Professor Carl Schaffer



B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.A., The University of Michigan
M.F.A., University of Iowa

Prof. Schaffer is a Professor of English who joined the University of Scranton's Department of English and Theatre in 1988. He earned his B.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University, his M.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.

Professor Carl Schaffer taught the following courses:

3 cr.

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.

3 cr. (CL, W, Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the Written Communication requirement WRTG 107 or equivalent)

This class aims to provide students with an understanding of the structure of the short story, novella, and novel, and to foster an appreciation of fiction as art. Significant class time will be devoted to the process of writing analytical papers about fiction.

3 cr. (D)

An exploration of the cataclysmic events in Jewish history known as the Holocaust. The course will examine the subject from the perspective of various academic disciplines - historical, sociological, philosophical, artistic, and literary, among others - and will include a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

3 cr. (FYW)

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. 

Designed to increase students' skills in writing short fiction, this course augments frequent practice in the genre with attention both to theories of short-story composition and to diverse examples In a workshop atmosphere, students will read and discuss one another's work as well as fiction by well-known authors. Photocopying fee.

3 cr (Prerequisite: WRTG 213)

The advanced workshop augments intensive student writing assignments with theoretical discussions and diverse example of good fiction by established writers. Photocopying fee.