Graduate Courses: 500-level and above

Spring 2015

  • Sabbatical to work on second book project, “Writing across Division Street: Circulating Social Justice in a Rural University Town (1889-present)

Winter-Mini 2015

  • English 697: Digital Storytelling [syllabus]

Fall 2014

  • English 697: Digital Humanities [syllabus]
  • English 597: Memoir/Life Writing
  • English 333: Advanced Composition (Theme: Remixing the Archives)

Summer I 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

  • English 529: Writing Workshop for Public School Teachers (syllabus)
  • English 333: Advanced Composition (Theme: Remixing Rural Texas)
  • English 1301: First Year Writing

Summer 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Summer 2012

Spring 2012

English 595: Research and Writing (syllabusOverview and Survey, Year One)

English 341: Technical Writing (Theme: Grant Writing)

English 333: Advanced Composition (Theme: Remixing Rural Texas)

Reassignment for Research (recurring)

Fall 2011

English 571: Teaching Reading and Writing in College

English 1302-H: Writing Research

Reassignment for Research (recurring)

Reassignment for Book Project (Graduate School, competitive)

Spring 2011

English 697: Writing with New Media (“Remixing the Past”)

English 333: Advanced Composition

Reassignment for Research (one course)

Reassignment (one time) for directing three dissertations to completion (Golden, PhD 2005; Foreman, PhD 2007; Westmoreland, PhD 2010)

Fall 2010

Faculty Development Leave (sabbatical) for current book project, “Writing for (a) Change: Activist Rhetoric in a Rural, Southern University Town Following Integration”

Spring 2010

English 677: Theory and Practice of Argumentative Discourse

Fall 2009

English 675: Teaching College Writing

English 102-Honors: Literacies in Context

Director, First-Year Writing (see common syllabus for English 101 and English 102)

Co-Director, Converging Literacies Center

Spring 2009

English 677: Theory and Practice of Argumentative Discourse

English 597: Writing with New Media

Reassigned time for research and administrative responsibilities as listed above.

Additional information and course materials: http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/scarter/teaching.html

Fall 2008

Course Details [pdf]

Calendar [pdf] 

About the National Conversation on Writing (NCoW)

NCoW database [html]
NCoW website [html]
NCoW details [pdf]
NCoW submission form [pdf] 

Creative Commons

About Creative Commons [html]
License your work [html]


Required Texts 

Olson, Gary and Todd W. Tayor, Eds. Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997. ISBN: 978-0-7914-3396-6.

Reynolds, Nedra. Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference. Southern Illinois UP. ISBN: 978-0809327874. 

Sirc, Geoffry. English Composition as a Happening. Utah State University Press, 2002. ISBN: 978-087214352. 

Smit, David W. The End of Composition Studies. Southern Illinois UP, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0809327515. 

Villanueva, Victor. Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader, 2nd Edition. NCTE, 2003. ISBN: 0-8141-0976-4.

 Wysocki, Ann Frances, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Geoffrey Sirc. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding

the Teaching of Composition. Utah State UP, 2004. ISBN: 978-0874215775.

 Spring 2008

Calendar [pdf]
Course Details [pdf]
Presentations [html] 
Required Texts 
Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings From Classical Times to the Present
     ISBN  9780312148393
Brandt, Deborah. Literacy in American Lives. Cambridge UP, 2001.
     ISBN  9780521003063
Crowley, Sharon. Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism. University of Pittsburgh P, 2006.
     ISBN  9780822959236
Selfe, Cynthia L. and Gail Hawisher. Literate Lives in the Information Age: Narratives on Literacy from the United States
     NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.
     ISBN  9780805843132
Additional materials (required reading) will be made available online and via other means (photocopy, etc).

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