Steven Engel

Assistant Professor

Steven Engel received his B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1991, his M.A. in English at the State University of New York at Brockport in 1999, and his Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan in 2014. His research interests include ideological dilemmas in teachers’ talk about plagiarism and the issues of authorship, community, and ownership in the writing classroom. He taught high school English and drama for 14 years at Brighton High School in Rochester, New York. He was named a White House Commission on Presidential Scholars Distinguished Teacher, a New York State English Council Educator of Excellence, and a winner of the David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition.


ENG 108 Academic Writing

Concentration on developing students' abilities to produce analytical academic writing. Special attention to developing research skills and strategies. Students will be engaged in reading and discussing texts and writing within complex rhetorical situations. Students will work on a variety of types of written assignments ranging from short writing activities to fully-developed essays. Individual tutorial sessions will supplement class work. Students will learn to use technology as an aid to writing. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.

  • Hours: 4
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall 13, Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
  • Prerequisite: Placement recommendation

ENG 207 Introduction to Media Studies

Exploration and critical analysis of the nature and effects of mass media as a cultural phenomenon that has revolutionized our world. The course will focus on the key technological developments that have changed the way we communicate and understand our world from the telegraph to the Internet.

  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall 10, Fall 11, Fall 12
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 308 Business and Professional Writing

Underlying principles and techniques for effective communications in business and professional settings. Emphasis on audience analysis, purpose, and organization of various types of letters, reports, and memoranda

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108 and several courses in the studentĂ•s major field.

English Overview

English Overview

Marygrove's English program is designed to help students better examine and engage with the world through the development of high-level writing, reading, and critical thinking skills.

Contemporary American Author Lecture Series (CAALS)

Contemporary American Author Lecture Series (CAALS)

The CAALS brings a nationally-known author to Marygrove College each year for a public lecture and a seminar with students.

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