Mursalata Muhammad

Mursalata Muhammad
(616) 234-4950
506 College Park Plaza (CPP)





2017 - 2018 Teaching Schedule

Fall 2017 Courses Winter 2018 Courses      TENTATIVE Summer 2018 Courses       
  • EN101: English Composition I
  • EN101: English Composition I 
  • EN102: English Composition II
  • EN233: Poetry
  • EN271: African-American Literature I
  • EN272: African-American Literature II

      Winter 2018 Semester Office Hours

      1. Review "Contact Information and Availability" in the course syllabus.
      2. Office hours and assignment due days are based on results from the class survey taken by students in all sections the instructor is teaching this semester.
      3. For online courses - assignments are due by 11:59 PM on the following due days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. 
      4. Check Blackboard for exact details on when assignments are due.
      Days Times  Method Location
      TUESDAYS 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM In-person, Blackboard IM, phone 501 Cook Building
      TUESDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Blackboard IM and phone Blackboard IM, phone
      WEDNESDAYS 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM In-person, Blackboard IM, phone GRCC Library
      SUNDAYS 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Blackboard IM and phone Blackboard IM, phone

        MOST EFFECTIVE contact methods

        1. Office hours - come in person, call, use IM system
        2. Appointments - you can make these for additional help or if office hours don't work with your schedule
        3. Phone calls - BECAUSE I'm old school; I still talk to folk on the phone. Unlike email, when I answer the phone, I expect to make time to talk to the person on the other end
        4. Review "Contact Information and Availability" in the course syllabus.

        LEAST EFFECTIVE contact method - Email and HERE IS WHY...

        1. Email is a false god - it leads us to believe that hitting the "Send" button means we've communicated with someone, BUT, REALLY, ALL WE DID WAS PRESS A BUTTON.
        2. Nothing happens with an email (or any other "instant messaging" choice) even if you get a sign that the message was "opened" - which doesn't mean it was read.
        3. Until someone reads what we sent, thinks about it, decides to respond, finds time to respond, and actually responds...nothing has been communicated.

            Summum bonum/Ubuntu