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.