ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 022
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:

There's something strange about the suburbs. Something off. Something . . . weird. But what are the sources of this elusive weirdness? This course will attempt to answer that question, introducing students to the fundamentals of literary analysis through an examination of the genre of Suburban Gothic. We will start with an inquiry into the nature of the gothic — entrapment nested in elysian decay, a sense of emotional foul play, and malign neglect — before reading novels and stories, critically meditating on the manner in which this dark domestic lens provides unique views on matters of theme, symbolism, characterization, and the interaction of narrative form and content. We will also watch a number of movie adaptations of the works we read, as well as a few TV shows, discussing how varieties of artistic media accentuate different elements of the odd convergence of spiritual dislocation and 30-year mortgage. Students will read work by authors such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Joyce Carol Oates, and Ian McEwen, as well as short stories by, among others, Kelly Link, Robert Coover, and John Cheever.

While this class is focused around literature, the broader aim is to get you engaged and conversant with the basics of argumentation, such as matters of logic/organization, establishing your voice as a writer, and using emotional appeals to enhance your persuasive abilities on the page. The skills you obtain in this course will be applicable to whatever major you choose, and are the building blocks for learning to write and reason at the college level.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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