Archived Courses

Since 2001 I have prepared course websites for all of my classes. Included here are links to the websites for courses taught during much of that period.

English Composition (ENG 110 A) – Spring 2014
ENG110 A - Spring 2014
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 E) – Spring 2014
ENG110 Spring 2014
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours.
English Composition (ENG 110 O) – Fall 2013
English Composition, Section O (Fall 2013)
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
Doing Humanities Digitally (ENG 425 A) – Fall 2013
English 425 - Doing Humanities Digitally (Fall 2013)
The rise of hypertext and the social web, the ability to digitize high-quality images and texts in archives, and the accessibility of low-cost computing power have yielded a range of developments in humanities research and in the production of texts. This advanced humanities seminar, a working tour of the digital humanities, explores these developments from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Students will learn about the Text Encoding Initiative, the role of computing and “big data” in humanities research, the enduring importance of close reading, and tools for curating interactive digital exhibits. Following an approach central to much digital humanities scholarship, students will collaborate on several “live” scholarly projects.This course meets an Advanced Studies Core requirement. 3.000 Credit hours.
English Composition (ENG 110 F) – Spring 2013
English Composition, Spring 2013
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 C) – Fall 2012
English 110 C - Fall 2012
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 F) – Fall 2012
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 C) – Spring 2012
English 110 C - Spring 2012
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 G) – Fall 2011
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 S) – Fall 2011
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 J) – Spring 2011
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 R) – Fall 2010
English 110, Section R
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
English Composition (ENG 110 A) – Fall 2010
English 110, Section A
An introduction to active and critical reading, and to academic, source-based writing. Students work to analyze and to synthesize ideas in readings, and to develop their own positions on these ideas. Students write for each class meeting. While some of that writing is collected and graded, much of it is preparation for class or for formal paper assignments. Classes are discussion based, involving both collaborative small group work and brief presentations. Peer review is integral to the course. 4.000 Credit hours
Writing for Electronic Media – Spring 2010
Writing for Electronic Media (ENG 384) introduces students to communication practices in a variety of electronic writing environments, including blogs, wikis, and websites. The 2010 version of this course included a significant collaborative project in Wikipedia. While I have used blogs in courses for four years, I have always used them as a component of the course.  This course website was built within the WordPress blog platform, effectively uniting both the course website (as a CMS) and the course blog component of the class.  It was this class experience, more than any other, that sold me on the IDEA of building my course websites within the WordPress blog platform.  (It took the launch of WordPress 3, with native support for a network of blogs, to move me to a blog CMS for my entire professional website.)
WAC Faculty Seminar – Spring 2010
The WAC Faculty Seminar, as its name suggests, is a seminar for faculty to explore the literature and practices of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). It is generally offered in the spring and it is open to faculty in all disciplines.  Faculty participants take on a course redesign that incorporates WAC pedagogies as a core element of the course. I ran the website for this seminar from within the CUNY Academic Commons as a way to introduce faculty at York College to the Commons, and to incorporate a blog element into the work of the seminar.
Writing for Electronic Media – Spring 2009
Writing for Electronic Media (ENG 384) introduces students to communication practices in a variety of electronic writing environments, including blogs, wikis, and websites. The 2008 version of this course engaged students in a major collaborative web project.
The Teaching of Writing (Practicum) – Fall 2008
The Teaching of Writing practicum is a graduate seminar for English students teaching composition for the first time. Fall 2008 was the second semester that York College participated in the seminar.
Writing for Electronic Media – Spring 2008
Writing for Electronic Media (ENG 384) introduces students to communication practices in a variety of electronic writing environments, including blogs, wikis, and websites. In this version of the course, a substantially revised version of a course first taught in Fall 2006, the class collaborated on a major website project.
The Teaching of Writing (Practicum) – Fall 2007
The Teaching of Writing practicum is a graduate seminar for English students teaching composition for the first time. Fall 2007 was the first semester that York College participated in the seminar.
Writing for Electronic Media- Fall 2006
Writing for Electronic Media (ENG 384) introduces students to communication practices in a variety of electronic writing environments. Fall 2006 was the first time this course was offered at York College.
Introduction to College Writing – Spring 2005
Introduction to College Writing (ENG 125) is York College’s First Year Composition Course. The course is an introduction to writing with sources, and helps students develop their ability to read academic texts, select key passages, analyze and synthesize sources, develop a viewpoint and support it with text, and organize their writing.
Research and Writing for Professional Programs – Fall 2004
Research and Writing for Professional Programs (WRIT 303) is an introduction to academic writing and research. Students in this course learn to identify a research topic, conduct library and internet research, and develop a significant research paper in which they develop their own viewpoint on the topic. I take a theme-based approach to the course because most intellectual inquiry occurs within a specific discourse community.
Introduction to College Writing – Spring 2004
Introduction to College Writing (ENG 125) is York College’s First Year Composition course. The focus in this course is on source-based, academic writing.
Research and Writing for Professional Programs – Spring 2004
Research and Writing for Professional Programs (WRIT 303) is an introduction to academic writing and research. Students in this course learn to identify a research topic, conduct library and internet research, and develop a significant research paper in which they develop their own viewpoint on the topic. I take a theme-based approach to the course because most intellectual inquiry occurs within a specific discourse community.
Research and Writing for Professional Programs – Fall 2003
Research and Writing for Professional Programs (WRIT 303) is an introduction to academic writing and research. Students in this course learn to identify a research topic, conduct library and internet research, and develop a significant research paper in which they develop their own viewpoint on the topic. While I generally take a theme-based approach to teaching research and writing, I did not follow that model in this version of the course. My experience teaching this version of the course led me to return to a theme-based approach.
Introduction to College Writing – Fall 2003
Introduction to College Writing (ENG 125) is York College’s First Year Composition course. The focus in this course is on source-based, academic writing.