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Forty-two discussion questions designed to help students understand and appreciate the complexities of The Great Gatsby.
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Thirty-one discussion questions designed to guide students through a rich but very challenging novel.
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Twenty-six discussion questions designed to guide students through the complexities of James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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Discussion Questions for Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Achebe's critique of Heart of Darkness
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Seventeen Discussion questions for Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior, a powerful account of the experience of growing up as a Chinese Ame...
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A Syllabus for an Introduction to Women's Studies Course which has Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings, fourth ed...
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Fifty classroom-tested discussion questions designed to lead students through Toni Morrison's rich historical novel, Beloved. This material is su...
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Thirty-one discussion questions designed to help students grapple with the cultural issues explored by Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

TEACHING: --Community College of Philadelphia: Part time instructor, l974 76; Assistant Professor of English, l977 82; Associate Professor, l983 89; Professor, l990-2009 --Curtis Institute of Music: Part time instructor, l972 l977 --Rutgers University: Part time Instructor, l973 74 --Temple University: Part time Instructor, l970 72 ADMINISTRATION/ SPECIAL PROJECTS: --Coordinator of Women’s Studies/Gender Studies Degree Program at Community College of Philadelphia, l999- 2008 --Developed Women’s Studies/Gender Studies Certificate Program at Community College of Philadelphia, 2005 --Developed proposal and formed advisory board for Community Involvement Center to provide information about volunteer opportunities to students, faculty, and staff at Community College of Philadelphia, l994 --Project Co Director for Cultural Literacy Project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (l987 89) to encourage English Composition teachers at Community College of Philadelphia, to include literary\historical materials in basic composition courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Discussion based

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

--Award for community service from State Senator Leanna Washington on September 15, 2007 --2004 finalist, Thomas Ehrlich National Award for Service Learning --Phi Theta Kappa National Service Award, l997. --Community College of Philadelphia Distinguished Service Award, l997; Advisor of the Year Award, l997; Student Government Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year, l989; Jane Abrams Award for Community Service, ,l987: Outstanding Contribution To Special Programs, l985. --Selected as a speaker for Pennsylvania Humanities Council's 1998 99 Commonwealth Speakers' Program on the topics of “Reassessing Motherhood: Conflicts in Women’s Attitudes” and "Volunteerism and Women's Lives." --Selected as a speaker for Pennsylvania Humanities Council's 1994 95 Commonwealth Speakers' Program on the topics of "Volunteerism and Women's Lives," and "Women's Studies/Gender Studies: their Place in the Schools." -- Awarded Summer Study Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to study "Women and Volunteerism," 1992. --Selected as a speaker for Pennsylvania Humanities Council's l990 Commonwealth Speakers' Program on the topic of "The Role of Voluntarism in American Life," and "The Meaning of Cultural Literacy in a Multi Cultural Society." --Selected as a Participating Scholar in Pennsylvania Humanities Council's Women's Studies Discussion Series, "Women, Work, and Family" and "International Women Writers, 1987 95.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Temple University, l966, B.A. in English Literature Temple University, l974, Ph.D. in English Literature University of Pennsylvania, l980, M.S. in Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Karen Bojar has been a teacher at the Community College of Philadelphia for over 3 decades. She has really enjoyed teaching Women’s Studies and coordinating the Women's Studies program, but the time has come to retire. She has started a blog/website intended for women who are retired or thinking about retirement at http://www.the-next-stage.com/