LSWA 125 - College Writing
Fall 2022, Section 003 - Writing Genres
Instruction Mode: Section 003 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

We've grown so accustomed to algorithms predicting our preferences (sometimes unnervingly - looking at you, TikTok) that we sometimes overlook the strangeness of what the algorithms are predicting. They don't work without categories, and when it comes to art, particularly narrative art, categories can prove slippery and odd. But they can also entrance and illuminate! Noir, fantasy, romantic comedy, sports anime, horror, coming-of-age, seinen: we take categories like these for granted when we talk about film or literature, but what (if anything) do they have to do with how we imagine and narrate our own lives? In this section of LSWA 125, we will examine genre: what it means, why it has to exist, whether anything exists outside of it, and how we use it to construct experience and knowledge as consumers, scholars, and people just trying to make sense of it all. Genres will elude us, and genres will even shift and transform into each other, but genres will also give us a glimpse into the history of ideas. Writing about genres will not only deepen your engagement with all sorts of texts, it will introduce you to larger and richer conversations about culture, art, and belief. Texts will include both literature and multimedia references both high and low, common and obscure, and skills will be developed in analysis, argument, narrative, and writing into and across academic curricula. Tolerance for stylistic excess is encouraged but not required.

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
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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
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
18460
Closed
0
 
2
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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