Melissa Wehler, Phd
I have BAs in English and Anthropology, MA Literary and Cultural Studies, Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, and a PhD in English. I have 10+ Years of Collegiate Teaching, won 2 Teaching Excellence Awards, and am an Apple Certified Teacher. I have published on Superheroes, the Gothic, Feminism, and Teaching.
I enjoy hiking, weaving, puzzles, gardening, Netflix, reading, writing, crafting, baking, and mediating. I live with my husband, my son, and two angry chihuahuas.
This 3-credit course is a college graduation requirement for all students. There is no prerequisite (or a course that you take to prepare you for this course). There is no textbook for course since all materials are provided by the professors. The course meets four times a week, Tuesday-Friday from 8:40am-9:40am in College Hall.
Our Learning Goals
Most of your classes are worth three credits. This generally means that you meet and work with a professor for a total of four hours per week (due to our accelerated 11-week terms) and that you spend at least 8 hours working independently outside of class. In other words, the credit system operates on a one to two ratio: two hours of homework or study performed for every one hour your class meets.
Students are expected to participate in course discussions and provide quality contributions:
Provides a unique and interesting insight into the topic
Offers relevant examples and analyses for the topic
Adds to the conversation / analysis on the topic
Demonstrates logical connections between insight and topic
Connects with other comments, course materials, or class examples
Refrains from subjective opinions unless these are qualified (I think, I feel, I believe)
Students are expected to engage respectfully and responsibility with their faculty member, peer, and coursework. It is the right of every student to have a safe learning environment. Students engaging in hate speech, bullying, or the like will not be tolerated.