WRITING 220 - Introduction to the Minor in Writing
Winter 2021, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 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, we will investigate why we write, how we write, and how writing shapes us. We will consider an array of forms, genres, and modes of writing--from notebooks to the screen, from research reports to zines, and from personal narrative to evidence-based argument. Through class discussion, peer review, work lab, workshop, and other forms of collaboration, we will create a foundation for you to assess your own growth as a writer throughout the Minor in Writing. We will explore, experiment, and work toward a final individually-designed project, as well as create an Eportfolio website. We’ll build a community, work hard, challenge ourselves, take risks, and have a good time along the way! Words are powerful; they are the building blocks that construct thought. Good writing is about discovery. In our course, we will lay the groundwork for your time in the Minor.

Course Requirements:

This writing-intensive class involves formal, revised essays in print and digital media format, including reflective writing. The first essay explores the idea “Why I Write.” Next are a series of experiments into genre. From these experiments, the writer will choose one experiment to fully realize into the final project, hosted on a website platform of their choice and design.

Intended Audience:

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

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: This course will meet synchronously .

Learning Mode: This course will use Zoom, Canvas, 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 class sessions, a camera- and microphone-equipped device is strongly recommended; individual meetings can occur via video or audio.

Course Testing/Assessment: All assignments for the course (writing and multimedia projects) will be asynchronous with specific delivery dates. 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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