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  • Carthage alumni join forces to battle malaria in their homeland — Carthage News — Carthage College
    the problem from different angles Supported by the Ifakara Health Institute they and another colleague have collaborated on a new manuscript exploring the relationship between house structure and malaria transmission That was the topic of Miss Mageni s senior thesis Mr Kiware is on track to complete a computational sciences Ph D program at Marquette University in 2013 He utilizes both degrees he earned at Carthage in computer science and mathematics to develop bioinformatic systems and mathematical models that help researchers in the African nation understand how malaria is transmitted and how it can be better controlled Some of his mathematical modeling work has been published as well Additionally he s part of a research team that s examining whether adult mosquitoes will contaminate their own breeding areas by carrying insecticides He s hopeful the novel technique will complement the effort already achieved by the use of bednets toward malaria elimination Mr Kiware has seen firsthand the devastating impact of the mosquito borne disease when it afflicted his own village It remains the No 1 cause of death in Tanzania with pregnant women and children the most vulnerable He often travels home when not in class and plans to return there full time after earning his Ph D to continue the research until I work myself out of the job Miss Mageni graduated from Carthage in 2011 with majors in environmental science and geography She returned home to work as a research officer with the Ifakara institute providing geographic information systems guidance In her latest research Miss Mageni uses groundwater flow to predict malaria hotspots It is really neat to finally get some real life experience aimed at saving lives based on lectures and concepts taught in many of the geography and environmental sciences courses I took she said I

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  • English Department News — English at Carthage — Carthage College
    talk is titled Which Witch Editing Shakespeare s Macbeth more Carthage English The Stratford Shakespeare Festival Trip a 45 year Carthage tradition Every fall the Carthage English Department takes a faculty student trip to Ontario Canada for the acclaimed Stratford Shakespeare Festival The trip leaves students with new acquaintances unforgettable memories and a fresh appreciation for the magic of theatre more Reading Carthage faculty present poetry fiction reading Nov 13 Writer in residence Rick Meier and adjunct professor Nicholas Ravnikar will read their new poetry and fiction at 6 p m more Undergraduate Research New scholarly journal features student work editing A new publication features 10 scholarly essays written by Carthage students more The Bard s Appeal Shakespeare Sonnet Marathon a success Carthage students and faculty gathered for a marathon reading of Shakespeare s sonnets in honor of the Bard s 448th birthday more Research in the Humanities English majors celebrate literature at second annual Celebration of Scholars Celebration of Scholars poster presentation at Carthage included theses on Shakespeare s Twelfth Night witchcraft in Macbeth Baudelaire s Flâneur and Waiting for Godot more Student Achievement English majors present research at national literature conference Emily Kolesar 12 and Rachelle Ramos 12 were selected to present their senior theses at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference in April more Poet Julie Carr to hold reading May 3 Poet and scholar Julie Carr will read from her work at 7 p m Thursday May 3 in Niemann Media Theatre more FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS Meet Fulbright Scholar Jean Brody Ms Brody 12 is one of two Carthage students who have received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for the 2012 2013 academic year more English Department opens new courses The English Department has added a variety of new courses to its catalog for the 2012 2013 academic year more Visiting Writer Students renowned author riff on writing Award winning author Danielle Evans shared her insights on the writing life with a Carthage class more Carthage welcomes author Nicholas Beeson Local author will discuss his debut novel Riemann Zeta Zero Sum at 7 p m Thursday March 1 in Todd Wehr Center 128 J TERM Class sees world through eyes of Middle Eastern women Carthage students and faculty boldly ventured into unfamiliar cultural ground during J Term class examining the challenges women face in the Middle East more Poem of the Day Professor featured on Poets org today A poem by Carthage English professor Richard Meier is today s Poem a Day on the website of the Academy of American Poets more Second Annual Halloween Reading English honor fraternity hosts a reading of Halloween stories and poetry at 9 15 p m Thursday Oct 27 in JAC s Recital Hall more Carthage student chosen to present at MUSE Undergraduate Literature Conference English major Eric Ross 12 was chosen as a student presenter for the sixth annual MUSE Undergraduate Literature Conference more Carthage welcomes poet David Trinidad Carthage welcomes poet David Trinidad to campus Tuesday Oct 11 as part of

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  • A Word From the Department — English at Carthage — Carthage College
    use this website as a way of sharing with us faculty and students of the Carthage English Department those things about which we are excited In addition to bread and butter information for example the requirements for a creative writing emphasis or senior thesis abstracts you ll find Teasers for new courses such as Professor Ali s Midnight s Children and my J term course on Lost The Wire and literature Candid classroom photos and student profiles Updates on departmental events from parties to poetry readings News of student internships and interviews with our alumni who offer answers to that vexing question What will you do with a degree in English Enjoy your virtual tour of the Department and think about joining us in our brick and mortar settings where we re even more in our element Pamela Smiley Chair Lentz Hall 313 psmiley carthage edu 262 551 5896 Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar Take the Next Steps Request Information Schedule a Visit Apply Now Current Students Faculty The Bridge My Carthage For Faculty Student Voices Carthage has shown me that the possibilities are quite endless No matter how crazy

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  • English Department Faculty — English at Carthage — Carthage College
    Duncan Director Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring Program Assistant Professor of English Lentz Hall 208 carthage edu 262 551 5883 Professor Annette Duncan teaches American Literary Traditions and Methods and Materials of Teaching English She earned her B A from Evangel College and M A from the University of Nebraska She joined Read more Alyson Kiesel Assistant Professor of English Lentz Hall 242 carthage edu 262 551 2117 Professor Alyson Kiesel earned her B A in English magna cum laude from Amherst College and a Ph D in English Language and Literature from New York University She specializes in 19th century Read more Richard Meier Assistant Professor of English Writer in Residence Lentz Hall 214 carthage edu 262 551 5937 Professor Richard Meier directs the creative writing program at Carthage an emphasis within the English Department He also curates and directs the Visiting Writers Series through which writers of national Read more Jean Preston Director Writing Center Adjunct Assistant Professor of English Hedberg Library 224 carthage edu 262 597 8179 Professor Jean Preston earned her B A from Carthage College in English with minors in Classics and Women s Gender Studies and holds an M F A in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of Southern Read more Leonard Schulze Professor of Communication and Digital Media and English Johnson Arts Center 131 carthage edu 262 551 2120 Professor Leonard Schulze teaches courses in the history and structure of the English language human symbolic activity rhetoric and persuasion communication and community cinema studies and Western Heritage He is Read more Pamela Smiley Chair of the English Department Professor of English and Women s and Gender Studies Lentz Hall 313 carthage edu 262 551 5896 Professor Pamela Smiley teaches the novel introduction to literature and Heritage studies During 1994 1995 she was a

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  • English Department Courses — English at Carthage — Carthage College
    ENG 3020 Literature in Its Time II HUM 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Pamela Smiley David Steege A rotating selection of courses engaging important themes voices and works of the British romantic period the Victorian period the modern period and 19th 21st century American literature These courses follow the same interdisciplinary approach as Literature in Its Time I In the 2009 2010 academic year the theme of this course will be Midnight s Children Parents and Grandchildren The course will focus on the exuberant English writing that has emerged from independent India Background material will include readings from the Hindu sacred text Ramayana as well as selected excerpts from Bollywood films Students will examine the influence of the West particularly as it pertains to the medium of the novel but our primary focus will be on the various manifestations of the Indian voice in fiction Required texts G V Desani All About H Hatterr Salman Rushdie Midnight s Children Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance Jhumpa Lahiri The Interpreter of Maladies Prerequisite ENG 2030 English Literary Traditions II or ENG 2010 The American Literary Tradition depending on course content ENG 3040 Advanced Writing 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Richard Meier Alan Wallace A rotating selection of courses focusing on the production of literary and expository writing the art of the short story and the poem as well as the essay and creative nonfiction Through intensive workshops each course will immerse students in the writing process stressing the craft and technique of writing In addition to reviewing students own work the course will include some study of exemplary works in the appropriate form of discourse Prerequisite COR 1100 COR 1110 and ENG 2050 or consent of the instructor Spring ENG 3070 Film and Literature HUM 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Pamela Smiley This class will explore the relationship between film and literature Students will be taught to read literature and film analyzing narrative structure genre conventions technical and artistic factors to better understand the relationship between text and image In addition students will examine how film and literature reflect the times and conditions in which they are made and conversely how they sometimes help shape attitudes and values in society Our reading and viewing of texts will not only address aesthetic achievement and cultural values but also distinguish the unique ways in which film and literature construct their representative meanings ENG 3090 Literatures of Diversity HUM 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Seemee Ali Pamela Smiley Each offering in this rotating selection of courses explores a single diverse ethnic literature such as African American Asian American Hispanic American and Native American While content will vary according to the discretion of the instructor this group of courses is united by a common desire to read a diverse literature according to its own heritage double voiced as it is further complicated by issues of gender and class To this end a course in Native American literature for example

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  • English Major — 5 Year Course Plan — English at Carthage — Carthage College
    in Creative Writing Pre Session HUM 1060 Interpreting Literature Summer 2014 1 2 course offerings Annette Duncan Don Michie Projected Course Offerings 2014 2015 Fall 2014 HUM 1060 Interpreting Literature 2 secs HUM 1160 Introduction to Literature Studies HUM 2010 American Literary Traditions 2 secs 1 WI HUM 2020 English Literary Traditions I ENG 2050 Creative Writing 2 secs ENG 2710 Topics American Century HUM 3010 Literature in its Time I WI HUM 3020 Literature in its Time II ENG 3050 Expository Composition ENG 3140 Genre Fiction ENG 3150 Special Studies in a Major Author Prior to 1800 ENG 4100 Senior Seminar WI ENG 4200 Methods and Materials in Teaching English J Term 2015 Seemee Ali Maria Carrig Spring 2015 HUM 1060 Interpreting Literature HUM 1160 Introduction to Literature Studies HUM 2010 American Literary Traditions HUM 2030 English Literary Traditions II ENG 2040 The Classical Traditions in Literature ENG 2050 Creative Writing 2 secs ENG 2710 Topics Carthage Symposium 2 HUM 3020 Literature In Its Time II ENG 3040 Advanced Writing Creative Nonfiction HUM 3070 Film and Literature HUM 3100 Literature and Gender Carthage Symposium HUM 3110 Shakespeare ENG 3750 History and Structure of the English Language ENG 4300 Seminar in Creative Writing Pre Session HUM 1060 Interpreting Literature Summer 2015 1 2 course offerings Annette Duncan Don Michie Projected Course Offerings 2015 2016 Fall 2015 HUM 1060 Interpreting Literature 2 secs HUM 1160 Introduction to Literature Studies HUM 2010 American Literary Traditions 2 secs 1 WI HUM 2020 English Literary Traditions I ENG 2050 Creative Writing 2 ENG 2170 Topics American Century HUM 3010 Literature in its Time I ENG 3040 Advanced Writing Poetry HUM 3090 Literature of Diversity ENG 4100 Senior Seminar WI ENG 4200 Methods and Materials in Teaching English J Term 2016 Pamela Smiley Spring 2016 HUM 1060 Interpreting Literature HUM 1160 Introduction to Literature Studies HUM 2010 American Literary Traditions HUM 2030 English Literary Traditions II ENG 2040 The Classical Traditions in Literature ENG 2050 Creative Writing 2 ENG 2710 Topics Carthage Symposium 2 ENG 3040 Advanced Writing Fiction HUM 3100 Literature and Gender Carthage Symposium HUM 3110 Shakespeare ENG 3140 Genre Short Story HUM 3160 Special Studies in Major Author After1800 ENG 3750 History and Structure of the English Language ENG 4300 Seminar in Creative Writing Pre Session HUM 1060 Interpretating Literature Summer 2016 1 2 course offerings Projected Course Offerings 2016 2017 Fall 2016 1060 Interpreting Literature 2 secs 1160 Introduction to Literary Studies 2010 American Literary Traditions 2 secs 1 WI 2020 English Literary Traditions I 2040 Classical Traditions 2050 Creative Writing 2 secs 2710 Topics American Century 3020 Literature in its Time II 3040 Advanced Writing Poetry 3090 Literature of Diversity 3140 Genre Non fiction 3150 Special Studies in a Major Authors Prior to 1800 4100 Senior Seminar WI 4200 Methods and Materials in Teaching English J Term 2017 Spring 2017 1060 Interpreting Literature 1160 Introduction to Literature Studies 2010 American Literary Traditions 2030 English Literary Traditions II 2050 Creative Writing

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  • English Major and Minor Requirements — English at Carthage — Carthage College
    in a Major Author After 1800 The balance of the 40 credits may be completed by choosing among the department course offerings The English Minor The English Minor consists of 24 credits in English including the following 2010 American Literary Traditions Choose one 1060 Interpreting Literature 1160 Introduction to Literary Studies Choose one 2020 English Literary Traditions I 2030 English Literary Traditions II Choose one 3110 Shakespeare 3150 Special Studies in a Major Author Prior to 1800 3160 Special Studies in a Major Author After 1800 The balance of the 24 credits may be completed by choosing among the department course offerings Teaching Licensure English Major with Secondary Education Minor Students majoring in English and seeking teaching licensure at the secondary level must include the following among the 40 credits taken within the department English 2040 English 2050 or 2060 and English 3750 In addition students are required to take Education 4130 and Education English 4200 Elementary Education Major with English Minor Students majoring in elementary education and minoring in English language arts must include the following among the 24 credits taken within the department English 1060 or 1160 English 2010 English 2050 or 2060 English 2020 or 3110 English 2030 or 2040 or 3750 and one elective In addition students are required to take Education 4130 Students interested in teaching licensure should contact the Department of Education English Major with Creative Writing Emphasis Students majoring in English may also select an emphasis in creative writing The emphasis is designed for students who wish to combine their literary study with study in the practice of creative writing Students majoring in English who elect the emphasis in creative writing take 41 credits in the department including the following required courses 1160 Introduction to Literary Studies 2010 American Literary Traditions 2020 English Literary Traditions I 2030 English Literary Traditions II 2050 Creative Writing 3040 Advanced Writing in the area appropriate to the student s writing interest 3140 Literary Genre in the area appropriate to the student s writing interest 4100 Senior Seminar 4300 Seminar in Creative Writing And a choice from Category I and Category II as listed under the English Major Students graduating with an emphasis in creative writing will also be required to take ENG 4300 Seminar in Creative Writing to produce a chapbook and give a public reading of their work A chapbook is a short book of original poetry fiction or creative non fiction that is unified by content theme or style Poetry chapbooks should be 10 20 pages fiction and non fiction chapbooks will generally be 15 30 pages The chapbook will be written and revised during senior year under the guidance of two creative writing faculty members and may satisfy part of the course requirements for English 3040 Advanced Writing within the student s chosen genre Guidelines for the chapbook and public reading can be obtained from the English Department chairperson or the Director of Creative Writing Creative Writing Minor Students seeking to minor in creative

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  • Opportunities in the English Department — English at Carthage — Carthage College
    outstanding academic and creative work Scholarships include The Altera Scholarship The Chapin Tague and Juanita Jones Awards in Creative Writing given each year in prose and poetry The Dawe Scholarship The Shakespeare Festival Award The Tolleson Scholarship and The Vorpahl Scholarship The department also offers departmental fellowships among other honors Internships There are many internships available for English majors and faculty offer assistance to students seeking internship opportunities Student Organizations Writing Reading and More Carthage English majors can hone their writing and critical reading skills in any number of organizations on campus Students interested in creative writing can join Poetry Underground or Centrique Carthage s creative arts journal Students interested in journalism can join the student newspaper or yearbook Sigma Tau Delta Honors Fraternity Sigma Tau Delta is the national English Honorary Fraternity The Carthage chapter of Sigma Tau Delta meets to promote and involve members in literature poetry and the theater With more than 600 chapters nationwide and more than 7 000 active members this English honorary fraternity is a wonderful way to become more involved in the Carthage community and make connections with scholars across the nation Teaching English Approximately 25 percent of Carthage students who major in English plan to teach English in elementary middle or high school Students who want to teach English to grades 6 12 must complete a major in English and a minor in early adolescence and adolescence education Students who want to teach English to grades 1 9 must complete an English minor in addition to their education major The Carthage English Department works closely with both groups of education students to ensure they meet the requirements for their career goals Visiting Writers Series Carthage hosts acclaimed writers from across the country in its Visiting Writers Series Curated by writer in residence

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