ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 027
Term: WN 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

In this course we will explore what brings people together in certain communities in order to better understand ourselves. We will discuss what kinds of traditions and crisis people encounter in communities and what they gain from their social networks. Communities will be defined quite loosely. They can be real or imagined, large or small; they can be workplaces, families, friendships, cities, or countries. We will study novels, short stories, poetry, and films about communities ranging from fast food workers in a greasy chicken joint to runaways in San Francisco to a pack of dogs who devise an elaborate game of chase to episodes of "The Office." While we examine what holds us together or, sometimes, what drives us apart, we will also be forming our own community — a community of writers. This course is, above all, a writing course, and as such the most important goal of the term is for you to develop your academic writing and critical thinking skills. Though our forays into our topic will provide us with entries points for discussions and assignments, the majority of our time will be spent refining the writing skills that will benefit you throughout your college career and beyond. Throughout the term you will be asked to develop an understanding of your own writing practices through the processes of brainstorming, invention, thesis creation, critical analysis, drafting, and revision. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on peer critiques and the full class workshop model so that you may learn from each other, one of the many benefits of this writing community of ours. There will be three to four major essays assigned and many low-stakes writing assignments such as journals, freewrites, and creative exercises. Visiting writers will also come to the class to share their ideas about the writing life so that you can gain insight into larger writing communities as well.

Required Texts (list is not yet complete):
— The Brief Penguin Handbook (I suggest you purchase a used copy from Amazon to save money, though they will be made available at Shaman Drum bookstore)
— The Time It Takes to Fall
— a novel by Margaret Lazarus Dean (this book will not be available in paperback until February so please delay your purchase until then.)
— Coursepack (will be available at Accu-copy the week that classes begin)

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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