ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Fall 2013, Section 016
Instruction Mode: Section 016 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

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:

Description

In this class we will read stories and novels about the 20th and early 21st century American family in all its permutations. We will look back at how American writers like Raymond Carver, James Baldwin and J. D. Salinger wrote about family life in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and then how Jeffrey Eugenides captured family in the Detroit Suburbs of the late 1970s and 80s, while Edward P. Jones's characters cobble family together in an inner city in crisis, and Jhumpa Lahiri's characters deal with family intimacy and loss on the cusp of the 21st century. We will look at exceptionally close families, surrogate families, and families coming apart at the seams. Students will hone their skills as college level interpreters of literature, writing a close reading essay, a creative essay, an analysis and a compare/contrast.

Books will include:Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D. Salinger; The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri and TBA.

Schedule

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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001 (REC)
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11481
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
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11484
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (REC)
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11485
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (REC)
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11486
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (REC)
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11487
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (REC)
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11488
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (REC)
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11489
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (REC)
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11490
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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11492
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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11495
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
019 (REC)
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11498
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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025 (REC)
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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