LHSP 228 - What is Writing?
Section: 001 Telling Stories: The Rhetoric and Representation of Race and Ethnicity
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In Storytelling for Social Justice, Lee Anne Bell writes, “The diverse groups that make up the United States provide a rich source of stories to draw upon, but in a deeply racialized society stained by structural racism, not all stories are equally acknowledged, valued, or affirmed…Some stories are supported by the power structure, while others must fight tenaciously to be heard.” Bell's words imply two meanings of “telling stories”: by telling and being open to many different stories we can expand our understanding of what it means to live in this country; but also, stories themselves “tell” or revealing a deeper understanding of how power shapes narratives around race. In this course on writing and rhetoric you will examine an array of stories that shed light on race and ethnicity, applying a set of critical perspectives to look beyond the surface of the stories apparent in all sorts of texts, including film, television, speeches, fiction, poetry, photographs, art, comedy, and music. Writing for this class includes a personal journal in which you track your responses and the development of your ideas, an end of semester reflection, and three papers examining the ways different stories “tell” us something about which “stories are supported,” and why and how others “must fight tenaciously to be heard.”

LHSP 228 - What is Writing?
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9781555976903
Citizen : an american lyric., Publisher: Graywolf 2014
ISBN: 0312384483
American born Chinese, Author: Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien., Publisher: Square Fish 1st Square 2008
ISBN: 078519021X
Ms. marvel 1 : no normal., Publisher: Marvel Comics 2014
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