Professor Bonnie Markowski

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Faculty Specialist
Rhetoric & Composition
First Year Writing

A.A., Penn State, Wilkes-Barre
B.A., University of Maryland
M.A., The University of Scranton

 

Professor Markowski joined the Department of English and Theatre in 2007. Prior to joining the University of Scranton faculty, she earned her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland and her M.A. from the University of Scranton. She is currently a MFA candidate at the Rainier Writer's Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Prof. Markowski is a Faculty Specialist in the Writing Program. 

About Me

Professor Bonnie Markowski currently teaches the following courses:

3 cr. (CL)

An Exploration of the nature of poetry, its value, aims, and techniques. The emphasis will be critical rather than historical. The range of poems and the specific selections may vary with the individual instructor.

3 cr. (Placement into 105 required)

The first of a two-course sequence that fulfills the EP Level I: Foundational First-Year Writing, this course combines the study of the elements of style and grammar with instruction in structuring and supporting argumentative essays. Students develop techniques for making effective contributions to intellectual discussions, academically and in other cultural settings.

3 cr. (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.

3 cr.

Students develop techniques for making effective contributions in writing to intellectual discussions, academically and in other cultural settings. Students are tasked with forming the strong foundation in critical reading, thinking, writing, researching, and reflecting necessary for expressing ideas in a variety of rhetorical situations.

3 cr. (FYOC, FYDT)

Students will enhance their rhetorical awareness as they compose in a variety of genres and media (visual, audio, and digital) beyond basic print text. Drawing on Rhetoric and Composition theories, multimedia writing highlights the process of "act composing" and increases the modalities students use to communicate effectively with different audiences.