Jeffrey Mark Janosik
Study and practice of good writing; topics derived from reading and discussing essays and fiction about current social and moral issues. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.
"The Politics of Food"
Popular shows on the Food Network, rapidly growing local and organic food movements, and revolutions in the culinary arts indicate that food has never been trendier. Meanwhile millions in the US alone still suffer from “food insecurity." This incongruity will serve as the general framework for my this 121 course. In this course you will read texts about food and its intersection with various cultural, social, and political narratives. Through course readings and firsthand service-learning experience, you will learn to construct lines of inquiry, which will eventually lead to the production of academic papers.
* I will be updating the list of course texts in the upcoming weeks--please do not yet buy any of the texts listed.
Student learning goals
Demonstrate an awareness of the strategies that writers use in different writing contexts.
Read, analyze, and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence purposefully in order to generate and support writing.
Produce complex, analytic, persuasive arguments that matter in academic contexts.
Develop flexible strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading writing.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading