English | Advanced Expository Writing
W350 | 3164 | John Schilb

John Schilb

PREREQUISITE:  Completion of the English Composition requirement.

3164 - 1:00p-2:15p TR (25 students) 3 cr. IW.

TOPIC:  “Writing About the Visual Arts”

In this section of W350, we will develop and practice strategies for
writing about visual images.  For what audiences, and with what
aims, might we write about visual “texts”?  How might we describe,
analyze, and judge them through our own prose?   We’ll consider
these questions through a series of activities both large and
small.  In class sessions, we will focus mostly on photographs,
films, and paintings.  The major writing assignments will consist of
three papers, each approximately four pages long.  You will have
various options for their topics, including the opportunity to study
areas of the visual arts not dealt with in class (e.g., posters,
video, sculpture, memorials, Web sites).