ENGLISH 125 - Writing and Academic Inquiry
Spring 2022, Section 103 - Spirited Away & Back! Writing About Escape and Fantasy
Instruction Mode: Section 103 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 5/3/22 - 6/20/22 (see other Sections below)
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This writing course focuses on the creation of complex, analytic, well-supported arguments that matter in academic courses. You will work closely with me and your peers to form effective close reading habits, hone your critical thinking skills, and develop your written prose. In this iteration of ENGLISH 125, we will cultivate a set of strategies to think and write critically about fantasy and escapism in poetry, songs, and films. Our reading/listening/viewing materials will include: poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Mary Oliver, T. S. Eliot, and Theodore Roethke; songs by Nina Simone; an aria from Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly; and Hayao Miyazaki’s animation Spirited Away.


ENGLISH 125 - Writing and Academic Inquiry
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 10:00AM - 12:00PM
5/3/22 - 6/20/22
Note: All 125 courses will be Instructor Consent after the 1st class meeting.
102 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
5/3/22 - 6/20/22
Note: All 125 courses will be Instructor Consent after the 1st class meeting.
103 (REC)
 In Person
TuWTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
5/3/22 - 6/20/22
Note: All 125 courses will be Instructor Consent after the 1st class meeting.

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