ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 003
Term: FA 2009
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Course Note:
This course studies the intersection between critical thinking and persuasive writing, and, using literary texts as the point of reference, takes as its goal the development of the student's skill at writing cogent expository and argumentative prose.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The primary goal of this section of ENGLISH 124 is to help you learn to write clear, compelling, and sophisticated prose and to construct well-crafted academic arguments about literary texts. In short, this course is designed to help you to learn to write well at the college level, regardless of your field of study. After all, as we will talk about from day one, good writing is good writing.

     In this class, we’ll be closely examining texts that deal with various ideas of exile, both literal and metaphorical: estrangement, isolation, longing, and an absence of or an absence from home.  We will explore the various ways ideas of exile, isolation, longing, and home manifest themselves in literature.

The books for this class will include:

•    Coursepack (available the first week of classes at Dollar Bill Copy)

•    The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

•   Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth

•     Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, by Patricia T. O'Conner

•    A Pocket Style Manual, 5th edition, ed. Diana Hacker

We will also watch the films Before Night Falls and Persepolis. Any other required books will be announced before the first week of classes.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copy, 311 Church Street
ISBN: 1932841385
Where the line bleeds, Author: Ward, Jesmyn., Publisher: Bolden 2008
Required
ISBN: 0679748261
Goodbye, Columbus and five short stories, Author: Philip Roth., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1993
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0140288481
Hunger : a novella and stories, Author: Lan Samantha Chang., Publisher: Penguin Books 2000
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780156034029
The reluctant fundamentalist, Author: Mohsin Hamid., Publisher: Harcourt 1st Harves 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0691122903
The imaginative argument : a practical manifesto for writers, Author: Frank L. Cioffi., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 9781573226257
Woe is I : the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English, Author: O'Conner, Patricia T., Publisher: Riverhead Books 1998
Required
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