LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 005 Writing and Photography
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:

Photographs matter: we cherish photos of our friends and loved ones, whether in material or digital form, and we rely on photos to show us evidence of horrors or wonders we might not otherwise believe. I hereby claim the following: images get under our skin, they prove things, and they make things happen. Throughout the course of this semester, we will be reading, talking — and most of all, writing — to interrogate these claims about the power of the photographic image. The best essays start with genuine interrogations, and in this class, photographs and photography will be the stimulus we use to spark our curious questions. You will look long and hard at photographs, and you will write about what you see and what it means. You will read, discuss, summarize and analyze important theories and ideas about photography, as well as contemporary debates about how photographs signify and function in our world today. You will enter into these debates and conversations, writing essays that consider and respond cogently and argue persuasively for a particular way of seeing and understanding photographs.

The old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words is a cliché we will not stoop to use in our own critical appraisals of photographs. Let us, instead, use this tiresome old claim in the age old competition between image and word as an invigorating challenge: let us search for what it is that makes photographs seem to say so much, and let us read, write, revise and write again toward essays as potent as any thousand-word photograph.

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)
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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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