ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Section: 001 Our Heroes: What's the Story?
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we’ll have fun with, and take very seriously, kids’ books about Jackie Robinson. We’ll Google Amelia Earhart and skim the top twenty hits. We’ll study photographs of Mahatma Gandhi. Among other activities, likely we’ll also watch movies The Tillman Story, 42, and Lincoln, listen to some Eminem, and read parts of a United States president’s autobiography. There are lots of ways we get to know our heroes. Is there a “real person” who can emerge from representations in film, fiction, photography, biography, autobiography, and the web? We’ll use our heroes (and the heroes of other people) to examine the relationships between “reality” and representation, authenticity and argument, truth and fiction, stories and, well, stories. We’ll talk a lot about story, in fact, and I’ll make the argument that story is all we’ve got, so we’d better be really, really good at thinking, talking, and writing critically about it.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include two or three papers, a poster presentation, and active participation.

Intended Audience:

No background knowledge is required for this introductory course. Any first-year student is welcome.

Class Format:

Mainly discussion.

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
16330
Open
18
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (SEM)
P
25485
Open
18
18Enrollment Management
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
31851
Open
18
18Enrollment Management
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
31853
Open
18
18Enrollment Management
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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