ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 004
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:

This writing course focuses on the creation of complex, analytic, well-supported arguments that matter in academic contexts. Students work closely with their peers and the instructor to develop their written prose. Readings cover a variety of different genres, with a primary focus on literary texts. Through extensive writing (both formal and informal), instructor and peer critiques, and frequent discussion about the processes of writing and revision, we will work to improve the mechanics and style of your writing, and the clarity with which you formulate and express your ideas.

To focus our discussions and our writing, we will be reading a wide variety of texts on the theme of "Encountering the Unknown.” We will look at texts, both contemporary and older, fictional and non-fictional, that consider the problems and possibilities of exploring new, unknown territory (whether that territory is literal or figurative) even as we attempt to explore new possibilities and strategies in our own writing.  We will look at the travel writing of individuals such as Herman Melville and Annie Dillard, the potentialities of science — both good and bad — in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and H. P. Lovecraft's short stories, and meditations on the limits of human nature by various other writers.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 0393964582
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism, Author: edited by J. Paul Hunter., Publisher: W.W. Norton 1st ed. 1996
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ISBN: 0873529863
MLA handbook for writers of research papers, Author: Joseph Gibaldi., Publisher: Modern Language Assoc. of Amer 6. ed., 2. 2004
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