Grossmont College  •  Office 558A, Bldg. 52  •  8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA  92020  •  619-644-7871  • Poster/Flier: Turn For the Verse poetry reading


An Evening of Poetry

September 5, 7:00 p.m.

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Poster/Flier: Flow: How Did a Handful of Corporations Steal Our Water?


How Did a Handful of Corporations

Steal Our Water?

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Poster/Flier: 2014 Fall Authors Series


Readings and Literary Events

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Poster/Flier: PPI Presents: Science and [the] Beyond

PPI Presents


October Presentations

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Fall 2014 classes, August 18 to December 15, 2014


558A [Entrance is inside Building 52.]

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11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.


02:00 p.m. — 03:00 p.m.


05:00 p.m. — 07:00 p.m.



ENGL 098, 4.0 cr

Sect. 3011, MW 2:00 - 3:50 PM, BLDG 55, RM 528

Sect. 2919, TTh 3:00 - 4:55 PM, BLDG 52, RM 571


"Pass" in ENGL 090 & ENGL 090R or min. "C" or "Pass," in ENGL 105 or equivalent, or

assessment rec. for ENGL 098.  Recommended prep: concurrent enrollment in

ENGL 098R.

Required Texts:

Langan, John. English Skills with Readings.  9th Edition. Houghton Mifflin, 2014.

ISBN: 9780073513560

Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers.  A Writer's Reference.  7 ed.  Bedfords/St. Martins,

2011.ISBN:  9780312601430

Sherlock, Karl. The Mind of a Sentence. 2nd ed.  On-Line.  Grossmont College / Karl J.

Sherlock, 2014.


ENGL 140-143, Sect. 3074-3077, 3.0 cr.

TH 7:00 - 9:50 PM

BLDG 51, RM 584


English 140: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 120 or equivalent;


Preparation: ENGL 122.

English 141: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 140

English 142: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 141

English 143: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 142

Required Texts:

Duhamel, Denise and David Lehman, Eds. The Best American Poetry 2013. Scribner,

2013. ISBN: 9781476708133

Turner, Brian. Here, Bullet. Alice James Books, 2005. ISBN: 9781882295555

Boland, Eavan.  New Collected Poems. New York: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.,

2009.ISBN: 9780393337303

Recommended Texts:

Kowit, Steve and Dorianne Laux. In the Palm of Your Hand. Tilbury House Publishers,

2003.  ISBN: 9780884481492

Putnam Turco, Lewis. The Book of Forms. 4th ed. University Press of New England,

2011. ISBN: 9781611680355


ENGL 231, Sect. 3094, 3.0 cr.

MW 12:30 - 1:45 PM

BLDG 51, RM 574


"C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 120 or equivalent; Recommended Preparation:

ENGL 122.


The content of this course covers pre-Colonial literature (including some Native

American folklore) up to and including authors writing during the Civil War,

excluding Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) who will be among the first

authors covered in American Literature II in Spring 2015.

Required Texts:

Baym, Nina, Wayne Franklin, Philip F. Gura, Jerome Klinkowitz.  Norton Anthology of

American Literature: Volumes A and B (Pre-Colonial to 1865).  8th ed. Boston:

W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.  ISBN:  9780393913095

Recommended Texts:

Barnet, Sylvan and William E. Cain. A Short Guide To Writing About Literature. 12th ed.

Boston: Longman Publishers, 2012.  ISBN:  9780205118458


Associate Professor, English

Co-Coordinator, Creative Writing Program


B.A., University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

M.A., University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Ind. Study, School Of Irish Studies, Dublin

Fulbright, Uniwersytet Warszawski

M.F.A., University Of California, Irvine

Doctoral Study, SUNY Binghamton



Depending on how impacted classes are, "Crashers" may be at a disadvantage and are

advised to register for the first open class for which they qualify.  Classes marked as

"Wait-Listed" have a lower probability of openings for crashers.  You are advised to be

as flexible as possible and change your off-campus routines to accommodate any open

section of a class in which you hope to register.  Most instructors will not even consider

you for an Add Code if you simply put your name down on a list and then leave the

class, nor if you fail to attend the next class periods.  Making an earnest attempt to earn

your instructor's good graces, just as you would for a prospective employer,

demonstrates commitment to the class and shows you wish to be taken seriously.

Attendance for Registered and Non-Registered Students

Your attendance in the first two weeks of class will determine your standing in the

course:  registered or not, if you don't attend a class during the first two weeks, your spot

(or opportunity for a spot) will be given to someone else waiting to enroll.  Once a

registered student fails to attend and is dropped, he or she can only re-enter the class

by petitioning for an Add Code.  For those on the Wait List, as openings become

available during the first two weeks, you will be given priority strictly in order of the list,

over crashers and registered students who were dropped and wish to re-enroll.  Add

Codes should be used immediately once they are issued.  If you intend to drop a course

in which you are already registered, notifying your instructor of your intentions would be

tremendously helpful. Due to liability reasons, after the first two weeks of the semester

unregistered students cannot be in the classroom during the class time.




The following are important dates for holidays, learning opportunities, and

extracurricular literary events.

Monday, September 1

Labor Day

Federal Holiday (No classes)

Friday, September 5

A Turn For the Verse

Poetry by

Allen Clark, Steven Reigns, Glen Vecchione, and Karl Sherlock

7:00 p.m., Twiggs Coffee House, 4590 Park Bd., University Heights

Tuesday, September 16th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Film Screening/Discussion of FLOW

Griffin Gate (Building 61)

Thursday, September 25

Celebration of Banned Books Reading

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Griffin Gate (Bldg. 60)

Wednesday, October 8

PPI Presents: "Science and Beyond: Paranormal Investigating"

6:30 p.m., San Diego Central Library

Tuesday, October 21

Lester Bangs Memorial Reading

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26)

Tuesday, October 28

PPI Presents: "Science and Beyond: Paranormal Investigating"

6:30 p.m., Lemon Grove Library

Tuesday, November 4, 10:00-1:00

Wednesday, November 5, 10:00-1:00

Water Fair: campus-wide competition showcasing water-related projects

location to be announced

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans Day

Federal Holiday (No classes)

Wednesday, November 19

Novelist Tammy Greenwood

7:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26)

Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day

Federal Holiday (No classes)

Monday, December 1

New Voices: A Student Reading

7:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26)


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