My field of expertise is American, French, and German literatures: My focus is 19th century and early 20th century American literature. I am researching American women writers who have chosen France as their home: 'Edith Wharton in Europe' is my current project. Wharton uses actual sites to stage historical dramas of human dilemmas and struggles of artistic creation. The visual arts and architecture play a large role in my research, esp. Renaissance architecture and to some extend the Impressionist painters. Of course, this kind of research informs my teaching greatly.
FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
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 1010 - Humanities for Engineers
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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.
HUEN 3100 - Advanced Humanities for Engineers
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Explores what it means to be a fully human being:�through group discussion, closely examines individual works of culturally and historically significant philosophy, literature and art.�Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.�Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0.