student scholarships are available to Montgomery college students taking GHUM101. For details, contact Dr Rita Kranidis, Direct, Global Humanities Institute [rita.kranidis@montgomerycollege.edu] or visit our website.

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Shweta Sen

I won’t try to convince you of the usefulness of literature because its beauty lies in its non-usefulness.  What can you possibly gain from studying the haughtiness of Achilles or the blind stupidity of Oedipus?  What good can come of learning about the promiscuity of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath?  How can the melancholy wistfulness of the ‘Tale of Genji’ be of any use to you?  You can only derive an intense introspective pleasure from reading these works and be struck by the parallels between the worlds of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance and our modern day existence.  That is all.  If that interests you, please consider signing up for my English 201: World Literature I offered on Rockville campus in Fall 2017.

As for me, what more can I say other than the fact that I am an English professor.  Stacks of essays, cups of coffee, tons of green pens—you get the picture.  Literature is my release, my passion.  My specialization is in British Literature, and my research interests include studies in culture and identity, globalization, and interdisciplinary studies

Prof. Sen teaches:

  • World Literature I, ENGL-201, Fall 2017, CRN 20692
  • Rockville campus

You can reach her:

MC literature poster 2017.
Click here for a full listing of all literature courses at MC.

 

David Lemmond

In the Short Story class, we will read – guess what? – short stories. We will read, think about, and talk about interesting stories by Baldwin, Capote, Hemingway, Tan, O’Brien, Walker, Jackson, and others. This course is particularly useful for students in all majors because the focus is on interpretive reading and analysis, two skills used in every major and in most every profession. If you wish to do better in your major field – be it nursing, engineering, or history – this is a fine course to take.

Lemmond has been doing this for a long time. Probably the main thing, maybe the only thing, a prospective student needs to know about Lemmond is that he really, really enjoys teaching this course, but he won’t provide a picture of himself because he doesn’t wish to scare anyone away from taking the course.

Prof. Lemmond is teaching:

  • The Short Story, ENGL233, CRN 20600
  • It’s a late-starting class

You can find him:

Emily Rosado

I am an optimist, lover of animals, and believer in the power of kindness. Current reading obsessions: Stories of explorers Lewis and Clark and the courage of Martin Luther.

Why should you take Introduction to Literature? To read the innermost thoughts of others allows us a window into our own fears, hopes, desires, and dreams. Journey with me through stories of bravery, heartache, loneliness, and conflict. To study literature is to study human nature and learn more about ourselves.

Prof. Rosado teaches:

  • Intro. to Literature, ENGL 190, CRN 20320
  • Distance Learning, late start

You can reach her:

Jarvis Slacks

One of the most complicated tasks we face as an academic is to convince other people that education is important. That used to be an easy argument because we could use the carrot that was the inevitable job after college. But now, because of modernity and technology, the benefits of a college degree are harder to lay out. This gets even more complicated when you look at the arts. I teach Creative Writing. My job is to explain to students how to write fiction. I make my students read a lot and write a lot. If you take my class, it will be difficult. Getting an “A” is hard. I will take up large amounts of your time and energy and I can’t promise that you will ever write that book and become rich and famous.

There is only one, good reason to take a class that I teach: to become a more educated member of society. Education allows us to know more about the world and to enjoy the world in a deeper, sincerer way. Gaining that level of insight takes time and it is always perilous. No one is asking you to become more educated. In fact, many people would like you not to. If you are reading this and you’re thinking of taking my class, know that becoming an educated individual has always been an act of civil disobedience. That in and of itself should be the only reason you ever do anything.

Prof. Slacks is teaching:

  • Advanced Creative Writing, ENGL 265, CRN 23905
  • Tuesday Night, 6:30 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.

You can find him:

Students: MAJOR CHANGES to Developmental Courses

Students in developmental reading and writing courses!

If you need to take just one of

  • ENGL 001
  • ENGL 002
  • READ 095,
  • READ 099,

take them this summer or fall.

The courses are retiring!

If you need to take BOTH ENGL 002 and READ 099, take the new IERW 002 and save time and money!

To read more about the new IERW class, click here.

To read more about which class you should take, click here.

Questions? Contact ellen.olmstead@montgomerycollege.edu.

 

MCR ENGL-READ dept offering freebies for sign-ups, again

MC English and Reading

Register for classes in the MC Rockville English and Reading Dept office (Macklin Tower-526, MT526) and receive a FREE Goodie Bag filled with water bottles, diaries, pens, highlighters, WEPA cards and much more!

Register for summer or fall 2017 classes starting:

  • April 3 for summer
  • May 1 for fall

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