Phuong Binh L Nguyen
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.
Our literatures deal primarily with culture, philosophy, political theory, and art, revolving around perception in the (post)modern world: the way one sees and perceives, and the way one is being seen and being perceived. Some exemplary questions we will ask are: How is our identity shaped by modern technologies? How does being open and aware of the internal and external worlds affect our ways of seeing, believing, and living? To what extent are our being and identity really ours? Who is watching and judging what we do, and is there anything we can do about it?
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
35% lecture, 45% open discussion/dialogue, 10% media, 10% communal instruction
Class assignments and grading
Writing, presentation, debate, discussion board.
30% participation, 70% portfolio.