The Ultimate Spring 2018 Guide to English Courses

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Do you need to take English Courses next semester? Then this is the guide for you! Students Completing Institutional English Requirements See the General Education English Sequences to know which courses you can take to fulfill your institutional requirements for English. Reminders: Basic English (3101-3102) leads to Reading and Composition (3201-3202/3209/3289) NOT to Intermediate English. Intermediate English (3103-3104) leads to electives in English (listed in the link above) NOT to Advanced English. Advanced English (3211-3212) fulfills your institutional English requirements, but are NOT equivalent to electives in English. Please be clear about what sequence you’re in and satisfy those requirements … Read more…

Research and Internship Courses for English Majors

This post offers information on three resources available to our students and faculty for collaboration and research. English 4998: Supervised Research in English This new course allows faculty to design a series of research activities for one or several students to participate in. The research interest can arise from a student wishing to do research with a faculty member or the faculty member inviting one or several students to participate in a research project. This three credit course qualifies as a professional elective in English. To offer this course, the faculty member and student(s) develop a short syllabus for the … Read more…

Spring 2018 With Dr. Jose M. Irizarry: The Harlem Renaissance

This spring semester take a journey into the Harlem Renaissance, a unique and inspiring movement that originated within the black community in Harlem, New York in the year 1920 until 1930.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more from this decade long movement with Dr. Jose M Irizarry, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. INGL3300: Modernism in America: The Harlem Renaissance (1920-1930) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:45PM. INGL6055: The Harlem Renaissance (1920-1930): Negotiating White Patronage, Privilege and Cultural Appropriation. Thursdays from 6:30-9:15PM.  

Courses with Dr. Eric Lamore: Literary Theory and Early Black Atlantic Literature

This Spring semester don’t miss out on the opportunity to take these two literature courses with Dr. Eric Lamore who specializes is the literature of the early black Atlantic, transatlantic lives and texts, African American literature, early American literature, textual scholarship, book history, life writing, and the teaching of literature. INGL 3308 – Introduction to Literary Theory (Tues./Thur. 12:30 and 2:00) – (prerequisite: any survey course) INGL 6056 – Early Black Atlantic Literature (Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-4:45) – advanced undergraduate students welcomed.

INGL 5025 Current Approaches in Linguistic Theory

Dr. Catherine Mazak will offer an advanced undergraduate and graduate course on Linguistic Theory for the following Spring semester. The course is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:45 in the morning. On this course the students will explore the post-structural turn in applied linguistics and what it means in how we understand “languaging.” First off Dr. Mazak will expose the idea that languages as you know them do not exist… and we’ll shake things up from there.” Through the usage of the post-structural approaches to linguistics, and how these theoretical perspectives just might be the best way … Read more…

Spring 2018 Courses with Dr. Leonardo Flores

This Spring 2018 semester I (Dr. Leonardo Flores) will be offering 3 courses: Modern Poetry, Digital Creative Writing, and Digital Humanities Internship. I have linked to the course blogs, with which I have offered at least two or more iterations of the courses, which should allow you to have a sense of what I’ve covered in the past. For a more immediate synopsis, download the flyer or read it as it cycles above. Some fun facts about these courses: Modern poetry is the second in a 3-part series of poetry courses he will be offering. You can jump in anytime, … Read more…

INGL 3345: The “Historical” Mini-Series (Summer 2017)

While the so-called Historical Mini Series is not new, it is emerging as a dominant genre, its stock rising with new streaming technologies and “bingeing” audiences. You’ll learn how to “read” these images, account for their hold on fans, and assess the kinds of cultural work such stories are doing in today’s world. This course will be taught by Dr. Nick Haydock. on M-S from 12:50-3:15 pm. “Think now, history has many cunning passages.” Check out the flyer here.

The New Film Certificate Starts in August!

The New Film Certificate Starts in August!


The UPRM Film Certificate is a curricular sequence founded in 2006. Certificate students have won prizes at film festivals, gone on to study film at the graduate level in topflight programs at the American Film Institute, Columbia University, Columbia College – Chicago, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and elsewhere, work in film in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta, and have won Emmys.

This August, we unveil the new expanded Film Certificate with more options and more professors. We have three brand new courses, and will be offering a series of weekend workshops as sections of CINE4025, which focus on different filmmaking skills. Look for Cartero e-mails and flyers promoting these new courses and workshops. Take a course as an elective, or submit an application to enroll in the Film Certificate.

Required Courses Credits Prerequisites
CINE3005: Writing the Short Film (New Course) 3 24 Credits
CINE4001: Film History to 1950 4 48 Credits
CINE4002: Film History from 1950 4 48 Credits
CINE4005: Film Theory 3 48 Credits
Choose Between:    
CINE4017: Film Production – The Fiction Film (New Course) 3 48 Credits
CINE4016: Film Production – The Creative Documentary (New Course) 3 48 Credits
Film Electives (Take at Least 1 Credit)    
CINE4025: Special Topics 1-9 24 Credits
INGL3345: Special Topics    
ITAL3085: Italian Cinema    
ESPA3126: Latin American Cinema    
ESPA3305: Hispanic Film and Literature    
Total Number of Credits Required 18  

* The old requirements apply to students already enrolled in the Film Certificate. The new requirements apply to anyone accepted for August of 2017 or after.

** The courses CINE4016 and CINE4017 replace CINE4015: Digital Videomaking. Students who have already taken CINE4015 do not need to take CINE4016 or CINE4017. Students who haven’t taken CINE4015, should take CINE4016 or CINE4017.





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