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Hessel, Kurtis Instructor

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Research

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  • science and literature, 18th- and 19th-century British literature, Romantic literature, poetry and poetics, writing and composition education, science writing

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Teaching

courses taught

  • EMEN 5830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 9 credit hours.
  • ENGL 1001 - Freshman Writing Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides training and practice in writing and critical thinking. Focuses on the writing process, the fundamentals of composition, and the structure of argument. Provides numerous and varied assignments with opportunity for revision.
  • ENGL 1260 - Introduction to Women's Literature
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Introduces literature by women in England and America. Covers both poetry and fiction and varying historical periods. Acquaints students with the contribution of women writers to the English literary tradition and investigates the nature of this contribution. Same as WGST 1260.
  • ENGL 3000 - Shakespeare for Nonmajors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.
  • ENGL 3060 - Modern and Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Close study of significant 20th-century poetry, drama, and prose works. Readings range from 1920s to the present.
  • WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry and information literacy. 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 3030 - Writing on Science and Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Through selected reading and writing assignments, students consider ethical and social ramifications of science policy and practice. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course addresses communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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