The websites for my Fall 2013 courses appear below. I run almost all of my coursework through these sites, making them a gateway to my curricula and pedagogies. During a semester, they are live, active sites that get updated multiple times each week. The most active area of my course sites is the Schedule because all assignments (and much of the class “work”) get posted there.
- English Composition (ENG 110 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
- 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.