MD

Matthew Davis

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
Bryan 411
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
ENWR 1510: Writing and Critical Inquiry
Credits: 3
The single-semester option for meeting the first writing requirement-- intended to be taken during the first year of study-- this course approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Graded A, B, C, or NC. Students whose last names end in A-K must take ENWR 1510 in the fall; those with last names ending in L-Z take it in the spring.
ENGL 2506: Studies in Poetry
Credits: 3
Examines the poetic techniques and conventions of imagery and verse that poets have used across the centuries. Exercises in scansion, close reading, and framing arguments about poetry. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENLT 2523: Studies in Poetry
Credits: 3
Examines the poetic techniques and conventions of imagery and verse that poets have used across the centuries. Exercises in scansion, close reading, and framing arguments about poetry. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2527: Shakespeare
Credits: 3
Studies selected sonnets and plays of Shakespeare. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENLT 2550: Shakespeare
Credits: 3
Studies selected sonnets and plays of Shakespeare. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
LASE 3400: Writing and the World of Work
Credits: 3
This course is for third- and fourth-years who enjoy writing, have had some success as writers (in classes or in extracurricular activities), and think they might like to pursue a career in which writing features prominently. Students will learn marketable skills, including fact-checking, copyediting, abridging, and adapting; they will create job-seeking written materials, including a résumé, and write in a wide range of real-world genres.
LASE 3559: New Course: LASE
Credits: 1–3
New Course: LASE