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Erika Scheurer

Associate Professor of English / Director of Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Degree
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
M.A., University of Delaware
B.A., College of Notre Dame (Maryland)
At St. Thomas since 1993
Office
JRC 347
Hours
(Fall 2018) By appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5669
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My research interests include writing theory and pedagogy as well as the work of the poet Emily Dickinson. I regularly teach ENGL 110 Intensive Writing, a course in the Academic Development Program, as well as upper-level writing and writing theory/pedagogy courses. On the literary side, I teach a Dickinson seminar at the graduate level and, with Dr. Sherry Jordon (theology), co-teach the theology bridge course, Grappling with God: Theology and Literature. Since 2009 I have directed the Writing Across the Curriculum program, a university-wide initiative to nurture a culture of writing across all academic disciplines.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW1 Intensive Writing M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 301

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

40135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika C. Scheurer

The course provides students with intensive practice in writing, enabling them to adapt to the demands of differing rhetorical contexts. Emphasis on understanding writing processes and learning to respond thoughtfully to writing at various stages. Critical reading will be practiced as an integral part of the writing process. Prerequisite: participation in the Academic Development Program

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 572 - 01 Teaching WAC See Details * *

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See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

10336 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika C. Scheurer

Do you see yourself teaching at the college or high school level and assigning writing in your courses? If so, earning a certificate of completion in Writing Across the Curriculum will prepare you not only to support students as writers, but also to use writing as a tool for teaching your course content. We will cover following topics: the relationship of writing to thinking; the writing process and how to support it; effective ways to plan, present, sequence, and assess both formal and informal writing assignments; and helpful and efficient ways to respond to student writing in progress. Open to students in all academic disciplines, with or without teaching experience.

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JRC 2011800-210015 Jan '19
JRC 2011800-210016 Jan '19
JRC 2011800-2100- T W R - - -

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 304 - W01 Analytical/Persuasive Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 108

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 108

Course Registration Number:

21943 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika C. Scheurer

This course examines rhetorical strategies used in published writing, focusing in particular on the roles of analysis and persuasion in the writing process. Students will strengthen their own writing through various projects and possible partnerships with community organizations with an eye toward the writing they will be doing upon graduation. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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