April 19, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

VIDEO: UMass United Ralley in support of Derrick Gordon, LGBTQ community -

Friday, April 18, 2014

John Ashcroft faces criticism during speech -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Student rally in support of Gordon, LGBTQ community -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thousands gather in Amherst Commons for 23rd Annual Extravaganja -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sexual violence is not ‘normal’ -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

One year after Boston Marathon bombings, UMass doctor Pierre Rouzier continues passion to help -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Photo Slideshow: UMass United Rally -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Get Yourself Tested at UMass -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass football continues move in new direction in annual Spring Game -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Library labyrinth targets stress -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

There is nothing to debate about global warming -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass hits the road to take on LaSalle -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse looks to extend winning streak against Richmond -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive latest McCormack Executive-in-Residence -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Got a little Irish in you? -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass doctoral student awarded Soros Fellowship -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass Dressage Team discusses the lesser-known sport -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canelas: Things worth watching in Spring Game 2014 -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘The Walking Dead’ finale resurrects a dull season -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Five places to study at UMass -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

English department offers new class

For the fall semester of 2012, the University of Massachusetts’s English department will be offering a new class, English 494 Dystopian Games Comics and Media, to English majors to satisfy the new Integrative Experience (IE) general education requirement.

The class, taught by professor TreaAndrea Russworm, focuses on the dystopian narratives in comic books, video games and new media. The goal of the class is to learn about trends in popular culture and to create digital projects that can be taken away from the class.

“[The class] was my idea, I’m the founding teacher. I write about video games so I’m pretty excited about it,” said Russworm.

The four-credit class has 40 seats available and is expected to fill up quickly. However, Russworm highly encourages everyone who is eligible to take it.

“I think it will be popular. I’m teaching a similar class and it always fills up fast. I tend to let people in if they really want to take it and demonstrate a lot of interest, especially if they’re juniors or seniors,” said Russworm.

Russworm can be reached at russworm@english.umass.edu for further information.

Victoria Palmatier can be reached at vpalmati@student.umass.edu.

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