Kim Lacey, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Saginaw Valley State University

​​Saginaw Valley State University (2011-present)

ENGL 080: Writing Skills 

Practice in the generation of short essays and in the recognition and elimination of errors in style, usage and sentence structure. Attention given to individual needs.
Syllabi: F19F18F17F16, F15, F14, F13, F12, F11

ENGL 111: Composition I 

Frequent writing assignments to produce informal and formal texts, with emphasis on academic thinking and writing. Develops effective writing processes, from inventing and investigating through organizing, drafting, revising, and editing. Helps students meet the needs of their readers. Includes workshop approaches to develop students’ ability to analyze and evaluate their own writings as well as the writings of others.

(Sections marked with † were offered in hybrid format.)

Syllabi: F23W22F21W21†, F20†F19W19F18, W18F17W17, F16, W16, F15, W15, F14, W14, F13, W13, F12, W12, F11

ENGL 202: Literary Genres: Detective Fiction 
Literary Genres is the grouping of literary works by common features, such as form, structure, purpose and effect. This communication-intensive course studies major works organized in terms of one or more literary genres.

Syllabi: W19W18W17W16W15W14W13

ENGL 204: Thematic Approaches to Literature: Drug Culture in 20th Century Fiction
This communication-intensive course studies works of literature chosen on the basis of specific themes or topics.

Syllabi: F15F14

ENGL 212: Topics in Critical Writing 

Emphasizes processes of critical reading and writing, as applied to several modes of communication. Frequent writing assignments for different audiences, with attention to disciplinary conventions and rhetorical strategies for argument in academic discourse. Workshop approaches. Includes work in developing research questions and using library and electronic resources. Refines abilities to analyze both student and professional texts. Specific content for reading may be organized by theme.

Syllabi (sections marked with * were taught completely online):

Techno-Futures: F23*, F22*, W22*F21*W21*, F20*F19*, W19*F18*

Selfies: W16

Writing about Feminism: W17, W16

How to Think about Weird Things: S17*S15*, S14*, S13*, W12*

Writing about Oppression on TV: OITNB: W15 (see The Atlantic article on my course)

Writing about Gender Issues: W14, F13, W13

The Watchers and the Watched: S23*, S22*, S21*S20*S18*W14, W13

Memory in Theory and Practice: F12

Argumentation and Persuasion: F11

ENGL 290: Special Topics in Writing 
Disney Heritage; Digital Travel Writing

ENGL 494: Special Topics
International Studies Capstone

GS 100: Intro to Gender Studies 

Syllabi: F17F15F14

GS 490: Capstone Project in Gender Studies 
Gender, Sex, and Sexology; Gender Theory; and Contemporary Women's Literature; Contemporary Feminist Texts; Sexual Assault Awareness; and Gender Studies​

HON 292: Living Mediations: Biology, Technology, and Art

HUM 191: First-Year Transition 
This course introduces students to the university culture and helps them develop the skills to be successful. It is a course intended to help in the development of student success skills, such as reading, writing and speaking. It is also intended to help students gain intellectual self-confidence and to provide assistance in making the transition to the University.

RPW 210: Rhetoric, Culture, and Power

Examination of and practice in writing and other communication practices against the backdrop of rhetorical studies of culture and power. Emphasis on critical reading and research; on written, spoken, and visual communication, and on awareness of audience, purpose and context. Sections may be organized by themes (e.g., Cultural Engagement with Technology, Encounters with Environmental Issues, Social Movements and Social Action).
Syllabus: W23*

Wayne State University (2006-2011)​

ENG 1020: Introduction to College Writing 

A course in reading, research, and writing skills that prepares students to write successfully in college classes.

Syllabi: W06, S06, F06, W07, S07

ENG 3010: Intermediate Writing 

Emphasis on conducting research by drawing from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professions in preparation for Writing Intensive courses in the majors.

Syllabi: F07, W08, S08, F08, W09, S09

ENG 3050: Technical Communication I: Report Writing 
Instruction in basic technical writing skills. Requirements include writing summaries, letters, memos, instructions, and technical reports. Topics include audience and purpose analysis, textual and visual aspects of document design, and formatting.

ENG 3060: Technical Communication II: Writing and Speaking

Instruction in basic technical presentation skills. Requirements include informative presentations, oral briefings, needs assessments, progress reports, and formal proposals. Topics include collaborative teamwork, audience and purpose analysis, textual and visual aspects of presentation design, and formatting.