ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 011
Term: WN 2010
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 course’s theme is “noticing.”  Great writers are usually great observers.  Through being sensitive and discerning, they are able to achieve insights into their worlds that most of us would overlook.  And from those insights, they are able to derive ideas and make claims about aspects of their wider culture of which most of us would never think.  You will emerge from this course as more discerning and more active readers of your worlds.  For it is possible to express oneself interestingly about any aspect of the world if only one observes it intensely.

This course is broken up into four units—“Noticing and Making Sense of Details,” “Literary Analysis and Library Research,” “Audience,” and “Debate, Argument, and Persuasion”—each of which will develop a certain aspect of your writing.  Each unit will build on the prior one, working forward so that you will continue to evolve your writing skills learned in earlier units while acquiring new ones.  Your final paper will be your opportunity to impress me by putting it all together. 

We have the opportunity to read some good writing here: the prose is some of the finest in the genre.  I encourage you to use these writings as models for your own.  And the poetry will offer you the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful and provocative writing in English.  They are great tools as well for developing your thinking and your abilities to notice things.  I hope that all of them will be an interesting and pleasurable read. 

Authors we will read include H. D. Thoreau, William Butler Yeats, Frederick Douglass, and Joseph Conrad.   

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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