ENGLISH 328 - Writing and the Environment
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, CE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to a range of modes of writing that aren’t necessarily restricted to the topic of “the environment”, but each of the writing opportunities will allow you to expand your toolbox of writing moves which will improve your writing in all subjects, including the environment. What makes this course “environmental” is its focus on reading and creating texts (both written and visual) that are focused on the environment in some broad manner.

We begin the academic term by learning to read rhetorically, talking about writing style, and reviewing common writing errors. Then we examine and analyze a multitude of essays to see what makes for successful writing — tease them apart, if you will. Next we’ll explore new writing moves and styles, sometimes modeling writing after authors we read in class. Emphasis will be on practicing writing by experimenting with different styles, techniques, genres, voices, audiences, etc. The point of this course is to allow students to think about writing, to read good writing and, most importantly, to write — all within an environmental framework. Students will be expected to try on different styles and voices in order to learn by doing, as well as by reading and talking about them.

Course Requirements:

Course grade is based on: revised essays; haikus; analysis and creation of visual argument; and a final writing portfolio containing revised work of the student’s choice.

Intended Audience:

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ENGLISH 328 - Writing and the Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24512
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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