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Joul L Smith

Name

[Smith, Joul L]
  • Lecturer, English

Biography

I have lived and served in Texas for many years through my capacity as an English professor, educator, and dedicated non-profit volunteer.

Professional Preparation

    • 2007 M.A. in EnglishSam Houston State University
    • 2005 B.A. with honors in English (Political Science),  Howard Payne University
    • 2018 PhD (ABD) in EnglishUniversity of Texas at Arlington  College of Liberal Arts

Appointments

    • Sept 2015 to Present Assistant Director of Writing Center
      University of Texas at Arlinton
    • Sept 2013 to Present Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistant
      Texas Christian University (TCU)   Department of Campus Recreation   University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2008 to Sept 2013 English Professor
      San Jacinto College
    • Sept 2007 to Sept 2008 Adjunct Professor of English
      Sam Houston State University
    • Sept 2005 to Sept 2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      Sam Houston State University

Memberships

  • Membership
    • May 2014 to Present Society of Biblical Literature
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
    • Sept 2010 to Present Texas Christian University (TCU)  Department of Campus Recreation  University of Texas at Arlington

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2015 Doctoral Mav Grants 2013-2015 sponsored by University of Texas at Arlingtn
    • Sep  2013 Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship sponsored by UTA English Department
    • Sep  2007 Special Graduate Scholarship 2005-2007 sponsored by Sam Houston State University

Courses

      • ENGL 1301-000 ENGL 1301-C04

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. This course will require students to read rhetorically and analyze scholarly texts on a variety of subjects. The course emphasizes writing to specific audiences and understanding how information is context dependent and audience specific. Students must engage with a variety of ideas and learn how to synthesize those in college level essays. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-000 ENGL 1301-C07-COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC I

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. This course will require students to read rhetorically and analyze scholarly texts on a variety of subjects. The course emphasizes writing to specific audiences and understanding how information is context dependent and audience specific. Students must engage with a variety of ideas and learn how to synthesize those in college level essays. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-007 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        ENGL 1302 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II: This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2309-012 WORLD LITERATURE

        Purpose:

        The main objective of this course is to introduce you to significant works of world literature chosen from various national and cultural traditions, with a focus on cross-cultural issues. These might include, for example, moral ambiguities across cultures, the transition from colonial to postcolonial, or the nature of translation. We will examine at least three genres and six authors. 

        Course Objectives under the Core Curriculum

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirements in Language, Philosophy, and Culture.

        Students will develop their critical thinking by learning to read literary texts closely, pay attention to relevant details, and organize their observation into cogent arguments.

        Students will develop their communication skills by discussing literature orally in class and by articulating their findings in written arguments.

        Students will develop their sense and practice of personal responsibility by learning to engage with and incorporate secondary sources into their writing.

        Students will develop their understanding of social responsibility by tracing the way that literature shapes and addresses urgent social questions, both historical and contemporary; students will do this in class discussion and most pointedly in the Signature Assignment 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-090 Composition I

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. This course will require students to read rhetorically and analyze scholarly texts on a variety of subjects. The course emphasizes writing to specific audiences and understanding how information is context dependent and audience specific. Students must engage with a variety of ideas and learn how to synthesize those in college level essays. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2309-010 WORLD LITERATURE

        The main objective of this course is to introduce you to significant works of world literature chosen from various national and cultural traditions, with a focus on cross-cultural issues. These might include, for example, moral ambiguities across cultures, the transition from colonial to postcolonial, or the nature of translation. We will examine at least three genres and six authors. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-022 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2303-008 The Bible as Literature

        The main objective of this course is to introduce you to the study of the Bible as a literary text within an academic context.  To achieve this goal, you will read the Bible as an anthology of texts that were written at different times by different people for different reasons and in many different literary genres.  You will also develop your general skills as a literary researcher by examining critical resources and discussing the ideas in the texts with your colleagues and your instructor.  These discussions will include class lectures, short writing assignments, corporate projects, and in-class activities that draw on the rich tradition of scholarship and hermeneutics inspired by the texts of the Bible for nearly 3,000 years. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-034 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-020 Composition I

        Introduction to college reading and writing. This course emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources and argument.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-022 Composition I

        Introduction to college reading and writing. This course emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources and argument.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours