This course will introduce a
range of skills important for success in writing at UH-Manoa, using a range of
verbal, visual, and audial ‘texts’ to explore questions of violence and desire.
Students will write, peer-edit, and revise short (about 1,000 word) papers on
popular music,  journalistic
reportage,  and a horror movie (Aliens).  In addition, students will write a  longer, research-oriented essay applying the
ideas we discuss about desire and/or violence to a topic they choose and I
approve.  Required texts include Writing
Worth Reading
and Orientalism
Other texts will be placed on reserve in Sinclair Library.


Sample syllabi, assignment
descriptions, and other course material will be available through Laulima.