I am Eric Sonstroem, Chair of the English Department at Univeristy of the Pacific in Stockton California.
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I am currently putting together a self-designed major and post-graduate certification program in Content Engineering for students at the University of the Pacific. The "hub" of this major will be the pioneering course called Content Engineering.
The major will combine classes from the English and Communication departments, from the Business School, and from the Engineering school. If you are a Pacific student and interested in exploring this as a self-designed major or minor, please contact me.
For my new Content Engineering class, I've required my students to create content-rich blogs about topics they enjoy, with the aim of producing commercially successful websites that target a specific market and generate real traffic. I knew this would be a lot of work for the students, so I committed myself do doing the same assignment along with them. The result is The Gweilo's Guide to Hong Kong Movies, a film review site for a non-Chinese perspective on Chinese films.
Leave comments, share links, etc. The assignment my students (and I) are doing can be found here.
Here is my creative writing for the marketplace class for the fall of 2012. Feel free to access the syllabus below. Note: This syllabus is very much a work in progress. I am modifying this class significantly since the last time it was taught. Each class is a community of people, exlporing and learning about a subject together. Therefore, be aware that some elements on the schedules of readings may change as the classes develop their own unique interests in the material this semester.
Congratulations to all of our oustanding presenters who made this a very successful conference!
I am one of the people who coordinated this undergraduate conference on the campus of the University of the Pacific. It was a one-day conference, and it took place on September 25, 2010. The official website is here.