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KARL SHERLOCK
English / Creative Writing
Email: karl.sherlock@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-644-7871

Karl Sherlock

Karl Sherlock

Associate Professor


Department(s):

Contact Info:

Email:
Phone: 619-644-7871
Office: Bldg. 52, Rm. 558A
Office Hours: Spring 2016 | MW 5-6:45 PM | T Th 4-5:30 PM

 

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ENGL 098: ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS | Section 6442 [M-W]

Course Notes:

SECTION 6442, 4.0 cr.
MW 7:00 - 8:50 PM
BLDG 52, RM 570
Prerequisites:
"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: 

Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. A Writer's Reference. 8 ed. Bedfords/St. Martins, 2014. ISBN: 9781457666766
 
Sherlock, Karl. The Mind of a Sentence: A Parts Of Speech Resource. 2nd ed.  On-Line.  Grossmont College / Karl J. Sherlock, 2014. Also available for download as a password-protected PDF; use password in your printed syllabus.

  

ENGL 120: COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND READING | Section 4804 [M-W]

Course Notes:

SECTION 4804, 3.0 cr.

M W 3:30 - 4:45 PM
BLDG 52, RM 570

Prerequisites:

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 110 or ESL 119 or equivalent or assessment recommendation for ENGL 120.

Required Texts:

Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. A Writer's Reference. 8 ed. Bedfords/St. Martins, 2014. ISBN: 9781457666766

Kirszner, Lauri G. and Stephen R. Mandell.  Patterns For College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide. 13th ed. Bedford/St. Martins, 2014. 
ISBN:9781457666520 

Sherlock, Karl. Handbook of Usage and Academic Tone. 2nd ed.  On-Line.  Grossmont College / Karl J. Sherlock, 2014. 

  

ENGL 120: COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND READING | Section 7231 [T-Th]

Course Notes:

SECTION 7231, 3.0 cr.

T Th 5:30 - 6:45 PM
BLDG 53, RM 534

Prerequisites:

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 110 or ESL 119 or equivalent or assessment recommendation for ENGL 120.

Required Texts:

Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. A Writer's Reference. 8 ed. Bedfords/St. Martins, 2014. ISBN: 9781457666766

Kirszner, Lauri G. and Stephen R. Mandell.  Patterns For College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide. 13th ed. Bedford/St. Martins, 2014. 
ISBN:9781457666520 

Sherlock, Karl. Handbook of Usage and Academic Tone. 2nd ed.  On-Line.  Grossmont College / Karl J. Sherlock, 2014. 

  

ENGL 140-143: POETRY WRITING I-IV | Section 7274-7277 [Th]

Course Notes:

SECTIONS 7274-7777, 3.0 cr.
TH 7:00 - 9:50 PM
BLDG 51, RM 584  
Prerequisites English 140:
English 120: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 120 or equivalent;
Recommended Preparation:

ENGL 122.

Prerequisites English 141-143:

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 2014. Scribner, 2013.
ISBN: 9781476708171

Diaz, Natalie. When My Brother Was an Aztec. Copper Canyon Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781556593833

Martinez, David Tomas. Hustle. Sarabande Books, Inc., 2014. 
ISBN:9781936747771

Boland, Eavan. New and Collected Poems. W. W. Norton & Co, 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

   
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About the Instructor

Associate Professor, English | Co-Coordinator, Creative Writing Program

Background

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

Important Info
Crashers

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.

SPRING 2016 HOLIDAYS

Friday/Saturday, February 12/13 (Lincoln's Birthday) 
Monday, February 15 (Washington's Birthday)
Monday, March 21 through Saturday, March 26 (Spring Break)
Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

EXTRACURRICULAR EVENTS

Water Film: Blue Gold

Film Screening/Discussion: February 17, 7-9:30 PM, Griffin Gate (Building 60)

Participating classes will attend a special screening of Blue Gold: World Water Wars, the award-winning water documentary about the privatization and commodification of water, and the role of recent international trade agreements that are enabling the claims laid by transnational corporations to the world's dwindling fresh water supply. Following the screening, audience members will have the opportunity to engage in a conversation about the issues, sharing their disciplinary questions and answers and "listening to experts" from other disciplines. 

Blue Gold poster
 
2016 Water Fair "Water World" Competition

Tuesday, April 12th
Wednesday, April 13th
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Griffin Gate (Building 60)

The "One Theme, One Campus" Water Project will offer a campus-wide competition showcasing water-related projects across the disciplines. Participating classes will have students work in teams on an instructor-assigned project relating to the theme of water. The only requirement is that the project must have a presentation component. It could be a poster, a video, a model, a combination of these things, or something else entirely! The decision is up to the instructors and/or the students! Each display will be entered into a campus-wide competition (with pre-defined categories) and voted on by students, faculty and even community members. Presentations will be on display in student-organized booths for two days.

www.grossmont.edu/water

One Campus, One Theme: Water Project Resource Center

Water Project Resource Ctr

Creative WRITE-A-THON

Saturday, March 12

An all-day fundraising event supporting the 20th Anniversary Literary Arts Festival; details and pledge forms will be available on the WRITE-A-THON page of the Creative Writing Program companion website: 

www.creativewriting-gc.org.

Creative WRITE-A-THON
20th Anniversary Literary Arts Festival

Monday, April 25 though Thursday, April 28

For event dates, times, and details, visit the official website of the 20th Anniversary Literary Arts Festival: 

www.creativewriting-gc.org/laf.

20th Anniversary LAF

  

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Contact

KARL SHERLOCK
English / Creative Writing
Email: karl.sherlock@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-644-7871

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