Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in English 125 (Division 361)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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A complete up to date listing of English Department course descriptions can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/.

For all English classes, registered students must be present at each of the first two meetings to claim their places. Any student who does not meet this requirement may be dropped from the course. NOTE: If you must miss a class due to religious observances, contact the instructor or leave a message for the instructor with the department (764-6330).

WRITING COURSES:

After taking or placing out of Introductory Composition, students may elect either English 224 or 225 for further practice in the fundamentals of expository and argumentative prose. English 325 offers the opportunity for work in argumentative and expository prose at a more advanced level.

Several sections of English 223, the beginning course in creative writing, are available each term. The work is multi-generic, and two of the following will be covered in each section: fiction, poetry, and drama, or you may take English 227 (Introductory Playwriting). A more advanced course for creative writers is English 323 (Fiction or Poetry), which is available after completion of the prerequisite, English 223. More experienced writers may apply for admission to specialized sections of English 327 (Playwriting), English 423 (Fiction), English 427 (Advanced Playwriting), and English 429 (Poetry). Admission to these advanced courses is by permission of the instructor, who may require writing samples.


Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 005, 023.

Instructor(s): Kirsten Herold (fogh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

No Description Provided.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 010.

Instructor(s): Carol Burki (cburki@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

No Description Provided.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 019.

Instructor(s): Senders

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 023.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 125.005.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 024, 034, 047 The Ethics of Critical Reading and Writing

Instructor(s): Vincent O'Keefe

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This composition course will focus on critical thinking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on the ethics of written discourse. The course entails identifying and exploring ethical questions involving such topics as civil rights, the media, and the educational system. We will practice identifying multiple points of view on an issue; generating and developing our own perspectives and positions; articulating our thoughts in convincing sentences, paragraphs, and essays; and summarizing, documenting, and responding to others' texts responsibly. Peer revision groups will study numerous pieces of writing, some by professional writers, many by classmates. In the process, we will develop effective rhetorical techniques relating to purpose, audience, organization, style, evidence, and academic conventions. Assignments will include four formal, revised essays of varying lengths (3-8 pages), peer critiques of each formal paper, several shorter exploratory papers, in-class exercises, and large and small group discussions.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 025, 080.

Instructor(s): Leisel Litzenburger (liesell@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to explore your world through formal and informal writing assignments for a variety of audiences. During the term you will be given a number of both short and long written assignments. You will read a series of assigned texts and keep a writer's journal of your responses, ideas, and insights. Gaining skills as a writer takes practice, and the best way to improve your written work is through reading, writing, and feedback. One of the most important goals of this course is to help you consider yourself an able writer, capable of thinking independently and writing both creatively and critically. We will work toward this goal by devoting our course to in-class workshops, group discussions, writing and talking about others' writing, and by learning to revise and edit drafts of our formal paper assignments.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 027, 033, 088.

Instructor(s): Phoebe Jackson (pjack@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This class will help you prepare for the type of thinking and writing that you will need to be successful at the university. Our first step will be to engage our thinking of critical issues by reading short non-fiction and fiction pieces. To improve your writing, you will write one-page reading responses for each article you read and four papers of polished prose of approximately 5-6 pages in length. All of your papers will go through multiple drafts before an individual paper is finalized. To increase your ability to analyze text and to help your peers improve their written communication, you will be expected to read and comment upon early drafts of their papers. Your final grade will be based upon active class participation (which includes reading responses, peer responses, and multiple drafting) and four formal essays.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 030.

Instructor(s): Alisa Braun (sabraun@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to help you master the fundamentals of essay writing as you engage with and respond to the ideas of some of the most significant writers in Western culture. Our discussions of such writers as Freud, Marx, Darwin, de Beauvoir, and Woolf will challenge you to develop your skills of analysis and interpretive thinking and inspire you to explore your thoughts in essay form. Assignments will introduce you to different methods of development (definition, causal analysis, compare/contrast) and different styles of essay writing (argumentative, analytic, narrative, etc.) and will help you develop your understanding of audience, voice, and organization. Throughout the term you will be encouraged to develop your own, unique writing voice and to share your perspectives on the writing process with your classmates in the form of peer critiques. Writing assignments will include short in-class exercises, several formal essays (ranging from two to eight pages), and a final portfolio (including revised essays).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 033.

Instructor(s): Phoebe Jackson (pjack@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 125.027.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 034.

Instructor(s): Vincent O'Keefe

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 125.024.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 035.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 038 Writing the University: Computers and Composition at Michigan

Instructor(s): James Inman (jinman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course focuses on the influence of computers on composition studies at the University of Michigan and challenges students to write assignments in multiple genres and in multiple media. Formal assignments will include an exploration of the University of Michigan's World Wide Web presence, a research essay about the proliferation of computers in students' major fields of study, a self-evaluation of computer literacy, and an observation-based report about how students use computers in labs or other workspace environments. Additionally, students will collaborate with their instructor to author and publish a guide for the successful use of computers in the composition classroom at the University of Michigan. You can expect to have writen 20-30 pages of revised, polished prose by the end of the term.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 039.

Instructor(s): Colin Jager (cjager@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 040.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 041.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 042.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 044, 048.

Instructor(s): Scott Kassner (skassner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~skassner/Eng125.html

This section is restricted to students from the Michigan Community Scholars Program (formerly known as the 21st Century Program).

This section of English 125, developed specifically for students enrolled in the new Michigan Community Scholars Program in Mary Markley Hall, will focus on writing within the context of community service. In addition to attending the course and doing course assignments, students will work for selected community groups as part of their Community Scholars Program community service commitment or as an additional commitment. Ideally, much of the students' writing will be done "for" the community groups in the form of newsletters, public relations announcements, reports, pamphlets, etc. Also, students will use writing to reflect upon their community service experience, and there will be reading and writing assignments that will ask students to consider community service learning within the context of contemporary American society and higher education. Students should be aware that the specifics of the course may change as the Community Scholars Program evolves.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 046.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 047.

Instructor(s): Vincent O'Keefe

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 048.

Instructor(s): Scott Kassner (skassner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~skassner/Eng125.html

See English 125.044.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 049.

Instructor(s): John Young (jkyoung@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will cover the fundamentals of effective college writing, with special attention to the thesis paragraph and the use of examples and evidence. We will use our reading assignments as models to analyze professional writers' styles and structures of argument. Through a series of four student papers, we will break down the writing process into its main components. Early in the term students will write and revise drafts in order to establish themselves as clear and confident college writers. By the end of the term you will have written 20-30 pages of revised, polished prose.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 053.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 055, 082 Defining Community

Instructor(s): Scott Melanson (melanson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This section is restricted to students from the Michigan Community Scholars Program (formerly known as the 21st Century Program).

What is "community"? More specifically, how does this society define the term "community"? Does the term take on different connotations for you based on your class? Gender? Race? Ethnicity? Age? In this course, students will put the direct experiences of their first term at Michigan-both on and off campus-to ponder these and various other questions regarding our society's perspective on "community." Furthermore, this section of English 125 is offered only to students enrolled in the new Michigan Community Scholars Program in Mary Markley Hall and will focus on writing within the context of community service. In addition to attending the course and doing course assignments, students will work for selected community groups as part of their Community Scholars Program community service commitment or as an additional commitment. Students will use writing to reflect upon their community service experience, and there will be reading and writing assignments that will ask students to consider community service learning within the context of contemporary American society and higher education. Students should be aware that specifics of the course may change as the Community Scholars Program evolves. Students should expect to write at least 25-30 pages of polished prose during the term.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 057.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 058.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 059.

Instructor(s): Melanie Boyd (maboyd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to develop your analytical thinking, reading, and writing skills in preparation for college coursework. You will gain self-consciousness about your writing strengths and weaknesses, learn to set realistic and useful goals for yourself, and improve measurably over the term-in other words, you will take control over your writing and push it to a new level. Towards this end, we will read a wide variety of short texts, unravelling both the rhetorical structure and the argument to see how the one advances the other. You will learn to do this in your own work through an intensive writing and revising process; by the term's end, you will have generated at least sixty pages of prose, including twenty pages of highly polished revisions. Finally, because reading and writing are fundamentally about the effective communication of ideas, we will focus on working collaboratively within the class.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 062 RESTRICTED TO CSP STUDENTS

Instructor(s): Enid Zimmerman (jojess@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 063 RESTRICTED TO CSP STUDENTS

Instructor(s): Enid Zimmerman (jojess@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 075.

Instructor(s): Gina Bloom (ginab@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 077 Why Is There Poverty?

Instructor(s): Helen Fox (hfox@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will encourage you to explore through writing, reading, and discussion why anyone in the richest country in the world has to be (wants to be? can't help being?) poor. What does being poor really mean, anyway? How can people lift themselves and others out of poverty? How much should government be involved? What can you do to help eliminate inequalities? Expect lively, in-depth conversation and no "right" answers. This class will have two evening meetings as part of the First-Year Intergroup Relations Seminars (FIGS): Sept. 13 and Nov. 11. You can expect to have written 20-30 pages of revised, polished prose by the end of the term. The instructor is a former Peace Corps Volunteer.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 080.

Instructor(s): Leisel Litzenburger (liesell@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 082 Defining Community

Instructor(s): Scott Melanson (melanson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 125.055.

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Engl. 125. College Writing.

Section 088.

Instructor(s): Phoebe Jackson (pjack@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB writing assessment. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 125.027.

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