Scott A. Sheets

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Summer 2016

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
-Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Sue Baugh

Syllabus: 
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Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Spring 2016

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
-Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Sue Baugh

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Composition 2, Spring 2016

Course Description

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

-Technology: A Reader for Writers – Johanna Rodgers, ed.
-Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
-Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker 7th or 8th edition

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu

Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Sue Baugh

Scott A. Sheets, Detective Fiction, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course examines detective fiction in terms of its history, its social meaning and as a form of philosophizing. It also seeks to reveal the place and values of popular fiction in our lives.

Required Texts:

1. Mansfield-Kelley & Marchino, The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction, Pearson Longman, ISBN 978-0321195012
2. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dover Thrift, ISBN 978-0486282145
3. Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Vintage/Black Lizard, ISBN 978-0394758282
4. Nevada Barr, The Track of the Cat, Berkley, ISBN 978-0425190838
5. Hillerman, Tony; Skinwalkers, Harper reissue, ISBN 978-0062018113
OPTIONAL: Janet E. Gardner, Reading and Writing about Literature: A Portable Guide 3rd edition, Bedford St. Martin’s, ISBN 978-457606496

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Spring 2015

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, & Walter E, Oliu

Scott A. Sheets, Science Fiction, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the major ideas, themes, and writers in the development of science fiction as a genre. Discussions will help students understand and use critical methods for the analysis of science fiction. The topics covered include problems describing and defining the genre, contrasting ideologies in Soviet and American science fiction, the roles of women as characters, readers, and writers of science fiction.

Required Texts:

1. Wells, H.G. The Time Machine (novel 1895) $4
0743487737 Simon & Schuster; Enriched Classic edition

2. Lovecraft, H.P. At The Mountains of Madness (Novella 1936) $7
0345329457 Dey Rey

3. Matheson, Richard I am Legend (Novel 1954) $6
978-0765357151 Tor Books; Reissue edition

4. Heinlein, Robert Starship Troopers (Novel 1959) $8
978-0441783588 Ace

5. Haldeman, Joe The Forever War (Novel 1974) $10
978-0312536633 St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition

6. Gibson, William Neuromancer (Novel 1984) $6
978-0441569595 Ace

7. Kirkman, Robert The Walking Dead, Vol 1: Days Gone By (gr. novel, 2003-2004) $9
978-1582406725 Image Comics

8. Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games (Novel 2008) $6
978-0439023528 Scholastic Press; Reprint edition

9. Cline, Ernest Ready Player One (Novel 2012) $8
978-0307887443 Broadway Books

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Composition 2, Spring 2015

Course Description

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

• Reading Pop Culture, by Jeff Ousborne
• Rules for Writers, by Diana Hacker

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Fall 2014

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Handbook of Technical Writing10th edition by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, & Walter E, Oliu

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Detective Fiction, Fall 2014

Course Description:

This course examines detective fiction in terms of its history, its social meaning and as a form of philosophizing. It also seeks to reveal the place and values of popular fiction in our lives.

Required Texts:

-Mansfield-Kelley & Marchino, The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction, Pearson Longman, ISBN 978-0321195012

-Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dover Thrift, ISBN 978-0486282145

-Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Vintage/Black Lizard, ISBN 978-0394758282

-Nevada Barr, The Track of the Cat, Berkley, ISBN 978-0425190838

-Janet E. Gardner, Reading and Writing about Literature: A Portable Guide 3rd edition, Bedford St. Martin’s, ISBN 978-457606496 (recommended)

Syllabus: 

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