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Contents

The Sun
Never Sets on
the English
(Department)

The Many Faces
of Western
North Carolina

The Mystery
of Rick Boyer


Just Do It!

Student
Publications:
Just the
Beginning

How to Get
WIRED

English on the
Fast Track


Telling (True)
Stories

Technically
Speaking

Change of Heart
Leads to New
Career

The World
Awaits...


Writers Bring
"Different"
Experience

Slam Your
Head

English Freaks
and Geeks

Outside the
Classroom


Staff

Sponsors

Advertisers

English Freaks and Geeks
by Andrea Blanksteen
 
The WCU English Department offers many unique courses designed to help students understand literature and writing on a higher level. Even non-English majors can benefit, acquiring critical thinking skills they can use in any area.

Fairy Tale Literature, a student favorite, shows us surprising new sides to familiar stories from our childhoods and gives social and historical contexts for tales like Cinderella and Peter Pan. Students read and write about the tales that most interest them.

Tall tales, ballads, and ghost stories are the fare in Appalachian Literature. Students explore regional literature, discussing the mountain dialect, the “hillbilly stereotype” and the mountain dwellers’ way of life.

To learn about the earliest African American writers, take African-American Literature. You’ll read the art born of slavery and the modern work it influenced.

Native American Literature preserves the voices of America’s earliest inhabitants and their descendents.

Take a walk back in time with 19th Century British Literature, whose authors include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Austen, and Dickens.

History’s most-quoted book, the Bible, yields some of its secrets for students of the Bible as Literature. Students study both Old and New Testaments, not as religion but as literature.

Innovative courses like these broaden our definition of “literature,” says one student. “It’s always changing. It’s part of us.”

 

 

 

For more
information,
visit the
English Department's
course list.