Summer 2019 Courses

ENG 107: Introduction to Creative Writing

Meets May 07-Jul 02


Instructor: Peter Williams

An introduction to the genres and craft of creative writing, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students will study and practice writing in various modes through composition, peer critique, and research. Lecture or lecture with discussion section. Offers credit for the UK Core requirement in Intellectual Inquiry in Arts & Creativity. Fulfills ENG pre-major requirement and provides ENG minor credit.

ENG 399--Interniships in English-related job settings

The Department of English internship is available for qualified students (sophomores and up who have completed the UK CORE CCR requirement) to receive academic credit through applied and practical experience with a variety of private and public entities, including but not limited to the University Press of Kentucky, law firms, media outlets, the Lexington Public Library, the Carnegie Center, and others.  In some cases, the English Dept. works to find students to fill existing positions. In others, the students can find an internship and then work with English to earn credit. In both scenarios, the student will work with a sponsor in a field-, community-based, practical or applied educational experience.

Credits: 1-3 credit hours, graded only on a pass-fail basis. Repeatable for a total of up to 6 credit hours.

For more information, contact Pearl James,


WRD/ENG 405: Editing English Prose: CANCELLED



ENG 440G: Shakespeare Aloud

Meets June 6-July 3

MTWRF 9:10am-11:20am

Instructor: W C Foreman

Though Shakespeare designed his plays to be spoken aloud and understood aloud, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of his longtime partners in the theater business, thought they were also valuable texts for private reading so they published a collected edition several years after their friend's death. This course is founded on the notion that these forms of encounter with the plays—private reading (whether silent or—as would have been far more common in Shakespeare's day than in ours—aloud) and communal reading and speaking aloud (and thus listening)—are mutually illuminating and provide a way into a capacious understanding and appreciation of the interacting emotions and arguments of the characters, their ideas and doubts, their desires and needs, their griefs and joys. To read a Shakespearean role as if you knew what it meant is a great start toward finding out what in fact it does mean, or rather what it can mean, as is hearing other people read other characters' parts as if they too knew what they meant by what they said. We will look at how different oral performances find different meanings in the same works. We will use two plays, one a tragedy and one a comedy: probably King Lear and Twelfth Night. We will read lots of Shakespeare's words in class, tinkering with rhythm, stress, and silence, and we will look at video and listen to audio versions of our plays to get a sense of how other people think they should sound. The aim of the course is not to produce actors for public consumption but to provide readers with a more vital connection to Shakespeare's words—a performance for oneself. NOTE: ENG 330 is NOT a required prerequisite for this section of ENG 440G, though you will need an override for the system to allow you to enroll. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to enroll (i.e., has the "consent of the instructor," who may be reached at

Fulfills ENG Major 400-level course requirement. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit.


A&S 350: Personal Strengths and Career Development, 3.0 hours, ONLINE June 17-AUG. 1

Prereq: Junior or senior status.

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of planning and organizing career development strategies. Emphasis is placed on identification of individual goals, assessment of talents/strengths and values, exploration of career options, analysis of the job market, effective use of employment search tools (e.g., resumes, cover letters, and interviewing), and management of career pathways. Stresses the value of the arts and sciences degree in the labor market and develops job search skills that will be useful throughout life. (Lecture, 3 hours)



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