Composition I

Course Description:

In this course, students will have the opportunity to develop writing, reading, and listening skills. Through the lens of place, students will evaluate literary representations to identify strategies that are used by writers to elicit responses, achieve specific purposes, convey information, and respond to discourse. Because we are in a Hawai‘i setting, many of the readings focus on Hawai‘i, which will permit critical analyses of many concepts of place and identity. However, students are encouraged to think about complex issues from different perspectives and from their varying subject positions.

We will spend class time learning how to produce strongpapers. There is no mid-term or final exam for this course.

Required Texts:

All text are accessed through UHM Library or uploaded as PDF to Laulima

$0.00 cost for textbooks

Examples of Assignments:

  • Autobiographical Assignment
  • Summary and Synthesis Assignment
  • Critical Analysis of an Advertisement, Image, or Social/Digital Text
  • Presentation of Image of place
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Research Essay
  • Reflection  on Writing Process Essay

Please email Rain Wright at for further information.