LSWA 125 - College Writing
Fall 2020, Section 005 - The Hidden Lives of Ordinary Things
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars for Writing and the Arts (LSWA)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts credits (including any LHSP credits) may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Participants in the Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts Program. Non-LSWA students welcome and may request permission to enroll pending availability.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this writing-intensive course, we will explore the personal, cultural, historical, and philosophical significance of the material objects that surround us in our everyday lives, and develop original insights and arguments in a series of writing assignments designed to introduce you to personal narrative, analytic writing, argumentative writing, and multimodal composition. Good arguments stem from good questions, and academic essays allow writers to write their way toward answers, toward figuring out what they think. Using things as an anchor for our inquiry, we 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 with readings from a variety of genres, which will serve as models or prompts for your writing assignments. Working closely with your peers and the instructor, you will develop your essays through peer review workshops and extensive revision and editing. The specific questions that you pursue in your essays will be guided by your own interests.

Intended Audience:

Participants in the Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts Program. Non-LSWA students welcome and may request permission to enroll pending availability. Contact LSWA@umich.edu.

Class Format:

This course will be primarily asynchronous, with optional synchronous discussions of the weekly readings, and required synchronous peer review.

Assessment for this course will be based on effort on major writing assignments, and smaller scaffolded assignments leading up to the major writing assignments, such as brainstorming and freewriting, task-based exercises on targeted writing issues, peer review, and revision.

This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Optional synchronous discussions will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to the internet, a camera, and a microphone.

Schedule

LSWA 125 - College Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
12635
Open
2
2LSA LHSP or LSWA
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MW 9:30AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 Online
12636
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
 Online
12637
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (REC)
 Online
19257
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (REC)
 Online
31277
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
006 (REC)
 Online
19754
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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