LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 002 Creative Obsessions and Writing
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What are your obsessions? Are they quirky and unique (and maybe embarrassing) (a schlocky song, a character from a book, your family recipe for meatloaf), or more mainstream but no less haunting (a love interest, a sports team, the number of likes you get on Instagram)? From childhood crushes to white whales, our obsessions can be self-defining and often drive us to write/create beautiful things. But as much as they define us, they can occasionally delude or even destroy us. This introductory writing class will allow you to explore—and write about—intellectual, aesthetic, and personal obsessions—both your own and those of writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians. We’ll read texts (from such writers as Helen MacDonald, David Foster Wallace, James Baldwin, JK Rowling, Jon Krakauer), and watch films (possibly Brokeback Mountain, Rear Window, others), and listen to podcasts (Serial and others), all of which explore obsessive love, work, and creativity. But most of all, you’ll be figuring out how to write effectively for college—how to parse a writing prompt, what words like “argument” and “revision” really mean, and how to move (quickly) beyond the five-paragraph essay.

LHSP 125 - College Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
11877
Open
6
7LHSP
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MW 9:30AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
P
11878
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
11879
Open
6
6LHSP
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
P
19223
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (REC)
P
19791
Open
1
1LHSP
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (REC)
P
34387
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:30PM - 2:00PM
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