Dr. Thomas C. Marshall
With Cabrillo College since 1992
I work with all kinds of "English" classes, but my main strengths are nature writing, creative writing (poetry and prose), and the teaching of writing. I also delight in teaching or even just discussing contemporary U.S., Latin American, French, & Canadian literature in French, Spanish, or English.
I am currently on the English Department's High School Articulation & Outreach committee and on the campus-wide committee for Food Services as the Faculty Senate rep.
Come by during my office hours or call me for an appointment to talk about any of these subjects or other related interests of yours.
These days, I teach mostly English 100 and English 2.
In 100, we study Walter Mosley's book What Next?, a memoir of his father's wisdom, and then work to each write our own short book on something essential that we learned from a key person in our lives.
In 2, we study Russell Banks' book Dreaming Up America and three key films to develop our critical thinking about film representations of history. This is based in a simple four-part method for critical thinking and some research on historical facts and concepts.