LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 006 College Writing: How To Be Popular
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:

Every day you encounter a whirlwind of products, media, fads, and traditions that are based on ideals presumed readymade for the populace, ideals that are often supported by assumptions about what you, the consumer, needs or desires. By combining a close examination of popular culture with the challenging task of creating successful college essays, this class sets out to achieve two goals at once. In addition to offering you the tools to write well for a variety of academic contexts, this class will also encourage you to form a healthy habit of questioning your relationship with popular culture. And as good writing often begins with a good question, this attitude of inquiry will also be the basis of our approach to writing. While we wrestle with the less familiar topics of college academic writing, such as pre-writing, rhetoric, audience, persuasion, invention, writing in the disciplines, and citing sources, we will also question our writing habits and our ideas of how to create viable theses. In this way our discussion of popular culture and our engagement with academic writing will go hand in hand, both driving our intellectual curiosity and allowing us to engage with the formal world of college writing from a more familiar, and often captivating, angle.

Over the course of the term, you will write four main essays, each of which will be workshopped, revised, and turned in for a final grade. The final essay will also require some research presented in an annotated bibliography. You will be assigned shorter pieces which will help you transition into the longer essays by engaging with individual components of college writing. We will discuss grammar as a set of standards that reflect a static image of a living language, and you will work in groups to create your own grammar lesson. We will also try to involve creative writing and artmaking into the class, as a way of expanding and reflecting on academic ideas. The goal of this class is for you to challenge yourself by exploring complex ideas in your writing throughout the term, without being overwhelmed by the new skills, attitudes, and ideas these ideas will inevitably require and ultimately produce.

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