ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 020
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:

This writing course focuses on the creation of complex, analytic, and well-supported arguments that matter in academic courses. Students will work closely with their peers and the instructor to develop their written prose. Because exceptional writing requires advanced skills in analytical reading, this course uses literary texts to strengthen a student’s critical thinking capacity, the basis of advanced argumentation.  Organized around the subject of dreams, the course asks what it means to write a dream as literature, a process that often involves interpreting the dream in the very act of recording it. We will examine short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and excerpts from Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams, before concluding with Hitchcock’s Spellbound. By interrogating the relationships between thinking and writing, between writing and interpretation, the readings and class discussion will help students to draw upon critical thinking skills that they already possess, further developing them to meet the challenges of college writing. Students will be expected to write four papers over the course of the term. The paper assignments are designed to build not only upon the skills used in discussion, but also upon each other; the second paper assignment draws upon skills developed in the first, the third upon the second, etc. Finally, through in-class paper workshops, students will learn how to translate the work of our discussions into polished and sophisticated prose.

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.


ISBN: 0393065456
"They say/I say" : the moves that matter in persuasive writing, Author: Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein., Publisher: W.W. Norton 2007
Required
ISBN: 020530902X
The elements of style with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing, Author: by William Strunk Jr., E.B. White., Publisher: Longman 4 ed. 2000
Required
ISBN: 0192834207
A midsummer night's dream, Author: William Shakespeare. Ed. by Peter Holland., Publisher: Oxford University Press Reissued a 1998
Required
ISBN: 0199537585
The interpretation of dreams, Author: Sigmund Freud ; translated by Joyce Crick ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
Required
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