Jennifer E. Zinchuk
Study and practice of good writing: topics derived from a variety of personal, academic, and public subjects. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.
In this course, English 131 for ESL students, we will examine the power of language. Language can unite us or it can tear us apart. During Summer Quarter 2013, we will explore the power of language through hip-hop music from around the world, understanding it both as genre and as argument. We will read texts ranging from slam poetry to film, from elegant prose to academic writing. These texts will serve as a backdrop to our writing adventure as well as function as living texts with which your writing will interact. The goal of this course is to prepare you, a new university student, for the task of academic writing at the university level.
My personal goal is to pass to you the tools that will allow each of you to better investigate, articulate, and argue your individual perspective both in this class and in future writing situations.
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