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Susan Callaway

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


J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W03 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320


MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

21629 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


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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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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