ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 002
Term: WN 2009
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

While the readings for this course will cover a range of short fiction, this section is designed to improve your ability to write clear, organized, and cohesive essays and to improve your skills as both interpreters and communicators of ideas and information.  This course will help you develop as critical readers, thinkers, and writers able to communicate in a scholarly, academic community.

You will be required to write four essays over the term, each with a first draft and final, revised draft.  Essays will be drawn from our readings and topics that arise in class discussions. There will also be short written responses to stories as well as pre-essay preparatory assignments.  Our study of writing will consider detail, clarity, vividness of expression, uses of evidence, analysis, organization, audience, and development of ideas.

Our texts will include:
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Short Stories (ed. by Tobias Wolff)
Stories by Anton Chekhov (translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky)
At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom by Amy Hempel (out of print)
The Barnum Museum, by Steven Millhauser

Texts will be available at Shaman Drum bookstore, (except for At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom—which will be in our coursepack available at Accucopy) though you can find new and used copies of these texts online and in other bookstores.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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