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Amy C. Lanning
ENGL 111
Seattle Campus

Composition: Literature

Study and practice of good writing; topics derived from reading and discussing stories, poems, essays, and plays. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.

Class description

Ambivalence and Rebellion in the Domestic Sphere: Our theme will explore early 20th century representations of the home in primarily American literature and, more specifically, women as wives and mothers before the Second World War.

Student learning goals

In this course you will learn to construct arguments analyzing the texts that we read in terms of genre, form, culture, and history. You will also learn to support your ideas using formal elements within the course texts and to write papers that engage in larger academic conversations at the college level. In the process you will become a more efficient reader of literature and learn to seize and address concepts that are integral to your own purposes as a writer as well as to those of the discipline of English.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

This is a portfolio class, meaning at the end of the course, having completed two sequences, you will be asked to compile and submit a portfolio of your work over the quarter along with a portfolio cover letter.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Amy C. Lanning
Date: 09/28/2011