Lucy Saliger

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 310
Hours
(Spring 2017) T 12:20-1:20pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5657

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W11 American Idealism - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 212
CRN: 22266 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lucy A. Saliger Freedom, democracy, equality, and progress: in this course, we will examine these long-standing ideals, reading texts which exemplify, examine, and sometimes overtly argue for particular versions of these idealized concepts. At the same time, we will work to recognize other ideals bound to those aims, including the profound idealism permeating an ethic and lived practice of care and relationship. Of particular concern this semester is care as stewardship – a long-term relationship with and responsibility to current and future fellow earth inhabitants as well as the ecosystems that nourish us all. Our course materials will reveal a multitude of ideals and explore relationships between people, the places they inhabit or travel through, and particular ecosystem elements (especially water, whether that be Thoreau’s Walden Pond or the Mississippi River where Huck and Jim find intermittent freedom and the space to build friendship). This course will also connect us to our Mississippi River, community urban farming, and people active in stewardship efforts involving both. Further into the semester, students will engage in hands on work alongside community workers, learning to compost, start seeds, harvest early greens, or engage in similar activities that perpetuate healthier life-cycles for us all. This helps us learn from and assist community members who have long been engaged in this work. Students’ later writing project will reflect on these experiences and communicate with the community workers and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO), thus forging and nurturing multiple connections. These experiences help us recognize the falseness of the dichotomy between writing and ‘really doing something,' realizing that our hands-on community work feeds and is fed by reflecting on that work in our writing, then amplified again by sharing that writing with classmates as well as community organizations and our university. Authors may include: Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Langston Hughes, Angela Davis, Francisco Jimenez, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. This course requires community engagement participation. 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 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W09 Behind Bars: Prison Literature - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 204
CRN: 42551 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lucy A. Saliger The difficult contradictions in our criminal justice system--one that purportedly aims to reduce violence and crime, keep us safe, and promote justice--hide in plain sight. Yet we as a society may or may not know the contradictory realities: the violence and injustices that can occur in our jails and prisons, disparities in legal representation and sentencing, and a host of tangled methods and aims often in conflict with one another. While "crime" shows keep certain stories ever present in our societal imagination, they tend to obscure deeper stories. In this class, we'll attempt to enter into those deeper stories using both media and texts; writers may include Michelle Alexander, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Angela Davis, Johann Hari, Martin Luther King, and Leonard Peltier. 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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ENGL 203 - W10 Behind Bars: Prison Literature - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 324
CRN: 42552 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lucy A. Saliger The difficult contradictions in our criminal justice system--one that purportedly aims to reduce violence and crime, keep us safe, and promote justice--hide in plain sight. Yet we as a society may or may not know the contradictory realities: the violence and injustices that can occur in our jails and prisons, disparities in legal representation and sentencing, and a host of tangled methods and aims often in conflict with one another. While "crime" shows keep certain stories ever present in our societal imagination, they tend to obscure deeper stories. In this class, we'll attempt to enter into those deeper stories using both media and texts; writers may include Michelle Alexander, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Angela Davis, Johann Hari, Martin Luther King, and Leonard Peltier. 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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