ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Winter 2014, Section 007
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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.

In this class we will explore the interrelated arts of reading, thinking and writing. Over the course of the academic term, we will learn and practice the skills necessary for success in writing at the University. From day one we will note that good writing is good writing, regardless of discipline. As a literature class, we will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts to find examples of expository, scenic, comparative and argumentative prose. As a composition class, we will work closely with our peers in workshop to develop our writing across four different papers, drawing on our class discussions and readings to formulate complex, well-supported arguments.

To this end, our section will explore the fiction of writing about writing, examining how writers grapple with writing as profession and art, as content and craft, as process and product. We’ll also look at traditional and native storytelling techniques to question how oral traditions exist alongside the literary and cinematic. Our schedule may include Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon, Atonement by Ian McEwan, and The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

Our readings, activities and assignments will enable you to:

  1. read and analyze complex texts
  2. write in different genres, for different audiences and for different purposes
  3. utilize close reading and driving questions to create complex, well-supported arguments
  4. integrate the scholarship of others into your own arguments
  5. understand writing as a process that involves drafting, peer review, comprehensive revision and careful editing.

Schedule

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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001 (REC)
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17237
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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11521
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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11522
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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11523
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11524
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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11525
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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18554
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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11526
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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17239
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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18555
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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11527
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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11529
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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17966
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11530
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17967
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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17968
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
019 (REC)
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11531
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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17249
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
021 (REC)
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17250
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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22807
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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24577
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025 (REC)
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26056
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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26057
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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