ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Fall 2020, Section 007 - Making Humans
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course considers the idea of human creation from two perspectives: creation of the human and creation by humans. Throughout our time together we will ask fundamental questions about what makes us human, and what role “making” plays in our human experience. The first part of the semester will focus on stories of humanity’s origins. Readings will include creation narratives from a wide range of cultures, scientific texts such as On the Origin of Species or tales of spontaneous generation, and excerpts from John Milton’s Paradise Lost. The second part of the semester will shift slightly as we think about humans making other humans, especially in narratives that seek to circumvent sexual reproduction such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the film Ex Machina (2014). Along the way, we will consider issues such as gender, sexuality, disability, race, class, procreation, artificial intelligence, and craftsmanship. As this is also composition class, we will spend a significant amount of time discussing technique and strategy and work toward refining our own skills as humans who create through writing.

This class is about writing and academic inquiry, with a special emphasis on literature. Good arguments stem from good questions, and academic essays allow writers to write their way toward answers, toward figuring out what they think. In this writing-intensive course, you will focus on the creation of complex, analytic, well- supported arguments addressing questions that matter in academic contexts. The course also hones your critical thinking and reading skills. Working closely with your peers and the instructor, you will develop your essays through workshops and extensive revision and editing. Readings cover a variety of genres and often serve as models or prompts for assigned essays; the specific questions you pursue in essays are by your own interests.

Intended Audience:

This course is welcome to online only students

Class Format:

Instruction. Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: All class instruction will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous

Course testing: remote asynchronous

Schedule

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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MWF 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Note: Students (enrolled and waitlisted) must attend BOTH the first AND second days of class or they will be dropped immediately for non-attendance.
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students (enrolled and waitlisted) must attend BOTH the first AND second days of class or they will be dropped immediately for non-attendance.
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Note: Students (enrolled and waitlisted) must attend BOTH the first AND second days of class or they will be dropped immediately for non-attendance.
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