211 Sample Syllabus: Digital Literature

  Contributed by Kendell Newman Sadiik, 2015 Home This is  my class website for my 211: Digital Literature and Storytelling. It was a really successful course and I think others should teach it! I also kept a running list of resources for teachers, which you can find here: https://diglit.community.uaf.edu/teaching-resources/ I used this website as well […]

Sample Syllabus: ENGL 213, Writing on Alaska

This syllabus employs creative visual formatting, and so we’ve attached it as a PDF rather than translate it here. Click below to view. Sample Syllabus: Ragan Syllabus 213

Syllabus Writing Guide

Section 1: What is the philosophy behind or importance of having an intentional, well-written syllabus that accurately reflects the instructor and the course? Section 2: Required components of the syllabus (Syllabus Checklist from the UAF Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee) Section 3: Other necessary or suggested components of the syllabus Section 4: Hot tips from current […]

Sample Syllabus: ENGL 213, Connecting Humans and Landscapes

English 213x- NORTH AMERICA: CONNECTING HUMANS AND LANDSCAPES Course Description: This course is an exploration of the natural and cultural landscape of North America for students who wish to study the continent we live on from a variety of perspectives. We will examine writings that combine cultural, environmental and historical views of different people, issues […]

Sample Syllabus: ENGL 211, Depictions of Violence in Narrative

Academic Writing About Literature: Depictions of Violence in Narrative ENGL 211x Instructor: Eric Notaro TR 3:40-5:10pm; Gruening 203 Office Hours: TR 2:30-3:30pm and by appointment. Prerequisites: ENGL 111x or its equivalent. Recommended: Sophomore Standing. Please note that this document is subject to change as deemed necessary by the instructor. Course Description This section of 21 […]

Observation Unit Plan: Authority

The general theme for this observation unit is “Authority.’ Using Lad Tobin’s Writing Relationships model, this unit has been designed with fostering dynamic student-teacher and student-student relationships within the composition classroom. As the observation unit is the first in the curricular sequence, it is incredibly important to develop the relationships that the students and teacher […]

Sample Course Sequence: Autoethnography

Definition: Autoethnography is a blending of autobiography and ethnography. Autoethnographers describe and analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience. This genre acknowledges subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research — rather than ignoring these matters or claiming to be objective. The genre demonstrates that cultural research does not have to come from […]

Observation Unit Plan: Food, Culture, and Language

  Great fun for Lovers of Food! English 111x Unit 1 Observation and Food! A Sequence. Why food? Food is a great way to introduce thinking and writing about culture and language to the class. It opens a natural dialogue between you and the students, and between the student’s themselves– they disclose their cultural backgrounds […]

Garden Gnome Liberation Mini-Project

  What I’d like to offer here is an example of how you can take a similar concept–a seemingly silly non-academic topic–and use it in a classroom on a smaller scale. In my class, before launching the zombie project, we spent several class periods working with garden gnome liberation, and my students had the option […]

Synthesis Unit Plan: The Zombie Project

This is a fairly large-scale project that builds upon itself and is meant to take up the entire unit, culminating in one final research paper. The project includes many smaller elements besides the final paper, including free-writing, blogging, interviews, reviews, and collaborative work with peers. It’s a bit complicated to explain, so here’s the basic […]

Analysis Unit Plan: Transfer Station Sub-unit

Many of the composition teachers at UAF take their classes to the local transfer station, often early in the semester as part of the Observation Unit. This semester I taught a week-long dumpster diving unit, as part of my Analysis Unit. I thought others might be interested in seeing how else you might incorporate the […]