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Siergiejczyk-Nicoll, Dr. Galina

Teaching Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Galina Siergiejczyk’s research interests include: Instructional Design for Digital/On-Line Education; Intercultural Communicative Competency in Foreign Language Learning; Comprehensive Input in Second Language Acquisition; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Russian and Polish Women’s Prose; Post-Modern Russian and Polish Women’s Prose; Russian Literature of the Avant-Garde; Daniil Kharms and the Russian Literature of the Absurd; Contemporary Russian and Polish Film, Visual and Musical Cultures; Psychoanalysis in Literary Theory; Comparative Literary Criticism; Feminist Criticism in Literary Theory; Writing, Rhetoric and Composition in English; ESL-Oriented Instruction of First-Year English; Linguistics (Semantics, Pragmatics and Political Discourse Analyses)


  • language arts, literature and cultural history, digital education instructional design, space exploration, contemplative neuroscience


selected publications


courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / 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.
  • LGTC 5020 - Educational Technology Foundation
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021 / Summer 2022
    Introduces the field of language technology from its origin to today; the latest theories and practices in technology integration; key journals, trends, issues and researchers in the field. This course is offered online summer semesters (D Term) through the School of Continuing Education.
  • LGTC 5030 - Language Technology Tools in Practice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Introduces students to major technical tools, explores their educational potential through scholarly readings and practical implementation and assessment of their usefulness in the classroom.
  • LGTC 5031 - Emerging Technology for Language Learning
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces students to new and emerging technology and practices, explores their educational potential through scholarly readings and practical implementation and assessment of their usefulness in the classroom.
  • LGTC 5035 - Online Language Learning: Best Practices
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Summer 2021 / Summer 2022
    Explores the topic of teaching and learning languages online and in a blended format with an emphasis on employing best practices, course design, assessment and the use of synchronous and asynchronous tools to plan, deliver, teach and assess language through learning management systems and various Web 2.0 tools, culminating in the creation of a sample course plan and sample module for a prospective online or blended language course.
  • LGTC 5045 - Telecollaboration Exchange for Language Learning
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021 / Summer 2022
    Requires that students conduct a total of 10, 30-minute long virtual immersions (through a video conferencing tool) with a language partner. Students will receive assistance to find a partner. Can be repeated for a total of 2 credit hours for certificate students.
  • RUSS 1010 - Beginning Russian 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    For students with no previous training in Russian. Degree credit not granted for this course and RUSS 1050.
  • RUSS 1020 - Beginning Russian 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    A continuation of RUSS 1010. Provides a basic introduction to Russian language and life. Covers the basics of Russian grammar; classroom activities develop speaking, reading and comprehension skills. Course will have midterm and final. Recommended prerequisite: RUSS 1010 (minimum grade C-). Credit not granted for this course and RUSS 1050.
  • RUSS 2010 - Second-Year Russian 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Review and continuation of basic skills learned in the first year: reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension. Department enforced prerequisite: RUSS 1020 or RUSS 1050 (minimum grade C-).
  • RUSS 2020 - Second-Year Russian 2
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Summer 2022
    Continuation of RUSS 2010. Department enforced prerequisite: RUSS 2010 (minimum grade C-).
  • RUSS 2222 - Sports and the Cold War
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Explores the multiple connections between sports and international politics during the Cold War in the Post-War period. Examines how the issues of class, nation, ethnicity, and gender intersect with sports and international politics by studying cases from various sport events since 1945. Taught in English.
  • RUSS 3221 - Space Race in Russian and American Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022
    Explores facts and fantasies of American and Soviet cultural narratives accompanying the Space Race, focusing on the production of recorded history as a process of mythmaking during the Cold War. Ponders the significance of presenting astronauts as national heroes and constructing national identities around the triumphs and failures of the competing space programs in science, art, music, film, and journalism.
  • RUSS 3333 - Spies Like Us: Espionage in the Culture of the Cold War and Beyond
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Explores the figure of the spy in Western and Soviet/post-Soviet imagination of the Cold War period and after. Focuses on the constructions and transformations of the "enemy" concept in modern and post-modern societies. Taught in English.


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