The Ultimate Guide to English Courses: Summer and Fall 2018

Do you need to take English Courses this Summer session or Fall semester? Then this guide is 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 … Read more…

[COURSE PROMO] INGL 3300: Ethnographic Fiction and Faction

This Fall, Dr. Gregory Stephens will be teaching INGL 3300: Ethnographic Fiction and Faction. The course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 pm in CH 222. This course looks at both sides of the border between literature and ethnography. Ethnographically-informed writing provides a way of seeing things whole, and understanding other cultures from the perspective of participants. The area of interface between literature and ethnography offers several valuable skills: another approach to literary/cultural analysis; a wider palette of writing styles; and methods for intercultural understanding.

[Course Promo] Narrative as Social Justice

This Fall, Drs. Ricia Chansky and Jocelyn Géliga will be carrying out a large-scale research project on Hurricane María through the following courses and sections (which have some spaces reserved for English Majors): INGL 3318: LITERATURE OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN – Ricia Chansky – Sec. 036 (T, Th 9:00-10:15 am). INGL 4998: SUPERVISED RESEARCH IN ENGLISH – Ricia Chansky – Sec. 001# (por acuerdo) INGL 3238: CREATIVE WRITING – Jocelyn Géliga Sec. 030 (MWF 9:30-10:20), Sec. 040 (MWF 10:30-11:20) This project is funded through the Voice of Witness nonprofit organization and the results of the research activities will be … Read more…

[Course Promo] English 6048: Poetry Since 1945

This Fall 2018 I will be offering English 6048: Poetry Since 1945 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:15. This course will be a historical exploration of poetry in the age of media. It will both cover and go beyond the canonical print-based narrative to examine how poets explored several media technologies to create and publish their poems. For example, poems written and produced for audio recording and broadcast, or video recording and production, or digital technologies will have different different characteristics from those written for print publication and vocal performance. This a literature course, but we will take into account … Read more…

Dr. María Quintero Aguiló Wins CEA Award

During this year’s 49th annual College English Association Conference, UPRM alumn and current adjunct faculty member, Dr. María C. Quintero, presented her paper “The Sands of Un-Certainty: Tidalectically Synthesizing Nature and Culture in Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” The theme of the CEA Conference was “Bridges” and hundreds of professionals and scholars from all around the academic English spectrum assisted and presented in the event. In a conversation with Dr. Quintero, she shared with us her personal and academic experiences, and explained why she became interested in participating in the event. What called my attention was the theme, “Bridges.” I really enjoyed … Read more…

UPRM’s English Department Honor Roll Students for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Congratulations to our very own students who have earned a spot in the Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 academic year! Alanis F. Font Vélez Alexander Juan García Amarilis Yera López Andrea V. Valdés Valderrama Ángel G. Trabal García Angelique M. Matos Sanabria Claudia A. Ríos Ruiz Claudia S. Rodríguez Asad David A. Giovannetti Nazario Gabriela A. Díaz Almeida Gabrielle M. Armstrong Velázquez Gloribel de Jesús Vélez Jaime A. Colón López José F. Zayas Soto José J. Álvarez Retamales Joyce M. Acevedo Cabrera Julianna M. Canabal Rodríguez Kiara D. Lugo Carrero Luisian M. Vázquez Ramos María I. Rosado Morales Marina D … Read more…

Alumni Success Story: Karrieann Soto Vega

Our esteemed alumni exemplify that there is a whole world out there full of possibilities for the English Community to explore and achieve their professional goals. Karrieann Soto Vega, a graduate of our MAEE Program, overcame diverse obstacles in order to achieve her dream of teaching, and has been offered a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Soto shared the secrets of her journey in an interview by Kiara D. Lugo Carrero. We hope you are inspired by her success story! 1. What did you do after you graduated from your bachelors degree? I graduated from … Read more…

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