ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 009
Term: WN 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Over the past few decades, concern for the environment has pushed nature into the forefront of our thought. However, many of the various ways that we think about nature—as unforgiving wilderness, a stern but loving mother, a majestic stranger, a domesticated garden, and an economic opportunity—have their origin in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In this course, we will focus closely on a small, but representative group of eighteenth and nineteenth century British and American texts. Using these texts as a starting point, students will develop their own body of academic writing about the various ways that literature shapes how we think about nature. Our readings also include a number of rigorous theoretical texts, and pieces on the practice of good academic writing. Assignments are designed to develop academic argumentation through literary analysis, although the goal will be to develop argumentative skills that also apply to fields other than literary studies. Students will write four short assignments, three formal papers, and an in-depth revision, for a total of about 30 pages of polished writing.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 039393361X
They say / I say : the moves that matter in academic writing, Author: Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 2nd ed. 2010
Required
ISBN: 0199537151
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the 1818 text, Author: Mary Shelley ; edited with introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler., Publisher: Oxford University Press [Reissued] 2008
Required
ISBN: 0393911519
The Little Seagull handbook, Author: Richard Bullock, Francine Weinberg., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 1st ed.
Required
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