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Brian Smith - English

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Brian Smith

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Course Syllabi


Writing, Reading, Fictional & Dramatic Literature, Renaissance Theater, Technical Writing
M.A. English Literature, San Francisco State University, 2007; B.A. English Literature, San Francisco State University, 2001; B.A. Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 2000; A.A. Technical Writing, De Anza College, 2013; A.A. English, De Anza College, 2011; A.A. Business/CIS, De Anza College, 2007; A.A. Humanities, De Anza College, 1983; Certificate of Achievement in Business, De Anza College, 2011; Certificate in Teaching Post-Secondary Composition, San Francisco State University, 2005
My first time at De Anza was as a student after graduating from Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, and I am now an instructor in the English and Technical Writing Departments at the college. Prior to teaching here, my work life includes teaching positions at SFSU, SJSU, CSM and the UC/SFSU Prison Outreach Project at San Quentin, as well as 25 years in high-tech sales, marketing and business development. I have taught at De Anza since 2008, led the college district’s week-long trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for three years, and have lived in the Bay Area much of my life.
Winter 2017
CRN Course Title
00806 EWRT-002.-20 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking
34615 EWRT-002.-25 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking
Spring 2017
CRN Course Title
00809 EWRT-002.-13 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking

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