Spring 2012 Courses Taught
COM407: Advanced Critical Methods
Students learn the art of asking the right questions (Browne & Keeley, 2012) to apply the skill critical thinking while learning how to use critical theory in the analysis of creative nonfiction, current events, and contemporary topics of special interest to them.
COM692: Critical and Post-Colonial Auto-Ethnographic Writing Methods
This one-unit (meets for five 3-hour sessions between October 17 & December 5) module explores an array of methods for accountable creative process and selection of personal stories for inclusion in autoethnographic writing whose purpose is to critique established hegemonic, habituated, and iterative colonialist narratives. Students will engage in deep reflexive methods while engaging with texts that introduce meta-/theoretical concepts inviting critique of life stories and experience as artifacts of colonialist history and assumptions.