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.
The themes of this section of English 131, broadly speaking, are genres and institutions. In the first half of the course, students pick a genre to explore -- this can be a genre of writing, of music, of art, of film or TV, etc. In the second half, we will examine the nature of institutions, as manmade systems and customs. Students will then select a type of institution (like marriage or the university, for example) to research throughout the final section of the quarter. Finally, we compile all of our writing into a portfolio and reflect on our process. This section of 131 is geared towards students who enjoy selecting their own topics within broad guidelines, and thinking critically.
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