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Susan Callaway

Associate Professor of English / Director of the Center for Writing
Degree
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., Brown University
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
At St. Thomas since 1996
Office
JRC 359
Phone
(651) 962-5602

I am a professor in the English Department, and I also direct the Center for Writing. I teach first year students, a course for majors in English with a Writing Emphasis and majors in Teacher Education (and anyone else interested in improving their academic and professional writing!), and a course on writing theory and practice required for student I hire to work in the writing center.

The focus of my research is writing theory and practice. I have lately been interested in how writing centers and teachers can support intercultural awareness in all students. Through service learning in the community, my students are challenged to re-think their writing and reading practices at the university compared to the challenges those in the community have with their own literacy.

 

Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
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ENGL 121 - W05 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 211
CRN: 41077 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan J. Callaway 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 300 - W01 Thry/Prac. Writng (Peer Cons.) M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 307
CRN: 40099 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan J. Callaway This course introduces students to current writing, rhetorical, and pedagogical theory, and helps them develop a vocabulary for talking about writing and strengthen their abilities to write and to assist others in developing their academic literacy. Students will practice writing in a variety of forms such as academic writing, professional writing, experimental writing, and writing with particular attention to social justice. Required for secondary licensure in communication arts and literature students. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. Please note that this section is reserved for Center for Writing peer consultants only; a standard section of this course will be offered in Spring 2017.

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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