Nov 19, 2019
ENG 3850 - Writing About Culture and Society
Writing about cultural issues and artifacts and how they function rhetorically in our society. Different sections might focus on particular issues or artifacts; popular culture, sports, sexuality, etc. Engages students in formal writing, informal writing, writing to learn, critical reading, and critical thinking.
Requisites: ENG 1510 and (Soph or Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to analyze the persuasive function of popular culture.
- Students will be able to construct a thesis from informal writing.
- Students will gain transferable skills in how popular culture functions in culture and society.
- Students will learn how a writer can take a critical stance on pop culture
- Students will learn to how to research popular culture and keep a project log.
- Students will learn to write a rhetorical analysis of a text about an artifact.
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