English Major for a Day

English/Film Studies
Major for a Day
February 6-10, 2017

The Department of English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites you to experience a day in the life of an English or Film Studies major at UNL this spring during the week of February 6th–10th.

Experience first-hand what an incredibly diverse environment we provide, filled with creative minds—students and faculty alike—all sharing a love of language, writing, and stories.

Film Studies Day will take place on Tuesday, February 7. Please register for that date if you are interested in majoring in Film Studies.

For more information, visit our page on the Undergraduate Office of Admissions website.

Important! -- Parent Permission Form

Print this form and have a parent sign it. Be sure to bring it with you when you come to campus!

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Parking Information

Garage parking for UNL visitors is available at three locations. More information on the cost and locations is available below.

Parking Information

Parking Map

Schedules

This year we are offering multiple tracks on certain days, so please note your assigned group when referencing these schedules.

Monday, February 6

Group 1 - Red

9:00-9:30am

Overview & Welcome
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

9:30-10:20am

Engl 200 Introduction to English Studies (Dr. Stevenson), Andrews 029
Reading

10:30-11:20am

Engl 216 Children’s Literature (Dr. Owen), Andrews 117

11:30-12:20pm

Engl 150 Writing and Inquiry (Dr. Harding-Thornton), Andrews 029

12:20-1:30pm

LunchEnglish Student Advisory Board members
Salad from Grateful Greens

1:30-2:20pm

Engl 270 Literary and Critical Theory (R. Lipscomb), Andrews 117

2:30-3:20pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

3:30pm

Careers in English and Film Studies
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

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Group 2 - Green

9:00-9:30am

Overview & Welcome
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

9:30-10:20am

Engl 242 Global Literature (Dr. Wisnicki), Andrews 035
Syllabus

10:30-11:20am

Engl 277 Being Human in the Digital Age (Dr. Wisnicki), Andrews 118

11:30-12:20pm

Engl 170 Introduction to Creative Writing (S. Rubenfeld), Andrews 116

12:20-1:30pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members
Pickleman's Pizza and Salad

1:30-2:20pm

Engl 150 Writing as Inquiry (Dr. Harding-Thornton), Andrews 116

2:30-3:20pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

3:30pm

Careers in English and Film Studies
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

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Tuesday, February 7

Group 1 - Red

8:30am

Overview & Welcome & Careers Presentation
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

8:45-9:20am

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

9:30-10:45am

Engl 205 Modern Fiction (Prof. Muchiri), Andrews 037

11:00-12:15pm

Engl 376 Rhetoric, Argument, and Society (Prof. Waite), Andrews
Reading

12:20-1:20pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members
HyVee Deli Sandwiches with Veg. Option

1:30-4:40pm

Engl 219 Film Genre: Film Noir (Prof. Dixon), Ross Media Arts

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Group 2 - Green

8:30am

Overview & Welcome & Careers Presentation
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

8:45-9:20am

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

9:30-10:45am

Engl 252 Introduction to Fiction Writing (Dr. Obioma), Andrews 113

11:00-12:15pm

Engl 332 American Authors to 1900 (Dr. Price), Andrews 030
Readings

12:20-1:20pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members
Noodles & Co.

1:30-4:40pm

Engl 219 Film Genre: Film Noir (Prof. Dixon), Ross Media Arts Center

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Group 3 - Yellow

8:30am

Overview & Welcome & Careers Presentation
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

8:45-9:20am

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

9:30-10:45am

Engl 215 Introduction to Women’s Literature (Dr. Wabuke), Andrews 033

11:00-12:15pm

Engl 244A Intro. to African Literature (Dr. Muchiri), Andrews 117

12:20-1:20pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members
Valentino's Pizza

1:30-4:40pm

Engl 219 Film Genre: Film Noir (Prof. Dixon), Ross Media Arts Center

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Group 4 - Orange

8:30am

Overview & Welcome & Careers Presentation
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

8:45-9:20am

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

9:30-10:45am

Engl 334 American Literary Traditions (Dr. Rutledge), Andrews 035
Syllabus & Reading

11:00-12:15pm

Engl 254 Writing and Communities (A. Streit-Krug), Andrews 022 Reading 1 | Reading 2

12:20-1:20pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members

1:30-4:40pm

Engl 219 Film Genre: Film Noir (Prof. Dixon), Ross Media Arts Center

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Wednesday, February 8

Group 1 - Red

9:00-9:30am

Overview & Welcome
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

9:30-10:20am

Engl 200 Introduction to English Studies (Dr. Stevenson), Andrews 029Reading

10:30-11:20am

Engl 216 Introduction to Children’s Literature (Dr. Owen), Andrews 117

11:30-12:20pm

Careers in English and Film StudiesKelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

12:20-1:30pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members

1:30-2:20pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

2:30-3:20pm

Engl 151 Writing and Argument (R. Lipscomb), Andrews 113

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Group 2 - Green

9:00-9:30am

Overview & Welcome
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

9:30-10:20am

Engl 242 Global Literature (Dr. Wisnicki), Andrews 035
Syllabus

10:30-11:20am

Engl 230A Shakespeare (Dr. Stage), Andrews 033

11:30-12:20pm

Careers in English and Film StudiesKelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

12:20-1:30pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board Members

1:30-2:20pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

2:30-3:20pm

Engl 303 Short Story (Dr. Harding-Thornton), Andrews 030
Reading 1 | Reading 2

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Group 3 - Yellow

9:00-9:30am

Overview & Welcome
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

9:30-10:20am

Engl 354 Writing and Literacy (K. McWain), Andrews 016
Reading 1 | Reading 2

10:30-11:20am

Engl 277 Being Human in the Digital Age (Dr. Wisnicki), Andrews 118

11:30-12:20pm

Careers in English and Film StudiesKelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

12:20-1:30pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members

1:30-2:20pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

2:30-3:20pm

Engl 212 LGBT Literature (Z. Beare), Andrews 039
Reading

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Thursday, February 9

8:45-9:20am

Overview & Welcome
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

9:30-10:45am

Engl 252 Introduction to Fiction (C. Obioma), Andrews 113

11:00-12:15pm

Engl 376 Rhetoric Argument (Dr. Waite), Andrews 039

12:20-1:15pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members

1:15-1:50pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

2:00-3:15pm

Engl 260 American Literature since 1865 (A. Gailey), Andrews 117

3:30pm

Careers in English and Film StudiesKelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

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Friday, February 10

8:45-9:20am

Overview & Welcome
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

9:30-10:20am

Engl 200 Introduction to English Studies (Dr. Stevenson), Andrews 029
Reading 1 | Reading 2 | Reading 3 | Reading 4

10:30-11:20am

Engl 216 Children’s Literature (Dr. Owen), Andrews 117

11:30-12:20pm

Careers in English and Film Studies
Kelly Payne, Lecturer & Major Advisor

12:20-1:30pm

Lunch
English Student Advisory Board members

1:30-2:20pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

3:30pm

Tour of newly-renovated Andrews Hall classrooms, the UNL Writing Center, UNL Libraries, and The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

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