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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
Hours
(Fall 2014) By appointment
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.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
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ENGL 110 - P3 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 227
CRN: 40117 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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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 325 - 01 Tpc:Writers Grappling with God M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200
CRN: 21835 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika C. Scheurer, Shirley E. Jordon This course will offer an intensive focus on a body of literature defined by its association with a special genre, locale, or theme. Such specialized topics as the epic poem, contemporary autobiography, Minnesota literature, or Genesis in literature might be studied. Students will also consider relevant critical approaches and issues. Credit may be earned more than once under this number for different emphases. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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THEO 448 - 01 Writers Grappling with God M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200
CRN: 22552 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika C. Scheurer, Shirley E. Jordon How do various writers explore and convey their understandings or theological categories such as God, humanity, creation, redemption, fath, doubt, good, and evil? How does looking at the interplay of form and content, the elements and purpose of storytelling, and the connections of culture and ideology to artistic expression shed light on key theological questions? This team-taught course will explore these literary and theological questions through critical engagement with texts from a variety of time periods, literary genres, and religious perspectives. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and one English course, and PHIL 115

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