ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 002
Term: FA 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
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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 aims to explore writing through reading and the study of literature. Thematically, the course presumes that good reading and writing both involve activity “in the margins,” whether scribbling ideas in the margins of a page or exploring the margins of society through characters and authors (paying close attention to the dynamics of “marginalization” in multiple social categories such as gender, race, and class). We will read a number of short pieces that exemplify clear, precise writing, evaluating their styles and arguments as potential models for our own writing practices. In addition, through discussion of works by Nella Larsen, Emily Dickinson, Sherwood Anderson, Frederick Douglass, Kate Chopin, Jamaica Kincaid, and Curtis Sittenfeld (among others), as well as by studying the film The Royal Tenenbaums, we will investigate the “margins” of genres and the themes of introspection and isolation as they relate to identity formation. Our own writing will be informed by the literature and theory that we read over the course of the term, providing us with the subject matter for our own analytical essays in different genres and an understanding of how the craft of language can have powerful effects on individuals and society. As we focus on the demands of college-level writing (constructing thesis statements, developing arguments, and supporting points through textual evidence), we will concentrate on revision. By the end of the term, your labors will result in 25-30 pages of revised prose.

Most importantly, throughout this course you will be engaging with your peers in a collaborative environment, reading and responding to each other’s work on a regular basis. Active participation in class discussions and writing workshops is essential as you develop and hone skills to write lucid, engaging, persuasive prose, to read critically and actively, and to become a more sensitive and constructive critic of your peers’ writing.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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MWF 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Note: Students (enrolled and waitlisted) must attend BOTH the first AND second days of class or they will be dropped immediately for non-attendance.
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students (enrolled and waitlisted) must attend BOTH the first AND second days of class or they will be dropped immediately for non-attendance.
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Coursepack Location:
Excel?1117 S. University, 996-1500
ISBN: 0316184152
Final harvest : poems, Author: selection and introd. by Thomas H. Johnson., Publisher: Little, Brown 10. print. 1980
Required
ISBN: 0486282694
Winesburg, Ohio, Author: Sherwood Anderson., Publisher: Dover Publications Dover ed. 1995
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1594480060
Woe is I : the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English, Author: Patricia T. O'Conner., Publisher: Riverhead Books 1st Riverh 2003
Required
ISBN: 0142437271
Passing [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Author: Nella Larsen ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Thadious M. Davis., Publisher: Penguin [Book disc 2003
Required
ISBN: 0312583885
Easy writer : a pocket reference, Author: Andrea A. Lunsford ; with a section for multilingual writers by Paul Kei Matsuda and Christine M. Tardy., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 4th ed. [u 2010
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