WRIT011_FA09_Syllabus[1] - The University of Pennsylvania...

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The University of Pennsylvania Fall 2009 Global English: Transnational Families WRIT 011.302 MON 2:00-3:20 WED 12:00-12:50 WED 2:00-3:20 FBH201 WRIT 011.301 MON 3:30-4:50 WED 1:00- 1:50 WED 3:30-4:50 FBH201 On Wednesdays, the Writing Labs will be held in Van Pelt Library’s Weigle Commons Booths. Instructor: Dr. Mera Moore (T. Mera Moore Lafferty) < [email protected] > Office: Fisher-Bennett Hall 301 Office Hours: Mondays 5:00-7:00 p.m., and other times by arrangement. COURSE DESCRIPTION Transnational individuals sustain close communication with family members who live in a country other than the one in which they reside. According to Elizabetta Zontini, “Transnational families have members spread out across nation states but still maintain a sense of collective welfare and unity. Their kinship networks cross at ‘residential nodes’ in two or several countries.” In this seminar, students will write about how multilingual migrants and immigrants, including children, serve as conduits connecting donor and recipient cultures and languages, as well as issues pertaining to transnationality. Via drafting and revision, peer review, and collaborative writing, students will have the opportunity to polish their writing skills in academic and professional American English. This course fulfills the Writing Requirement. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Available at the Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th St. (not the Penn Bookstore). Foner, Nancy, ed. Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America . New York: New York UP, 2009. Hacker, Diana, et al. A Pocket Style Manual . 5th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. With booklet called Portfolio Keeping . Reimers, David. Other Immigrants: The Global Origins of the American Peopl e. New York: New York UP, 2005. Ross, Valerie, ed. The Practice of Writing . 3rd rev. ed. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Critical Writing Program, 2008. Students will also make use of other materials located on our Penn Libraries Blackboard site: https://courseweb.library.upenn.edu .
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WRIT 011, Syllabus, page 2 COURSE GOALS This course will help students to become more proficient writers. Students will engage with the writing process of drafting, descriptive outlining and peer review, and revision. By first viewing
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