Dr. George Mitsis


Dr. George  Mitsis

Office Information

Campus
Location
Title
Email
Phone
Fax
Tarpon Springs  |  Directions & Campus Map
LY 147
Professor
Mitsis.George@spcollege.edu
(727) 712-5829
(727) 444-6855


Office Schedule


Posted outside of office door

MondayTuesdayWednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 am
eCampus (virtual)
1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Tarpon Springs, LY 147
8:00 am - 9:30 am
eCampus (virtual)
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tarpon Springs, LY 147
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
eCampus (virtual)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
eCampus (virtual)
1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Tarpon Springs, LY 147


Biography


Teaching Philosophy:
I run my Comp I classes like writing/discussion workshops, because I believe the only way for students to improve their writing is for them actually to write. Most of the class time is student-driven with the students either responding in discussion to assigned professional essays, or their own writing.  All of the writng in my course is persuasive.  Although there are only a few types of assignments, the students will be writing several of them during the semester. Even though they may find the repetitiveness boring, I believe in the 10,000 hour principle which says that when you do something several times, eventually you become quite good at it.

My Comp II class is an Introduction to Literature class with a strong writing component.  Unlike Comp I where students read a large number of professional non-fiction essays, here they read works of literature, specifically short stories and plays. All the writing here as well is persuasive, and students also get to work with basic research skills which they are expected to use in other courses. Thus, students come out of my classes knowing to comple both individual and group work assignments, which are sharpening both their independent and team-playing skills which they will need to be an active part of working America.

I have a very no-nonsense approach to my classes, and the secret to student success is the following: You have to do your part. Read ALL my instructions, read all the assignments and submit your assignments by their due dates, and the grade I record will represent your best self.


Teaching Specialties: American Literature 1920-1980; emphases on African-American Literature,  Mark Twain, 18th Century British Literature, Jungian Psychology, Modern Western Drama from Ibsen to the present, Developmental English I, II, Composition I, II, Introduction to Literature, World Literature II. Research Interests: American Drama Tennessee Williams

Ph'D English Language and Literature Drew University 2002

M Phil English Language and Literature Drew University 1996

MA English Language and Literaure Drew University 1990

BA English Language and Literature Indiana University 1985




Subjects Taught


English Language & Literature


Course Schedule


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0490   Fall Term 2014
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
AML 2020  AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO PRESENT 3082 TS Online Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
ENC 1101  COMPOSITION I 310 TS In Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
ENC 1101  COMPOSITION I 316 TS In Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
ENC 1102  COMPOSITION II 365 TS In Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
ENC 1102  COMPOSITION II 386 TS In Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
LIT 2090  CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 3194 TS Online Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014