johannah rodgers’s Profile

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johannah rodgers
Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
Office
Namm 503
Academic interests

My Courses

Digital Composition and Rhetoric: Fall 2017

Digital Composition and Rhetoric: Fall 2017

This course is designed to assist students in further developing the writing, reading, and critical thinking practices needed to participate in various academic and professional communities. The course will focus on an inquiry into what writing is and, in the process of that inquiry, we will consider the uses and applications of reading and writing in a digital age. The course is not only structured around an inquiry into various issues related to writing and reading, but, through that inquiry, asks students to develop their understanding of–and comfort with–the writing process, explore their unique relationships to writing and language, and consider how writing relates to critical thinking. The overall goal of the course is to better enable students to structure and complete written work in future courses, as well as to use writing as a means of expression and problem-solving in various academic, creative, personal, and professional projects. There will be a strong emphasis on writing, close textual analysis, and research methods.

Brain on the Page-Fall 2017

Brain on the Page-Fall 2017

This combined ENG92W and ENG 1101 course aims to simplify the process of translating ideas and thoughts from your brain to the page. Through critical readings, analysis of visual materials, research, and self-exploration, you will gain basic writing tools and gain confidence in recognizing your unique ideas and develop methods to convey them. This class is a First Year Learning Community. (Header Image: “Brain Page 368” by Sue Clark; taken from “The Home and School Reference Work, Volume I” 1917. Public Domain/Flickr Creative Commons.)

Story-telling in Interactive Fiction Games – FYLC FA2017

Story-telling in Interactive Fiction Games – FYLC FA2017

This First Year Learning Community includes CST 1100 (Intro to Computer Systems), CST 1102 (Problem Solving with Computer Programming), and ENG 1101 (English Composition I), and is designed to leverage all three courses to produce an Interactive Fiction game prototype and a Game Design Document. It’s all about story-telling — characters, their world, and their interactions with that world in a non-linear narrative of our own creation.

ENG2420 Science Fiction Spring, 2017

ENG2420 Science Fiction Spring, 2017

English 2420 combines analysis of science fiction as literature with consideration of the questions science and technology raise about past, present, and future societies. In class discussions and essays, students will focus on the basic elements of literary analysis, the historical development of the science fiction genre, and the thematic concerns of each assigned text. Class discussions will address issues of form and will delve into the cultural contexts that have helped shaped some of the core tropes of the genre, such as artificial intelligence and human/machine interactions, the exploration of space and time, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Attention will also be paid to the ways in which authors have used utopian and dystopian societies of the future to comment upon humanity’s present relationship with science and technology.

Art Camera Food FYLC Fall 2016

Art Camera Food FYLC Fall 2016

The Art! Camera! Food! Learning Community for HMGT students to explore the ever increasing art of gastronomy through the lens of digital media. This website is for students in Prof Garcelon’s Culinary I (Weds AM section), Prof Jacus’s Baking & Pastry I (Weds AM section), and Prof Cheng’s History of Photography (Mon section) classes. Faculty: Kylie Garcelon (HMGT), Joanne Jacus (HMGT), and Sandra Cheng (ARTH) This learning community explores the “art” in the culinary arts. Can we look at food in aesthetic terms of art, beauty, and taste? Can we appreciate food like a work of art? Our learning community is comprised of first-year Hospitality students in Culinary Arts I or Baking and Pastry I, join together in the History of Photography with a focus and a lens on food as art. Increase the scope of your learning by enrolling in this exciting and ground breaking learning community. Meet and work with …… Connect with faculty across disciplines. Discover the interconnectedness of disciplines within the college and the worlds you will work in. Gain a new ‘lens’ from which to view your chosen course of study! Image credit: Brittany Wright, citrus gradient. wrightkitchen.com

My Projects

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar and site header image from Flickr user opensourceway.

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

Literature Curriculum Committee of the Department of English

Literature Curriculum Committee of the Department of English

This site aims to share information about assignments, course design, and the activities of the Literature Curriculum Committee.

English Department

English Department

Online space for faculty members of the English Department to collaborate, share resources, have conversations, and archive departmental materials. *Avatar Photo Credit: magnetic fridge poetry, Steve Johnson, July 3, 2007: https://flic.kr/p/86hhuk

ARCH 1230 Montgomery 2017sp Sketchbook + Notes_2

ARCH 1230 Montgomery 2017sp Sketchbook + Notes_2

This project site compiles the sketchbook and note taking work in Professor Montgomery’s Arch 1230 Spring 2017 sections.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Alternative Thinktank

Alternative Thinktank

Broad-spectrum & focused exploration of international & local politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, alternative history, finance, technology, medicine/biotech, resource management, philosophy, spirituality, consciousness, Egyptology, ufology, the occult.