Dr. George Mitsis

Dr. George Mitsis

Office Information

Tarpon Springs Campus
LY 147
(727) 712-5829
(727) 444-6855


Teaching Philosophy:
I run my Comp I classes like writing/discussion workshops, because I believe the only way for students to improve their writing is for them actually to write. Most of the class time is student-driven with the students either responding in discussion to assigned professional essays, or their own writing.  All of the writng in my course is persuasive.  Although there are only a few types of assignments, the students will be writing several of them during the semester. Even though they may find the repetitiveness boring, I believe in the 10,000 hour principle which says that when you do something several times, eventually you become quite good at it.

My Comp II class is an Introduction to Literature class with a strong writing component.  Unlike Comp I where students read a large number of professional non-fiction essays, here they read works of literature, specifically short stories and plays. All the writing here as well is persuasive, and students also get to work with basic research skills which they are expected to use in other courses. Thus, students come out of my classes knowing to comple both individual and group work assignments, which are sharpening both their independent and team-playing skills which they will need to be an active part of working America.

I have a very no-nonsense approach to my classes, and the secret to student success is the following: You have to do your part. Read ALL my instructions, read all the assignments and submit your assignments by their due dates, and the grade I record will represent your best self.

Teaching Specialties: American Literature 1920-1980; emphases on African-American Literature,  Mark Twain, 18th Century British Literature, Jungian Psychology, Modern Western Drama from Ibsen to the present, Developmental English I, II, Composition I, II, Introduction to Literature, World Literature II. Research Interests: American Drama Tennessee Williams

Ph'D English Language and Literature Drew University 2002

M Phil English Language and Literature Drew University 1996

MA English Language and Literaure Butler University 1990

BA English Language and Literature Indiana University 1985

Office Schedule

Posted outside of office door

9:00 am - 1:45 pm
Tarpon Springs Campus, LY 147
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Tarpon Springs Campus, LY 147
9:00 am - 1:45 pm
Tarpon Springs Campus, LY 147
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Tarpon Springs Campus, LY 147

Classroom Schedule

Classes shown below are for the current term: Spring Term 2015 (0495)

ENC 1102   #1478
TS BB211
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
ENC 1102   #1478
TS BB211
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Subjects Taught

American Literature, English Composition, Literature

Course Schedule

= George Mitsis has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Summer Term 2015 (0500)
ENC 1102   Composition II0115TSFace-to-Face5/18/157/10/15
ENC 1102   Composition II0245TSOnline5/18/157/10/15
Spring Term 2015 (0495)
ENC 1102   Composition II1478TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
LIT 2090   Contemporary Literature2979TSOnline1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II4166TSOnline1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II4441TSOnline1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
ENC 1101   Composition I0310TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1101   Composition I0316TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1102   Composition II0365TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1102   Composition II0386TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
AML 2020   American Lit Frm 1865 -Present3082TSOnline8/18/1412/12/14
LIT 2090   Contemporary Literature3194TSOnline8/18/1412/12/14