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Kassandra Buck

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[Buck, Kassandra]
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, English

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Aug 2015 to Present TCCTA
  • Professional
    • Aug 2010 to Present TCCTA
  • Professional
    • Aug 2010 to Present MLA: Modern Language Association  MLA

Presentations

    • June  2015
      Career Technology + English + Speech = Completion Success!

      Participants will learn the successes and challenges associated with developing a learning community involving Career Technology, English, and Speech at Eastfield College. This session will benefit: faculty, chairs, deans, instructional designers, and campus administration.

Courses

      • ENGL 1302-035 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 - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-032 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I

        This course will requier 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 - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-41806 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-41003 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-41009 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-41014 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-41401 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2326-41500 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2327-41001 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2327-41400 ENGL 1301, 1302, 2326, and 2327 Course Descriptions

        ENGL 1301: Composition I

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 1302: Composition II

        Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)  Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 23.1301.51 12

        ENGL 2326 American Literature (Latino Literature) - (single-semester course)

        A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        English 2327: American Literature (3 credit hours)
        This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
        Prerequisite: English 1301, English 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
        Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number: 23.1402.51 12

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2015
    • ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328
      • Aug 2015 English

        English Full-time Faculty – Eastfield College                                 Aug. 2013 – Present

        English Visiting Scholar Faculty - Eastfield College                        Aug. 2011 - 2013

        English Adjunct Instructor - North Lake College                             Aug. 2009 - Aug. 2011 

        English Adjunct Instructor - ITT Tech                                              Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2011

        Teaching Assistant - University of Texas at Dallas                        Jan. 2009 - May 2009

        English 7th and 8th Grade Teacher - Wilson Middle School Aug. 2000 - May 2006