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Office Hours: Spring 2018
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Dr. Thomas C. Marshall
English Instructor

who I'll be when I die

M.A., Ph.D.
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 Auxiliary 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.

In this my final semester at Cabrillo (Spring 2018), I will teach English 1A and English 2.

In 1A, we will study a couple of books by the contemporary scholar Walter Mosley and write about possible solutions to our society's ills.The final research paper will be built slowly by writing shorter essays as we go that can be combined into a larger scholarly paper in the end.

In 2, we will 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.

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