ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 008
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.

This first-year writing course features literature from a variety of periods and genres whose authors, narrators, or characters have an argument to make. Through a close and critical analysis of the style, rhetoric, and structure of both fictional and non-fictional works, students will learn how to construct engaging, nuanced, sophisticated, and convincing arguments. Students will work closely with each other and with the instructor to develop and refine their skills in composition within the supportive community of the classroom. In addition to several small-group peer editing sessions, each student will have the opportunity to have one essay workshopped in a full-class setting.

Reading will likely include the following: Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal (1729), Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw (1898), Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (1929), and Toni Morrison’s “Recitatif”.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 9780312080730
James Joyce, The dead : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives, Author: ed. by Daniel R. Schwarz., Publisher: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press 5. print. 1994
Required
ISBN: 0156030411
A Room of One's Own, Author: Virginia Woolf, Publisher: Harvest Book, Harcourt Inc. 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780312597061
The turn of the screw : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives, Author: Henry James ; edited by Peter G. Beidler., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 3rd ed. 2010
Required
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