Anthony Abiragi conducts research on late twentieth-century and early twenty-first century art from Europe and North America. He published an article on American photographer and filmmaker Allan Sekula in 2019. He is currently completing an article on the French artist collective, Claire Fontaine. His broad research interests focus on the history of the avant-garde.
documentary photography, artist museums, artist archives
FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
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.
WRTG 1250 - Advanced First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Advanced version of WRTG 1150 intended for more experienced writers, this course meets the same goals as WRTG 1150 but at a more challenging level. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
WRTG 2000 - Information and Society
In an information economy, few skill sets are as fundamental to our civic, economic, and environmental well-being as information literacy. This writing course will train students to produce, categorize, and analyze information in academic and real-world contexts. In addition to information literary, we will examine the writing thresholds and habits of mind conducive to the effective uses of information. Through extensive use of digital technologies, students will equally cultivate the skills of digital literacy. Recommended prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent.
WRTG 3007 - Writing in the Visual Arts
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Enables students in the arts to improve their writing skills through organization, presentation, critique and revision. Writing assignments include formal writing (analysis and argument), informal writing and grant proposals. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
WRTG 3040 - Writing on Business and Society
Through selected reading and writing assignments, students examine ethical and social issues in the context of business decision-making processes. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course emphasizes effective communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).