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Juan Li

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D. in English, University of Washington
M.A. in English, Kansas State University
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, The Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
B.A. The Central University of Nationalities in China, Beijing, China
At St. Thomas since 2006
Office
JRC 312
Phone
(651) 962-5627

As a linguist, I am interested in ways in which speakers and writers use language to meet their changing needs in daily life. My research focuses on how our use of language in various contexts may affect our relationships with others, and how our perceptions of the world are shaped by our language. I enjoy teaching Introduction to Linguistics and other courses examining the intertwining relationship between language and society. Recently, I have developed a special interest in second language writing and reading.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - 51 Crit Thinking: Lit/Wrtng (ESL) M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 211
CRN: 41340 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li Please note that this section is only open to English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

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ENGL 121 - 52 Crit Thinking: Lit/Wrtng (ESL) M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 211
CRN: 41594 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li Please note that this section is only open to English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

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ENGL 305 - 01 Linguistics: English Lang M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 208
CRN: 40120 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li The study of the historical, structural, and semantic features of the English language; systems of English grammar. Required for secondary licensure in communication arts and literature students. Please note that this course does not count towards the core literature and writing requirement.

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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 203 - 51 Living in America (ESL) M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200
CRN: 21858 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li With its focus on thematic and intertextual perspectives, the readings in this course might be ordered any number of ways: according to theme, an idea that develops across genres or literary periods, or by their incorporation of specific oral or textual precedents (e.g. mythology, the Bible, classical writings, legends, or folklore). The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 203 - 52 Living in America (ESL) M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440
CRN: 21859 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li With its focus on thematic and intertextual perspectives, the readings in this course might be ordered any number of ways: according to theme, an idea that develops across genres or literary periods, or by their incorporation of specific oral or textual precedents (e.g. mythology, the Bible, classical writings, legends, or folklore). The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 380 - 01 Issues in English Studies M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040
CRN: 20105 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li This course focuses on ideas and practices central to advanced work in the field of language and literature. In addition to refining students' facility with critical concepts and scholarly methodology, this course will explore a number of key questions for current work in the discipline: How do we define such concepts as literacy, literature, and interpretation? How do we understand the relationship between reader, writer, and text? How do such factors as gender, culture, and history affect our understanding of literature and of ourselves as writers and readers? Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204; at least two courses in ENGL at or beyond ENGL 211

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