Dr. George Mitsis


Dr. George Mitsis

Office Information

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


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 Butler University 1990

BA English Language and Literature Indiana University 1985



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


Classroom Schedule


Classes shown below are for the current term: Fall Term 2014 (0490)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
ENC 1102   #0386
TS NU461
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1102   #0365
TS NU461
9:30 am - 10:45 am
ENC 1101   #0316
TS NU461
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1101   #0310
TS NU461
9:30 am - 10:45 am
ENC 1102   #0386
TS NU461
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1102   #0365
TS NU461
9:30 am - 10:45 am
ENC 1101   #0316
TS NU461
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1101   #0310
TS NU461
9:30 am - 10:45 am


Subjects Taught


American Literature, English Composition, Literature


Course Schedule


= George Mitsis has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Spring Term 2015 (0495)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
ENC 1102   Composition II0306TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II1478TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II1707TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
LIT 2090   Contemporary Literature2979TSOnline1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II4166TSOnline1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II4441TSOnline1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
ENC 1101   Composition I0310TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1101   Composition I0316TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1102   Composition II0365TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1102   Composition II0386TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
AML 2020   American Lit Frm 1865 -Present3082TSOnline8/18/1412/12/14
LIT 2090   Contemporary Literature3194TSOnline8/18/1412/12/14