Jennifer L. Le Mesurier
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.
What do you think of when you hear the term “literature”? In ENGL 111 – Spring 2009, the goal will be to push past a novel/book-centered definition of literature and explore where we encounter texts of all sorts in our day to day lives. Therefore we will explore texts from our own lives in terms of literary and philosophical theory. Assorted texts will include advertisements, 1984, and essays from Michel Foucault.
Although the course has “literature” in the title, the goal of this course is to prepare you as writers for the rest of your college courses. Therefore, the focus will not be just on the texts we are reading but on building the skills necessary to compose a cohesive and rhetorically aware argument in any situation.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Group work, Class discussion, online writing/research
Class assignments and grading
six short papers and two major papers - expect to write a paper a week.