Carrie Brown McWhorter

Instructor, Department of English and Philosophy
State University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA  30118

Office Location: TLC1114-D

Office telephone: 678-839-4850

Campus e-mail: cmcwhort@westga.edu

 

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

 

ENGL 1101-14

(CRN 10534)

TR 9:30 am – 10:50 am

TLC 1110

ENGL 1101-20

(CRN 10540)

TR 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm

TLC 1110

ENGL 1102-108

(CRN 10619)

TR 11:00 am – 12:20 pm

Humanities 208

ENGL 1102-115

(CRN 10626)

12:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Humanities 208

 

 

Office Hours

Writing Center: Monday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

On-campus Office Hours: Mondays, 9-10, and 1-3, After 3 by appointment, MTR

 

Also available on campus by appointment

Online Office Hours (via CourseDen chat, Blackboard IM, and e-mail): Wednesday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

I am available in my office at various hours. If you would like to meet with me in my office, I urge you to schedule an appointment so that I can plan for your visit. Please call, e-mail, or check with me before or after class to set a time and date.

 

Additional notes:

We will use CourseDen this semester. We will talk more about this in class, but I will keep in contact with you via CourseDen      e-mail. I encourage you to contact me the same way. You may use my campus e-mail address as well: cmcwhort@westga.edu. Please use your “myuwg” e-mail address for e-mail correspondence outside of CourseDen.

 

Spring 2012 Courses

**** Required texts are listed below, but you may also see the complete list by going to http://www.bookstore.westga.edu/ .

Click on TEXTBOOKS BUY, and put in Spring 2012, McWhorter, and your course to see what books are required.

 

ENGL 1101: Course Syllabus (Both sections click here)

Current Students: Please see CourseDen for the most up-to-date readings schedule.

Required Books:

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey

A Writer’s Resource, Required handbook for all ENGL 1101 and 1102 students

Additional readings posted to CourseDen

Extras

To get a preview of our readings and discussions for the semester, check out the links below:

Listen to an excerpt from the first chapter of O’Brien’s book here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnNMUYJ9fm8

Video responses to The Things They Carried:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SvKLyrCUjk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP4GaprkAJg&feature=fvwrel

For The Wave, here are a couple of good video clips:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/wave-susan-casey/story?id=11644981 (interview with Casey and Hamilton and book excerpt)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYQQtxb8wv0

OR search Youtube with these keywords: Mavericks, Jaws, Teahupoo, Laird Hamilton, rogue waves, and/or surfing

 

ENGL 1102: Course Syllabus and Reading Schedule (Both sections click here)

Current students: Please see CourseDen for the most up-to-date readings schedule.

Required books:

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (by Z.Z. Packer, shared text)

The Help (by Kathryn Stockett)

Writing About Literature: A Portable Guide (By Janet Gardner) (0312607571), Bedford/St. Martin’s

ENGL 1102 McWhorter Coursepack (available at UWG bookstore)

A Writer’s Resource (current edition available at the bookstore)

Extras

To get a preview of our readings and discussions for the semester, check out the links below:

Movie Trailer: The Help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_ajv_6pUnI

 

Grading Expectations for ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102

Grading Rubric for Out-of-Class Writing

Grading Rubric for In-Class Writing

 

 

 

 

Course Related Quick Links

Other Helpful Links

 

UWG Department of English

eCore Homepage

 

UWG Writing Center

E-mail: cmcwhort@westga.edu

 

Carrie McWhorter's Curriculum Vitae

Online Learning (CourseDen) at UWG

 

Revised January 8, 2012

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