‘Hunger Games’, poetry courses set for fall

By Idamarie Tedesco

As the end of the semester comes, the last thing any student at Madonna wants to think about is future classes.

However, when its courses like these, most students would change their minds.

Starting in fall, Madonna University is adding two unique courses to the scheduling book.

The first one: Approaches to Teaching: Hunger Games.

For anyone who got sucked into the book or film, this workshop is a must.

An adventurous, nail-biting and intense piece of work, “The Hunger Games” has gone down as one of the top-selling box office hits this past season.

The opportunity to be able to take a workshop on it sounds almost too good to be true.

The course will be taught by Barbara Laboissonniere.

The dates of the workshop are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

“I’m totally addicted to ‘The Hunger Games’,” said student Adam Wolosczyk. “I’m taking this for sure!”

The workshop is worth one semester hour and can be applied to the General Education Upper-Level Literature Requirement or Elective Credits.

It will be held in room 2409 in the Main Administration/Classroom Building.

For more information, contact

The second new course being offered is WRT 4750 Topics in Writing: Poetry.

This course is the perfect option for aspiring writers or musicians.

“It’s nice to work around other people who enjoy writing poetry like I do. This should make for a really inspiring environment,” said student Photography major Aidan Thierry.

Not only will students have the in-class experience and education, but will be provided traditional and experimental genres and “field trips” to poetry readings.

It will be taught by Professor Marty Minock and is offered 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays.

The course does require a perquisite of WRT 2050 or the permission of an instructor.

For more information, contact Minock at