ETS 142 Narratives of Culture: Intro to Issues of Critical Reading
ETS 142 is a cross-disciplinary introduction to the complex and significant influence of culture on all types and styles of texts—from comic books and advertisements to fine art; from TV shows to political speeches and poetry; from pop lyrics and clothing to contemporary and canonical novels.
In this class you’ll learn to wrangle with interpretation, observing the many ways that language, points of view, and culture intersect to shape meaning. Be prepared for lively debates about how meaning is made and what’s at stake in how we read.
WRT 105 Practices of Academic Writing
Anne Fitzsimmons on WRT 105
WRT 105 creates a small collaborative community that fosters each member’s development—as critical thinkers, readers and, of course, writers.
You and your group will explore various genres of academic writing and read texts from across the disciplines on select topics, such as the role of public spaces or the politics of cultural dissent. You’ll learn concrete analytical and rhetorical writing strategies; how to develop effective claims and original insights of your own; and how to communicate those ideas to diverse audiences.
Expect to be challenged to become a more self-directed and reflective reader, thinker, and writer!
WRT 114 Writing Culture: Intro to Creative Nonfiction
“Tell It Slant!” Explore creative nonfiction in a variety of sub-genres—memoir; biography; the personal essay; travel, science, and food writing; and “new journalism.”—in a writing studio atmosphere, where you and your fellow writers can experiment with style, genre, and subject and read and analyze contemporary nonfiction masters.