ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 003
Term: WN 2011
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:

So This is Death? In this course we will read several contemporary novels about death as a focal point for our discussion of writing at the college level. The reading list will include Watchmen by Moore, Gilead by Robinson, and Nine Stories and Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger.

The goal of the course is to introduce you to writing arguments that matter in an academic context. That means getting beyond summary, and getting beyond stating the obvious. We will focus on using critical analysis as defined by the logic of a thesis statement to


1. Summarize what is obvious about a text
2. Focus on some overlooked portion of that text that seems to conflict with what we thought was obvious
3. Derive a new, more refined understanding of the text and its meaning.

Expect to read nine short stories and three novels, to write a thorough summary of each story and each novel, to come to class and discuss the books by starting with the summaries and moving out from the known to the unknown.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 9780374153892
Gilead, Author: Robinson, Marilynne., Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004
Required
ISBN: 9780930289232
Watchmen, Author: Moore, Alan, 1953-, Publisher: DC Comics Inc 1987
Required
ISBN: 0241950449
Franny ; and, Zooey, Author: Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010., Publisher: Penguin 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780553263602
Nine Stories/ J. D. Salinger., Author: Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010., Publisher: Bantam Books 1989
Required
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