Casie Szalapski

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 310
Hours
(Fall 2017) M/W 1:30-2:30pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5657

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W09 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 235
CRN: 42539 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Casie L. Szalapski 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 - W12 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 231
CRN: 40972 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Casie L. Szalapski 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 - W15 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 238
CRN: 40974 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Casie L. Szalapski 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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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W11 Text as Art/Art as Text See Details * *
CRN: 22395 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Casie L. Szalapski The Pre-Raphaelites painted Ophelia, “The Lady of Shalott”, and “La Belle Dam Sans Merci.” Salvador Dali painted scenes from Alice and Wonderland. Rodin sculpted Dante’s hell. Artists have often found their inspiration from the great stories of human history. While it seems inevitable that story and painting and poetry and sculpture share a rich, dynamic relationship, this course will explore the reasons behind that and attempt to make explicit the parallels between literary art and fine art. Additionally, we will explore how reading various forms of fine art as a text (ex., conducting formal analysis on composition, proportions, etc.; identifying the style/genre; understanding the historical context; uncovering the patron and his or her agenda) will develop our understanding and interpretation of it; likewise, we will learn to see a literary work as an object of art to be admired and gazed upon rather than merely dissected for ideas. Ultimately, this course aims to teach how a literary work and a corresponding piece of art can work toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of one another. Students will visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art as part of a class project. Additionally, students will choose to either create their own artwork of a literary scene or figure or compose a story or poem based on a piece of art. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 formal revised pages. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement. Please note that this course is half in-class (meets weekly on Tuesdays from 3:25-5:00pm) and half online.

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OEC 3091525-1700- T - - - - -
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