RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Fall 2022, Section 014 - Composition Through Editing
Instruction Mode: Section 014 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” asked E.M. Forster, in a statement that opens syllabi almost as often as “Since the dawn of mankind” opens student papers. Forster’s comment suggests that writing upends the common-sense relationship between thought and language, in which you have an idea, then find the “right” words for it. Plainly, many accomplished writers experience the process of writing as a mystery. And yet the culture of the university (as well as the demands of most white-collar jobs) urges us to get some sort of a handle, intellectually and personally, on that process.

This course invites you to reflect on your own process as writers and thinkers, and on other people’s processes, and what these say about the different functions of writing and writers in different places and times. On the further assumption that you never know a thing half as well as when you are forced to help someone else do it, this course also invites you, as a culmination of your reflections on your own process, to assist others with theirs. To do so, the course will partner with the Prison Creative Arts Project's Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, a yearly anthology of work by inmates in Michigan prisons. This journal, produced by students and community volunteers, offers concrete and individualized feedback to each of the hundreds of writers whose work is rejected each year; you will have the opportunity to exemplify and complete your learning in this course by taking on a few such rejected manuscripts themselves.

Schedule

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
 In Person
25434
Closed
0
 
4
Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
30404
Closed
0
 
3
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
25437
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
28567
Open
9
3RC Ugrd
1
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
28777
Open
14
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: All classes will be taught at the UM Detroit Center
011 (SEM)
 In Person
28953
Open
9
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (SEM)
 In Person
29363
Closed
0
 
2
Tu 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for RCHUMS 334.014

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for RCHUMS 334 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)