Welcome to the course site for English 152! This home page will change with each unit of the course. At the start of each unit, I’ll post something fun that aligns with that unit in some way––a movie clip, music video, meme/TikTok, etc. If you scroll down, you’ll be able to comment and discuss how the post relates to the themes of the unit or our course in general.

Beginning on Weds. March 8, we’ll look at literature that tries to capture and portray different types of immigrant experiences. Are you familiar with the theories of immigrant depicted below? Have you heard of the Unites States as a “melting pot” and/or a “salad bowl”? How do you feel about these metaphors?

12 thoughts on “Home

  1. Sarina Kushmakova

    I appreciate a traditional syllabus because it lays out everything that I can expect. I do not like surprises so that is why it is nice to know what I will be doing. I also like to plan ahead, and the syllabus allows me to do that. I usually skim the introduction and skills that will be learned, and I mostly focus on the content that we will be discussing. I also like to print out the syllabus so that I can highlight important info.

  2. Beatriz Ramos

    In my personal opinion adding some images can help grab our attention on the information given. Syllabus are very important to me because it helps me to organize my self and have everything ready on time. I personally read the syllabus from start to finish.

  3. Lara Ramos

    I normally do read the syllabus, but I skip over the parts of the syllabus that are the same for all of my classes. I like the idea of a visual syllabus because I’m a visual learner.

  4. Ching Laam Lo

    I read the syllabus for every course so I don’t mind even if it’s text-heavy, usually I would go over the important parts not from start to finish. I do like the change of a traditional syllabus to a visual one, it seems cool and more interesting to read.

  5. Adityo Mamun (any)

    I like the idea of a visual syllabus, *but* I also feel that a more compact text-based syllabus can be more convenient (it’s easier to search through as a digital document, more compact, and also requires a bit less clicking through to find details on any section since it’s all in one place). However, a visual syllabus is definitely superior for going through as a class, and is perhaps a bit nicer for helping to compartmentalize information as well.

  6. Patricia Panta

    I usually do read every course syllabus from start to finish. I do this to prepare myself for the course, what is expected of the learning materials, and the general requirements for the class. I like planning ahead and setting dates for me to be able to submit work on time. Doing this keeps me more organized in my schoolwork. I prefer the idea of the syllabus online where was the traditional copy because I do have a past of being unorganized when it comes to hard copy stuff. For me it’s easier to stay organized online.

  7. Tariq Mckay jr (He/Him)

    Having a syllabus in the format you provided it worked better than any other course I’ve had before. The only time I’ve ever checked a syllabus was to see how the different categories in the class were divided for my grade. This syllabus was very manageable and easy to cover all of the important material.

  8. Jennifer Chuqui (she/her)

    was kind of funny to watch and surprising as well. How many assumed many things mostly off of her poems. Who knows if she was in an affair or a lesbian; although the poem we have gone over leads to that conclusion. Maybe the poems she was writing was from someone else’s point of view. trying to feel off from their point of view. The meme was the cherry on top.

  9. Ching Laam Lo

    I don’t remember hearing either of the two metaphors about the US. However, from my personal experience here, I think the US fits the metaphor of a salad bowl more than a melting pot. There are different cultures coexisting in the US, from what I have seen most of the people respects other cultures. Each culture has their own place in US, celebrating their unique cultures along with their shared American identity, that’s why the cultures in US are so diverse.


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