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Dr. Emily Dial-Driver, Professor

  Department of Communications and Fine Arts

   School of Liberal Studies

 

Contact Information:     edial-driver@rsu.edu

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Dr. Dial-Driver, Professor

Department of Communications and Fine Arts

Rogers State University

1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

Claremore, OK 74017

 

Office Telephone/Voice Mail:  (918) 343-7747

Office:      201-A Baird Hall

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Composition I    

Composition I Honors

 

Composition II

Introduction to Literature

 

Advanced Composition 

 British Literature I

 

 

         Technical Writing

         Capstone/Portfolio I     

         World Literature I         

         World Literature II           

         Literary Traditions

         Seminar in Humanities

Junior Honors Seminar

                                                                  

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Class Descriptions

Composition I 

ENGL 1113: Composition I

A study of composition, with emphasis on writing effective, short essays; writing effective sentences; paragraph development; and correct usage. Students completing this course will exhibit competency—through testing, course work, portfolio, student/faculty interaction, and/or other appropriate measures—in written communications skills, reasoning skills, and critical thinking skills.

Three hours credit.

Next course: ENG 1213 (Composition II)

 

 

Composition II

 

ENGL 1213: Composition II

 

A continuation of the writing experiences begun in Composition I. Writing experiences are concurrent with thematic material, including imaginative literature and writing across the curriculum. Incorporation of research techniques leading to production of research papers. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113.

 

 

 

Introduction to Literature

 

ENGL 2613: Introduction to Literature

 

Introduction of various genres of prose (fiction, drama/film) and poetry. Includes literary terms, verse, image and language of poetry. Also includes research techniques, critical writing exercises, and discussion. Humanities elective.

 

 

Advanced Composition

ENGL 3123: Topics in Advanced Composition

Prerequisite: Composition I and Composition II or permission. Practice in writing with emphasis on style and strategies of composition. Focus varies: practice in various literary genres; study of rhetoric; practice in various modes; argumentative writing; advanced expository writing.

Students completing this course will exhibit competency—through testing, course work, portfolio, student/faculty interaction, and/or other appropriate measures—in written communications skills, reasoning skills, and critical thinking skills.

 

 

British Literature I

 

ENGL 2543: British Literature I

 

 

A survey of British literature from the origins of the language to 1700.

Next course: ENG 2653 (British Literature II), if desired.

 

 

World LIterature I

ENGL 2313: World Literature I

A survey of significant world literature from the beginning of the written word to 1600, as evidenced in fiction, drama, essays and poetry. Includes a study of various literary genres and conventions; research techniques; critical writing exercises; and discussion. Humanities elective.

World Literature II

ENGL 2933: World Literature II

A survey of world literature from 1600 to present, as evidenced in fiction, drama, essays, and poetry. Includes a study of various literary genres and conventions; research techniques; critical writing exercises; and discussion. No prerequisite. Humanities elective.

 

Technical Writing

ENGL 2333: Technical Writing

In-depth study of technical writing required in business and science careers and in graduate schools. Focuses on forms of applied writing in each student's area of specialization.

 

Capstone/Portfolio I

HUM 4013: Capstone Project/Portfolio I

The Capstone Project/Portfolio is an original, specialized project, integrating the student's cumulative academic experiences. Preparation for the Senior Project begins in the junior year with consultation with advisers. Prerequisite: senior status.

Course Prerequisites: senior status

Literary Traditions

ENGL 4453: Literary Tradtions

Literature studied includes, but is not limited to, world, British, and American literature approached thematically, regionally, historically, and generically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Emily Dial-Driver is a professor in the Department of Communications and Fine Arts on the Claremore campus of Rogers State University. She holds a B.S. in nutrition, an M.A. in English, and an Ed.D. in higher education (curriculum), having received credit hours from Oklahoma State, Rogers State College, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Among other honors, she appears in Who’s Who in Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on English, technology, and higher education, including presentations at the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges, League for Innovation in the Community College, National Council of Teachers of English, Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities, etc.

Dr. Dial-Driver has published textbooks, articles, and poetry and had plays and media produced. Her articles on education have appeared in such publications as Community College Review and Executive Educator. Her poetry has appeared in periodicals, such as the Oklahoma English Journal, The Baby Connection, Southwest Regional Conference on English, Writers and Poets, Not-so-Modern Drummer, etc.

She has edited such works as Maggie Culver Fry’s The Cherokee Female Seminary Years: A Cherokee National Anthology

 

 

              

                       

 

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