LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 005 The American Community
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
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:

The American Community

The American novelist Henry James once wrote: “If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.” Many years later he said, “It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.” This course will consider various depictions and representations of Americans, as citizens of the world, as inheritors of our history, and as members of varied communities. Drawing inspiration from Robert Frank’s 1950s photographic journey through the nation, and using a range of texts: fiction, photographic, cinematic and aural, this course will consider communities, both real and constructed, within the United States and/or from a U.S. perspective.

Our class will discuss authors working in a range of genres – Jack Kerouac (the novel), John Steinbeck (the travelogue), Roy DeCarava (photographs), Alec Soth (the online photoessay), Edward Steichen (the photobook), Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (the memoir), Harvey Pekar (the graphic novel), Anthony Bourdain (television episode) and of course, Ice Cube.

LHSP 125 - College Writing
Schedule Listing
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (REC)
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15479
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2LHSP
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MW 6:30PM - 8:00PM
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15481
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:30PM
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15483
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MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
005 (REC)
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15485
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
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36661
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1LHSP
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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38833
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1LHSP
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0140042598
On the road, Author: by Jack Kerouac., Publisher: Penguin Books 1976
Required
ISBN: 0345468309
American splendor : the life and times of Harvey Pekar, Author: stories by Harvey Pekar ; introduction by R. Crumb ; art by Kevin Brown ... [et al.]., Publisher: Ballantine Books 1st Ballan 2003
Required
ISBN: 0870703412
The Family of man : the 30th anniversary edition of the classic book of photography, Author: created by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art, New York ; prologue by Carl Sandburg., Publisher: The Museum 30th anniv 1983
Required
ISBN: 0140053204
Travels with Charley : in search of America, Author: John Steinbeck., Publisher: Penguin Books 1986
Required
ISBN: 0553272586
Farewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment, Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston., Publisher: Laurel-Leaf Books Bantam ed. 2007
Required
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