LSWA 125 - College Writing
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Writing in the Surreal World
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (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

Through all that has happened since 2020, the idea of “making sense” may seem like a quaint notion of yore. Certainly the events of the last year have shaken many of us out of our customary ways of sensemaking in our daily lives, in our understanding of relationships, of country and society and economy. And the word “surreal” has been used repeatedly to capture how strange the world recently began to feel—in response to the pandemic, racial justice protests, the presidential election and its aftermath, and the Capitol insurrection, to name a few prominent examples. But what does it mean to be surreal? Did things ever make sense, or had we just been deluding ourselves all along?

As scholars for writing and the arts, we are positioned to pursue two complementary objectives: (1) to appreciate more fully the precise ways our experience fails to make sense, and (2) to strive to make more sense of those things that we can. In this writing course, we will use writing to explore art and literature that evokes the nonsensical and surreal, and to unravel the seemingly nonsensical elements of our own observation and experience that might help us navigate a surreal world. Along the way, we will engage with all aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming and research to collaboration and revision—to strengthen our writing voices and build skills and strategies for communicating persuasively with academic audiences and beyond.

Intended Audience:

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

Schedule

LSWA 125 - College Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
11619
Open
3
5LSA LSWA
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class will be taught in ALH 2012.
002 (REC)
 In Person
11620
Closed
0
 
3
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
11621
Open
9
11LSA LSWA
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
17989
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (REC)
 In Person
27536
Open
9
9LSA LSWA
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
18460
Closed
0
 
2
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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