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

Karl Sherlock

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Karl Sherlock

 

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Contact Info:

Email: 
Phone: 619-644-7871
Office: 558A (inside Bldg. 52)
Office Hours: Fall 2019 (campus) : MW 2-3PM / Th 6-7PM

 

Course(s):

Sections 3030, 3032, 3039 (WEB) •  ENGLISH 120: COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND READING

GENERAL INFO

  • 3.0 Units 
  • Meets online

PREREQUISITE

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

REQUIRED TEXTS FOR PURCHASE (PRINT OR E-BOOK)

The following are pertinent to these sections of English 120 and may be purchased online as e-book/Kindle editions or as print editions from the campus Barnes and Noble bookstore or online book sellers. ISBNs indicate paperback editions only.

  • Brotherton, Rob. Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories. Reprint edition. Bloomsbury Sigma,  2017. ISBN: 9781472915634

  • Hawley, Katherine. Trust: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780199697342

  • Shermer, Michael. Why People Believe Weird Things. Revised ed. Holt Paperbacks, 2002. ISBN: 9780805070897

SUPPORT RESOURCES ON-LINE

These online resources are free of charge and used for editing and revising course assignments.

RECOMMENDED

Reference guides such as A Writer's Reference are also widely recommended and available from many different on-line sources as well as in the reference section of most libraries, including the LRC at Grossmont College.

  • Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. A Writer's Reference. 9th edition. Boston: Bedfords/St. Martins, 2017. ISBN: 9781319057442.

Sections 3074—3077 •  ENGL 140-143: POETRY WRITING I-IV

GENERAL INFO

  • Units: 3.0
  • Meetings: TH 7:00 - 9:50 PM
  • Location: 51-585
  • Troubleshooting: If you have any difficulty registering for this course, contact English Department Co-Chairs Cindi Harris and Tate Hurvitz (cindi.harris@gcccd.edu / tate.hurvitz@gcccd.edu). 

PREREQUISITES

  • English 140: English 120: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 120 or equivalent. (Successful completion of English 122 is recommended, but not required.)
  • 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

TEXTS

ISBNs indicate paperback editions; e-book and/or Kindle editions are available for two of the three listed texts.

Required

  • Knox, Jennifer L. Days of Shame and Failure. Bloof Books, 2015. ISBN: 9780996586801 
  • Lehman, David. The Best American Poetry 2019. Scribner, 2019. ISBN: 9781982106577
  • Phillips, Carl. Wild Is the Wind: Poems. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. ISBN: 9780374538248

Recommended

  • Turco, Lewis Putnam. Book of Forms. University of New England Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781611680355

  • Bridges, Judy. Shut Up and Write. Redbird Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780976474272.

Section 1144 •  ENGL 231: AMERICAN LITERATURE I

GENERAL INFO

  • Units: 3.0
  • Meetings: MW 12:30 - 1:45 PM
  • Location: 51-574

PREREQUISITE

  • "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 120 or equivalent. (A "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 122 or equivalent is recommended but is not required.)

TEXTS

ISBNs indicate paperback editions; e-book and/or Kindle editions are available for all listed texts.

Required

  • Levine, Robert S., et al. Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volumes A-B. 9th ed. WW Norton, 2016. ISBN: 9780393264548

Suggested*

  • Barnet, Sylvan and William E. Cain. A Short Guide to Writing About Literature. 12th ed. Longman Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 9780205118458

  • Gibaldi, Joseph. M.L.A. Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 8th edition. Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

*These suggested non-required texts may be purchased inexpensively as downloadable e-books or obtained in the reference section of most any college library. Many good, reputable on-line guides are also available to help you apply MLA citation style and document design, as well as to assist you in the development of a literary criticism essay. You are encouraged to research these in preparation for your written assignments in this class.

 

 

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                               Instructor's Academic Background
 

B.A.., University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M.A., University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Independent Study, School Of Irish Studies, Dublin
Fulbright, Uniwersytet Warszawski
M.F.A., University Of California, Irvine
Doctoral Study, SUNY Binghamton

 

 

About the Instructor

 

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

COURSES TAUGHT

 

  • English 098: English Fundamentals
  • English 120: Composition and Reading
  • English 124: Advanced Composition
  • English 126: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 140-143: Poetry Writing I-IV
  • English 160-163:  Drama Writing I-IV
  • English 219: Views of Death and Dying In Literature
  • English 231: American Literature I

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