LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 001 Writing Genres
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Many of us were first drawn to art by a love for a single genre: visual art, performance art, writing, or sometimes even a beloved sub- genre, like sculpture or poetry or musical theatre. Yet in the 21st century, these genres aren't as clear as they once were. For example, the word "writing" now includes the traditional interpretation — text that moves from left to right on a thin piece of wooden paper without pictures or sound — but it also includes written text with unique physical forms or the use of photography and sound, graphic novels that integrate writing and drawing, films that use the written word to enrich the film's message, online novels that encourage the reader to choose their own route through the plot using Internet links, and other exciting new possibilities. This same exciting (but sometimes intimidating) tangle of genres weaves its way through other art genres as well.

In this class, we'll explore what it means to be an artist in the 21st century, in which genres not only intersect but speak meaningfully to each other. We'll use writing and other genres like film, visual art, and performance art to prompt our discussions, fill our reading lists, and inspire our writings. Beyond that, we'll consider how art intersects meaningfully with our personal lives, our communities, and ther other somtimes-seemingly-unrelated University disciplines like science or medicine or social work. In short, if you've ever wondered what a chemistry lab report could possibly have to do with your love for the arts, this is the class for you.

In this class, we'll explore what it means to be an artist in the 21st century, in which genres not only intersect but speak meaningfully to each other. We'll use writing and other genres like film, visual art, and performance art to prompt our discussions, fill our reading lists, and inspire our writings. Beyond that, we'll consider how art intersects meaningfully with our personal lives, our communities, and ther other somtimes-seemingly-unrelated University disciplines like science or medicine or social work. In short, if you've ever wondered what a chemistry lab report could possibly have to do with your love for the arts, this is the class for you.

Make no mistake —this is a writing class, and our first and primary goal will be to help you build the flexible writing skills that will serve you best at the University and in your future endeavors. You'll be asked to write traditional academic essays, personal reflections, and other forms of writing, and you'll be asked to read essays and other writing that might surprise you and shock you. However, this class' second and equally important goal is to ask you to critically consider your relationship to art, to the world around you, and to reflect on your own abilities and talents. Bring your enthusiasm, your desire to become a better writer, a stronger critical thinker, and a better equipped member of the Arts community and the University community at large.

LHSP 125 - College Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
12926
Open
7
1LHSP
-
MW 9:30AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
P
12927
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:30AM - 12:00PM
003 (REC)
P
12928
Open
1
1LHSP
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (REC)
P
12929
Open
3
4LHSP
-
TuTh 10:30AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
P
12930
Open
1
1LHSP
-
TuTh 10:30AM - 12:00PM
006 (REC)
P
26307
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (REC)
P
28238
Open
5
3LHSP
-
MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
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