ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 006
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:

T.S. Eliot famously claimed that literature of the modern era was defined by its separation of thought and feeling, thus suggesting that two types of writing existed: that which articulated intellectual ideas and that which expressed emotions. As a model for his own writing, Eliot looked backward to a previous era in which he felt that literature united thoughts and emotions in the same texts. While we may or may not agree with Eliot’s assessment of literary history, we will consider questions about writing that arise from such a claim. For example, how do authors turn thought or feeling into writing? As we read some of the world’s best writers, we will examine the ways in which they use language to create works of literature that communicate either complex processes of thought or complicated emotional states. We will also ask how a piece of literary writing balances the demands of rigorous intellectual argument while still appealing to human emotion. How do these demands work differently in different literary genres? For instance, can a poem describe anger in a way that a short story cannot? In the writing assignments for this course, you will be asked to write essays of your own that are appealing both on an intellectual and emotional level. Just as the authors we will read use their talent to illuminate certain aspects of the human experience, you will be asked to write essays that both demonstrate your critical thinking abilities and persuade your audience to care about your argument.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 0199536090
Twelfth Night, Author: Shakespeare, William, Publisher: Oxford 2008
Required
ISBN: 0316769029
Franny and Zooey, Author: Salinger, J.D., Publisher: Back Bay Books 2001
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ISBN: 0321248619
The elements of style, Author: by William Strunk, Jr. ; with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing by E.B. White ; [foreword by Roger Angell]., Publisher: Longman 4th ed. 2000
Required
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