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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
(Spring 2019) By appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5669
CV

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.

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W07 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

20747 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika C. Scheurer

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 300 - W01 Theory& Practice of Writing - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22959 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika C. Scheurer

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.

Schedule Details

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW1 Intensive Writing M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 227

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 227

Course Registration Number:

40078 (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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