ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Winter 2022, Section 002 - Our Heroes: What's the Story?
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course, we’ll have fun with, and take very seriously, kids’ books about Jackie Robinson, Shirley Chisholm, and Wilma Mankiller. We’ll read a graphic novel (comic book?) written from John Lewis’s perspective about the U.S. black freedom movement, sometimes called “the” civil rights movement. We’ll figure out what we can learn about Fannie Lou Hamer and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Among other activities, we’ll also watch Hamilton, interview a best-selling writer about his work on heroes, and explore an online exhibit of Native American photographs with one of its curators. There are lots of ways we get to know our heroes. Is there a “real person” who emerges from representations in film, fiction, photography, biography, autobiography, and the web? We’ll use our heroes (and heroes of other people) to examine the relationships between “reality” and representation, authenticity and argument, truth and fiction, stories and – well, stories. We’ll talk a lot about story, in fact, and I’ll make the argument that story is all we’ve got, so we’d better be really, really good at thinking, talking, and writing critically about it. 

Course Requirements:

This course is a gameful course, which means students can select from a menu of assignments, try different activities, and collect points as they move through the semester. Some options include writing traditional essays, designing and completing multimedia projects, presenting posters, attending and reflecting on relevant campus events, engaging in online class discussions, and introducing additional materials into our course. 

Schedule

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
15944
Open
3
4Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
30011
Open
1
3Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
30012
Open
3
3Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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