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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in English


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in English
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ENGLISH

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for English.


ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

By connecting the two terms of its title, Writing and Literature aims to help prepare the student to produce the range and quality of expository prose expected in college courses. Works of literature will be considered for their effective use of language and argument. They will serve as reference points for thinking and writing strategies. Characteristically, sections of English 124 will involve the writing of 20-30 pages of revised prose, with considerable attention given to the preparation of drafts and to revision. The literary works which will serve as points of reference will vary from section to section and from term to term.

For a variety of reasons it may be necessary for instructors to change courses or sections prior to the first day of class, although we try to keep this to a minimum. As a result, individual course descriptions are not available.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 001 Other Voices, Other Lives

Instructor(s): Joe Heininger

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 002 "You Try This and You Don't Know Why": Anxiety in American Literature

Instructor(s): Nicholas Harp (nharp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 003, 005 The Coming of Age in American Literature.

Instructor(s): Lauren Kingsley (kiwirosa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 004, 013 Do Overs: 2nd Chances in Prose, Poetry, Drama, and Film.

Instructor(s): Sean Norton (spnorton@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 005 The Coming of Age in American Literature.

Instructor(s): Lauren Kingsley (kiwirosa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 124.003.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 006 Identities in American Literature

Instructor(s): Ezequiel Berdichevsky (eberdich@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 007 Race and American Literature: Melville, Twain & Ellison

Instructor(s): Alex Ralph (ralpha@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 008 The Dark Side of Human Desire

Instructor(s): Geoffrey Bankowski (bankwski@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 009, 036 Narratives of Adolescence.

Instructor(s): Paul Graham (prgraham@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 011 Classical Myth in English Literature

Instructor(s): Meilee Bridges (bridgesm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/english/124/011.nsf

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 012 Writing in 19th Century America

Instructor(s): Keith Green (keithmg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 013 Do Overs: 2nd Chances in Prose, Poetry, Drama, and Film.

Instructor(s): Sean Norton (spnorton@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/english/124/013.nsf

See English 124.004.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 014 Whose American Dream?

Instructor(s): Cari Carpenter (carimc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

First-Year Seminar hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

At the heart of this writing course is an ostensibly simple question: why and how are you a student at the University of Michigan? Through the lens of literary texts such as Zitkala-Sa's American Indian Stories, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The American Scholar," Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl," and Malcom X's "Learning to Read," we will consider the role of education in the realization of the American Dream. How are institutions of higher education structured by gender, racial, and class distinctions? What kind of learner and writer do they require? The primary goal of this course is neither to condemn nor celebrate institutions of American education, but rather to tie these readings and discussions to your own development as a college-level writer. Throughout the term you will practice critical reading and thinking skills, draft and revise different forms of college writing, and learn how to collaborate with others in small and large workshops.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 015 Revising Revision.

Instructor(s): Theresa Braunschneider (tbraun@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

First-Year Seminar hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"Revision" is a process that college writers often claim to hate, to fear, or simply to avoid. Yet graceful and compelling writing depends upon authors revisiting and modifying their initial ideas and language. In this course, we will consider a variety of writing practices that could be deemed "revision" in order to help students approach revision as an exciting intellectual process rather than a tedious or unnecessary task. In our readings, we will examine poetry, novels, and short stories that have been re-imagined or recontextualized, either by their original authors or by others. Our texts will include poems by William Shakespeare and by twentieth-century authors who use the form of the Shakespearean sonnet to very different effect; a Jane Austen novel and a film that resituates her story in 1990s Los Angeles; and a series of fairy tales told from diverse perspectives. We will use these examples to consider the nature of revision: what it means to "envision" a story, literary form, or idea anew; what remains of the original in the response; and why some attempts seem more successful or interesting than others. Emphasizing collaborative learning, the course will help students develop strategies for gaining fresh perspectives on their own writing, for developing ideas in fruitful directions, and for articulating ideas in more clear and nuanced ways.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 016 Traditional Chinese Fiction and Contemporary American Literature

Instructor(s): Jess Row (jrow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 017 Writing in the Community.

Instructor(s): Jean Borger (borger@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a "service learning" section. Students in the course will do volunteer work in pairs at a number of designated community sites as part of their class work. All students will be asked to do some on-site writing contributing, for instance, to a grant proposal, newsletter, or brochure, and gaining professional experience in the process in addition to keeping a journal and completing class papers involving response to readings and site experiences.

A primary focus of the course will be students' interactions with their community sites. We will meet weekly to evaluate ourselves; to share writing assignments; to discuss stories, essays, poems, and a novel; and to workshop and edit as a group the writing projects assigned at our respective non-profit organizations. At the heart of this course are questions of perspective (insider vs. outsider), goals and methods (of the community organization, as well as of the student writer him/herself), identity (where it comes from and how it evolves and responds to change and interaction with others), community (what it means and how we relate to it), and the role of stories and literature (in our minds, in our lives, and in our communities).

Students in past terms have worked for the HIV/AIDS Resource Center, Motor Meals of Ann Arbor, SOS Community Services, the American Friends Service Committee, Green Baxter Court Community Center, and the American Lung Association.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 018 Purity & Danger: Representation of the Other in Literature

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 020 Reading & Writing about U.S. Literature & Society

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Cabusao (jcabusao@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 023 Making and Unmaking the Modern Self.

Instructor(s): John Whittier-Ferguson

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

First-Year Seminar hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This section of English 124 is designed to provide you with a rigorous introduction to writing insightful, clearly organized, graceful essays on readings in literature that you will be doing in this course and in subsequent courses at the University. At the center of our labors will be a good deal of writing (on average about 1000 words every other week). Some of it will be critiqued by the class as a whole; much of it will also be evaluated by me. While I will be offering plenty of advice about composing strong literary essays, almost all of our discussions of composition will be centered around our readings for each class period and how to write about those readings. Texts for the course will include works by Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Sigmund Freud, T. S. Eliot, William Wordsworth, and Elizabeth Bishop. We will work extensively on the skills intimately related to the act of writing of close reading and careful analysis of prose and poetry. This will likely be one of the smaller classes you'll have at UM; come prepared for a seminar where all members participate. In addition to the requirements of papers and discussion there will be a final exam, designed largely to assist you in mastering the college-level essay exam.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 025 Build Your Own Canon

Instructor(s): Paul Feigenbaum (pfeigenb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 026 Literature & Technology

Instructor(s): James Mitchell (jbmitche@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jbmitche/124wsyllabus.html

Beginning with the assumption that writing is a cumulative activity characterized by process, this course will introduce students to the pleasures and rigors of writing for a college audience.  Students will read and respond to novels, short stories, essays, and one anothers' work with the goal of honing their academic writing skills.  Classes will be devoted to enhancing students' writing strategies, sharing and discussing students' essays, and discussing assigned literature.

Thematically the course will explore through a variety of readings how literature and technology intersect, both in fiction and in our 'real' lives.  Thus we will read fictional novels and short stories (such as Frankenstein and Dawn) as well as contemporary 'scientific' articles (for example, the human genome findings published by the U.S. Government) with an interest in how we as humans interact with science and how scientific developments affect our human existence.  Together we will contemplate these questions (in addition to others):  How does American culture portray science and scientists?  How distinct is the divide between science and fiction?  How does technology affect our everyday lives and the ways in which we interact with others?  Who decides how technology is implemented and what are the implications of this for those unable to decide?

Required Texts (available at Shaman Drum Bookstore): Elements of Style (Strunk & White); Pocket Style Handbook (Hacker); Through the Looking Glass (Carroll); Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde with Frankenstein (omnibus edition, Stevenson and Shelley); Dawn (Butler); He, She, It (Piercy); A required coursepack can be purchased at Accu-Copy.  I also recommend students acquire a college-level dictionary, a thesaurus, and a journal.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 027 Race & American Literature: Melville, Twain & Ellison

Instructor(s): Alex Ralph (ralpha@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 028 Discrete Freedoms

Instructor(s): Paul Barron (pdbarron@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 029, 033 Bad Behavior in Contemporary.

Instructor(s): Laura Kopchick (lkz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 030.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 031 American Ethnic Autobiography

Instructor(s): Joyce A Meier (meierjzz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

First-Year Seminar hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 033 Bad Behavior in Contemporary.

Instructor(s): Laura Kopchick (lkz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 124.029.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 036 Narratives of Adolescence.

Instructor(s): Paul Graham (prgraham@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 124.009.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 037 Reading From the Inside Out

Instructor(s): Francesca Delbanco (cescadel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ENGLISH 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature.

Section 039 Identities in American Literature.

Instructor(s): Kelly Williams (kellydw@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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