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Robert Early

Visiting Assistant Professor


Contact
304F Marano Campus Center
315.312.2621
robert.early@oswego.edu

Office hours

Fall 2016
Wednesday
9:00 - 12:00
or by appointment

Classes taught

Spring 2017 Courses

ENG 101/810 TR 11:10-12:30 256 Marano CC
ENG 102/820 TR 2:20-3:40 256 Marano CC
ENG 204/810 TR 12:45-2:05 256 Marano CC

ENG 101-Review of fundamentals of writing for students with problems in writing skills so that they may continue successfully in ENG 102.

ENG 102-Practice in college level writing, includes preparation of a research paper.

ENG 204-Focuses primarily on helping students to engage more effectively in the type of intellectual and aesthetic dialogue higher education is hoped to foster in society.  Reading literature and writing about it, especially when done in fellowship with other readers and writers, is a good way to sharpen the skills on which such dialogue depends.  It can and should be a personally rewarding experience, too.  As we read, write about, and discuss different works of literature this semester, we will find ourselves contemplating a variety of important ideas and issues.  This course is designed to help you express more effectively and develop more fully your own thoughts on these ideas and issues, and to do so in a way that takes into account other people’s thoughts on them.  Each piece we read—whether it’s a short story, a poem, a novel, or a play—represents not only an individual’s thoughts and feelings about his or her subject matter, but an individual’s engagement with a larger, cultural discourse concerning it.  This course invites you to participate more thoughtfully—to add your own voice—to the ongoing conversation from which the literature we will read has emerged.