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Intermediate College Writing

Fall 2018 MWF 12:30-1:20 EH# 304 CRN# 24706

Office, MWF, 1:30-2:30, or by appointment

Course Description

Welcome to English 2010! As seasoned veterans of English 1010, you should be ready to embrace the opportunities provided by this intermediate writing course. In 2010 you will continue to gain experience using the writing process to produce thoughtful and well-organized texts. Specifically, we will work on exposition, documented research, research on film, and argumentation/persuasion. We will continue to focus on the connection between reading and writing, and we will use class time exploring the connection between the two through discussions and writing assignments. Our class sessions will vary greatly, from small group work to individual presentations, but most days you will be expected to share your views, experience, and knowledge with the class. So, here you have it in a nutshell!

Like its predecessor, English 2010 is a survival course in that it teaches you critical thinking, argumentation and research skills that will improve your chances of success in any field of study or occupation. And, again similar to 1010, 2010 is intended to prepare you to handle the writing assignments you will be given during your career at WSU. Only in successfully completing the writing assignments in your courses (and, quite naturally, also in this course) will you be able to "survive" at WSU and graduate with strong qualifications for the working world.

Texts and Materials

  • Ha Jin, A Good Fall
  • Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • Barbara Fine Clouse, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, newest edition (optional)
  • Several film screenings, second films TBA
  • The usual: a notebook, tablet, and/or memory stick, and a folder or two to collect and hand in hard copies of your writings

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Michael Wutz, Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor
Editor, Weber - The Contemporary West
Department of English, 1404 University Circle
Weber State University
Ogden, UT 84404-1404 USA