Summer Seminars Will Feature a Variety of Topics
Posted June 27, 2001
HOLLAND -- The annual Summer Seminars at Hope
College will feature topics including creative writing, the
World Wide Web and classroom management.
The seminars will run Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug.
3. This year's five courses are "Creative Writing: Forms
in Fiction," "Creating Web Pages from Scratch: A Beginner's
Guide," "Plot in Contemporary Popular Narrative," "Classroom
and Behavior Management for Secondary Teachers" and
"Creative Writing: Mosaic Memoir."
The seminars will meet concurrently from 9 a.m. to
12:15 p.m. in the air-conditioned Van Zoeren Hall on the
Hope campus. Refreshments will be provided during mid-
All of the courses are available for undergraduate
credit, and most are available for graduate credit or on an
audit basis, depending on the needs of the enrollee. Class
sizes are limited to 15 students per course.
"Creative Writing: Forms in Fiction" will examine
stories and novel excerpts that follow a variety of forms,
including the frame, round and epistolary, as well forms
such as flash fiction and narratives that parody non-
literary texts. Students will also craft works of their
own. The course will be taught by Carla Vissers, a part-
time member of the English faculty.
"Creating Web Pages from Scratch: A Beginner's
Guide" will present the basics of HTML, the design language
used in creating web pages, and explore a variety of aspects
of web design. The course is intended for individuals with
little or no experience in creating web pages, but does
assume basic computer skills. The course will be taught by
Mark Christel, who is a humanities reference librarian with
the rank of associate professor, and Anthony Guardado, who
is a reference librarian with the rank of assistant
"Plot in Contemporary Popular Narrative" will
consider plotting through analysis of several contemporary
narratives, including the film "Star Wars," as well as the
development of characters in the context of plot.
Participants will engage in related literary criticism or
creative writing. The course will be taught by Elizabeth A.
Trembley, visiting associate professor of English.
"Classroom and Behavior Management for Secondary
Teachers" will examine classroom organization, establishment
of class routines and behaviors, and dealing with
inappropriate student behaviors. The seminar is intended
for preservice and beginning inservice teachers as well as
experienced teachers interested in a refresher. The course
will be taught by Jeanine M. Dell'Olio, associate professor
"Creative Writing: Mosaic Memoir" will combine
the reading of published mosaic or "collage" memoirs with
discussion, in-class directed journal writing and small-
group response. Participants will be guided in beginning
their own open-ended collection of crafted memories. The
course will be taught by David James, adjunct associate
professor of English and director of the writing center.
Enrollment for each seminar costs $173 for those
who wish to audit, $274 for one hour of undergraduate credit
or graduate credit, and $548 for two hours of undergraduate
credit. Pre-registration is advised, although final
registration will be on Monday, July 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 9
a.m. in Van Zoeren Hall.
Those interested in attending a seminar should
call the Hope College Registrar's Office at (616) 395-7760.