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Jeffrey Mark Janosik
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

"The Politics of Food"

Popular shows on the Food Network, rapidly growing local and organic food movements, and revolutions in the culinary arts indicate that food has never been trendier. Meanwhile millions in the US alone still suffer from “food insecurity." This incongruity will serve as the general framework for my this 121 course. In this course you will read texts about food and its intersection with various cultural, social, and political narratives. Through course readings and firsthand service-learning experience, you will learn to construct lines of inquiry, which will eventually lead to the production of academic papers.

* I will be updating the list of course texts in the upcoming weeks--please do not yet buy any of the texts listed.

Student learning goals

Demonstrate an awareness of the strategies that writers use in different writing contexts.

Read, analyze, and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence purposefully in order to generate and support writing.

Produce complex, analytic, persuasive arguments that matter in academic contexts.

Develop flexible strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading writing.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Jeffrey Mark Janosik
Date: 02/25/2013