ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Winter 2014, Section 011
Instruction Mode: Section 011 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

What is it exactly that makes one thing the real thing and another a fake? What is the difference between the authentic and the counterfeit? In this class we will look at literature and art about fakery, fraud and deception -- works that ask difficult questions about the nature of authenticity and attempt to blur the line between reality and fiction. We will then use these questions to think about what makes different kinds of writing feel authentic -- that is, credible, persuasive, and effective. You probably have heard the phrase, "Fake it until you make it." That's what we'll be doing: practicing and performing the conventions of effective writing in a variety of genres, for a variety of audiences and purposes until it no longer feels like a performance.

This course aims to introduce you to a variety of useful tools and practices which will help you become a better reader, thinker, and writer for your academic career and beyond. In it you will learn how to read and analyze difficult texts; how to write effectively in different genres, for different audiences and different purposes; and how to develop complex, analytic, well-supported arguments which incorporate your own thoughts as well as the scholarship of others. We will develop these skills through a range of methods: readings, discussions, self-reflection exercises, in-class writing, peer critiques, formal essays, and responses to audio and visual media. As a whole, we will approach writing as a process instead of a product and define that process more by its many stages -- drafting, peer review, revision, and editing-- than by any final draft. The course will give equal priority to developing your skills as an effective writer and as a constructive reader of your peer’s writing.

Schedule

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
17237
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
17238
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
11521
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1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
11522
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
11523
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
11524
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (REC)
 In Person
11525
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (REC)
 In Person
18554
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (REC)
 In Person
11526
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1
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (REC)
 In Person
17239
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (REC)
 In Person
18555
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1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
012 (REC)
 In Person
11527
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
013 (REC)
 In Person
11528
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
014 (REC)
 In Person
11529
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
015 (REC)
 In Person
17966
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2
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
016 (REC)
 In Person
11530
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0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
017 (REC)
 In Person
17967
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
018 (REC)
 In Person
17968
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2
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
019 (REC)
 In Person
11531
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0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
020 (REC)
 In Person
17249
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
021 (REC)
 In Person
17250
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1
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
022 (REC)
 In Person
22807
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0
 
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
023 (REC)
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23853
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
024 (REC)
 In Person
24577
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1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
025 (REC)
 In Person
26056
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
026 (REC)
 In Person
26057
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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