ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Winter 2022, Section 018
Instruction Mode: Section 018 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Political polarization continues to grow and deepen; news consumption is shifting amongst diverse platforms and often questionable sources. Complaints against Covid Vaccination “as a political conversation” or an issue created by “the liberal media” are common. This class will focus both on literary representations of the political culture, and on actual political movements, speeches, and policies. Some of these texts will be fictional accounts of political networks, some will be contemporary pieces about political agendas and by politicians, allowing us to explore the ways political voices inform diverse narratives. How do sports influence politics? How does policy affect social discourse? How does social media and “citizen journalism” inform social identities and mobility? How do politicians' rhetorical choices charge or change the conversation? Some pieces we will consider include the Roman à clef Primary Colors, Obama’s Inaugural Speech, or Supreme Court “slip” opinions. The specific questions you pursue in essays are guided by your own interests.

 


This writing course focuses on the creation of complex, analytical, well-supported arguments while honing students’ critical thinking and reading skills. Our rhetorical analyses will directly inform the main focus of this course: your own writing. Not only will we focus on the mechanics of argumentation— developing a strong thesis, supporting your claims with evidence, evaluating and incorporating outside sources, identifying your audience (all with an eye toward issues of style, voice, clarity, and concision)—but we will also consider the writing process itself, from the initial organization of thoughts and ideas, to drafting and revising, to responding to and offering critiques. As we move between reading and writing, class discussion and peer workshops, the real engine of the course will be your collective participation: responding to each other’s ways of thinking and writing will provide an occasion to reflect on your own critical engagement with ideas and arguments.

Schedule

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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001 (REC)
  Hybrid
15951
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
15952
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
11237
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
11238
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
29622
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
11239
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (REC)
 In Person
11240
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (REC)
 In Person
16787
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (REC)
 In Person
11241
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (REC)
 In Person
15953
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (REC)
 Online
16788
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
012 (REC)
 In Person
11242
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
013 (REC)
 In Person
11243
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
014 (REC)
 In Person
27351
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
015 (REC)
 In Person
16406
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
016 (REC)
 In Person
11244
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
017 (REC)
 In Person
16407
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
018 (REC)
 In Person
16408
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
019 (REC)
 In Person
11245
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
020 (REC)
  Hybrid
15956
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
021 (REC)
 In Person
15957
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
022 (REC)
  Hybrid
19510
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
023 (REC)
 In Person
20000
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
024 (REC)
 In Person
20413
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
025 (REC)
 In Person
20982
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
026 (REC)
 In Person
20983
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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