The Purge of Higher Education

From the AAUP; here’s a description of the larger issues facing education in this country: “Daniel Greenstein writes in the fall 2019 issue of Daedalus that we may be on a track toward a dramatic bifurcation in the US higher education system, with students at wealthy, selective institutions enjoying personal, face-to-face learning experiences and the rest of…

Exciting Spring Courses

Greetings! For an animated introduction to our spring 2020 course offerings, please click here (go head, click it!): Email Todd (tcomer@defiance.edu) or Steve (sengel@defiance.edu) for more information. ENGL 123 Media Writing MWF, 11:00 am An introduction to the process of writing for the media. Students will learn to report, write, and edit stories for print and…

Comp 1 Memes

In an attempt to have my students learn about the rhetorical triangle (audience, writer, issue), I have them create memes (which are attuned, hopefully, to their audience). Here are a few from class today.

An Act That Enabled Acceptance – The New York Times

“Certainly, the longevity of our union also owes a great debt to honest communication and creative problem solving. The wedding photo is a good example. We put it up only after we grew tired of deliverymen and repairmen and housecleaners asking if she was my sister, or my nurse. Some have even called her a…

Summer Online Course: The Hunger Games and Dystopian Literature

ENGL 295, an online summer course perfect for non English majors, will be devoted to The Hunger Games and various other novels/films/comics of that genre, including V for Vendetta, 1984, and Watchmen. Please email me if you need more information; please contact your adviser if you want to sign up for the course. The course…