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Women in Lit: Fine Reading, Fulfills Requirements

Germantown, ENGL208, Summer 2

Have fun exploring the work of famous writers such as Mary Shelley, Sojourner Truth, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Virginia Woolf, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Walker, and Amy Tan. This is a great opportunity to read wonderful literature and satisfy a General Education and graduation requirement at the same time!

  • ENGL 208: Women in Literature
  • 3 credit hours
  • 5-week course, July 10- August 10, 2017
  • Monday – Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
  • Germantown campus, PK180
  • Fulfills General Education Humanities Distribution requirement and the Global and Cultural Perspectives requirement for graduation

Questions? Contact professor sharon.anthony@montgomerycollege.edu

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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.

 

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WILLPOWER April 12-20!

MC’s annual WILLPOWER Festival kicked off on April 12 with lectures and performances. It continues through April 20 on all three campuses. Workshops and lectures are free; performances of Twelth Night are $8 for students, $10 for non-students.

For more information concerning WILLPOWER! please visit cms.montgomerycollege.edu/willpower or call 240.567.4001.

For persons requiring special accommodations please visit cms.montgomerycollege.edu or call 240.567.4001

 

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:

Drama Whirlwind Tour Spring 2017

Take Introduction to Modern Drama, Spring 2017!

In the redesigned course, we explore plays and theatre productions as a way to understand humanity. Every week, we’ll take on a different play, making for a fun whirlwind tour of some of the most exciting moments in theatre history.

We’ll also talk about politics and social movements from the Civil Rights Movement to Broadway riots, asking what difference theatre can make in our world. No previous experience in theatre or studying literature is necessary.

Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 101 or 101A.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Anne Pulju: anne.pulju@montgomerycollege.edu.

  • ENGL230 Intro. to Modern Drama
  • Wednesdays Germantown campus, 6:30p.m.
  • CRN35368
  • Fulfills General Education Humanities requirements.

Spring 2017: Cosmos, Heroes and Monsters! Take Intro. to World Lit. 1

Learn about creation and cosmos, epic heroes and monsters, kings and queens, self and society.  It’s quite an adventure!!

Sign up:

Spring17: Emotional, Enigmatic, Rebellious: Sign up for Survey of Brit Lit II

Want to read poems that are intense, emotional, rebellious, and enigmatic?

Want to experience life through pleasure and pain, tears and laughter, joy and suffering, mysteries and adventures?

Wonder why race relations are so complex?

Wonder why our existence is so puzzling and confusing?

Take:

  • English 214: Survey of Brit Lit II
    • You do NOT need to take Brit Lit I in order to sign up for Brit Lit II!
  • Online (distance learning)
  • CRN 35093
  • Questions or concerns? Contact: Prof. Shweta.Sen@montgomerycollege.edu

Spring17: ENGL212, Survey of American Literature II

What kind of country is this? We can’t understand what’s going on right now without understanding what came before.

Come find out by reading great literature from the late 19th Century up through today. We can’t understand what’s going on right now without understanding what came before.

Read, think, discuss. Then decide for yourself: What kind of country are we? What kind of country do we want to be?

Have questions? Contact Prof. rebecca.eggenschwiler@montgomerycollege.edu

  • ENGL 212
  • CRN: 34371
  • Tue/Thu, 3:30-4:45
  • Humanities Distribution!

Spring17: English 190, Love Gone Wrong

Read about lovers who have snapped, lovers who are obsessed, and lovers who have been jilted in this survey course that covers short story, poetry, drama, and one exciting novel.

See you in the Spring!

  • Mon/Wed/Fri
  • 11-11:50am
  • CRN 31222
  • For more info, contact: kimberly.murphy@montgomerycollege.edu

Spring17: English 190, Introduction to Literature: The Dark Side of Humanity

What happens when societal forces can no longer silence human instinct?

What happens when good people are forced to make bad decisions?

What happens when social norms are ignored?

What happens when neighbors become strangers?

What happens when the bad extinguishes the good?

What happens then?

English 190 will explore such questions. 

  • Spring 2017
  • When: Mon/Wed/ Fri: 10 to 10:50
  • Honors section available.

Questions? Contact Professor Elphick:

Free Stuff @ENGL-READ Open House

Mobile pockets will be free.
Free “mobile pockets,” lanyards, styluses and other free stuff at the English-Reading Department Open House, Monday Nov. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. Science Center rooms 151 and 152.

Come to the English and Reading Department Open House on Monday 14 November, from 2 – 4 in SC 151 and 152 on the Rockville campus.

The event is a chance for students to see what will be offered next semester, get help with their schedules, decide on General Education information and otherwise get into the swing for spring!

We’ll have games (oh yes we will!), giveaways, advisors to help you make decisions, and laptops ready for your registration! It’s a one-stop shopping extravaganza!

By all means, pop on by.  It will be more fun than you imagine.

Why Study Humanities? Because It’s Good for You!

Economist, professor, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist, Steven Pearlstein, an American Studies major himself, explains why a major in history, philosophy, the arts or even English (yay!) is worth the time, effort and money. Here’s the link and quote:

Even so, I found it shocking that some of the brightest students in Virginia had been misled — by parents, the media, politicians and, alas, each other — into thinking that choosing English or history as a major would doom them to lives as impecunious schoolteachers.

If that didn’t convince you, read this from Chemistry professor Loretta Jackson-Hayes:

As a chemist, I agree that remaining competitive in the sciences is a critical issue. But as an instructor, I also think that if American STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] grads are going lead the world in innovation, then their science education cannot be divorced from the liberal arts.

Talk to your counselor about switching to one of these majors or certificate programs!

Summer 2: Women in Literature

Germantown, ENGL208, Summer 2BooksLiteratureThumb2.jpg

  • ENGL 208: Women in Literature
  • 3 credit hours
  • 5-week course, July 11- August 11, 2016
  • Mondays through Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. through 12:25 p.m.
  • Germantown campus, PK180
  • Fulfills General Education Humanities Distribution requirement and the Global and Cultural Perspectives requirement for graduation
  • Taught by Professor Sharon Anthony (sharon.anthony@montgomerycollege.edu)

Have fun exploring the work of famous writers such as Mary Shelley, Sojourner Truth, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Virginia Woolf, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Walker, and Amy Tan.

This is a great opportunity to read wonderful literature and satisfy a General Education and graduation requirement at the same time!

Sample Some Literature this Fall

Sign up for ENGL 190 Intro. to Literature.

  •  Fall 2016, CRN 20774
  • Wednesday Night 6:30 to 9:10 pm
  • Late Starting Class: Begins Sept. 14

It’s a general elective… Humanities distribution

Explore plays like Fences and A Doll’s House, graphic fiction, short stories like “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, flash fiction, and poems!

Explore topics like gender equality, the relationship between parents and children, African-American experience in the United States, Latino/a experience in the United States, immigration, self-actualization, and the battle between free verse and form in poetry.

For more information, email Dr. Szlyk at Marianne.szlyk@montgomerycollege.edu

Mythology: Expand Your Universe

M Y T H O L O G Y

Creation  Beauty  Power  Terror  Quest  Revelation  Dream  Transformation  

Apotheosis Apocalypse

~birthplace of belief ~ guardian of mystery ~ gateway to insight ~ inspiration~

ENCOUNTER ANCIENT GODS & HEROS OF PAST AND PRESENT. DISCOVER THE POWERFUL PRESENCE OF MYTHOLOGY TODAY IN FILM, ART, FICTION, AND EVERYDAY LIFE.

CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD — FOREVER.

ENGL 122 CRN20769 TR 8:00-9:15 a.m.

Introduction to World Mythology

Fall 2016 Prof. Carol Malmi

Illustration: The Pillars of Creation, a star-forming region of the Eagle Nebula

Summer 1: Introduction to Literature

ENGL 190, Introduction to Literature
Professor Greg Wahl
Summer I 2016, CRN 41906
TR 8:00-11:45 TP/SS

Read and respond to fun and interesting stories, poems, and plays from around the world.

A customer walks into a diner and orders eggs and toast. Suddenly and without a word, the sole employee of the diner, Javier, is taken away by the authorities. No one else in the diner notices. The customer is left watching his eggs continue to cook on the grill. What happens next? (Larry Fondation, “Deportation at Breakfast”)

A chef is being held as a political prisoner. He escapes from his shackles, and a college professor is captured and held in his place, in a case of mistaken identity. The chef finds the professor’s briefcase, which contains all the professor’s personal information about his life and job. What would you do? (Rebecca Makai, “The Briefcase”)

Need a couple more teasers?  Continue reading “Summer 1: Introduction to Literature”

Free WEPA Cards and Flashdrives, Just Register

Put some Lit in your Life and get Free GIVEAWAYS!!!

MC-Rockville students: register for classes in the English and Reading office Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 20 in Macklin Tower 526, and we’ll give you free stuff, including WEPA cards, cups, mugs, flash drives, and so much more!

Literature Courses, Fall 2016

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus Continue reading “Free WEPA Cards and Flashdrives, Just Register”

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