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Sarah K. Stephenson

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
Bryan 302
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2001
M.A. University of Virginia, 1997
B.A. Duke University, 1995
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.
ENWR 1520: Writing and Critical Inquiry: Community Engagement
Credits: 3
Requires off-grounds work with local non-profits. A single-semester option for meeting the first writing requirement-- intended to be taken during the first year of study-- 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 satisfy the first writing requirement in the fall; those with last names ending in L-Z in the spring.
ENWR 2510: Advanced Writing Seminar
Credits: 3
A 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. Enrollment limited to students meeting benchmarks determined by the Writing Program.
ENGL 2599: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Usually an introduction to non-traditional or specialized topics in literary studies, (e.g., native American literature, gay and lesbian studies, techno-literacy, Arthurian romance, Grub Street in eighteenth-century England, and American exceptionalism). For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENWR 3660: Travel Writing
Credits: 3
This course will explore travel writing using a variety of texts, including essays, memoirs, blogs, photo essays, and narratives. We will examine cultural representations of travel as well as the ethical implications of tourism. Students will have the opportunity to write about their own travel experiences, and we will also embark on "local travel" of our own.

Outstanding Faculty Award, College of General Education, Kaplan University, October 2012.