INSTRUCTOR  Owen M. Williamson, MA  

In case of absence, or if class is ever cancelled due to circumstances beyond Instructor control, students are still expected to complete and submit all assignments shown on this Calendar page if possible.

lijn met regenboogprisma


Week 12: April 11 - 15, 2011

Class meets in Library 336 on Friday, April 15


Quiz on Borders, Chapter 10

Discussion (if time available): Health and student success.  Discuss results (in general terms) of Life Event Survey. Ideas on how to make your life less stressful. Morale boosters.  Response if time available.

Discussion (if time available): The university student as an adult among adults, an intellectual among intellectuals and a scholar among scholars. Gramsci and the concept of the intellectual.  What is the purpose that is driving your studies?  What do you want to get from your university education and what have you gotten so far?  Emerging problems with your classes and your life at UTEP. Review the concept of university collegiality: you are not a passive object of instruction! 

Read Borders Glossary. (p. 209) [Academic success strategies]

Public speaking activity—declamation. [Applies to theme / discipline] [Public speaking]


Work Group 2 will discuss Progymnasma 12 (Description)


Class meets in Library 336 on Friday, April 15. Work on "Discover" program.

Friday 10:30 am to 2:00 pm: Frontera Retórica Symposium, in Geology Reading Room, 3rd floor, Geology Bldg.  Lunch will be served. Extra credit available.

lijn met regenboogprisma



1. Read Kennedy (click for link), 117-20 (example).

2. Complete Values quiz.  Have a copy of your answers ready to discuss in the next class.  

3. Post written response on your own personal attitudes, values and goals on your own Wiki: Respond briefly to each question on "Value clarification: more than sex, drugs and rock and roll!"  This counts for points as "daily work."


1. Read "Sixteen Suggestions" and post a brief, two paragraph response on your Wiki comments, with your own additional suggestions for world-changing rhetoric. Counts for points as "daily work." 

2. Optional: Explore the following links to valuable UTEP resources related to your major:

ATLAS Banner





Progymnasma 12: Description (Ecphrasis).  

Describe in two or three paragraphs how your life will be different in the present and in the future if you put the semester thesis into effect, and, in two or three separate paragraphs how your life will be if you reject the thesis.

Directions for Composition
Offer a complete description in as much detail as possible.




For educational purposes only.

Owen M. Williamson - Education Bldg 211E - phone: (915) 747 7625 - fax: (915) 747 5655
The University of Texas at El Paso - 500 W. University Ave. - El Paso, TX 79968
Important Disclaimer

Creative Commons License
Open Courseware | OCW |This work is dedicated to the Public Domain..