Undergraduate Courses: Spring 2001
English Department, FJCU

Spring 2001

  Spring 2001 List of Required Courses






Time for Class Advisor


Physical Education


Military Training (F)


Military Training (M)




Foreign Language


Introduction to Western Literature (A)


Introduction to Western Literature (B)


English Lab (A)


English Lab (B)


Readings in Modern English (A)


Readings in Modern English (B)


Applied Computer Technology (A)


Applied Computer Technology (B)


Applied Computer Technology (C)


Mythology & Bible


Readings in Modern English (A)


Readings in Modern English (B)


English Composition & Composition I (A)


English Composition & Composition I (B)


English Composition & Composition I (C)


English Composition & Composition I (D)


English Composition & Composition I (E)




Time for Class Advisor


Philosophy of Life


English Composition II (A)


English Conversation II (A)


English Composition II (B)


English Conversation II (B)


English Composition II (C)


English Conversation II (C)


English Composition II (D)


English Conversation II (D)


English Composition II (E)


English Conversation II (E)


Introduction of English Linguistics (A)


Introduction of English Linguistics (B)


Public Speaking (A)


Public Speaking (B)


Public Speaking (C)


History of Western Civilization I (A)


History of Western Civilization I (B)


Time for Class Advisor


English Composition III (A)


English Conversation III (A)


English Composition III (B)


English Conversation III (B)


English Composition III (C)


English Conversation III (C)


English Composition III (D)


English Conversation III (D)


English Composition III (E)


English Conversation III (E)
400 Time for Class Advisor


Spring 2001 List of Elective Courses:
LanguageElectivesAdvanced Writing




Literary Criticism II


British Literature II


Modern/Postmodern British Literature


Modern and Contemporary American Poetry


American Drama


Major American Fiction


The Images of Women in Comparative Lit.


World Literatures in English


Children's Literature


  • Language




Statistics for Language


Language Assessment






Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)


Performing Arts





Professional Ethics


Chinese Literature: Fiction II





Journalistic Writing in English II


Chinese-English Translation II


Business English Writing II


Creative Writing: Poetry Writing


 Course Description: Spring 2001

001. Literary Criticism II
2 credits
Dr. Kate Liu (engl1009@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Sophomores above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature


002. British Literature II
3 credits
Ms. Jennifer Chiu(flcg1036@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Sophomores above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature

This course is a survey of English literature in the 19th and 20th centuries. The first half of the course will cover the Romantic (1798-1832) and Victorian (1832-1901) periods. For the 20th century, most attention will be given to the Modern period (1914-c.1965).


  •  Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed. Vol. II. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993.

  • Frankenstein. By Mary Shelley. 1831. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1969. (Bookman Books, Ltd.)

Attendance: Lateness and absences are strongly discouraged. If you have more than FOUR unexcused absences from class, it will be very difficult for you to pass this course. THREE lates equal one absence. The teacher must be informed of your absence in advance and provided with substantial evidence to justify it as well. When absent on the day for assignments to be turned in, you must hand it in the first day you come back to school (not a week after!)
Written assignments: You will write irregular journals (each with at least 250 words) and three 3-to-5-page position papers. No late assignments are accepted (you are always encouraged to hand them in earlier). If you want to use any secondary sources, your papers must include parenthetical citations for all paraphrasing and quoting, as well as a list of works cited at the end. You shall automatically fail this course if you plagiarize.
Oral report: You will divide among yourselves into several groups, each preparing a list of study questions on a particular reading text, and leading the discussion of the class accordingly.

Tentative Grading Scale (subject to change):
Midterm/final exams    40%
Papers and journals    40%
Quizzes, group work and class participation    20%

Tentative Weekly Reading Schedule (subject to change)


The Romantic Period 1785-1830

Blake, William, 1757-1827

"Introduction" to Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience; "The Chimney Sweeper" I &E; "The Lamb"; "The Tyger"


Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

"Preface" to the Lyrical Ballads; "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey"; "Ode: Intimations of Immortality"; "Composed upon Westminster Bridge"

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834

From The Rime of Ancient Mariner; "Dejection: An Ode"


Byron, George Gordon, Lord, 1788-1824

"She Walks in Beauty"; "Darkness"; from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; from Canto 1, Don Juan 

Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 

"Ozymandias"; "Ode to the West Wind"; "To a Sky-Lark"; "Adonais"; from Prometheus Unbound 


Keats, John, 1795-1821

"On First Looking into Chapman's Homer"; "Ode on a Grecian Urn"; "Ode on Melancholy"; "The Eve of St. Agnes"


Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851



The Victorian Period 1830-1901


Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861

Sonnet 43, Sonnets from the Portuguese


Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, 1809-1892



Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

"My Last Duchess"; "Fra Lippo Lippi"


Arnold, Matthew, 1822-88

"The Buried Life"


The Twentieth Century

Hopkins, Gerard Manley 1844-1889

"God's Grandeur"; "Spring and Fall"

Shaw, George Bernard 1856-1950

Mrs. Warren's Profession


Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928

"The Darkling Thrush"; "The Ruined Maid"

Conrad, Joseph 1857-1924

Heart of Darkness


Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939

"The Second Coming"; "Sailing to Byzantium"; "Leda and the Swan"; "Among School Children"; "The Circus Animal Desertion" 


Forster, E.M., 1879-1970

"The Road from Colonus”

Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 

Chapter 3 of A Room of One's Own [Shakespeare's Sister]; "Professions for Women" (Read also Coventry Patmore's "The Angel in the House" on Page 1599 for reference.)


Joyce, James 1882-1941

"The Dead"

Eliot, T.S., 1888-1965

"The Love Song of J. Afred Prufrock"; "Sweeney Among the Nightingales"; "Journey of the Magi"


Lawrence, D.H., 1885-1930

"Odor of Chrysanthemums”

Auden, W.H., 1907-1973

"Musee des Beaux Arts"; "The Shield of Achilles"


Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923

"The Daughters of the Late Colonel"

Lessing, Doris, 1919-

"To Room 19"


Heaney, Seamus, 1939-

"Digging"; "The Forge"; "Punishment"

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989

Happy Days



003. Modern/Postmodern British Literature
2 credits
Ms. Leonora Yang (flcg2004@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Juniors above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature

In this course we will explore the ways in which certain British authors of fiction, poetry, and drama adapted artistic form and content to the modernist sense that the 20th century marks or requires a radical change in Western culture.  Reading the works of Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and others, we will attempt some generalizations about the literature of modernism, but we will also be sensitive to differences among these writers that may arise from gender, nationalism, or other sources.

Our readings will include fiction, poetry and drama.  Fiction: Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing and John Fowles.  Poetry: the poetry of World War I and II, W.B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, and Seamus Heaney.  Drama: Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Peter Shaffer.

Requirements: Regular, consistent participation in in-class activities, including assigned presentations and responses as well as general discussion, is essential.  There will be occasional quizzes, a midterm and a final exam.

Texts: Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed. Vol. II.  New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993.


004. Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
2 credits
Dr. Raphael Schulte
For Juniors & Seniors
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature

In this course we will sample some of the various types of poetry written in the United States during the past ninety-eight years, with an emphasis on short lyric poems.  The primary objectives of this course are (1) to enhance your appreciation and understanding of the range of American poetries written since the turn of the century and (2) to provide you with a broad critical framework for reading poetry.  We may be reading poems by Robert Frost, H.D., T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O’Hara, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Wright, among others.  If students are interested in reading other poets, please tell me and I will try to arrange it.

Students will be expected to attend class and to come prepared to discuss the assigned poems, as well as keep regular reading journals, complete a mid-term exam, and write a final paper.


005. American Drama
2 credits
Dr. Lyn Scott (engl1014@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Juniors above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature

This course covers the major works of four seminal American playwrights of the twentieth century: The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill; A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; The Crucible by Arthur Miller; and A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee.  The study of each play includes playwright biographies, important American literary and cultural themes, textual analysis, and contributions to theatre.  Video taped productions by each playwright as well as interviews and documentaries of the playwrights themselves will be shown.  Class format is arranged to feature student input from Internet resources, library reports and groups discussions.

Textbook: 20th Century American Drama (available at Bookman Books, Ltd.)


006. Major American Fiction
2 credits
Bro. Nicholas Koss (engl1027@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Juniors above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature

The first part of this course will be deal with 19th and 20th century short stories by writers such as Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Jack London, Sherwood Anderson, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor, John Barth, Robert Coover and Donald Barthelme.  About 50 pages of reading will be done each week.

The second part of this course will look at novels.  The exact list of novels to be read will depend on what novels the students have already read.  It will probably include one 19th century novel, which will probably by Washington Square by Henry James, and two or three 20th century ones.  For the 20th century, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway and a novel by a Chinese-American writer will most likely be included.  For the second part of the course, about 100 pages will be read per week.  It is hoped that the readings will increase the student's ability to read large amounts of English material with good comprehension.

Students interested in taking this course should give to Judy Peng by November 27 a list of all the American novels and short stories they have read in English.  The syllabus for the course will be ready by the end of this semester so that some of the readings can be done over the semester break if desired.  Videos of many of the works read will be shown outside of class time.  A one-page report will be due each week on the assigned readings.  Two longer papers will be required: one on a short story and the other on a novel.


007. The Images of Women in Comparative Lit.
2 credits
Fr. Daniel Bauer (engl1013@mails.fju.edu.tw)
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature

This course offers students a broad selection of short stories (mostly 20th century) which feature particularly interesting and well developed women characters.  This is a "comparative" literature course in the sense the authors are chosen from different cultures, though all write in or are translated into English (except for a Chinese and probably two Taiwanese writers).  Some of the compared cultures are India, Japan, England, the United States, France, China, and Taiwan. The objective of the course is to view the role of girls and women in society from a variety of literary examples, and to reflect on problems faced by women in our own time.  Students will submit four written journals, and take a mid-term and final exam.  A "reader" with the stories will be sold to students at cost.  Students will be expected to read and be able to discuss in class approximately 25 pages per week.


008. World Literatures in English
3 credits
Dr. Kate Liu
For Juniors above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature


009. Children's Literature
2 credits
Ms. Tina Kuo (
For Juniors above
Class limit: 35
Prerequisite: Introduction to Western Literature

The course is tailored to provide students with both theoretical and practical aspects of the study of western children's literature and its applications to English teaching. Main issues (6WH-Q) covered in classes can be outlined as follows: Who read children's literature? What is children's literature? Why should we use children's literature for language acquisition? Where can we find and when should we read children's literature? How can we transform children's literature into "comprehensible input" for learners? Hope to achieve the objectives after completion of this course:

  • Read a wide selection of children's literature 

  • Provide comprehensible and motivating teaching materials 

  • Linking mother tongue learning experience to second language acquisition

  • Cross-cultural exposure through literature reading.

  • Historical and educational aspects of literature for children

WHO ARE ELIGIBLE? - (for detailed description, please refer to 兒童文學與應用教學文宣 .)

TWO MAJOR READING TEXTS  (for detailed description, please refer to九十年度課程綱要表格 .)

Selections will be decided based on your preference. We will read extensively of texts taken from both ancient and modern period. If the traditional text is fantasy, the contemporary one will be realistic to form a contrast.  Charlotte's Web and Harry Potter's newly released copies are the top priority.

Course Content
Before mid-term exam, we will survey extensively various genres of children's literature including nursery rhymes, chants, lullabies, Aesop's fable, Brother Grimm and Christian Anderson's fairy tales, award winning books. After mid-term, with the understanding of fundamentals of children's literature, we will be able to explore widely-discussed issues such as censorship, picture books and illustrations, gender and stereotyping in children's literature, continuation or rewrite of ancient fairy tales, Oscar Wilde's masterpieces; Dr. Seuss' collections and analyzing Harry Potter's craze around the world.  The syllabus is subject to change after I consolidate the results from the questionnaires you kindly fill out. For your reference, please link to Syllabi from 1996 to 1999 for further information.

Please provide your e-mail address after your registration status is confirmed for the "invitation card."


010. Statistics for Language
2 credits
Prof. Thomas Nash & Dr. Yun-pi Yuan  (engl1018@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Juniors above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to English Linguistics

Do you want to know how to use your knowledge of math to determine whether an anonymous text was written by Jane Austen or Henry James?  Or how to tell which class made more progress, Reading Group A or Reading Group B?  Or who speaks more Taiwanese, students in the College of Foreign Languages or students in the College of Science and Engineering?  Or what is actually tested in a cloze test?  Or how to judge the results of the national 全民英語能力分級檢定測驗?  Or how to determine rates of language change over time?  Or how to tell the frequency of vocabulary?  Or how to decipher an ancient writing system?

This course will give you a very basic introduction to statistics in the study of language.  We will cover the purpose of using statistics, the concept of probability, basic types of statistical tests, and the presentation and interpretation of numbers for language study.  This course will help prepare you for graduate school in TESOL, linguistics, advertising or MBA, and help you read professional articles and even newspaper reports which draw on statistics, and help you conduct research in many fields.


  • Class participation

  • Reading

  • Exercises

  • Exams (open book/notes)

  • A calculator


  • Gonick, Larry, and Woolcott Smith.  The Cartoon Guide to Statistics.  NY: HarperPerennial, 1993.

  • Brown, J. D.  Understanding Research in Second Language Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design.  London: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988.

  • Plus other references.


011. Language Assessment
2 credits
Dr. Yun-pi Yuan (engl1018@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Juniors above
Class limit: 40
Prerequisite: Introduction to English Linguistics


  • To understand the principles of assessment and how they can be applied in practice

  • To develop a critical awareness of language tests by evaluating the public tests

  • To practice constructing valid, practical and reliable tests for use in the classroom

This course will cover the following topics: relationship between teaching and assessment, types and uses of language tests, approaches to language testing, test construction/evaluation and related issues (such as validity, reliability, and item analysis), alternative assessment, test methods (in testing different language skills), and interpretation of test scores.  We will examine samples of test items (such as the JCEE) by applying principles discussed in class.  Students will also have a chance to design language tests or develop ways to assess language performance in the classroom.

Requirements: weekly reading assignments, active participation (discussion, questions) and attendance, test review, test design team project, exercises, review quizzes.

Tentative Textbook: Heaton, J. B. Writing English Language Tests. New Edition. London: Longman, 1988.

Reference Books:

  • Bailey, Kathleen M. Learning about Language Assessment. New York: Heinle & Heinle, 1998.

  • Heaton, J. B. Classroom Testing. London: Longman, 1990.

  • Hughs, Arthur. Testing for Language Teachers. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.


012. Psycholinguistics
2 credits
Mr. Thomas Nash
For Juniors above
Class limit: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to English Linguistics

This course will introduce students to the mental processing of language, with emphasis on the comprehension and production of spoken language.  Special attention may be given to spontaneous gestures and their role in comprehension and production.  (Child language and second language acquisition, many aspects of which also fall within the field of psycholinguistics, are covered in separate courses.  Reading and writing may be touched upon, but will not be covered in depth due to limitations of time.)

Learning will proceed (with everyone's cooperation) through reading, questions, lectures, discussion, *small-scale pseudo-experiments and written reports on them, easy review quizzes, and a take-home exam.

Tentative textbook:  Taylor, Insup, with M. Martin Taylor. Psycholinguistics: Learning and Using Language. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1990.

*Class size may be large, so students must be willing and able to work together in fairly large groups on an experiment.  They must also be willing to be present and on time for the experiments conducted by other groups.  Students who cannot meet these requirements should not register for this course.


013. Pragmatics
2 credits
Dr. Mei-chen Huang (fuguaytz@ms1.hinet.net)
For Juniors above
Class limit: 30
Prerequisite: Introduction to English Linguistics

This is a basic motivational course which presents the fundamentals of a relatively new linguistic field, pragmatics, which looks into the science of language as its is used in the dynamic interaction between speaker and hearer. This course will provide both the theoretical and applied aspects of pragmatics with particular emphasis on the following issues: presupposition, speech acts, implicatures, indirectness, politeness, cross-cultural and pragmatics. Class participants are strongly urged to actively take part in class discussions, class projects, and to read the assigned articles ahead of time to gain a better understanding of the issues under consideration. In this class, students are also required to work on group projects and submit written reports on specific topics.

Tentative Textbook: Yule, George. (1996).  Pragmatics.  NY: Oxford University Press.


014. Teaching English as A Second Language (TESOL)
3 credits
Dr. Rebecca Yeh (
engl1025@mails.fju.edu.tw )
For graduate and 3rd/4
th year undergraduate students
th year undergraduate students
(An interview with the instructor is required for 3rd/4th year undergraduate students.)
Class Limit: 20
Prerequisite: Introduction to English Linguistics

This survey course is designed for those interested in the principles and practices of TESOL. The purpose of this course is to give students a basis for and practical experience in developing, adapting, and evaluating instructional techniques and materials for English teaching. Throughout the course of the semester, short chapters, journal articles, and other readings will be assigned to expand students' knowledge about English teaching. In addition to some hands-on projects, students will have the opportunity to evaluate and conduct micro-teachings in the classroom.


015. Performing Arts: Directing
2 credits
Dr. Lyn Scott (engl1014@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Sophomore above

Text: Introduction to Readers Theatre, Gerald Lee Ratliff (1999)

This course is a continuation of Performing Arts I and introduces students to the concept of playing space drawn from the theories and works of five directors who influenced theatre praxis in the twentieth century : Constantine Stanislavsky, Bertolt Brecht, Antoine Artaud, Joseph Chaikin and Peter Brook.  Students will continue to analyze literature for performance strategies, and incorporate one particular directing style.  The focus of the course is the creation of an original performance piece which combines mixed art forms and media.  Student directors will complete a director's textual analysis, rehearsal process and plan, and production book demonstrating the relationship between their interpretation and design supported by a portfolio of literary and photomontage.


016. Professional Ethics
2 credits
Fr. Daniel Bauer (engl1013@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Junior above
Class limit: 40

Professional (and Practical) Ethics is a course designed to help students study various meanings of  "right" and "wrong" in a range of professions such as medicine, business, academic life, the media, and guidance and counseling.  This course offers a strong focus on "practical" or "ordinary life" ethics, too.  Thus, segments of class time are used to discuss family and friendship ethics, and so forth.  The purpose of the course is to assist students to develop their own personal code of ethics, so that, in whatever situations they find themselves in work and in their personal lives in the future, they may know more clearly how they most want to think and act.  In addition, the course pushes students to develop skills in seeing WHY certain attitudes or forms of behavior are right or wrong in society and in the professions studied.  There are no exams, but strong class participation, good journals (2 written, 1 oral), and a five case "ethics folder" and class presentation measure student understanding.  All of these elements guide the final grade.


017. Chinese Literature: Fiction II (中國傳統小說:嘉靖至五四)
2 credits
Ms. Hsieh
For Sophomores above


  1. 從發展的說明及代表作的鑑賞中,了解中國傳統小說的發展與特色,作前瞻比較之參考。

  2. 藉小說學習如何反省自己、社會、傳統,並匯入現代文明的處境中,做個有自覺、有尊嚴的現代人。

  3. 配合民主教育的精神,從過程、方法的鍛鍊中培養合理處事的態度與能力。



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018. Journalistic Writing in English II (Advanced writing)
2 credits
Ms. Tzi-yu Lin
For Seniors Only
Class limit: 20
Prerequisite: English Composition III

See the instructor for further information.


019. Chinese-English Translation II (Advanced writing)
2 credits
Mr. Daniel Wang
For Seniors Only
Class limit: 20
Prerequisite: English Composition III

This course offers practical experience in Chinese-English translation.  The focus of this semester will be on the techniques in translating texts of different literary styles (classical Chinese, spoken Chinese, poetry, prose, etc.) and various subjects (literature, science, art, journalism, business, etc.)

TEXT: There is no textbook for this course.  Teaching materials and Chinese texts will be prepared by the instructor.

REQUIREMENTS: There will be five written assignments and one oral presentation during the semester.  The Chinese texts to be translated for the written assignments will be provided by the instructor; the materials for the oral presentation may be chosen by students themselves but will have to be approved first by the instructor.

ATTENDANCE: Since discussion in class is important, regular attendance will be expected.

EVALUATION: There will be no mid-term or final exams.  Grades will be based on (1) the evaluations of the written assignments; (2) the evaluation of the oral presentation; (3) class attendance and participation.


020. Business English Writing I (Advanced writing)
2 credits
Mr. Brian Reynolds  (ital0003@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Seniors Only
Class limit: 20
Prerequisite: English Composition III

This course is designed for students who would like to work in the business world after graduation and is also useful for those who intend to apply to a business related graduate school. 

This semester, the emphasis will be on the skills that you will need to acquire a job or get into graduate school. You will also learn about the type of writing you will be required to do on a day-to-day basis if you are lucky enough to land the job. In addition we shall be looking at some potential cultural conflicts that may arise when dealing with Western business people. If time permits, we may examine some macroeconomic issues such as globalization and the communications revolution.

In the first semester we dealt with various forms of paper correspondence, such as letters of complaint, requests for information and billing procedures. We shall be dealing with other types of paper correspondence, such as covering letters and basic import/expert procedures, this semester. However, our main emphasis will be on electronic correspondence and faxes.  E-mails are a relatively new phenomenon and require a style of English that even native speakers have to learn. They entail a brevity, clarity and informality that are very different from the conventions of paper correspondence. The advent of the Internet has altered the whole nature of how business is conducted and how people relate to each other. It is essential to learn about these matters. The principal method we shall be using to help you to acquire these skills will be through the use of "real life" situations. You will be presented with a variety of scenarios that you would be likely to come across in the Taiwanese business world. You will be expected to work effectively in a group as well as making individual presentations.

This semester we shall also be dealing at considerable length with skills that you shall be needing very shortly, namely job interview techniques, graduate school applications and how to write resumes. A good resume makes the difference between being called for interview or not. A good interview makes the difference between getting the job or not! Theses are skills that you cannot afford to ignore. By the end of the course your chances should be better than average! 

You will be expected write resumes based on real job advertisements and real graduate schools. Each student will also be expected to present for a "real" interview.

No one book could cover all the areas we shall be dealing with, so we shall be relying mainly on handouts and class presentations. However, as a reference book for this course and for the future, it is strongly recommended that you acquire a copy of: Ashley, A. (1992), A Handbook of Commercial Correspondence (Oxford, OUP).

I hope those of you who choose this course will find it useful and stimulating.  I will also welcome any ideas that you might have on course content.


021. Creative Writing: Poetry Writing (Advanced writing)
2 credits
Dr. Raphael Schulte  (engl1006@mails.fju.edu.tw)
For Seniors Only
Class limit: 20
Prerequisite: English Composition III

In The Poet's Art, M. L. Rosenthal states that writing a poem is "sheer good luck."  He's probably right, but hopefully writing poems is also fun and a chance for you to experiment with the English language.  My goal for this class is not to create a group of budding Walt Whitmans or Emily Dickinsons, but to let you play again—like a child—with words and see what creative writings you come up with.  We will try our hand at free verse and some formal poems, and we will also experiment with visual poetry where we will combine visual images with your words.  To do that, I will encourage you to use new computer technologies that allow you to generate poems that are both verbal AND visual.

Throughout the semester we will do writing exercises, including some "group poems" and journals.   Our class will not be a lecture course; instead, you will be involved in a variety of activities, both inside and outside the classroom.  These exercises will emphasize description, narration, and word play.  We will not have a textbook.  If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for this class, please let me know.

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