LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 007 The Art of Being Popular
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Course Note:
This course emphasizes argumentative writing and related skills that are needed for success in college work. Various themes are determined by the instructors who come from many different academic backgrounds. This course makes full use of the close living-learning environment of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Every day you encounter a whirlwind of products, media, fads, and traditions based on ideals presumed readymade for the populace, ideals that are often supported by assumptions about what you, the consumer, needs or desires. By combining a close examination of popular culture with the challenging task of creating successful college essays, this class sets out to achieve two goals at once. In addition to offering you the tools to write well for a variety of academic contexts, this class will also encourage you to form a healthy habit of questioning your relationship popular culture, such as advertisements, the internet, television, movies, fashion, etc. And as good writing often begins with a good question, this attitude of inquiry will also be the basis of our approach to writing. While we wrestle with the less familiar topics of college academic writing, such as pre-writing, rhetoric, audience, persuasion, invention, and citing sources, we will also question our writing habits and our ideas of how to create complex arguments based on the kind of sophisticated analysis expected in academic contexts. Though the topics may be familiar, the work will be challenging and will require you to expand your sense of analysis and argumentation.

Over the course of the term, you will write four main essays, each of which will be workshopped, revised, and turned in for a final grade. You will be assigned reading responses which will help you further develop your analytic skills. We will also focus on issues of style and you will develop a grammar/mechanics presentation that will captivate the class. In keeping with the art and writing mission of Alice Lloyd, we will also spend part of the class examining contemporary art that reflects, critiques, or makes use of popular culture, either through the pop art style or through the use of new media, which will potentially culminate in your own cutting edge creation.

LHSP 125 - College Writing
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