Jennifer A. Price
Expository writing based on material presented in a specified social science lecture course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytic prose. Concurrent registration in specified course required.
What does it mean to read, think and write as an historian? In English 198E, we will explore this question drawing in part on the lectures and readings for HIST 113: Europe and the Modern World. The premise upon which this class is based is that writing is a form of thinking, not merely the result of thinking or ancillary to it. In other words, our efforts at becoming better writers are inextricably linked to our efforts to become more complex, through and clear thinkers. Therefore, the goal of English 198H is not only to help students learn how to write, but also to acquire the skills necessary to read and in engage with historical texts (primary source material) and works which make arguments about these texts (secondary works), conduct historical research, develop historical arguments, evaluate their own writing as well as that of their colleagues and to use feedback to revise and improve their written work.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
English 198E uses a workshop format, with students sharing their ideas and writing in small groups and with the entire class. In addition to regular class meetings, students will also individual conferences with the instructor at least three times during the quarter.
None, but an open mind and willingness to learn.
Class assignments and grading
Reading Readings drawn from the lecture course and outside sources will be assigned on a regular basis. You can expect that during your college career reading assigned will average between 150-200 pages per week.