ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 024
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, 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.

This course operates on the premise that good readers make better writers.  In the academy and beyond, reading, thinking, and writing are intertwined; in many disciplines and professions, you’ll need to translate your ideas about what you read into clear, coherent prose.  With this goal in mind, we’ll use literature to develop the critical thinking tools necessary to write articulate arguments.  Though the course is focused primarily on writing literary essays, it’s designed to develop the skills you’ll need to write well in any field as you continue your education at the University.  By writing often, you’ll become familiar and comfortable with the writing process; learn how to revise thoroughly and effectively, both alone and with peers; make complex, well-supported arguments; and begin to develop your own writer’s voice.

This section of 124 will closely and critically read a selection of texts from literature, philosophy, political rhetoric, history, psychology, education, and popular culture, which address the question of gender identity.  Each piece of writing we’ll encounter in this class deals with the problems of defining men and women as categories of people.  In class discussions, we will pay attention to how and why characters are represented as men or women, as well as how and why authors represent the influence of class, sexuality and race on definitions of man and woman.  We’ll discuss how authors use literary techniques (i.e., visual form, genre, extended metaphor, word choice and imagery) to represent the gender of characters, of the act of writing, and of the knowledgeable reader. Our readings span multiple genres in order to introduce the ways that different disciplines and forms of writing represent gender.  

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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