The Ohio State University at Marion

Upcoming Classes to Check Out

Courses with Dr. Zuheir Alidib

This Summer:
French 1803: Paris (Taught in English)
Fulfills GE for Culture and Ideas - 3 credit hours
MTWR, (1st 6 Wks) 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 130
Exploration of the city of Paris through the study of its history, geography, population, and cultural production, including but not limited to art, architecture, cinema, literature, fashion, and cuisine.

This Autumn:
French 1801: Masterpieces of the French-Speaking World (Taught in English)
Fulfills GE for literature and diversity global studies - 3 credit hours
MW, 1:30-2:50 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 290
Classic works of literature in translation by French and francophone authors from the 17th century to the present, such as Moliere, Madame de Lafayette, Voltaire, Flaubert, Duras, Cesaire, and Senghor.

Arabic 1101: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I
Fulfills GE requirement for language course - 4 credit hours
TR, 3:45-5:45 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 245
Developing the ability to use Arabic functionally and communicatively in context; intensive oral interaction with instructor and fellow students; the basics of the writing system. Classroom track. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Prereq: Not open to students credit for 101.02 or 4 cr hrs of 1101.51. This course is available for EM credit.

Courses with Dr. Catherine Braun

This Autumn:
English 4584 | Special Topics in Literacy: Digital Literacy
TR 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.3 / Credit Hours
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What is digital literacy? What does it mean to "read and write" in the age of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other digital communication technologies? Are all of these media harming our literacy and communication skills? Or are we developing new sophisticated forms of literate communication in the digital age? Take this class to find out! Besides reading and writing in traditional forms about literacy, you'll also get the chance to "read" some new fangled kinds of digital texts and "write" (or compose) some digitally-mediated texts (no prior experience required). We’ll also reflect on the implications of the current digital communication landscape for teaching and learning, particularly of “literate skills.”
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English Courses with Dr. Sara Crosby

This Summer:
ENG 2264: Introduction to Popular Culture: Fandom Rules
Fulfills GE Requirement for Cultures and Ideas.
TWR, 8-10:15 a.m. / 1st Six Weeks / May 11-June 21 / 3 credit hours
This class examines the phenomenon of American "popular culture" by focusing on its strangest and most dynamic aspect: fan culture. We'll investigate the nature of that interaction and figure out its rules and its mysterious purposes and effects. By the end of the course, you'll participate in this process, too, by creating your own short fan fic or film.

This Autumn:
ENG 2290: Aliens in the America Mind
Fulfills the GE Literature Requirement and the Survey of English Literature Requirement for English for Majors
TR, 9:30-10:50 a.m. / 3 credit hours
This class will ask you to look into the abyss, as you investigate the alien encounters that made "America." In this class, you will meet some of the criminals, captives, rebels, so-called "lunatics," and outcasts who emerged as "American" authors, and examine the strange new literature they wove out of their experiences on the edge of the unknown.

ENG 4583: Blood and Oil: A Secret History
Fulfills Special Topics in World Literature in English
TR, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. / 3 credit hours
Resource extraction has ruled our history and promises to dominate our future, and yet its story remains mainly a dirty secret known only to insiders. In this class, we will unearth that secret and follow the story across continents and centuries. In the process, you will gain insight into extraction mythologies, how they have developed and why, and how they're subtly and powerfully influencing the way we think of ourselves and our world.

ENG 4592: Bad Women - Special Topics in Women in Literature and Culture
Fulfills Diversity Requirement for English Majors
TR, 3-4:20 p.m. / 3 credit hours
"Cherchez la femme"-when you want to find the source of some trouble, look for the woman. Writers seem to have taken this maxim to heart and quietly constructed world literature around "the bad woman." In this class, we too will look for her. We'll track her across continents, centuries, and genres and investigate the various forms she takes-from witches, bitches, serial killers, and sluts to black widows, animal women, femme fatales, and feminists

English 2220 with Peter Dully

Introduction to Shakespeare: Bad to the Bone, or How to be Evil in Five Acts
Autumn Semester / TR, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
This course focuses on how villains are introduces and perfected in the form of Othello's Iago, MacBeth's Lady MacBeth, The Merchant of Venice's Shylock, Richard III, Richard, and others. Along the way, we'll look at other villains from popular culture, including Hannibal Lecter, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Tupac Shakur. The course is structured like a seminar - it is heavy on discussion so that we can find our way through the myriad ways and means of the texts we discuss. We'll look at several films in order to see how other readers have interpreted Shakespeare's villainy. Secondary readings will expand your interpretive abilities, and you will demonstrate your expanded abilities by writing three short papers. In short, it's a hoot - it's an interpretive playground where we'll talk about challenging ideas.

Comparative Studies 3608 with Sue Oakes

Representations of the Experience of War
6-week Summer course / 10:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
This class fulfills the GE for Literature and Diversity Global Studies