Chulalongkorn University
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

 
First Semester 2017 Course Offering

Undergraduate Courses
 
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2202111 English I
ENGLISH I
Coordinator: Crabtree
T 8:00–9:30, W 11:00–1:00, Th 8:00–9:30
Intermediate listening, speaking, reading, writing skills in English, based on topics on current social and cultural issues; introduction to paragraph writing.

Reading List:
  • David Cotton, David Falvey, and Simon Kent, New Language Leader Upper Intermediate Coursebook (Essex: Pearson Education, 2014)
  • M. T. Anderson, Feed (2002; external reading)
  • Supplement packet (includes reading and writing practice exercises, and practice tests for reading and grammar)
Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 15.
  • Students in section 14, please go to BRK 408 first in the morning of August 15.
  • The New Language Leader course textbook is available for purchase on August 15, 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the BRK (Boromrajakumari Building) lobby.
  • The external reading is available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(1-4-4)
6M5
320 seats

Faculty of Arts requirement



2202201 Academic English Oral Skills
ACAD ENG ORAL
Coordinator: Handrich
M 8:00–9:30, W 9:30–11:00
Listening comprehension; note-taking and summarizing; discussion of texts on academic topics; logical presentation of ideas and arguments through short speeches.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Course material is available for purchase at the MCS photocopy center, ground floor.

3(3-0-6)
TDF
60 seats

English major requirement; non-major with consent of faculty

Prerequisite: 2202112 English II, 5500112 Experiential English II, or consent of faculty



2202217 English Reading Skills
ENG READ SKILLS
Coordinator: Somjit
M 8:00–9:30, W 9:30–11:00
Reading comprehension of various text types; use of reading strategies; summary writing; analysis of structure and language of the materials.

Reading List:
  • Course packet
  • Noah Hawley, Before the Fall (2016; external reading)
Course Blackboard
 
Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Course material is available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
6A5
90 seats

English major requirement

Prerequisite: 2202112 English II, 5500112 Experiential English II, or consent of faculty


 
2202224 Introduction to English Sound System and Structure
INTRO SOUND STRUC
Coordinator: Prima
T 1:00–2:30, Th 11:00–12:30
Basic English phonology, morphology and syntax.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 15.
  • Course material is available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
7M5
150 seats

English major requirement

Prerequisite: 2202112 English II, 5500112 Experiential English II, or consent of faculty



2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature
INTRO STUD ENG LIT
Coordinator: Puckpan
M 9:30–11:00, W 8:00–9:30
Introduction to the literary elements of English literature: form, theme, and technique; analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama.

Reading List:
  • Course packet
  • George Orwell, Animal Farm (Signet, 1946)
Course Website: http://pioneer.netserv.chula.ac.th/~tpuckpan/234-2017a-introlit.html

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Course reading material is available for purchase
    • from khun Orn (09 2621 0992) or visit her Faculty of Science Library photocopy shop (2nd floor, Tab Building)
    • on August 16 from 7:30 a.m. in the 3rd floor hallway, BRK Building

3(3-0-6)
4M5
120 seats

English major requirement, non-major literature elective


 
2202263 Mythological and Biblical Background to English Literature
MYTH BIBL ENG LIT
Coordinator/instructor: Kris
M 8:00–9:30, W 9:30–11:00
Greco-Roman mythological and Biblical background to literature; their relevance to interpretation of English literature.

Reading List:
Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Course material is available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
6M5
25 seats

Literature elective


 
2202266 Background to British Literature
BKGD BRIT LIT
Coordinator/instructor: Nida
M 1:00–2:30, Th 8:00–9:30
Historical, philosophical, social and cultural background to British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the twentieth century; major writers and their representative works; analysis of excerpts.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 17.
  • Course material is available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
4A5
50 seats

English major requirement


 
2202267 Background to American Literature
BKGD AM LIT
Coordinators/instructors: Jittima
M 1:00–2:30, Th 8:00–9:30
Historical, philosophical, social and cultural background to American literature from the beginning to the twentieth century; major writers and their representative works; analysis of excerpts.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 17.
  • Course materials are available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
4A5
50 seats

English major requirement


 
2202302 English Composition II
ENG COMPO II
Coordinator: Crabtree
M 9:30–11:00, W 8:00–9:30
Writing of essays on various topics, with emphasis on logical presentation of ideas and proper use of language; introduction to the use of references.

Announcement: Class begins on August 16.

3(3-0-6)
6A5
30 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202202 English Composition I


 
2202304 English Business Writing
ENG BUS WRIT
Coordinator: Handrich
TF 11:00–12:30
Writing of business letters, resumes, memorandums, minutes, and reports, with emphasis on correct form, content, clarity and conciseness of expression.

Announcement:
  • Class begins August 16.
  • Course material is available for purchase at MCS photocopy center, ground floor.

3(3-0-6)
12M5
90 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202112 English II or 5500112 Experiential English II


 
2202313 Translation: English-Thai
TRANSL E-T
Coordinator: Sunij
MW 11:00–12:30
Translation of informative, expressive and vocative texts from English into Thai.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Course material is available for purchase on August 16 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.
  • Please read and translate the exercise passage 1 (informative text) for first class.

3(3-0-6)
4M5
80 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202124 Introduction to Translation


 
2202314 Translation: Thai-English I
TRANSL T-E I
Coordinator: Patama
TF 9:30–11:00
Translation of informative and expressive texts from Thai into English.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 15.
  • Course material is available on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
8M5
80 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202124 Introduction to Translation


 
2202317 English Critical Reading Skills
CRIT READ SKILL
Coordinator: Crabtree
T 2:30–4:00, Th 1:00–2:30
Principles of critical reading; analytical and critical reading of selected articles on current controversial issues; oral and written discussion of the issues.

Reading List:
  • Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (2016)
  • Edward O. Wilson, Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life (2016)
  • Jon Ronson, So You've Been Publicly Shamed (2015)

Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-6)
7A5
25 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202217 English Reading Skills or consent of faculty


 
2202324 Phonetics for English Pronunciation
PHONE ENG PRONUN
Coordinator: Rosanaporn
M 8:00–9:30, Th 2:30–4:00
Use of phonetic alphabet in transcription at word and sentence levels; phonemes and allophones; word stress and sentence stress in real life situations; sounds in connected speech; varieties of English.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 17.
  • Course material is available for purchase  on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
7A5
40 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202224 Introduction to English Sound System and Structure


 
2202326 English Syntax
ENGLISH SYNTAX
Coordinator: Nirada
T 1:00–2:30, Th 11:00–12:30
Analysis of English sentence structures according to syntactic theories and its application.

In love with English grammar? Fascinated by its word order? Curious about the relationship between phrases? These are some of what we'll be exploring in English Syntax. It's about how words become phrases and how phrases become clauses.

Reading List:
Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 15.
  • Course materials are available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.
  • This course is offered in the first semester only.

3(3-0-6)
12M5
25 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202224 Introduction to English Sound System and Structure


 
2202340 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
19C BRIT FICT
Coordinator/instructor: Nida
T 1:00–2:30, F 8:00–9:30
Subject matter, theme, form and technique of nineteeth-century British fiction; analysis and criticism of selected fiction.

Reading List:
Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 18.
  • Course materials are available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
12A5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature


 
2202342 Drama from the Twentieth Century to the Present
DRAMA 20C-PRES
Coordinator/instructor: Carina
T 8:00–9:30, Th 9:30–11:00
Subject matter, theme, form and technique of British and American drama from the twentieth century to the present; analysis and criticism of selected plays.

Reading List:
  • Plays TBA
Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-6)
7M5
40 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature


 
2202344 Contemporary World Literature in English
CONT WORLD LIT
Coordinator/instructor: O'Neill
TF 9:30–11:00
Analysis and criticism of selected works written in English by authors from cultures other than Britain and the United States.
 
Reading List:
  • Novel TBA
  • Play TBA
  • Short stories by Patricia Grace, Ann Ang, Chinua Achebe, Abdulrazak Gurnah and others
  • Poetry by Olive Senior, Lorna Goodison, Kei Miller, Daljit Nagra and others
Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-6)
12M5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature


 
2202345 British Poetry from the Elizabethans to the Augustans
POETRY ELIZ-AUG
Coordinator/instructor: Wright
M 2:30–4:00, F 8:00–9:30
Subject matter, theme, form and technique of Elizabethan, Metaphysical, Cavalier and Augustan poetry; analysis and criticism of selected poems.

Learn about Shakespeare's views on love, pain and, most importantly, himself. Watch the Metaphysical Poets struggle with passion, sex and that ever-inconvenient presence, God. Witness the reaction of poets to the Civil War and the Restoration with poetry assuming the strongly satirical and disrespectful tone that lay in wait for the new German dynasty...and which still perplexes Europe.

Announcement: Class begins on August 18.

3(3-0-6)
8M5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature or consent of faculty
 


2202350 Selected Topics in English Literature
SEL TOPIC LIT
Coordinator/instructor: Jittima
MW 11:00–12:30
Analysis and criticism of selected topics in English literature from a social, cultural and literary perspective.

The Myth of Equality in American Literature

When Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Congress declared, in the "Declaration of Independence," that "all men are created equal," they were wise enough to foresee that such an idea, revolutionary at the time (1774), could be interpreted in a number of ways. Fundamental to American democracy, the ideal of equality has instead produced the language of equality, while inadvertently allowing divisions across race, class and gender that exist in the United States today. While this course focuses particularly on a diverse group of nineteenth-century writers, texts will range from "The Declaration of Independence" (1776) to Benjamin Nugent's "God" (2013). Class discussion will center on how each writer accepts or contests the claim of America as "the land of the free." Will will pair some works with their cinema adaptations (when possible) and consider how such narratives are understood in contemporary culture. The course emphasizes close reading, the development of analytical skills and encourages enthusiastic class discussion.

Reading List:

Announcement: Class begins on August 16.

3(3-0-6)
6M5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature
 


2202365 Popular Fiction in English
POP FICT ENG
Coordinator/instructor: Darintip
T 2:30–4:00, Th 1:00–2:30
Elements and genres of popular fiction in English; social and cultural contexts; analysis and criticism of selected works.

Reading List:
Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-6)
7A5
25 seats

Literature elective for non-English majors only; not open to English majors

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature or consent of faculty


 
2202370 Literature in English Translation
LIT ENG TRANSL
Coordinator/instructor: Verita
T 1:00–2:30, Th 11:00–12:30
Analysis and criticism of selected works that have been translated into English from a social, cultural and literary perspective.

Reading List:
  • TBA
Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-6)
7A5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature or consent of faculty


 
2202371 Children's Literature
CHILD LIT
Coordinator/instructor: Kris
M 9:30–11:00, W 8:00–9:30
Form, content, and roles of children’s literature written in English; analysis and criticism of selected works.

Reading List:
Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • The coursebook will be available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
6A5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature or consent of faculty


 
2202401 Creative Writing
CREAT WRIT
Coordinator/instructor: Wright
TF 11:00–12:30
Elements of creative writing: point-of-view, setting, mood, characterization, dialog, plot, timeshift and suspense; practice of the techniques of imaginative writing.

Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-6)
TDF
20 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202202 English Composition I


 
2202408 Public Speaking
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Coordinator/instructor: Preena
W 1:00–4:00
Effective oral communication of ideas; preparation and delivery of various types of speeches to persuade, stimulate and convince.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Course material is available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.

3(3-0-6)
TDF
30 seats

Language elective

Prerequisite: 2202201 Academic English Oral Skills or consent of faculty
 
 
2202442 American Fiction from the Twentieth Century to the Present
AM FICT 20C-PRES
Coordinator/instructor: Subenja
T 2:30–4:00, Th 1:00–2:30
Subject matter, theme, form and technique of American fiction from the twentieth century to the present; analysis and criticism of selected works.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 15.
  • Course material is available for purchase on August 15 from 7:30 a.m. in front of the third floor student elevator, BRK Building.
  • For the first week of classes, please read chapters 1–3 of The Great Gatsby.

3(3-0-6)
7A5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature or consent of faculty


 
2202446 American Poetry from the Twentieth Century to the Present
AM POET 20C-PRES
Coordinator/instructor: Verita
TF 9:30–11:00
Subject matter, theme, form and technique of American poetry from the twentieth century to the present; analysis and criticism of selected poems.

Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-6)
8A5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature or consent of faculty



2202449 Introduction to Modern Critical Theory
INTRO CRIT THEO
Coordinator/instructor: Darin
W 1:00–4:00
Introduction to modern critical theories; application of these theories in analyzing selected literary works.

To many, modern critical theory sounds an esoteric subject. This course is especially designed to help undergraduates, especially fourth years, tackle this subject. We will step-by-step familiarize ourselves with fundamental concepts of major literary theories such as New Criticism, structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, and post-colonialism. Together we will also learn to apply these theoretical concepts to the interpretation of various texts. Hopefully, we will gain not only the practical understanding of critical theory, but also excitement in discovering how critical theory may help shed light on literary and cultural texts.

Requirements: written assignments, oral presentations, one term project, no final exam.

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Course material is available for purchase from khun Orn (09 2621 0992) or visit the Faculty of Science Library photocopy shop (2nd floor, Tab Building). There are two sets of readings:
    1. Intro to Modern Critical Theory
    2. A Guide to Writing an Essay

3(3-0-6)
TDF
10 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202235 Reading and Analysis for the Study of English Literature or consent of faculty


 
2202450 Shakespeare
SHAKESPEARE
Coordinator/instructor: O'Neill
M 8:00–9:30, W 9:30–11:00
Subject matter, theme, form and technique of Shakespeare's plays; analysis and criticism of selected plays.
 
Reading List:
Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 16.
  • Do not bring "parallel text" versions of the play to class (i.e. SparkNotes' No Fear Shakespeare series). Only regular editions (e.g. Norton, Oxford, Cambridge, Arden, Wordsworth, Penguin) will be allowed for classroom use.
  • An essential online resource when reading is www.shakespeareswords.com, a glossary of Early Modern English by David and Ben Crystal.
  • Othello is the first play we will read.

3(3-0-6)
6A5
25 seats

Literature elective

Prerequisite: 2202234 Introduction to the Study of English Literature, 2208101 Introduction to Dramatic Arts or consent of faculty

 


Graduate Courses

2202522 English Corpus Linguistics
ENG CORPUS LING
Coordinator/instructor: Raksangob
Th 1:00–4:00
Basic concepts in corpus linguistics; use of corpora for studies in English lexis, grammar, phraseology, pragmatics and discourse analysis

3(3-0-6)
TDF
10 seats

EIL (English as an International Language) English linguistics elective


 
2202600 Research Methodology in English Language and Literature
RESEARCH METHOD
Coordinator/instructor: Peters
M 1:00–4:00
Meaning of research; research techniques and procedures in English language and literature; analysis of and discussion on examples of good research

Announcement:
  • Class begins on August 21.

3(3-0-9)
TDF
10 seats

Program requirement



 
2202603 English Phonetics and Phonology
ENG PHONE PHONO
Coordinator/instructor: Preena
T 8:00–11:00
Production of English speech sounds; phonetics versus phonemics; distinctive features; phonemes in sequence; sound change; variations in pronunciation; problem sounds for Thai students

Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-9)
TDF
10 seats

Language requirement



 
2202606 Approaches in Critical Theory
APPRO CRIT THEORY
Coordinator/instructor: Wright
M 9:30–11:00, W 9:30–11:00
Critical theory with emphasis on major critics, modern analytical methods and contemporary topics in literary criticism; the practical application of critical methods to a selection of English poetry, prose and drama

Announcement: Class begins on August 16.

3(3-0-9)

10 seats

Literature requirement



 
2202660 Syntactic Theories and the English Language
SYN THEO ENG
Coordinator/instructor: Nirada
M 1:00–4:00
Current syntactic theories as applied to the English language: basic concepts, philosophy, analytical methods and argumentation

Announcement: Class begins on August 21.

3(3-0-9)
TDF
10 seats

Language requirement




 
2202661 English Semantics and Pragmatics
ENG SEMAN PRAG
Coordinator/instructor: Jiranthara
W 9:30–12:30
Basic concepts and theories in semantics and pragmatics; semantics-pragmatics boundary; word and sentence meaning; meaning in contexts; utterance interpretation and analysis, with emphasis on English

Announcement: Please collect a course syllabus and buy your course packet from the Department Office. See you in class on August 16.

3(3-0-9)
TDF
10 seats

Language requirement





2202663 English Discourse Analysis
ENG DISC ANAL
Coordinator/instructor: Raksangob
F 12:30–3:30
Basic concepts and theories in semantics and pragmatics; semantics-pragmatics boundary; word and sentence meaning; meaning in contexts; utterance interpretation and analysis, with emphasis on English

Announcement: Class begins on August 18.

3(3-0-9)
TDF
10 seats

Language elective




 
2202680 Major Forces and Trends in English Literature
MAJ FORCE ENG LIT
Coordinator/instructor: Darin
T 9:30–12:30
Selected works of prose, poetry and drama in English literature that demonstrate major social forces, significant intellectual trends and important literary movements in the history of literature in English

Announcement: Class begins on August 15.

3(3-0-9)

10 seats

Literature requirement




 
2202682 Victorianism
VICTORIANISM
Coordinators/instructors: Wright and Tapanat
T 1:00–2:30, W 1:00–2:30
Social-political and cultural context of Victorian England; selected works in prose and poetry which represent the period

Announcement: Class begins on August 16.

3(3-0-9)

10 seats

Literature elective


 

 
2202701 Seminar in Applied English Linguistics
SEM APP ENG LING
Coordinator/instructor: Nattama
M 9:30–12:30
Presentation of and discussion on interesting topics in applied English linguistics

Announcement: Class begins on August 21.

3(3-0-9)
TDF
10 seats

Language core elective



 
2202707 Individual Study
INDIVI STUD
Coordinator:
Research on a topic of special interest to individual student to define English language or literature issues; presentations on and discussion of these issues.

3(0-0-12)
TDF

Elective



 
2202770 Seminar in Critical Theory
SEM CRIT THEORY
Coordinator/instructor: Verita
F 1:00–4:00
Critical reading, analysis and evaluation of selected works written in English by major writers.

Announcement: Class begins on August 12.

3(3-0-9)

10 seats

Literature core elective



  
2202771 Special Research
SPECIAL RESEARCH
Coordinator: Tapanat


3(0-0-12)
TDF

Non-thesis plan requirement


 
2202811 Thesis
THESIS
Coordinator:

12
TDF

Thesis plan requirement


 
2202896 Comprehensive Examination
COMPREHENSIVE EXAM
Coordinator:

S/U


Non-thesis requirement


 





Last updated: August 23, 2017
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