ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 018
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:

We've all experienced pleasure and pain, whether emotional, psychological, or simply the frustrations and satisfactions of working through a difficult task. Indeed, these emotional states are often more difficult to tell apart than we might at first suspect. This academic term, we’ll read works of fiction, criticism, and theory that explore pleasure and pain in innovative and surprising ways, whether in relation to questions of human bonding, race, gender, or the nation. In approaching these different topics, we’ll explore their complexity and our own often ambivalent responses to them.

The wide range of readings we’ll cover over the course of the academic term will give you a taste of some of this past century’s most exciting writers and thinkers, in the process providing an introduction to topics that will be important to your work at the University over the next four years. We'll also explore works in a variety of media, possibly including film, radio, and the fine arts. Readings may include works by James Baldwin, Roland Barthes, Sigmund Freud, Philip Roth, and Derek Walcott.

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.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 0679748261
Goodbye, Columbus and five short stories, Author: Philip Roth., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1993
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Other Textbook Editions OK.
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