Enviroment in AA Lit HA7 tR(1).docx

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CITY COLLEGE of NEW YORK City University of New York FALL 2017 FIQWS Environment in African American Literature: Territory, Stomping Grounds, Turf Composition Section Course #: FIQWS 10105- 58375 Section HA7 Classroom: Shepard S - 377 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:45 Instructor: Lis von Uhl [email protected] Office Hours: F 11am - 12 Office: NAC 6/215-C
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Course Description The composition section compliments the topic section of FIQWS Environment in African American Literature: Terrority, Stomping Grounds, Turf. This class practices the writing process through researching, evaluating resources, outlining, drafting, editing, and revising. Students will learn to write four different forms of papers: the literacy narrative, ex- ploratory essay, researched critical analysis essay, and reflections. Paper topics will incor- porate the readings provided in the topic section, which discuss how to appreciate that cer- tain characters are shaped by their proximity to the natural environment, and how such portrayals serve as an outlet for Black writers to explore race relations and the African American struggle for freedom and self-representation. First-Year Composition Mission Statement First-year composition courses at CCNY teach writing as a recursive and frequently collabo- rative process of invention, drafting, and revising. Writing is both personal and social, and students should learn how to write for different purposes and audiences. Since writing is a process of making meaning and communicating, FYC teachers respond mainly to the con- tent of students’ writing as well as to recurring surface errors. Students should expect fre- quent written and oral responses on the content of their writing from their teachers and peers. Classes rely heavily on a workshop format. Instruction emphasizes the connection between writing, reading, and critical thinking; students should give thoughtful, reasoned responses to the readings. Both reading and writing are the subjects of the class discussions and workshops, and students are expected to be active participants in the classroom com- munity. Learning from each other will be a large part of the classroom experience. Course Learning Outcomes Composition Course Learning Outcomes · Explore and analyze, in writing and reading, a variety of genres and rhetorical situations. · Develop strategies for reading, drafting, collaborating, revising, and editing. · Recognize and practice key rhetorical terms and strategies when engaged in writing situations. · Engage in the collaborative and social aspects of the writing processes. · Understand and use print and digital technologies to address a range of audiences. · Locate research sources (including academic journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles) in the library’s databases or archives and on the Internet and evaluate them for credibility, accu- racy, timeliness, and bias.
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