ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 015
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.


    First and foremost, this is a writing class. As such, the primary goal of this course is to help you learn to write clear, convincing, and sophisticated prose. We will develop these skills through a wide range of methods: readings, discussions, writing exercises, essays, and responses to other forms of media. Because writing is an organized way of thinking, our engagement with the subject matter will be focused primarily on issues of style, craft, and execution. By learning how something works, we can more fully understand why it works.
    To do so, we will be reading a wide variety of novels, short stories, essays, and critical writing. Specifically, work that focuses on coming-of-age issues. Coming-of-age is traditionally defined as the transition from adolescence to adulthood, often in terms of sexual maturity. Yet coming-of-age as a concept is much broader in life and literature, and it rarely has anything to do with a specific age or an arbitrary date on a calendar. Instead, those situations that force us to re-examine the world and our selves are often triggered in unexpected ways. Similarly, “coming to consciousness” isn’t a static process; it happens at many stages in our lives. This class, then, will seek to introduce students to the fundamentals of writing by examining various types of awakenings—sexual, political, social, cultural—that take place in literature, as well as how issues of race, class, and religion affect family obligations and love. We’ll also watch several films dealing with similar topics as a means to compare the stylistic choices that take place on the screen versus the page.
    This section is for students who are interested in reading. Through close reading, careful analysis, and thoughtful discussions you will not only develop stronger critical thinking and writing skills, but also add your voice to the literary and academic community.
    Textbooks will be available at Shaman Drum and include the following: The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides; Hunger, by Lan Samantha Chang; Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth; Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon, by Dean Bakopoulos; A Pocket Style Manual, by Diana Hacker; and Woe Is I, by Patricia T. O’Connor.




ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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