ENGL300 - Writing about Literature
Syllabus:
Section(s):
101 - Pramschufer, S.

This course is designed for students interested in developing their academic writing skills. We will concentrate in particular on writing about literature, but much of what we will study applies to academic writing across the humanities. We will read and write about texts from across genres - poetry, fiction, graphic narrative, and film - to give us material for analysis and argument. Class time will be spent on invention (such as how to develop and narrow a thesis) and style (such as understanding and controlling style and its rhetorical effects). Students will write multiple drafts and work in peer writing groups to develop their editing skills and an understanding of the ways that writing is a social act. Several short and one longer paper.

Prerequisites: 

Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of department.