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ENGL 593 X - Prof Seminar College Teaching - Teaching in Literature

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Seminar on undergraduate pedagogy for new graduate instructors. Individual sections will focus on the teaching of film, literature, or rhetoric. Course Information: 0 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated by PhD students to a maximum of 8 hours as topics vary. Credit is not given for more than 8 hours, but course may be repeated for no credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Department of English or consent of instructor. Students needing the proseminar for their programs will be given priority enrollment.

Special Instructions:

This seminar is designed to prepare students from a wide variety of backgrounds to teach literature at the undergraduate level. Although our discussions will be framed by readings in pedagogical theory (and other, topically relevant articles) chosen by the students, our emphasis will be on practical techniques and skills: how to develop effective syllabi; how to teach a variety of genres; how to lead a discussion; how to manage classrooms; how to adapt our teaching methods to online instruction platforms. We will discuss common problems and challenges that instructors may encounter in the classroom and pool our experiences to find ways of managing these challenges. The course will feature many practical exercises that will result in the development of teaching materials that will be useful for future courses and for the job market.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Spring


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