1:00p-2:15p TR (25) 3 cr.
COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION. OPEN TO MAJORS ONLY. DECLARED MINORS
This course will introduce a variety of literary genres and
interpretive schemes, all with
the goal of making you a more sophisticated, active, and confident
reader and writer. I
have not decided on specific works, but we will read both “classic”
and contemporary works
of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. We will study one novel
along with its film
adaptation, at which point we will consider visual as well as verbal
literacy. We will read
closely for things like form and style and more widely for history and
issues. We will take discussion seriously, as an oral form of
highlights differences in perspective in instructive ways. There will
be frequent short
writing exercises, both creative and critical, and three or four
longer (4-6 pages) papers.
There will be frequent in-class exercises in which you will be asked
to demonstrate your
understanding of basic terms and ideas.