- Departments:Academic Senate, President's Advisory Group, English, Humanities Division
- Title:Faculty, English
- Phone:(831) 646-4101
Here's my Fall 2019 schedule:
English 1A, Section 0386 - College Composition + English 101A, Section 0496 TTH 8:30 - 10:50
English 1A, Section 0387 - College Composition + English 101A, Section 0497 TTH 11:00 - 1:20
English 46, Section 0081 - Survey of British Literature I - ONLINE
English 25A, Section 0496 - Great Books Seminar I - ONLINE
Fall 2019 marks a semester of change for the English Department at MPC. We have an exciting new English 1A course available for students! This course welcomes any student to complete the required college composition course at MPC in one semester, not years of basic skills courses - and it gives those students the extra support they deserve. In this 5-unit English 1A, students who dive into the work will begin to build a firm foundation for success in whatever courses they choose to take in their academic career. And - this course, so helpful to developing reading and writing skills, is also helpful outside of school for the writing and reading tasks necessary in jobs and in civic life. Join me in this course - English 1A + 101A!
I'm also teaching a NEW English literature course. This one is English 25A - Great Books Seminar I - and it is only one unit! It counts for the Great Books Scholar Certificate, as well as transferable units. This semester we will read and discuss the novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. We'll do so over the semester, so the course is a great one to add to any busy schedule for those of you who want to read one of the greatest novels of all time! I look forward to Great Conversations there. I hope to see a full class there!
Finally, English 46 - Survey of British Literature I - is an online course, and not only does it have UC and CSU transferability, it counts as a core course (List A) for the English AA Degree. We begin that course with the oldest English literature and end in the late 1700's. It's a great course to understand the history of ideas and to see the English roots of literature. Join me there too!
A Few Words About Required Books in my Fall 2019 Classes:
If you enroll in my English 1A + 101A classes - you do not need to purchase any books. All source material will come from the MPC library databases and/or the internet.
So...no books to buy for my English 1A + 101A courses! You will access readings on your computer anytime - and you'll have access to Google Chromebooks in class, too!
If you enroll in my Fall 2019 English 25A class, you'll need to get the following required book:
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky and translated by Constance Garnett. Here's the ISBN #: 978-0679601814.
You may instead read it online if you would like. You can find it at Project Gutenberg: The Brothers Karamazov.
Be sure to have this book as soon as the class starts since we'll be getting started with the reading right away!
You must also have your books right away for English 46. Here are the books you must get for that course:
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10th Edition, Volumes A, B, C. The head editor is Stephen Greenblatt. The ISBN # is 978-0393603125.
Lots new this semester! If you have any questions, the best way to contact me is through email. My email is email@example.com.
Here's my class and office hours for Fall 2019: