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Literary Map of Detroit (26)

Literary Map of Detroit
This site identifies and describes locations with literary significance in and around Detroit and provides bibliographies of works by and about Detroit writers. Select from the list below. The editor is Frank D. Rashid: frashid@marygrove.edu.

Literacy Learning (1)

Literacy Learning
The Marygrove College Education Department collaboratively prepares educators committed to the success of all students believing that quality education is vital to wholeness of persons, sustainability of communities, and a vibrant, just democratic society.

Learning Strategies (2)

Learning Strategies
Learning strategies classes are designed to improve your inferential reading skills, expand your vocabulary and introduce you to fundamental study skills.

Liberal Studies (2)

Liberal Studies
The Associate of Arts in liberal studies is particularly suited for the student who would like a strong foundation in the liberal arts, and whose interests cut across a variety of academic disciplines. This degree can be elected for educational and cultural enrichment or can serve as the basis for further study toward the bachelor’s degree.

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Learning Strategies Overview

General Information
Learning strategies classes are designed to improve your inferential reading skills, expand your vocabulary and introduce you to fundamental study skills.

Learning Resource / Assessment Center

The Assessment Center is located at 707 W. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor, Detroit, MI 48202. Phone: (313) 664-5585. If you are interested in GED testing, please call (313) 664-5533 to set up an appointment.

Language Arts Minor

The requirements for a Language Arts minor are 26 credit hours (with at least 9 hours at the 300 or 400 level), including:

A. Required Courses
ENG 160        Introduction to Literature
ENG 205        Children’s Literature
ENG 260        Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 317        The English Language: History, Structure, and Grammar
TRE 161     Introduction to Acting

B. Students minoring in Language Arts must also take one film course, such as:
ENG 290        Introduction to Film
ENG 303        Contemporary Studies: The Movies
ENG 306        From Novel to Film
ENG 361        Shakespeare on Film

Select from the following to equal 26 credit hours:
ENG 203        Literature: The Short Story
ENG 206        Introduction to Poetry
ENG 207        Introduction to Mass Media
ENG 222        Introduction to African-American Literature
                  -OR-
ENG 322        Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 241        History of the Drama
ENG 275        Introduction to Classical Literature and Mythology
ENG 301        British Writers I
ENG 302        British Writers II
ENG 310        American Literature I
ENG 311        American Literature II
ENG 320        Selected Writers
ENG 321        Modern Poetry
ENG 331        Contemporary Drama
ENG 333        Detroit in Literature
ENG 350        World Literature
ENG 351        Shakespeare
ENG 352        The Novel
ENG 353        Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 361        Shakespeare on Film
ENG 370        Literature by Women

C. Electives

Learning Strategies Course Descriptions

LS 105      Strategies for College Learning         4 hours
Prerequisite: Placement determined by testing; Term: 1, 2

This course develops college-level comprehension skills, as well as vocabulary development and study skills. The main focus is on the improvement of critical reading skills, such as making inferences and drawing conclusions, distinguishing between fact and opinion, and evaluating the author’s purpose, tone and bias. A minimum of 10 periods of individualized instruction in the Computer Assisted Instruction Lab is required.

 

Liberal Studies Overview

General Information
The Associate of Arts in liberal studies is particularly suited for the student who would like a strong foundation in the liberal arts, and whose interests encompass a variety of academic disciplines. This degree can be elected for educational and cultural enrichment or can serve as the basis for further study toward the bachelor’s degree.

Specific Information
The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours.

Career Information
The Associate of Arts in liberal studies serves as a basis for employment in a variety of positions that require a broad college education. This is an ideal program for students
who want to explore career options and provides the strong grounding in the liberal arts necessary for today’s changing job market.

Special Elements of the Program
The program allows you a great deal of flexibility and choice in the selection of classes. If you are a part-time or evening student, you can easily complete this degree in a timely fashion.

Learning Resource Center/ Assessment Center

The Marygrove Learning Resource Center Web site is currently being updated. If you would like to schedule a GED Test or need further information, please call 313.664.5533 or 313.664.5580

Literary Map Introduction

Literary Map Introduction

…what do literary maps allow us to see? Two things, basically. First, they highlight the ortgebunden, place-bound nature of literary forms:  each of them with its peculiar geometry, its boundaries, its spatial taboos and favorite routes. And then, maps bring to light the internal logic of narrative: the semiotic domain around which a plot coalesces and self-organizes. Literary form appears thus as the result of two conflicting, and equally significant forces: one working from the outside, and one from the inside. It is the usual, and at bottom the only real issue of literary history: society, rhetoric, and their interaction. –Franco Moretti (5)

I pore over maps for much the same reason almost that I read and re-read texts. Both satisfy my “rage for order”; both require insight and artifice. Geographers and creative writers seek to organize space and time, the world and our experience in it. Maps—like works of poetry, fiction, and drama—rarely reveal all of their meanings during one examination. When I read closely a place’s literature and its maps—those produced at different times by different authors and cartographers—my comprehension of life in that locality intensifies, even if it is the one I inhabit. And these charts and narratives have not only a resemblance, but, as Franco Moretti asserts, an interrelationship, influencing one another, working together to complicate our understanding of each, revealing the “real issue of literary history”: the interaction between a place, its language, and its forms (5). Authors sometimes provide a map of a work’s setting, even when, as in the case of William Faulkner, the locale is imaginary. And, conversely, a work of imaginative literature intensifies our experience of real places and their representations.

LLE 610 Cultural Literacy

The question often raised is:  “Who gets to decide which parts of which cultures are worth teaching?” Rather than engage directly in this debate, the focus of this course will be on teaching participants effective pedagogy to enable children in their classrooms to develop the skills needed to thrive in a multicultural world.  The emphasis will be on helping participants and their students to recognize and negotiate cultural influences throughout life.  Stories are often carriers of culture; therefore, this course will use the technique of digital storytelling to give participants and their students an opportunity to express their growing cultural literacy in a 21st Century format.

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