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Zachary N Tavlin
ENGL 131
Seattle Campus

Composition: Exposition

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.

Class description

The theme of this section is Visual Texts, Images, and Commodities. It is no secret that contemporary culture revolves around images, from photography and advertisements to television and cinema. The primary way we all interact with the world is mediated by images (you may, of course, within your own inquiry and writing, come to disagree with this assumption). To this end, we will ‘read’ visual texts throughout the course (like the types mentioned above), along with selected readings that consider the topic(s) of visual experience, images, and commodification. Though we will examine this topic theoretically, our primary goal is to improve as writers; thus, we will always consider the readings and discussions (which I hope you’ll also find interesting in their own right) rhetorically, within the context of the targeted course writing outcomes.

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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 Zachary N Tavlin
Date: 11/12/2013