The Literature of the Puerto Rican Experience in the United States
3 credits. Requisite: 3104; 3012; or 4/5 in the Advanced Placement Exam in English. An equivalent for 3201, 3202, 3221 o 3222.1st Semester, alternate years. An introduction to those Puerto Rican writers born and/or raised in the United States who write predominantly in English (but not exclusively). The course will cover autobiography, the novel, drama, the short story, the essay, and poetry. Some of the authors studies include Jesús Colón, Pedro Pietri, Miguel Piñero, Judith Ortiz-Cofer, Piri Thomas, Miguel Algarín, Nicholasa Mohr, among others.
The Vietnam War in U.S. Popular Culture
3 credits. Requisite: Ingl 3104; 3012 or 4/5 in the Advanced Placement Exam in An equivalent for 3201, 3202, 3221 or 3222. 2nd semester, alternate years. An examination of the image of the Vietnam War and Vietnam veterans as presented in films, books, and music. Organized around issues and questions, rather than a chronology, the works represent several periods, from the naivete of the fifties and early sixties through the long silence of the seventies to the first outpouring of 1979-82, through the mytho-patriotic Rambo period to the current second flowering of films, books, and television programs dealing with the war and veterans.
Gay and Lesbian Narratives
3 credits. Requisite: 3104, 3012 or 4/5 in the Advanced Placement Exam in English. Equivalent for 3201, 3202, 3221 or 3222. 1st semester, alternate years. What constitutes gay and lesbian literature in general, and gay and lesbian narrative in particular. Focus on analyzing and discussing short stories, films, autobiographical writings and novels that fall in the definition of the genre.
Mystery Fiction as Genre
3 credits. Requisite: 3104; 3012 or 4/5 in the Advanced Placement Exam in English. Equivalent for 3201, 3202, 3221, or 3222. 1st semester, alternate years. This course follows the evolution of mystery fiction, beginning with Edgar Allen Poe and ending with contemporary mystery fiction. Film and television representations of the genre will be studied.
Special Topics in English
3 credits. Requisite: 3102; 3104 or 4/5 in the Advanced Placement Exam. An equivalent for 3201, 3202, 3221 or 3222 2nd semester, alternate years. An umbrella course for a variety of topics related to the literatures, languages and cultures of English-speaking peoples. The student will explore the specific topic as a way to refine abilities in writing, reading, and speaking English.
Special Topics in Early British Literature
3 credits, Requisite: Ingl 3102; or 4/5 in the Advanced Placement Exam. An equivalent for 3201, 3202 3221, or 3222. 1st semester, alternate years.
Phonetics and Phonology of English: The sound system of English
The basic premises of linguistic analysis in relation to oral production and its perception.
Discourse and Grammar
3 credits. Requisite: 6 credits in English that include 3 credits in middle level linguistics course or permission of department. 2nd semester, alternate years.
Contrastive Analysis of English and Spanish
3 credits. Requisite: Two years of English and INGL 3205. 1st Semester, alternate years. This course will provide a comparative analysis of the linguistic fundamentals of Puerto Rican Spanish and American English.
3 credits. Requisite: Two years of English or 2nd year Honors Students. Combines a study of representative traditional works, fantasy and realism with literary criticism.
Second Language Acquisition
3 credits. Requisite: 3104; 3012; plus either 4205 or 3205 or permission from instructor. Honor Students may take this to fulfill second year requirements. 1st semester, alternate years. Theories and factors involved in first and second language; similarities and differences between the two processes; and relevant research conducted in the field. Students conduct their own research study throughout the semester.
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