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New Course Offerings in English

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This spring, the English Department is offering new elective courses. These courses offer unique content that students of all majors and interests can partake in. Students can register for these classes on the Self Service website.

Introduction to Journalism (ENG-245), taught by WRAL reporter Amanda Lamb, is ideal for students interested in journalism, writing, reporting or any form of news media. It is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:50 a.m in Room 215 of Lux Hall.

This course is only offered by the department every few years sporadically because they often look for people outside of Meredith faculty to teach it, according to Dr. Fine. Lamb, a graduate of Duke University, is a highly accomplished journalist with 27 years at WRAL and with a writing catalog of 12 books. Dr. Fine said that they were looking for an instructor for the course and everyone was thrilled when Lamb became interested in the job.

Dr. Fine said she’s excited for the course next spring and says that Lamb has brilliant ideas. Lamb will bring “real world expertise” to the table with her contacts at WRAL. Lamb is also planning on bringing in special guests from her professional network for the class.

For more information on the course, students can reach out to Dr. Fine at or read flyers about the course that are posted around campus. Be sure to sign up soon! It may not be offered again for a while.

The English Department will offer Meredith’s first literature course on disability, taught by Dr. Zach Linge, Assistant Professor of English. It will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-12:50 p.m. in Room 126 in Lux Hall.

Disability in Literature (ENG 297) will focus on how people with disabilities are portrayed in texts of all kinds, which students will select. This includes poetry, films, plays, novels and more. Additionally, the class will give students the correct vocabulary needed to be able to discuss disabilities from an academic standpoint.

ENG 297 has a variety of considerations, including, but not limited to mental illness, gender and disability and intersectional (dis)advantages to name but a few. Flyers are posted across campus for more information about the course.

By Shae-Lynn Henderson, News Editor, and Abby Ruehle, Contributing Writer

Correction: the initial article stated that the Introduction to Journalism course is taught by Dr. Laura Fine and Amanda Lamb. The course is only taught by Amanda Lamb.


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