LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 006 Your Best Version: Writing and Representation
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:

“Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to throw off his mask?...I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others that at last their true nature could not reveal itself.” —From Either/Or, by Søren Kierkegaard What if, rather than having a singular true self, our “selves” are richer and more varied? What “masks” do we find ourselves wearing? Are they sometimes necessary, and do they change depending on our identities? Is it possible that experimenting with, trying on, and playing with identities, is also a kind of truth? Questions like these will emerge as leaping off points for thinking and discussion. But above all else, this is a writing course! You will get a thorough grounding in writing for college and will practice skills like weighing evidence, making claims, organization, and developing your writing towards increasing complexity. You may be familiar with David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust, or Nikki Minaj’s Roman and Barbie, etc. But what messages do these “other selves” communicate? And is there something about these messages that means they must be delivered via alter egos? A persona is a related kind of other self and refers to the ways we present and adapt ourselves purposefully, even playfully. As you write, draft, revise, and collaborate, you’ll consider, What is your voice as a writer? And how does it change depending on the subject, the audience, and genre? Do you have one true voice, or are there several types of voice you can employ depending on the circumstances? We’ll draw from film, sports, drama, politics, fiction, poetry, and music journalism, and from a list of writers who offer rich entry points into these issues, such as: James Baldwin, Kobe Bryant, Anne Carson, Meghan Daum, Milan Kundera, Toni Morrison, Mark Landler, and Cheryl Strayed. We will also read the script for and view the UMS production of RoosevElvis, by The TEAM, a Brooklyn-based theater company.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

No data submitted

LHSP 125 - College Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
11877
Open
6
7LHSP
-
MW 9:30AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
P
11878
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
11879
Open
6
6LHSP
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
P
19223
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (REC)
P
19791
Open
1
1LHSP
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (REC)
P
34387
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 12:30PM - 2:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 1603093958
March, Author: John Lewis, Publisher: Top Shelf Productions 1ST 2016
Required
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for LHSP 125 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)