Heather McNiel

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 308
Hours
(Fall 2016) M/W 1:30-2:30pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5692

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W11 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 107
CRN: 41083 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. McNiel 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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ENGL 121 - W16 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCB 107
CRN: 41087 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. McNiel 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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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W05 Vengeance is Mine:Revenge Narr M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 210
CRN: 22263 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. McNiel Payback. Settling scores. Taking justice into our own hands — from contemporary films to ancient literature, the quest for revenge has been explored in multiple genres, time periods, and cultures. What makes this quest so intriguing and appealing? Why are we fascinated with individuals who enact their own forms of justice or retribution, often going against social, moral, and legal codes? Is revenge an act of intense passion, a doomed act of honor, or twisted desire to inflict suffering? In this course, we will examine a variety of texts that focus on revenge, and consider how the quest for revenge relates to questions of justice, the rule of law, and beliefs about divine and human roles in punishing wrongdoers. Texts may include MEDEA, THE ORESTEIA, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, and TRUE GRIT, among others. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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