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Samantha Simon
ENGL 121
Seattle Campus

Composition: Social Issues

Focuses on the study and practice of good writing: topics derived from a variety of personal, academic, and public subjects. Includes a service-learning component allowing students to engage with and write about social issues in applied ways.. 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

English 121 is a service-learning composition course. Each student enrolled will need to complete 20-40 hours of community service over the course of the quarter in order to meet the class requirements. The theme of this course is "Poverty & Policy," and the course is designed so that the course readings, writing assignments, and student service experience provide a critical lens through which to study the relationship between poverty and policy.

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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 Samantha Simon
Date: 02/20/2013