Puget Sound English Department

August 27, 2010

A “heavenly” opportunity

Filed under: courses,Events on Campus — ATH @ 4:01 pm
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The course on The Bible and Literary Traditions (English 473) this fall semester will focus at the outset on comparing God-stories and hero-stories of the Hebrew Bible with those of other cultures in the ancient Near East. So the readings will start with the Hymns and Songs in praise of Inanna, the moon-goddess and goddess of fertility for the ancient Sumerians, then the Epic of Gilgamesh and excerpts from the Babylonian Creation epic. Later the course will trace the way the biblical materials were put together by the Hebrew scribes; the relationships among the different texts within the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament; and the many ways that the Bible has influenced English literature to the present day.

We rarely get the opportunity to offer a course on these materials. There are still two or three places open. If you are interested in joining the class, get in touch ASAP with Professor Sandler (fsandler@pugetsound.edu; Ext. 3431). The class meets at 9.30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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April 23, 2010

Writing Internship Info Session

Filed under: courses,Employment,Events on Campus,Uncategorized — MM @ 9:24 am

Life after graduation can be a scary thing. And as students who study English, we’re often confronted with the daunting question, “What do you DO with a degree in English??” The answer is: PLENTY! The Writing Internship course (ENGL 497), which requires students to obtain and complete a writing-related internship off-campus (for credit!), helps to answer and deal with this question and more.

The next session of ENGL 497 will be offered Spring 2011, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about the course now!

Please join current students of ENGL 497 to hear about their experiences interning and ask questions about becoming an intern, taking an internship for credit, the value of the course, how to make the transition from college to the world “out there,” etc. Professor Mita Mahato (who will be teaching the course next year) and Leah Vance (from Career and Employment Services) will be on hand to help field questions.

Tuesday, April 27th
Trimble Forum
6-7 pm
Refreshments!