WRITING 220 - Introduction to the Minor in Writing
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of department.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course, students admitted to the Minor in Writing will investigate why we write, how we write, and how writing shapes us — intellectually, emotionally, and cognitively. Through class discussion, peer review, instructor feedback, and other forms of collaboration, students will develop a shared vocabulary for reflecting on their own writing and cultivating a reflective practice that will provide a basis for assessing their growth as a writer throughout the Minor in Writing. Students will create an e-portfolio of their writing that will become the basis for the final portfolio for this Gateway course in the Minor in Writing. Their research will include various platforms and software for creating electronic portfolios and their visual and audio dimensions. They will also create other multimedia and multimodal forms of writing.

Course Requirements:

Formal, revised essays in print and digital media format, including biweekly informal reading responses and testing ideas on a blog and reflective writing.

At least two substantially linked projects that select a previous piece of writing and then write a new piece that re-purposes its argument in a new genre and for a new audience. For example, a documentary video or blog post becomes an academic research paper and then a museum web page.

Students must reflect on their processes and identities as writers and on how their writing might live in the real world. Classes include small-group presentations on new media writing platforms, group-supported analysis of sample texts, and structured project support.

In the end, students will produce an electronic portfolio to present themselves as writers, including their class work, other writing representative of their abilities and interests, and new reflective writing.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates who have applied and been admitted to the Minor in Writing

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: At least one of the two weekly meeting times will involve synchronous online conversation and workshopping; the remainder of the coursework (discussion topics, readings, responses) will be completed asynchronously.

Learning Mode: This course will use Canvas (and add-ons like Blue Jeans and Zoom) and Google suites. Each student is required to develop a website to house their final work for the course, but may use the platform of their choice. For videoconferencing, a camera- and microphone-equipped device is strongly recommended, but individual meetings can occur via video, audio, or text chat.

Course Testing/Assessment: All assignments for the course (writing and multimedia projects) will be asynchronous. There are no quizzes or tests.

Schedule

WRITING 220 - Introduction to the Minor in Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
22666
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

002 (SEM)
 Online
22667
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

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