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Thomas Fountain

Director of Writing Across the Curriculum & Asso Professor
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008
M.A., University of Memphis, 1998
B.A., Brewton-Parker College, 1995
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 start in A-K must take ENWR 1510 in the fall; those with last names starting in L-Z take it 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.
ENWR 2520: Special Topics in Writing
Credits: 3
Includes courses on writing studies, corporate communications, and digital writing. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Completion of first writing requirement.
ENGL 3559: New Course in English Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 8900: Pedagogy Seminar
Credits: 1–3
This course prepares first year doctoral students for the teaching they will do here at UVa in both literature classes and the writing program. Covers topics such as classroom management, leading discussion, grading papers. Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
A single semester of independent study under faculty supervision for MA or PhD students in English doing intensive research on a subject not covered in the usual courses. Requires approval by a faculty member who has agreed to supervise a guided course of reading and substantial written exercise, a detailed outline of the research project, and authorization by the Director of Graduate Studies in English. Only one may be offered for Ph.D credit. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.