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Cuauhtemoc T. Mexica
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

We will focus on two great ideas: government and nature.

GUIDING QUESTIONS Sequence One: Must the need for a stable social order conflict with the need for individual liberty? Sequence Two: How do we negotiate the world as it is and the world as we would like it to be?

Student learning goals

To develop your own tastes

To become more of yourself

To become more thoughtful and appreciative

To effectively communicate an idea and line of argument

To identify and amplify unsubstantiated claims

To construct professional documents

General method of instruction

Socratic and Collaborative

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Significant reading and writing on a weekly basis. Cumulatively, you will write over thirty pages and read prodigiously.

Classroom contribution and individual performance on assigned tasks.


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 Cuauhtemoc T. Mexica
Date: 09/17/2012