Kim Lacey, Ph.D.
Associate 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: F19, F18, F17, F16, 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.)
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.
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.
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):
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: F17, F15, F14
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.
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.
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.
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.
Syllabi: F09, W10
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.
Syllabi: F10, W11