102 - 23: Intermediate College Writing - WC
Meeting Times: MWF 11:20-12:50
Room: HUM 108
In this course, you will develop an investigative approach through the process of fieldworking. As you read, write, research, and reflect on your encounters with the other subcultures, you learn to observe, listen, interpret, and analyze the behaviors and languages of those around you and then include others' perspectives in your own writing.
Focused mostly on ethnographic and cultural research, this course emphasizes your authority over your work, including making creative rhetorical choices and defining your position in argumentative structures of your writing. As you revise your own drafts, and also work on them with a group of classmates, the clarity, coherence and correctness of your writing will improve.
Throughout the semester, we will be situating our general discussions about literacy in a study of the literate practices of a local subculture- for example, a study group, a student club, a religious group, a group of employees on campus, a sports team, a Sunday school and so on. In addition to doing informal writings, such as homework and in-class writing, you will also write four formal essays, one of which will be the project you will prepare by conducting experiments, surveys, observations, and interviews or any other field research in developing and supporting an argument. When doing such research activities, you will draw on research methods and writing techniques that are suitable to accomplish your purpose and engage your audiences. Overall, this course is designed to help you further your research and critical reading skills.
-Sunstein, Bonnie Stone, and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater (2007). Fieldworking: Reading and Writing Research. 3rd ed. Publisher: Bedford/St. Martins.
-Other postings on Blackboard.
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