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Jeannie Hofmeister

Instructor of English
Degree
M.A. University of St. Thomas
B.A., College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts)
At St. Thomas since 2005
Office
JRC 343
Hours
(Spring 2016) M/W 11:15am-12:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5696

Although I teach a wide variety of literature in my classes, I am primarily interested in 19th and 20th Century American Literature with an emphasis on Nathaniel Hawthorne Studies.  I also enjoy teaching Civil War Literature, which includes Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Stephen Crane.  Other areas of expertise include the literary works of Willa Cather, Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath. 

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W09 The Road Not Taken M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 227
CRN: 22535 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Drugs, alcohol, lies and deception. Why do some young adults wander down the wrong road? Robert Frost’s poem "The Road Not Taken" suggests that either road is “really about the same,” but is that truly the case? Young adults confront a wide variety of unique issues and challenges as they mature and the consequences of self-destructive decisions often result in ruined lives. Possible texts may include: LUCY GAYHEART by Willa Cather, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT by Norman Maclean, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman, INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer, and selected works by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Robert Frost. 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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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W15 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320
CRN: 41086 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister 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 - W21 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440
CRN: 41092 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister 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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