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Erika Scheurer

Associate Professor of English / Director of Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Degree
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
M.A., University of Delaware
B.A., College of Notre Dame (Maryland)
At St. Thomas since 1993
Office
JRC 347
Phone
(651) 962-5669

My research interests include writing theory and pedagogy as well as the work of the poet Emily Dickinson. I regularly teach ENGL 110 Intensive Writing, a course in the Academic Development Program, as well as upper-level writing and writing theory/pedagogy courses. On the literary side, I teach a Dickinson seminar at the graduate level and, with Dr. Sherry Jordon (theology), co-teach the theology bridge course, Grappling with God: Theology and Literature. Since 2009 I have directed the Writing Across the Curriculum program, a university-wide initiative to nurture a culture of writing across all academic disciplines.

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W06 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 301
CRN: 20978 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika C. Scheurer Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW2 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 301
CRN: 40097 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika C. Scheurer The course provides students with intensive practice in writing, enabling them to adapt to the demands of differing rhetorical contexts. Emphasis on understanding writing processes and learning to respond thoughtfully to writing at various stages. Critical reading will be practiced as an integral part of the writing process. Prerequisite: participation in the Academic Development Program

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