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Find Your Way Through English Grammar

English grammar can feel as complex as a maze, but with the right guide, it doesn’t have to feel that way.

Prof. Thurston breaks the sentence down into understandable pieces so that students can see how the parts create a whole–it’s a bit like seeing a maze from above. Students learn how the sentence is put together and therefore where the punctuation goes and why some words can go in different locations with the sentence. It all becomes clear!

Questions? Contact Prof. Steve.Thurston@montgomerycollege.edu

  • ENGL-110, Summer 1.
  • MTWR, 10:30-12:40 for five weeks
  • CRN: 40313
  • Rockville campus, SB212

 

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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.

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:

Fiction Writing Goes Global

 

Art may be the result of achieving what James Joyce called “wholeness, harmony, and radiance,” but what about the craft of writing?

Joyce Carol Oates claims that “inspiration and energy and even genius are rarely enough to make ‘art.'” Prose fiction engages one in craft, and craft must be learned.

You will learn your craft in ENGL-264 with Dr. Dickison, who holds an M.A. in the creative writing of short fiction.

Forge sketches and craft full-length stories through the study of character, dialogue, plot, theme, action, symbol, imagery, narrative, and careful revision and editing. Study the masters in order to engage powerful influences for the rhythm and force of your own prose, your own “vivid, continuous dream,” as John Gardner put it.

Unique opportunity: Connect with creative writing students in India by way of the Global Classrooms initiative; Dr. Dickison has arranged for virtual discussions between his ENGL-264 students and young writers at Jindal Global University in Delhi. Our connections should be rich with cultural possibility, and we will focus on creative non-fiction as a genre through which to exchange works and ideas using Skype, Collaborate, and other methods of communication. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to share your ideas and creative writing on a global scale.

  • Register for ENGL264, CRN31235,
  • Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:10 p.m.
  • Questions? Email swift.dickison@montgomerycollege.edu; or call 240 567-4004.

 

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.

Fall 2016: ENGL101 for Tight Schedules

If you need that ENGL101 course but your schedule is already full, have you looked to Saturday?

This is a great way to get that requirement out of the way without disrupting your weekday schedule. It’s the perfect class for the busy adult. Direct questions about the class to Prof. Sahar Siddiqui (Sahar.Siddiqui@montgomerycollege.edu).

  • ENGL101
  • CRN 20377.
  • Saturdays: 8am-10:55am
  • HU303

Fall 2016: Women in Literature ENGL208

“An introduction to literature by and about women from a multicultural perspective, focusing on women’s diverse experiences and backgrounds. Representative texts are studied in their historical and socio-political contexts.”

  • Read amazing literature by women.
  • Explore interesting themes (Identity, Gender roles, Naming The Body, Race, Marriage, Motherhood, Power, Work).
  • Make connections to your own experience.

Projects include: In-class and on-line, student led discussions. Two essays. Creative presentation.

Writers include: Toni Morrison, Kate Chopin, Margaret Atwood, Maxine Hong Kingston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Jamaica Kincaid, Virginia Woolf, Joy Harjo, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Ursula Le Guin. Continue reading “Fall 2016: Women in Literature ENGL208”

Fall 2016: Take Film and Literature

«« FILM & LITERATURE »»

If you’ve always argued about whether the book was better or worse than the movie… If you’ve always been convinced that you could’ve adapted the story better… THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

  • Mondays 2 – 4:45
  • Sept. 12 -Dec. 18
  • SB 117
  • ENGL 235
  • CRN 20777, 3 Credits
  • Arts Distribution, General Elective, Upper Level Requirement
  • Professor Joanna Howard – joanna.howard@montgomerycollege.edu contact me if you have any questions

Popcorn Provided

Fall 2016: Take World Mythology

  • Intro to World Mythology
  • ENGL 122 CRN 20769
  • MW 8:00-9:15    HU109
  • Prof Carol Malmi, Ph.D.

They told each other stories to create meaning and order in a world of mystery.

Mythological dragons appear in everything from architecture to movies. Learn the symbols, the meanings and the shared dreams behind dragons.
Mythological dragons appear in everything from architecture to movies. Learn the symbols, the meanings and the shared dreams behind dragons.

What do myths from the past tell us about ourselves and our future?   Ancient peoples lived together in a world of the senses, with technology at the level of sharpened stones, the concept of science millennia ahead.  

Imagine living drenched in the sounds of wind howling in the storm, water rushing in flood, cawing birds creating a wall of sound from sunrise to moonset, the hoarse mutterings of animals, the crash  of thunder, the flashing fires in the sky.  Was it beautiful?  Was it evil?  What caused it all? A god?  A monster?    Continue reading “Fall 2016: Take World Mythology”

Fall 2016: Is this America?

How did early Americans and colonists dream, imagine, and think about this country?

Are we still living in “their” America? Do we want to?

Read great literature and draw your own conclusions in Survey of American Literature I. ENGL 211 this Fall.

  • T/R: 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • Professor Eggenschwiler

Fall 2016: Study Literature by Women

 

English 208, Women in Literature

CRN24440   3 Credits

 

  • Rockville campus, HU129 
  • Monday nights, 6:30 – 9:25

 

ENGL208 satisfies your General Education Humanities Distribution as well as your Cultural Perspectives graduation requirements.

Every year is an important year for women, but this particular year may prove to be crucial.  How is your awareness of the contributions that women have made in society, culture, and literature in particular?  Here are some questions to ponder:

Who was Julian of Norwich and how significant were her “visions”? What did Mary Wollstonecraft mean by “a revolution in female manners, . . . to reform the world”?  What were the ramifications of the fact that “both satires on female vice and celebrations of feminine virtue in the eighteenth century were informed by medieval portraits of a destructive Eve and a redemptive Mary,” as Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar have put it? How did it stand that an essayist such as Richard Steele could claim that all a middle class woman had “to do in this world, is contained within the duties of a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother”?

Continue reading “Fall 2016: Study Literature by Women”

“My Journey. Our Journey.” Theme for ENGL102 with Prof. Benton

My Journey. Our Journey.

Navigating change, individuality and society in the twenty-first century.

ENGL 102 with Prof. Elizabeth Benton.

Frequently Asked Questions…

  • Is there a required textbook?
    • No, but there are required supplemental materials.
  • When does the class meet?
    • Friday afternoons only.
  • Do we choose our own topics?
    • Yes, as long as they are within the frame of the semester theme and based on the readings.
  • Do we revise our work?
    • Yes.One paper will be revised.

Take ENGL102 this fall:

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

Take Grammar: Summer 1

Do you hate grammar? So did Prof. Thurston when he was in high school.

Now, he breaks down the intimidating and confusing rules of this important subject using a clear series of videos, lectures and exercises.

Not only will students learn many rules–such as how to use that pesky semicolon (;)–but also how to think of grammar in terms of power in their writing, using the rules of grammar to express their own meaning more clearly.

Take the Principles of English Grammar, Summer 1 2016

  • CRN: 40313
  • Monday through Thursday: 10:30 to 12:40
  • Humanities Building 317, Rockville Campus

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

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”

FYI to students and faculty: the ENGL journalism courses–Intro. to Journalism and News Writing–were moved into the COMM department at Friday’s Curriculum Committee meeting.

The hope in the move is that MC’s degree-seeking COMM students will now have more choices in their upper-level writing courses and that the courses will have a natural audience of potential students.

Congratulations to all who helped make this possible. Changes will appear in time for the Fall 2016 semester.

Work in the Day, Learn in the Night

Need to complete your Basic English credits but you work all day?

Take ENGL-001, Basic English with Assistant Professor Elphick.

Here are the details:

  • Course: English 001: Basic Writing. CRN: 31095
  • Professor: Elphick
  • Campus: Rockville
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
  • When: Spring Semester, 2016.
  • Course Begins: Jan. 26th

Get the latest SPRING 2016 Course News Here!

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(We will be updating these pages constantly until the semester starts–come on back!)

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