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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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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!

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: 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”

Summer 2: Women in Literature

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  • 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!

Study Abroad: Morocco (Deadline Approaching!)

Study Abroad and the Department of English and Reading and World Languages Presents:

Study Abroad MoroccoMorocco: A Land of Many Distinctions

Trip: May 24 – June 2, 2016

DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING: Registration with initial deposit due December 21

Registration Form is available at the college Study Abroad webpage at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/studyabroad

Continue reading “Study Abroad: Morocco (Deadline Approaching!)”

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