Melissa Hendrickx-Solberg portrait

Melissa Hendrickx-Solberg

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 357
Hours
(Fall 2018) M 12:15-1:15pm; W 5:00-6:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5616

My areas of interest include minority American literature, writing pedagogy, and contrastive rhetoric.  I primarily focus on literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.  In my courses I like to pursue an interdisciplinary approach by exploring the intersections between literature and socio-political movements, and examining the relationship between globalization and art.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W20 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

40954 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Melissa J. Hendrickx

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 121 - W21 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

40957 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Melissa J. Hendrickx

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 203 - H0I Thematic/Intertextual Perspect See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42607 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Melissa J. Hendrickx

With its focus on thematic and intertextual perspectives, the readings in this course might be ordered any number of ways: according to theme, an idea that develops across genres or literary periods, or by their incorporation of specific oral or textual precedents (e.g. mythology, the Bible, classical writings, legends, or folklore). The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
TMH 3570915-1115M - - - - - -
TMH 3571300-1500- - - - F - -

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W08 The Future of Global Humanity See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22455 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Melissa J. Hendrickx

In a world increasingly dominated by technology and science, what role will the humanities play in our lives? Can we program morality? Are we developing the creative and critical thinking skills necessary to adapt to new environments and careers? Using the seven "revolutions" outlined by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, this course will explore how literature and film attempt to make sense of these technological, environmental, and geo-political changes. Students will be encouraged to question how globalization will impact their lives and whether or not they are prepared to meet those challenges. Possible texts include the short story anthologies CONCERT OF VOICES and COMING OF AGE AROUND THE WORLD, and the books AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED and 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. Films will include THE CIRCLE and ARRIVAL. The writing load for this blended course (half of class in-seat on Monday and the other half online) is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCB 3261335-1510M - - - - - -
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