Composition I


MWF 930-1020a, KUY 408 (Section 8)

MWF 1130-1220, SAKAM C103 (Section 46)

“You said ‘I’ has so much power; it’s insane.”                                                                              (from Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine)

While ENG 100 serves as an introduction to college composition, this particular section relies on student engagement, i.e., curiosity, question, or critical inquiry, as a foundation for writing. To this end, class discussion and participation will be considered a space for thinking and working out ideas and questions. Students will spend time framing and reframing idea fragments and questions to inform and deepen their writing processes. Students will fashion inquiries and projects to engage with and explore interests of their own choosing, all the while developing a consciousness of the development of a personal writing process and voice. In essence, students will gain an understanding of what it is to use language as an interface for communication and agent of influence within a community or discourse.

REQUIRED TEXTS: To be posted on LAULIMA by first class session

CLASS REQUIREMENTS: Attendance (20%); short analytical paper (15%); research paper (40%); personal narrative (25%).