The spring semester begins today, Wednesday 1/23. Please make sure to check into your courses promptly, today or tomorrow preferably, and see what awaits you. Here’s to a wonderful semester of exploration, inquiry, contemplation, conversation, and study. -CL
Monthly Archives: January 2019
Important Notice for Students in “Working Women in the USA”
The following book previously required for the Working Women in the USA course is now not a required purchase:
- Working Women in American Literature 1865-1950, ISBN 9781498546782
Dr. Gogol will still be using that book for the class this semester, but will now be providing scans of relevant sections of it during the semester. This change is due to the unusually high cost of the book, and the valid concerns about the cost raised by a number of students.
Upcoming Course Info & Tentative Schedules
The spring semester begins on Wednesday, January 23. Your Blackboard sections will actually become visible much sooner than that, on the 9th, but keep in mind that in most cases prior to 1/23 your course sections will look like a work in progress, at best. The college makes the sections visible ahead of time to give you a look at the syllabus so to secure the course readings well ahead of the first week of class. But professors aren’t actually obligated to put up a syllabus or get their Blackboard sections in order until the start of the semester. So just be aware that while some professors will have their courses looking sorted on 1/9, others will not and do not have to. Keep in mind that some professors go away between the semesters for research or other activities and don’t even return to focus on their semester courses until right before the start of the semester.
The summer and fall 2019 course schedules are close to being finalized. Descriptions for these will be forthcoming once we have the schedules 100% settled and have a registration-opening date to report. At the moment those schedules look like this:
- ENGL 510 – Theory and Practice of Expository Writing
- ENGL 514 – Animals in Literature
- ENGL 560 – Latino Literature
- ENGL 500 – Theory**
- ENGL 509 – Perspectives on the Essay
- ENGL 521 – Medieval Literature
- ENGL 540 – Magic in Literature
- ENGL 545 – Literature of the Left Bank, Paris
- ENGL 5xx – [Course To Be Determined]
** Note that 500 runs each fall semester, and only in the fall semester. Note also that every student must take 500 at some point during her or his time in the program. 500 and the 599 final thesis tutorial are the only two courses in the MA program for which there is no alternative or substitute. And so students must be aware of their projected timeline in the program and make sure to enroll in 500 when it’s needed, and to enroll promptly when registration for it opens. Any student who has not completed 500 and is on schedule to complete the MA program in Fall 2019, spring 2020, or summer 2020 must complete 500 during this upcoming fall 2019 instance. Any student who has questions about this or anything else should contact the program director at email@example.com.