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Zrinka Friganovic Sain

Senior Lecturer

RIT Croatia

Zrinka Friganovic Sain

Senior Lecturer

RIT Croatia

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Sain, Zrinka Friganovic, Milena Kuznin, and Rebecca Charry Roje. "Intercultural Competence in Business and Management Studies." International scientific conference: Međimurje Philology Conference 3. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education. Čakovec, HR. 12 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Sain, Zrinka Friganovic. "How to Foster Discussion in a Foreign Language Classroom." 22nd Annual HUPE Conference. Croatian Association of Teachers of English. Opatija, HR. 25 Apr. 2014. Guest Lecture.
Sain, Zrinka Friganovic. "Female Migrant Writers: Between Here and There." International Conference CCCS/BNCCS Cultural Memory. Center for Culture and Cultural Studies. Skopje, FYRM. 5 Sep. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Sain, Zrinka Friganovic. "The Role of Female Migrant Writers in Modern Society." International scientific conference Riječki filološki dani. Filozofski fakultet Rijeka. Rijeka, HR. 22 Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Published Conference Proceedings
Sain, Zrinka Friganovic. "Female Migrant Writers in Contemporary Italian Literature." Proceedings of the International Conference Riječki filološki dani 9. Ed. Diana Stolac. Rijeka, HR: Filozofski fakultet Rijeka, 2014. Print.

Currently Teaching

ENGL-361
3 Credits
Provides knowledge of and practice in technical writing. Key topics include audience analysis; organizing, preparing and revising short and long technical documents; designing documents using effective design features and principles, and formatting elements using tables and graphs; conducting research; writing technical definitions, and physical and process descriptions; writing instructions; and individual and group peer editing.
MLIT-201
4 Credits
This is the first course in a two-course sequence. The sequence provides students without prior exposure to the language with a sound basis for learning Italian as it is used today in its spoken and written forms. The goal of the sequence is proficiency in communication skills with an emphasis on oral proficiency. The sequence also acquaints students with contemporary culture and life in the Italian-speaking countries. Students must take placement exam if this is their first RIT class in Italian and they have some prior study of Italian.
MLIT-202
4 Credits
This is the second course in a two-course sequence. The sequence provides students without prior exposure to the language with a sound basis for learning Italian as it is used today in its spoken and written forms. The goal of the sequence is proficiency in communication skills with an emphasis on oral proficiency. The sequence also acquaints students with contemporary culture and life in the Italian-speaking countries.
MLIT-301
3 Credits
This is the first course of a two-course sequence at the intermediate level. The sequence provides students with the tools to increase their ability to function in Italian. Communicative activities, contemporary texts, and the study of vocabulary and grammar are used to expand all communication skills, especially oral proficiency. This sequence continues to address issues of contemporary Italian life and culture.
MLIT-302
3 Credits
This is the first course of a two-course sequence at the intermediate level. The sequence provides students with the tools to increase their ability to function in Italian. Communicative activities, contemporary texts, and the study of vocabulary and grammar are used to expand all communication skills, especially oral proficiency. This sequence continues to address issues of contemporary Italian life and culture.
UWRT-100
3 Credits
Critical Reading and Writing is a one semester, three-credit course limited to 15 students per section. This course is designed to help students develop the literacy practices they will need to be successful in their First-Year Writing course. Students will read, understand, interpret, and synthesize a variety of texts. Assignments are designed to challenge students intellectually, culturally and rhetorically. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will improve their writing by developing academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened in First-Year Writing. Particular attention will be given to critical reading, academic writing conventions, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity in academic writing. This course fulfills a Gen Ed free elective.
UWRT-150
3 Credits
Writing Seminar is a three-credit course limited to 19 students per section. The course is designed to develop first-year students’ proficiency in analytical and rhetorical reading and writing, and critical thinking. Students will read, understand, and interpret a variety of non-fiction texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. These texts are designed to challenge students intellectually and to stimulate their writing for a variety of contexts and purposes. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will develop academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened throughout their academic careers. Particular attention will be given to the writing process, including an emphasis on teacher-student conferencing, critical self-assessment, class discussion, peer review, formal and informal writing, research, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity for both current academic and future professional writing.