LHSP 125 - College Writing
Fall 2019, Section 002 - Creative Obsessions and Writing
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

What are your obsessions? Are they quirky and unique (and maybe embarrassing) (a schlocky song, a character from a book, your family recipe for meatloaf), or more mainstream but no less haunting (a love interest, a social identity, a sports team, the number of likes you get on Instagram)? From childhood crushes to white whales, our obsessions can be self-defining and often drive us to write/create beautiful things. But as much as they define us, they can occasionally delude or even destroy us. This introductory writing class will allow you to explore—and write about—intellectual, aesthetic, and personal obsessions—both your own and those of writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians. We’ll read texts (from such writers as Claudia Rankine, David Foster Wallace, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Maurice Sendak), watch a film (Brokeback Mountain), and listen to and create a podcast, all of which will explore obsessive love, work, and creativity. But most of all, you’ll be figuring out how to write effectively for college—how to parse a writing prompt, what words like “argument” and “revision” really mean, and how to move (quickly) beyond the five-paragraph essay to create complex and challenging essays.

Schedule

LHSP 125 - College Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
11756
Open
7
7LSWA
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MW 9:30AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
11757
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
11758
Open
6
6LSWA
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
18635
Open
1
1LSWA
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (REC)
 In Person
35348
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:30AM - 12:00PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
19173
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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