Faculty Profile

Alexander Pettit

Title
Professor
Department
English
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Washington, 1991.
Major: "A Various Opposition: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Opposition to Walpole, 1730-1737"
MA, University of Washington, 1987.
Major: "Sympathetic Criminality in the Mid-Victorian Social Novel"
BA, University of Washington, 1980.
Major: English

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 3000.004, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Spring 2021
ENGL 5930.001, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (Original Scholarly Papers), Spring 2021
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
ENGL 3000.002, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 3000.005, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 3000.006, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2020 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
ENGL 4800.001, Special Seminar in Literature or Language, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 4480.001, American Drama, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.751, Directed Research, Fall 2019
ENGL 2420.001, Gender and Sexuality in Literature, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 2440.002, Banned Books and Literary Scandals, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.751, Directed Research, Spring 2019
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4450.001, Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s), Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3850.001, The Literature of Texas and the Southwest, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5560.001, Studies in the Teaching of Literature, Spring 2018 SPOT
ENGL 3912.001, Topics in American Literature, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4450.002, Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s), Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4841.001, Studies in Modern Irish Literature, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4480.001, American Drama, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5530.001, Studies in American Literature and Culture, 1914 to the Present, Spring 2017 SPOT
ENGL 5900.751, Special Problems, Fall 2016
ENGL 4450.001, Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s), Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4480.001, American Drama, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4850.002, Literature in Context, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
ENGL 4951.750, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2015
ENGL 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
ENGL 5750.001, Methods of Historical Research, Fall 2015 SPOT
ENGL 4450.001, Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s), Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
ENGL 4300.001, Modern Drama, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ENGL 4841.001, Studies in Modern Irish Literature, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ENGL 3440.003, British and Anglophone Literature 1780 to the Present, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 3844.001, Contemporary Native American Literature, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 4800.001, Special Seminar in Literature or Language, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 5650.001, United States Ethnic Literature and Culture, Spring 2014
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 4900.751, Special Problems, Spring 2013
ENGL 6530.001, Seminar in American Literature and Culture, 1865 to the Present, Fall 2012
ENGL 4910.751, Special Problems, Fall 2012
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2012 Syllabus
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 5900.751, Special Problems, Spring 2012
ENGL 4450.001, Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s), Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 5900.751, Special Problems, Fall 2011
ENGL 5910.751, Special Problems, Fall 2011
ENGL 3912.001, Topics in American Literature, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 5800.001, Studies in Literary Genres, Spring 2011
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 3913.001, Topics in World Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 4300.001, Modern Drama, Spring 2010
ENGL 4800.001, Special Seminar in Literature or Language, Spring 2010
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2009
ENGL 3000.008, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2009
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Fall 2009
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Spring 2009
ENGL 5800.001, Studies in Literary Genres, Spring 2009
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2009
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2009
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Fall 2008
ENGL 5250.001, Studies in British Literature of the Eighteenth Century, Fall 2008
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
ENGL 4300.001, Modern Drama, Spring 2008
ENGL 4300.002, Modern Drama, Spring 2008
ENGL 5200.002, Studies in British Literature of the Victorian Period, Spring 2008
ENGL 6942.751, Directed Research, Fall 2007
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2007
ENGL 4300.090, Modern Drama, Fall 2007
ENGL 3920.090, Survey of Ethnic Literatures, Fall 2007
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2007
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2007
ENGL 6941.751, Directed Research, Spring 2007
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2007
ENGL 6250.001, Seminar in British Literature, 1660 1780, Spring 2007
ENGL 6250.791, Seminar in British Literature, 1660 1780, Spring 2007
ENGL 4900.751, Special Problems, Spring 2007
ENGL 5900.751, Special Problems, Spring 2007
ENGL 3430.001, Studies in British Literature to 1780, Spring 2007
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2006
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2006
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2006
ENGL 6900.751, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2006
ENGL 4300.001, Modern Drama, Spring 2006
ENGL 4300.090, Modern Drama, Spring 2006
ENGL 6250.001, Seminar in British Literature, 1660 1780, Spring 2006
ENGL 4900.751, Special Problems, Spring 2006
ENGL 6944.751, Directed Research, Fall 2005
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2005
ENGL 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
ENGL 3450.090, Short Story, Fall 2005
ENGL 3920.090, Survey of Ethnic Literatures, Fall 2005
ENGL 6944.751, Directed Research, Summer 10W 2005
ENGL 6942.751, Directed Research, Spring 2005
ENGL 6944.751, Directed Research, Spring 2005
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2005
ENGL 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
ENGL 4300.001, Modern Drama, Spring 2005
ENGL 5910.751, Special Problems, Spring 2005
ENGL 3913.001, Topics in World Literature, Spring 2005
ENGL 6941.751, Directed Research, Fall 2004
ENGL 6944.751, Directed Research, Fall 2004
ENGL 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2004
ENGL 3450.090, Short Story, Fall 2004
ENGL 5900.751, Special Problems, Fall 2004
ENGL 3920.090, Survey of Ethnic Literatures, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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