ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
Section: 001 Civic Literacy and Reading Lives
Term: WN 2006
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How did we learn to read? What enhanced or inhibited that learning? How is our interpretation now shaped by our identity and background? We will address these questions self-reflectively by tutoring area school children, and writing about our own reading and community experiences. Assignments will incorporate related research (i.e., on bilingual education) and "literacy narratives" (in which writers such as Frederick Douglass, Mary Antin, Zitkala Sa, and Richard Rodriguez describe their early reading/writing experiences). Students will write a number of short analytical essays, their own "literacy narrative," and a longer essay incorporating research. Rough drafting and peer review are integral to this course.

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22423
Open
1
 
3Y1
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Civic Literacy and Reading Lives
002 (SEM)
P
22437
Closed
0
1LHSP Y1
4Y1
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: IMAGINING CHILDHOOD IN BRITISH LITERATURE
003 (SEM)
P
30593
Open
1
1Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Imagining the New World: From Columbus to Jamaica Kincaid ---This course will meet in the Clements Library room 103.
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