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Gilbert, Paola

  • Departments:Academic Senate, President's Advisory Group, English, Humanities Division
  • Title:Faculty, English
  • Phone:(831) 646-4101
  • Email:pgilbert@mpc.edu

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Welcome! 

Here's my Spring 2018 schedule:

 English 9 online, Section 0844 - Great Books and Civil Liberties

 English 1A online, Section 0369- College Composition                                  

 English 1B, Section 4344 - Intro to Literature

 English 2, Section 4355 - Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking

 English 47, Section 0071 - Survey of British Literature II

While most you know what English 1A, 1B, 47 and 2 are all about, you may wonder just what English 9 - Great Books and Civil Liberties - is all about, and why it's a course to take.

Why should you take English 9 - Great Books and Civil Liberties?

First - The topic in English 9 - "civil liberties" -  is both relevant today and timeless. We delve into the concept of "civil liberties" and the importance of Great Books in the discovery, defining, morphing, and preserving of that concept. In so doing, we will read excerpts or whole Great Books, fiction and non-fiction, as well as some essays/articles on syntheses of the two topics.

Together in this discussion-based course (with only one final paper), we will join the Great Conversation through shared inquiry (a Great Books Movement concept), in this case an inquiry into civil liberty, past and present, and its relation to Great Books. 

Second -  English 9 can be used to help fulfill requirements for the MPC's Great Books Scholar Certificate. Learn about that here: The Great Books Program Brochure.  And here: The Great Books Program.

Third -  English 9 is transferable to both UC and CSU (and many private universities) as elective units. 

Fourth -  English 9 approaches a political science topic from the Great Books perspective and so is meant for students in the sciences, engineering, math...lifelong learners...educators or soon-to-be educators...business majors...nursing majors... in short, ANYONE who wants to gather around reading, thinking about ideas, and participating in the Great Conversation. That is - EVERYONE.

I hope you join me in English 9!

A Few Words About Required Books in my Spring 2018 Classes:

If you enroll in my Spring 2018 online English 1A (Section 0369) or my Spring 2018 English 9 (Section 0844) or my Spring 2018 TTH 11:00-12:15 English 2 class (Section 43f55)  - 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 2, English 1A, or English 9!  You will access readings on your computer. For English 2, since it is face to face, you'll need to bring your laptop or iPad or Kindle (or phone as a last resort) to class to access the reading. If that's not possible for you, then you'll need to make copies of readings in order to use them in class. 

If you enroll in my Spring 2018 TTH 9:30-10:45 English 1B class (Section 4344), get the following books:

1)  The Plague    by Albert Camus (Author), Stuart Gilbert  (Translator)  ISBN-10: 0679720219 or  ISBN-13: 978-0679720218

2) A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry   1st Edition by Czeslaw Milosz (Editor)  ISBN-10: 0156005743 or ISBN-13 978-0156005746

We'll also read some short stories and a play or two, also - but I'll list those on the syllabus, and they will be accessible at my class site (or on the Web) at the start of the Spring 2018 semester.  Like with English 2,  you'll need to bring your laptop or iPad or Kindle (or phone, as a last resort) to class to access the readings from the class site. If that's not possible for you, then you'll need to make copies of readings in order to use them in class. 

 If you enroll in my Spring 2018 online English 47 class (Section 0071), you'll need to get the following book:

Norton Anthology of English Literature (Set: Volume D, E, and F) Edition: 9th , Author: M.H.Abrams  ISBN-10: 0393913015 or ISBN-13: 978-0393913019 

If you have any questions, the best way to contact me is through email. My email is pgilbert@mpc.edu.

If you come to my page through the Great Books Program links, and you're wondering about English 5, Intro to Great Books, the core course needed to receive MPC's Great Books Scholar Certificate, that course is offered every fall.    

Here's my class and office hours for Spring 2018:

CLASS OFFICE HOURS SPRING 2018

 

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Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 1

  • Author(s): Dave Kemper
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Copyright year: © 2016
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 640
  • Print ISBN: 9781305103733

Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 1

  • Author(s): Dave Kemper
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Copyright year: © 2016
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 640
  • Print ISBN: 9781305103733
Tenth Edition   ©2014

Reading Critically, Writing Well

Rise B. Axelrod (University of California, Riverside, Charles R. Cooper (University of California, San Diego, Alison M. Warriner (California State University, East Bay)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-3894-0; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-3894-7; Format: Paper Text, 672 pages
Tenth Edition   ©2014

Reading Critically, Writing Well

Rise B. Axelrod (University of California, Riverside, Charles R. Cooper (University of California, San Diego, Alison M. Warriner (California State University, East Bay)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-3894-0; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-3894-7; Format: Paper Text, 672 pages
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    2nd Edition
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