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Fall 2020

Section 0579 of ENGL50
English 1A Support Course -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The above section offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A. Students who enroll in English 50 are automatically co-enrolled in English 1A (0784) with the same instructor. The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 0761 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 0781 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 0784 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The above section of English 1A is a co-requisite for English 50. Students are automatically enrolled in both English 1A and English 50 (0579) with the same instructor. English 50 offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A. The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1499 of ENGL31
African-American Literature -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Spring 2020

Section 4776 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Section 4777 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section includes two hours per week instruction in a computer classroom.

Section 4813 of ENGL1B
Literature and Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Section 4815 of ENGL1B
Literature and Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

B.A., English, UC Berkeley
M.A., English, CSU Long Beach
Ph.D., English, UC Riverside
 

Dr. Wakefield is a graduate of UC Berkeley who appreciates Sonoma County's natural beauty and distinctiveness. In his free time he enjoys hanging out in coffeehouses, reading literature and staying up on current events (after COVID-19, he nows reads at home).  In the past he has been drawn to dystopian novels such as Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World and 1984.  Wakefield has also recently enjoyed rereading Henry David Thoreau's Walden and "Civil Disobedience", along with Victorian writer Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations -- Wot Larx!

Wakefield's interests within literature are varied and wide-ranging, from the Greek philosopher Plato to twentieth-century African American Harlem Renaissance writers.  Yet his favorites are American and British literature.  While his specialty is twentieth-century American drama--with a particular love of African American playwright August Wilson--Wakefield takes great interest in Generation Z and the emerging voices of people in the 21st century.

Besides literature, Wakefield has many varied interests which include general history, behavioral economics & psychology, science & technology, religion, and global international affairs; he loves traveling, going to concerts and plays, and enjoying his newest hobby: hiking.
 

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