Spring 2014
- Writing Internship: Community Engagement

This class offers students an opportunity to combine service with scholarship. We will work with ninth grade students at local Northwestern High School to explore the ways writing can be used as a tool for social change. In collaboration with the high school students, we will host a performance event that opens a dialogue surrounding a pressing social issue.

In addition to tutoring and mentoring, this class requires a good deal of writing. You will write multiple reflections, a literacly narrative, a creative composition, publicity materials, and a multimodal exploration of some aspect of writing in society. You will conduct independent research and will be expected to switch fluidly between academic, creative, professional, and hybrid genres. We will also focus on developing critical self-awareness of our own relationships with literacy, writing, and dialects of power.

In addition to two weekly 50-minute meetings, this class requires commitment to an off-campus service-learning component for about 90 minutes, once a week. Transportation will be arranged. There will also be a small fee collected for paperwork involved in volunteering at NHS. The course has no prerequisites, but completion of ENGL101 is strongly recommended.

English majors can sign up for this course through the English Undergraduate Studies Office. This course is being offered as part of new campus outreach efforts and in conjunction with the Leadership and Community Service Learning unit of Stamp Student Union.

Click here to read an April 2014 article about the class written by the Capital News Service.


Must be in English Language and Literature program.

Permission of Instructor and ARHU-English Department.


Also offered as ENGL292.