Department of English & Theater Arts

Nora McBurney, Administrative Assistant
637 College Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.6420
Fax: 412.396.1112

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Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad in Rome-Spring 2015

Study in Rome next Semester - and take English Classes with Dr. Michael!

There is still time to take the leap and spend Spring '15 in Rome. About 12 spots are available, and any English major going will automatically be awarded a $1000 scholarship. This is your chance to spread your wings and spend a semester in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world - while staying on track in your major!

Dr. Michael has 2 interesting courses she will be teaching in Rome:

ENGL 336W / JMA 336W Travel Writing: Italy (also satisfies University CORE Theme Area: Creative Arts)
Students will read a few essays on the history of and theories about travel writing as well as a sampling of travel narratives focusing on Italy. In addition, the class will focus on the practical side of how to write and structure travel writing so that the students can generate their own travel writing from their experiences in Italy. Students will keep a travel journal as well as produce travel essays.

ENGL 204 / ENGL 403W World War II in Fiction (also satisfies University CORE Theme Area: Social Justice)
Students will read four English language classic novels that engage issues of justice and the ethics of war by focusing on World War II in Europe, with two of the novels set specifically in Italy. The novels include Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (1961), Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient (1992), and Ian McEwan's Atonement (2001). In addition to the four novels, students will read some historical and theoretical essays to enrich their reading and thinking.

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