{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

vv - English 311 Writing for the Arts and the Humanities...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 English 311: Writing for the Arts and the Humanities W i n t e r 2 0 1 1 • S e c t i o n 0 0 2 • T T h 9 : 3 0 – 1 0 : 4 5 • 3 8 2 B R M B Instructor Information_______________________________________ Elizabeth Christianson Email : [email protected] Office : 3004 JKB Office Hours : Tue and Thu at 12:30-2:00 Box : University Writing Office: 4110 JFSB Course Materials______________________________________________ Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing (2nd Edition) By John R. Trimble ISBN: 9780130257130 On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction By William Zinsser ISBN: 9780060891541 Writing about the Arts and Humanities By David B. Paxman ISBN: 9780536738912 Writing Packet Materials available on Blackboard under "Course Materials" along with Classmates ʼ Drafts. Articles Posted on Blackboard through external links or electronic reference. Use password: chr311
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
2 Course Objectives______________________________________________ Welcome to English 311! If you are a language or fine arts student who has taken 1 year of your major ʼ s coursework, you are in the right place. This class is designed to improve your writing and communication skills within your discipline. I believe (as does BYU) that students should develop effective communication skills as part of a broad university education. This GE requirement is founded on the belief that effective writing is essential to any area of inquiry. This course will help you acquire or fine-tune the following skills: 1. Rhetorical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate that they can write clearly, focus on a well-defined purpose in writing, use conventions of format and structure appropriate to their discipline, and adopt a voice, tone, and level of formality suited to multiple purposes and audiences, including audiences both within and outside the discipline in which the course is offered. 2. Disciplinary Writing: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the roles that writing plays in their particular discipline, major, or career as a way of learning, as a way of demonstrating and evaluating what they have learned, and as a way of communicating with others. 3. Writing Processes : Students will develop productive and flexible individual and collaborative writing processes, including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. These processes include the following: collecting data, finding supporting evidence, and creating good arguments; organizing material for a paper; writing successive drafts of the same paper; group writing; seeking and using peer responses; revising; editing grammar, usage, and punctuation; and using conventional formats. These processes will reflect processes of inquiry within the student ʼ s discipline. 4. Processes of Disciplinary Research: Students will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate research tools and processes of research within their particular discipline, including library research. Students will demonstrate their ability to identify and evaluate sources, retrieve and evaluate data, take notes, and follow conventions of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. They will cite sources properly and demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern