Composition I

This class will focus on the reading/writing
connection while exploring traditional and non-traditional kinds of texts, as
well as different forms of English. We will write a variety of short expository
essays—including description, definition, cause and effect, and persuasive—both
in response to readings and on topics of the student’s choice.   Topics for reading, writing, visual
argument, and discussion will include how heavy use of technology
and “being wired” affect us, the language of advertising, and questions of food
production and sustainability.  This
course will also emphasize the process
of writing, as well as skills in critical thinking and evaluating the
credibility of different sources.