eng 102 sec 79 spring 2011 syllabus

eng 102 sec 79 spring 2011 syllabus - Program in Writing...

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Program in Writing and Rhetoric Stony Brook University 2005 Humanities Stony Brook, NY 11794-5340 Spring 2011 Lecturer: Rob Faunce [email protected] WRT 102: Intermediate Writing Workshop Section 79 [email protected] MF 12:50pm-2:20pm Office hours: TTh 9:45-11:15am and by appt Office: Humanities 2044 Classroom: Humanities 3015 Prereq: WRT 101 Course Description : In Writing 102, you will consider how to apply the writing knowledge gained in primary college-level composition courses to the many forms and conventions expected of them in other non-English writing courses. You will be exposed to the preferred genres, rhetorical concepts, vocabulary, formatting idiosyncrasies, types of arguments, and types and uses of evidence of a variety of disciplines. As a result of your work in this course, you should realize that writing does not only serve as a means of tabulating information, but also that it can be used as an exploratory device. Writing will help you understand the concepts that you will confront as you move through your educational career as well as help you express your ideas about the disciplinary concepts you learn. You will not only be prepared to read and write essays in the range of disciplinary courses you take, but you will be shown how to transfer the compositional conventions and investigative skills you have learned and to apply them to the rhetorical and research expectations of all the writing situations you encounter. The themes of this class directly address issues of sexuality and gender: how do we define on our sexuality, versus the sexuality of others (particular when that sexuality is “other”—something different than our own). We will think about the other factors that interrogate sexuality and gender—class, race, nationality, among others—and incorporate these discussions into our writing. You will be exposed to works of criticism and literature that will expand your vocabulary about terms of sexuality—for instance, homosexuality, homosociality, heteronormativity, bisexuality, trisexuality, homosexual panic, the Down Low. This class will not ask you to master the terms so much as to explore their relevance to the writing assignments and to your own subjectivity. As a result of the emphasis of this course, successful completion of this section will This class will be focusing on literature, film, adaptation, and written criticism. You will encounter many new and controversial topics, including (but not limited to) murderous impulses, homosexuality, cruelty, incest, and drug abuse. If you do not think you will be able to meet the expectations of the class to fully address these texts and topics, you should consider moving to another section. Learning Objectives
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Wimmer during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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