Course Information

ENG 50: Readings in Close Reading

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017
  • Finding meaning in literature has routinely relied on close reading, but close reading, depending on who you ask, or when you ask, is out of date and out of style. The practice, for some, can reveal the “hidden riches” of a text, when “one phrase after another lights up and appears as the heart of it.” Others view close reading as an arbitrary and constricting form, the highbrow obsession and tool of campus readers overinvested in books, canons, the OED, and literary criticism.

ENGR 097/197: Engineering Service Learning: Captivating Thinking

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Captivating Thinking is an engineering service learning course that partners UC Merced undergraduates with students under the supervision of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown, California. The UC Merced Sierra - Conservation Center team will develop software that can create economic snapshots for the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority. 

ENGR 097/197: Engineering Service Learning: Captivating Thinking

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Captivating Thinking is an engineering service learning course that partners UC Merced undergraduates with students under the supervision of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown, California. The UC Merced Sierra - Conservation Center team will develop software that can create economic snapshots for the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority. 

ENG 31: Introduction to African American Literature and Culture

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

The African American experience spans four centuries, from the initial settlement of North America by Europeans and the establishment of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, to the present day. This interdisciplinary course examines the social thought, cultural mores, religious institutions, intellectual history, political challenges, literary traditions and expressive arts of people of African descent in the Americas.