Mary Frandson

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 317
Hours
(Fall 2014) T 12:00-2:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5622

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - 27 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 307
CRN: 41333 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary E. Frandson 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 204 - 03 Re-Envisioning America - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 212
CRN: 42497 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary E. Frandson From the first conception of a New World to the latest re-envisioning of America, this course will survey a kaleidoscopic view of adapting American literacies through the visual arts, maps, collage and photomontage, letters, cartoons, social networks, hip-hop ballads, film, and the language of campaign speeches and inaugural addresses. We will explore how literary genres grow out of a need for expression of what it means to be an American, and question whether or not there exists a philosophy that shapes an American intellectual identity. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 204 - 04 Re-Envisioning America - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 212
CRN: 42498 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary E. Frandson From the first conception of a New World to the latest re-envisioning of America, this course will survey a kaleidoscopic view of adapting American literacies through the visual arts, maps, collage and photomontage, letters, cartoons, social networks, hip-hop ballads, film, and the language of campaign speeches and inaugural addresses. We will explore how literary genres grow out of a need of expression of what it means to be an American, and question whether or not there exists a philosophy that shapes an American intellectual identity. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
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ENGL 201 - 04 Passports: Poetry Around World - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 305
CRN: 22459 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary E. Frandson Get ready to stamp your passport! In 107 days (the approximate length of the semester) this course explores and excavates the historical, political, social and revolutionary events and cultures from around the world channeled through poetic voices throughout the century. As Williams Carols Williams once said, “The act of writing is to reveal,” and poetic examination at its best, reveals the complex lives and the rich cultures of people from around the world including the Middle East, Asia, Palestine, Lebanon, Europe and North and South America. Focus given to learning to closely read poetic text will not only demonstrate how poetry functions like a machine of words, but from selected text emerges a most vital opportunity for today's scholar looking to deepen their understanding of the human condition and heighten their awareness to the lives of others, as each poem offers a new perspective world view. This course also offers experimentation with various forms of poetry, in order to identify, strengthen and empower one's own creative voice on the page in that everyone may see how necessary it is to offer that voice, their own story, a contribution, a gift, to the universal verse. Students will closely read a handful of poetic text including: LANGUAGE FOR A NEW CENTURY: CONTEMPORARY POETRY FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, ASIA AND BEYOND, WE BEING HERE: POEMS FOR PALESTINE AND LEBANON, and THE NEW EUROPEAN POETS. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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