Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas - ENG 225 at Northern Virginia Community College


         
 
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ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas
Examines a set of literary texts linked by a particular theme, with inquiry into the historical, cultural, and/or social contexts of the texts and the theme. Emphasizes interpretive and critical analysis skills developed through close reading and intertextual study, as well as highlights an exploration of cultural ideas. Engages works of diverse genres, authors, and time periods. Specific themes will vary by section. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.
3 credits

Schedule at Northern Virginia Community College

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
38553 ENG 225-001A 3
  Tu Th  
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2024-01-16 Alexandria P
Topic: Intro to Short Story
Class meets on campus, on the day(s), time, and location listed on the class schedule.
41554 ENG 225-001L 3
 M W   
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2024-01-16 Loudoun P
ENG 225 - Writing Yourself In: Memoir as the Personalization of Nonfiction Literature
41228 ENG 225-001M 3
 M W   
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2024-01-16 Manassas P
ENG 225-001M - Essential pieces of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction have all highlighted the ethnic and immigrant existence in The United States. These forms of expression will be explored throughout the semester. The course will focus on writers from the late 19thcentury to today. The collection of readings and writers will highlight the history of immigration dating back to Ellis Island, unique history and experiences of various, diverse cultures in America, the validity of the American Dream, and the assemblage of cultures in The United States.
43660 ENG 225-001W 3
    Th  
6:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m.
2024-01-16 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Special Topic: Examines the literary and social aspects of science fiction, emphasizing development of ideas and techniques through the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing.
Hybrid Course
44239 ENG 225-002N 3
  Tu Th  
2:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m.
2024-01-16 Annandale P
Fifteen Week
Class meets on campus, on the day(s), time, and location listed on the class schedule.
Hip Hop Activist Literature: Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry: This course will focus on the evolution of Hip Hop as literature from the 1960s until current day. Texts covered will consist of memoirs of rappers, nonfiction of Hip Hop journalists chronicling the birth and rise of the genre, and lyrical content of raps as poetry. Themes of social justice, anti-racism, and the history of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements will be covered as part of the literature studied.
41229 ENG 225-02YM 3
   W   
2:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m.
2024-01-16 Manassas P
ENG 225-02YM: Science Fiction Literature and Media: Origins to the 21st Century
Hybrid Course
44037 ENG 225-02YW 3
 M     
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2024-01-16 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Special Topic: This course will examine journeys of freedom and confinement within families, communities, and countries. We will read short stories, plays, and poems that seek to reflect our humanity across racial, gender, political, social, and cultural lines. We will read and discuss writers of diverse backgrounds in order to deepen our understanding and appreciation of what it means to be human.
Hybrid Course
44038 ENG 225-03YW 3
 M     
7:00 p.m.-8:20 p.m.
2024-01-16 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Special Topic: Studies selected mythologies of the world, emphasizing their common origins and subsequent influence on human thought and expression. This course provides the student with specific knowledge of a variety of mythologies and an understanding of the common patterns among them. The course also promotes understanding of figurative language, such as metaphor and symbol, and mythic allusions. Involves critical reading and writing.
Hybrid Course
44040 ENG 225-41YW 3
   W   
4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
2024-01-30 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Hybrid Course
Special Topic: Examines the translation of literature into film viewing and writing. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with basic concepts of literary and film analysis, through the study of literature and film as related forms of art and cultural expression.
Thirteen Week
44052 ENG 225-42YW 3
    Th  
9:35 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
2024-01-30 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Hybrid Course
Thirteen Week
Special Topic: Examines the translation of literature into film viewing and writing. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with basic concepts of literary and film analysis, through the study of literature and film as related forms of art and cultural expression.
44039 ENG 225-4XYW 3
 M     
6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
2024-01-30 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Special Topic: Gothic Literature is a collection of mysterious, dark, and often supernatural tales. In this course, you will learn about the origin and the traditional elements of Gothic literature. We'll explore the unexplained, the macabre, the sublime, and the uncanny. Be ready to explore the darker side of human nature and gain insight into the enduring impact of Gothic literature in contemporary culture.
Hybrid Course
Thirteen Week
48626 ENG 225-5XYW 3
 M     
6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
2024-01-30 Woodbridge P
Special Topic: Gothic Literature is a collection of mysterious, dark, and often supernatural tales. In this course, you will learn about the origin and the traditional elements of Gothic literature. We'll explore the unexplained, the macabre, the sublime, and the uncanny. Be ready to explore the darker side of human nature and gain insight into the enduring impact of Gothic literature in contemporary culture.
Hybrid Course
Thirteen Week
38558 ENG 225-80YA 3
 M W   
12:45 p.m.-3:40 p.m.
2024-03-19 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
History of American Cinema.
2nd 7 Week
44895 ENG 225-H4YN 3
     F 
9:35 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
2024-01-30 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Hybrid Course
Honors Course
Thirteen Week
50% of class time is live streamed via Zoom; students are expected to attend class via Zoom on the days and times listed on the schedule. 50% of class work is completed online, independently, via CANVAS. Reliable internet access and a computer are required.
HONORS COURSE: Students must be admitted into the NOVA Honors program or have received permission from the Honors program to register for this section. See Honors requirements in the General Information section of the schedule. Contact honors@nvcc.edu for more information.
Restricted admission
Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
36110 ENG 225-51YA 3
  Tu Th  
11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
2024-05-20 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
Course Topic: History of Horror Cinema
Hybrid Course
1st 6 Week
33363 ENG 225-90YN 3
  Tu Th  
9:30 a.m.-11:25 a.m.
2024-07-02 Annandale P
Hybrid Course
OER-no cost textbooks
50% of class time meets in person, on campus; students are expected to attend class in person on the days and times listed on the schedule. 50% of class work is completed online, independently, via CANVAS. Reliable internet access and a computer are required.
Third Six Week
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