ENGLISH 221 - Literature and Writing Outside the Classroom
Section: 002 On Assignment
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this nonfiction reading and writing class you’ll go somewhere, do something, or meet someone with the express purpose of writing about the experience. Over the course of the semester, you’ll plan, research, write, workshop, and revise a single piece of long-form, literary journalism. Your account will be personal, relevant, and revelatory.

Have a longstanding obsession with a band or comedian? Go to a show. Need to understand what’s going on in local politics? Head to a city council meeting. Interested in a local figure? See if you can do a series of interviews with them.

You’ll start the semester by reading examples of this kind of essay; then you’ll move into the planning and drafting stages. The process will be collaborative, in that you’ll exchange feedback and ideas with peers, but it will also be self-directed, in that you’ll write your own essay plan, which includes developing a timeline for your project.

Finally, knowing what you want to write about is not a prerequisite for this course. There’ll be time to figure that out.

ENGLISH 221 - Literature and Writing Outside the Classroom
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
24567
Open
3
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: The instructor will email with the room location before the first day.
002 (REC)
P
28561
Open
12
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
P
28562
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
P
28675
Open
11
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
P
28676
Open
15
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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