GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 111



ENG 225 MYTHOLOGY
3 (3-0)
The course focuses on the mythology of Greece and Rome, traditionally called
“Classical” mythology, with the added component of a detailed analysis of the
“Hero” myth as it appears in a variety of cultures around the world.
texts of a variety of fiction form and craft. Students will also create their own short
fiction and participate in writing workshops.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite:
Placement into ENG 101 or permission of instructor
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
ENG 226 CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE
3 (3-0)
An exploration of contemporary world literature in English in a variety of genres,
focusing on non-Western literature. Students will examine the cultural and
personal context of the literature. Through the literature of contemporary writers
from
around
the
world,
students
can
compare
their
lifestyles/values/perceptions/experiences/etc. to those of people from different
cultures, giving students a broader and deeper understanding of and more
tolerance and respect for those cultures.
ENG 245 CREATIVE NONFICTION
3 (3-0)
This course provides an introduction into the writing genre of creative nonfiction
by focusing on the basic principles of reading and writing creative nonfiction.
Students will read and study works by prominent writers of creative nonfiction.
Drawing on the course readings for models and idea development, students will
produce creative nonfiction works such as the personal essay, the memoir, nature
writing, and literary journalism. Additionally, students will construct a writing
portfolio of short works in creative nonfiction. Classroom activities will include
discussion of the various modes and approaches used in creative nonfiction,
analysis of the major creative nonfiction writers, and the writing and revision of
student nonfiction works.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite:
Placement by assessment scores or ACT/SAT scores into
English 101 or permission of Instructor.
Prerequisite:
Placement by assessment scores or ACT/SAT scores into
English 101 or permission of Instructor.
Prerequisite:
Placement by assessment scores or ACT/SAT scores
into English 101 or permission of Instructor.
ENG 227 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
3 (3-0)
This course will provide an introduction to the study of the Bible both as literature
and in literature, and will examine the presentation of major literary genres found
in the Bible, refining skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The course will
approach the Bible as literature from a social, historical, and literary perspective,
paying special attention to stories and passages that appear repeatedly in
literature of Western culture. Readings include influential biblical texts and a
broad selection of literary texts drawn from all genres and periods in Western
literature.
ENG 246 CREATIVE WRITING:POETRY
3 (3-0)
Creative Writing: Poetry is a writing course that introduces students to the nature
and function of poetry's fundamental components (image, sound, interplay of
concepts). Students will read, study, and analyze the techniques and craft of
historical and contemporary poets to gain a sufficient grasp of the nature and
variety of poetry. Students will work within a workshop atmosphere, providing
and accepting critiques of their own work and the work of others.
Prerequisite:
Placement into ENG 101 or permission of instructor
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
ENG 250 TECHNICAL WRITING
3 (3-0)
Study and practice of communication in technical and scientific fields. Emphasis
is on using elements of document design to clearly communicate ideas
to a specific audience for a specific purpose. Students also explore aspects
of communication theory and apply their findings to their writing. Course
assignments include, among others, technical description, proposals, basic
research techniques in technical and scientific fields, a formal report, a
feasibility study, and an oral presentation.
Prerequisite:
ENG 101, ENG 105, or Permission of Instructor
Prerequisite:
Placement by assessment scores or ACT/SAT scores into
English 101 or permission of Instructor.
ENG 228 THE LITERATURE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION 3 (3-0)
A study of the genres of fantasy and science fiction. The course will survey the
history of fantasy and science fiction with an emphasis on major contemporary
authors. The course will examine the art of storytelling and worldbuilding in
fantasy and science fiction to evoke a “sense of wonder.” Students will also
explore the wide variety of sociological, political, and scientific themes inherent
to fantasy and science fiction literature, such as utopian/dystopian worlds, race,
class, gender and identity formation, surveillance, and artificial intelligence.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 101 or permission of instructor.
ENG 230 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN
3 (3-0)
A survey of prose and poetry suitable for use in the elementary classroom.
Work with the presentation and selection of materials is designed to give
experience with children's books that will aid in the stimulation and guidance of
individual recreational reading. Includes student participation involving the
reading of selections from children's literature in simulated and actual classroom
situations.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite:
Placement by assessment scores or ACT/SAT scores
into English 101 or permission of Instructor.
ENG 236 LITERATURE AND FOLKLORE OF MICHIGAN'S UPPER
PENINSULA
3 (3-0)
A study of the literature and folklore of the Upper Peninsula with emphasis
placed on the primary literary forms. Students will be required to read and discuss
U.P. related materials, plus collect and interpret local folklore. Topics considered
include U.P. ethnic groups, customs, folk songs, ballads, myths, legends, folk
medicines, and speech distinctions.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite:
Placement by assessment scores or ACT/SAT scores into
English 101 or permission of Instructor.
ENG 240 CREATIVE WRITING
3 (3-0)
A survey of the creative process and the resulting literary art. Structured around
contemporary and classic literary works, discussions with available contemporary
writers, a study of literary techniques, and an analysis of the psychology of
creativity (motivation), the course will encourage students to produce original
compositions of short stories, poetry, and/or essays.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 101 or permission of instructor
ENG 244 CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION
3 (3-0)
Creative Writing: Fiction is a writing course that focuses specifically on fiction.
Students will read, study, and analyze the literary techniques and craft of great
fiction writers. In structured exercises, they will practice strategies for creating
character, plot, dialogue, setting, symbolic and figurative imagery, as well as
other key narrative elements. To this end, students will read several exemplary
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ENG 260 READING AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE
3 (3-0)
This course will investigate the relationship between American culture and
popular culture art forms. Students will investigate the poetics of pop culture
artifacts, such as literature, television, and film, as well as emerging media forms,
such as the meme, web videos, and smart phone apps. Beginning with a
theoretical approach to cultural studies, students will then investigate expressions
of cultural identity through a reading of the pop culture artifacts. The course
schedule will follow a historical trajectory of American popular culture since WWII.
Students will study significant events that contributed to generational distinctions
(e.g. WWII and the Greatest Generation, 9/11 and the Millennials), and the
popular culture that shaped, defined, and emerged from these generations. The
final project will be a multimedia essay/presentation that will require students to
analyze recent popular cultural artifacts in an attempt to identify and trace
emerging cultural values.
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 or permission of instructor
ENG 299 CAPSTONE
1 (1-0)
The culminating event for the English major at Gogebic Community College, this
course prepares students for the next stage of their academic and professional
careers. Students will compile and submit a portfolio of works and prepare a
public presentation.
Prerequisite: Completion of 9 credits of English core and 46 credits toward
the degree overall.
ENVIRONMENT
(ENV)
ENV 101 HUMAN ECOLOGY
3 (3-0)
An analysis and survey course specifically designed to develop students’
awareness of their relationship to their biophysical environment, including basic
knowledge concerning the environment and the associated problems.
Environmental problems will be addressed from economic, social, and
political perspectives after a firm understanding of the underlying scientific
principles is achieved. Special emphasis will be placed on correctional
methods of solving ecological problems
Prerequisite:
none
FINNISH
(FIN)
FIN 092 CONVERSATIONAL FINNISH
1 (1-0)
An introduction to provide familiarity with the basic structure, vocabulary, and
cultural aspects of the Finnish language.
Prerequisite:
None

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