Writing & Literature

Writing 1: Language Dynamics

Instructor: Marianne Rogoff
OAK/ WRLIT-100 / 15 sessions
Prerequisites: none
July 27–August 14, Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m.

Writing 1 is an introduction to college-level writing, reading, and discussion. Initial writing assignments will involve students with language as a personally expressive, creative, and imaginative medium. Later assignments will bring this expressiveness to bear on practical writing tasks typical of college-level work: research, analysis, argument, etc. Readings are designed to stimulate discussion and present models for the students' own writing. Although writing and reading are the main emphases, attention will also be given to informal discussion and oral presentation.

Students are required to read Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith prior to July 27 and should be prepared to discuss the book on the first day of class. (3 credits)

This course satisfies Writing 1.