My field of expertise is American, French, and German literatures. My main focus is 19th century and early 20th century American literature. I am researching transatlantic American women writers who have chosen France as their home: 'Edith Wharton in Europe' is an ongoing project. I recently added Willa Cather and Gertrude Stein to my main focus. In the summer of 2019 I visited Wharton's former home in Hyeres/France to understand her Southern European themes better. ---Further, the visual arts and architecture play a large role in my research, esp. Renaissance (Florentine) architecture. ---I also study Impressionist painters in France because they are important for my understanding of the American in Europe during the late 19th and early 20th century. My research informs mainly my pedagogy.
ENES 1010 - Engineering, Ethics and Society
Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Formerly HUEN 1010.
ENES 3100 - Seminar in Engineering, Ethics & Society
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
Introduces students to foundational texts in personal ethics (from philosophy, literature, history, and the arts). Class discussion puts these texts into context for students preparing to enter careers in engineering and applied science.'Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.'Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0. Formerly HUEN 3100.
FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
FYSM 1200 - First Year Seminar Global Experience
Offers a first year seminar experience with an international education component. This course consists of a first year seminar taught during the semester, plus a mandatory 1-week trip abroad. Seminar topics and international destinations vary for different sections of this course and not all topics are offered every semester. Additional fees may be required for participation in ths course. Please consult the First Year Seminar Program and International Education for information on topics, destinations, requirements, schedules, fees and other details.
HUEN 3750 - Xi'an, China: Self-Awareness and Images of the Other
Explores Chinese culture abroad, focusing on ideas of self and other within special historical, social, political, and economical circumstances. Chinese and American concepts of self and society, and of individual, collective, and national identities will be analyzed. Held on the campus of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Recommended prerequisite: completion of lower-division Humanities course. Formerly HUEN 3750.