WRITING 160 - Multimodal Composition
Fall 2022, Section 004 - Small Wonders
Instruction Mode: Section 004 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 will provide you with ample opportunities to practice composing in a variety of modes that will serve you well in college and beyond. We will consider composition from the persona of a curious tinkerer. Our course will be an experimental lab, a playground of sorts, where you will encounter different types of texts, and try your hand at composing your own. You will learn how to summarize, analyze, research, and argue, and how to approach composition as a practice that requires deliberate attention. You will also have ample opportunity for regular personalized writing instruction in 1-1 meetings with me. 

 

This 4-credit course will be a making-centered class where we will explore the “bug world” as a framework from which you will respond to and create your own multimodal compositions. We will investigate these small wonders as both embodied material beings and as rich symbolic figures, in an abundance of different mediums and modes, like zines, podcasts, memes, analytical writing, infographics, and more! This course is designed with an antiracist focus: one aspect of that focus is that we will consider our positionality and biases as well as larger systems and institutions by interrogating the human/nonhuman hierarchy, and links between racism and speciesism. 

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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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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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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