Dr. Teresa Grettano
Associate Professor, Director, First-Year Seminars
B.A., M.A. University of South Alabama
Ph.D., Illinois State University
Dr. Grettano joined the University of Scranton's Department of English and Theatre in 2009. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. from the University of South Alabama, and her Ph.D. from Illinois State University. Dr. Grettano's research focuses on the effects of social media ua on student information-seeking behaviors and processes.
Dr. Grettano teaches the following courses:
ENLT 120 Intro. to Fictionplus or minus
3 cr. (CL)
An exploration of the nature of prose fiction, its elements and techniques. The emphasis is critical rather than historical. The range of works and the specific selections may vary with the individual instructor.
INTD 119X FYS-Making Meaning of 9/11plus or minus
3 cr. (FYS)
Students will explore the ways in which we have come to understand the terrorist attacks of September 11, as well as the ways those attacks have shaped how we understand ourselves and our world. We will analyze the ways 9/11 has been and continues to be represented through multiple media and genres, e.g. architecture, commemoration, art, non-fiction, fiction, film, governmental discourse, journalism, poetry, and theatre.
WRTG 106 College Writing IIplus or minus
3 cr. (FYW, Prerequisite: WRTG 105)
The second of a two-course sequence that fulfills EP Level I: Foundational First-Year Writing, this course concentrates on investigating problems, creating arguments, and providing evidence in academic essays. Students develop techniques for making effective contributions to intellectual discussions, academically and in other cultural settings.
WRTG 107 Composition plus or minus
3 cr. (FYW)
Students develop techniques for making effective contributions in writing to intellectual discussions, academically and in other cultural settings. Students ar tasked with forming the strong foundation in critical reading, thinking, writing, researching, and reflecting necessary for expressing ideas in a variety of rhetorical situations.
WRTG 218 Writing the Webplus or minus
3 cr. (w)
Students will analyze both the visual and textual contents of e-mail, news groups, cat groups, MUs, and Web sites, and will be expected to produce a portfolio or Web site that demonstrates their ability to work in this new medium. Discussion topics include ethical issues unique to the Internet writing environment.
WRTG 223 Rhetoric & Public Discourseplus or minus
3 cr.(W, Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Written Communication requirement)
Students will study rhetorical theory, the culture of US public discourse and political deliberation through various media outlets, and writing processes in order to participate more effectively in current political and democratic debates. Assignments address both the production and consumption of texts through the news media.
WRTG 224 Rhetoric & Social Mediaplus or minus
3 cr. (EPW, Theory Intensive, Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Written Communication requirement)
Students will study rhetorical theory, the culture of social media, and information literacy in order to enhance their communication skills and persuasive abilities in social media environments. Assignments address both the production and consumption of texts in these sites. Possible discussion topics include identity construction, privacy/surveillance, and functional literacy.