prof. tatum

Spring 2014 Hours: MW 10:15-11:15 (H-52, Bakersfield) and TTh 10:15-11:15 (DST 112, Delano). If you need to meet at another time, just contact me by email atatum at (preferred) or phone 661-395-4362.

Greetings, all!

Spring semester began yesterday, a Saturday, but most of us will get started on Tuesday, January 21st.  You can find out about your class books by clicking on your class in the bar to the right.  I am aware that there are going to be some problems with financial aid this semester, so we will talk more about dealing with that in class. 

See you soon!


Fall semester begins on Monday, August 26th.  I will be out of the office this summer, so if you are attempting to contact me, please be patient as you await my reply.  Books have been ordered, and you can find them at the BC bookstore or pretty much anywhere.  Please note that you will not be excused from doing work, even if your books have not arrived, so plan ahead!  Here are our class books:

ENGL 50 AND ENGL 53, 2 required, 1 recommended

Required Books:
Reality Bites Back by Jennifer Pozner, Seal Press, 9781580052658
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, 0545425115

Recommended book:
A Pocket Style Manual by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers, 6th ed, spiral bound, Bedford St. Martins, 1457602393
(This is grammar/MLA book.  If you already have one from another class, that is fine.)

If you have any questions, let me know.  The links to the right are not completely updated but will be eventually.  See you in fall!

Welcome to our new class tumblr.  This will be used for brief class updates.  For documents and more detailed class information, you will need to visit our insideBC class page.