COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 001 Writing on Technology; Writing as Technology
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this first year writing course, students will think, read, and write about ethical questions concerning the use of technology, and how different cultures in the past have thought about these questions. Grumbling about new technology is nothing new; we see its prototype in Greek myth, when Prometheus gets punished for stealing fire from Zeus to give to mortals. (In some versions of the myth, he teaches writing to humanity. In some, he even creates the first humans.) Why was he punished? Some people think that we have every right to acquire whatever technology we wish to use, while others think our existence on earth requires some humility. We will consider various Prometheus figures in literature and film, including Goethe's “Prometheus” poem, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Ridley Scott's Prometheus movie; we will also reflect on journalistic writing that takes different stands on technology.

Course Requirements:

Students will practice several types of writing through short and long writing assignments, both at home and in-class. The tasks presented will become progressively more complex; students will first summarize, later analyze, and finally respond to the reading materials. Some class-time will be reserved for students to give one another feedback.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
18401
Open
1
 
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
P
29011
Open
1
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
P
19830
Open
1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (REC)
P
21175
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
P
22659
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
P
26065
Open
18
 
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ISBN: 0393927938
Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, criticism, Author: Mary Shelley ; edited by J. Paul Hunter., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 2nd ed.
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ISBN: 0312542542
A pocket style manual., Author: Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn., Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 6th ed.
Required
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