Lavelle Porter’s Profile

Faculty
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Lavelle Porter
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 520
Academic interests

Higher Education, African-American Literature, The Academic Novel, History of New York, Gender & Sexuality, Science Fiction

Bio

Courses Taught:

ENG 1101
ENG 1121
ENG 2000
ENG 2001
ENG 2180
ENG 2200
ENG 2201
ENG 2420
ENG 3403
ENG 3771

My Courses

ENG 2001 O530 FALL 2021

ENG 2001 O530 FALL 2021

ENG 2001 O530 FALL 2021 – Introduction to Literature I: Fiction

ENG 2180 O540 FALL 2021

ENG 2180 O540 FALL 2021

ENG 2180 O540 FALL 2021 – Studies in Identity and Orientation

ENG 2420 OL73 SPRING 2021

ENG 2420 OL73 SPRING 2021

ENG 2420 OL73 – Science Fiction

ENG 1101CO MODEL COURSE

ENG 1101CO MODEL COURSE

This is a model course for ENG 1101CO.

ENG 1101 D408 Fall 2017

ENG 1101 D408 Fall 2017

Reading and Writing About New York City This is a writing intensive course designed to strengthen your ability to read critically, and to be effective in written communication. Over the course of this term we will study numerous essays, stories and films related to the history of New York City. Studying these works will help you to develop your own ideas and improve your writing skills. You will write several short essays, and one longer research essay. These projects will help you to develop research writing skills such as building an argument, referring to other texts, using secondary material effectively, and mastering the mechanics of quoting, citing, and documenting sources. The main readings from the course will come from The Place Where We Dwell, an excellent anthology with writings about the city of New York from a diverse range of writers in many different genres and disciplines. These readings will be supplemented with film clips, websites and handouts. It is my hope that this class will help you to develop valuable skills in written communication and research methodology, while also giving you a greater appreciation for the rich history and culture of the city around you.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Literary Arts Festival

Literary Arts Festival

Each year, the English Department at New York City College of Technology organizes the Literary Arts Festival. This event highlights the work of students, staff, and faculty, as well as accomplished writers outside of the City Tech community. There is also a writing competition that awards prizes to students in a variety of writing categories, as well as to faculty and staff in their own category.

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 image: “The open door” by hehaden.

Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor

Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor

Gender & Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary Minor that explores issues of gender and sexuality from various perspectives. It currently includes courses in English, Human Services, Social Science, and African American Studies, and will continue to grow to include even more disciplines. Students can take courses that focus on humanity, sexuality and sexual orientation, studies in gender identity/roles, representations of genders in literature and film, among other course themes. All courses are open-ended; as such, the course syllabi and themes may vary from year to year. Many Gender & Sexuality Studies courses at City Tech are Pathways certified and can satisfy Writing Intensive and Interdisciplinary Baccalaureate Degree requirements for graduation.

First Year Writing @ City Tech

First Year Writing @ City Tech

FYW@City Tech is a program and a digital forum for sharing curricular and pedagogical resources related to teaching and learning about writing at City Tech. The First Year Writing Program @ City Tech (FYW@City Tech) offers professional and curricular support for faculty teaching First Year Writing Courses (ENG1101 and ENG1121) at the college. As a repository of materials related to best practices in teaching writing, the FYW@City Tech Web site is a place where FYW instructors and faculty across the college can learn more about teaching writing and archive their unique disciplinary resources related to teaching writing at a college of technology.

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