WRITING 160 - Multimodal Composition
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Adaptations and Transformation
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Writing 160 is a first-year writing requirement course that will allow you to practice writing in a variety of modes and cultivate your skills in communication for college and beyond.  This course centers the practice of anti-racist and abolitionist teaching.  Our Writing 160 class will be a kind of writer’s lab where you will encounter different types of texts and experiment in composing your own. While we will read and explore traditional texts such as stories and essays, we will also consider video, photography, screenplays, podcasts, and more.  Our section will explore adaptation as a framework from which you will respond to and create your own multimodal compositions.  Each project will allow you to adapt texts into new forms, for example, story into screenplay or poem into music video, creating and transforming them in the process.  We will practice a vital invention, drafting, and revising process that includes peer review and regular feedback, building critical thinking and reflection skills, to clarify our writing voices and create our best work.  You will also receive personalized writing instruction in regular 1-1 meetings with me.

Course Requirements:

Come to class meetings prepared to engage in activities designed to promote multimodal composition skills. Complete 3-4 writing projects and develop awareness of your own writing processes. Engage in peer review and provide feedback to other students about their writing. Meet individually and in small groups with the instructor.


Writing 160 meets the First-Year-Writing Requirement.

Intended Audience:

Students who want to meet the first-year writing requirement with additional one-on-one support from the instructor. Students with an interest in writing in a range of modes and media.

Class Format:

A mix of discussion, interactive and hands-on writing activities, maker labs, drafting, peer review, and purposeful revision. 

 

You will also be meeting regularly with your instructor for personalized writing instruction. 


Writing 160 engages anti-racist teaching practices. 

Schedule

WRITING 160 - Multimodal Composition
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001 (SEM)
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
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4
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
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3
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (SEM)
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33358
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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