ENG101-7: Expository Writing


August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
9:00am - 9:50am
Callaway Center N204
Lehman, Michael
Appropriate for First Year students.

Every semester. Intensive writing course that trains students in expository writing through a number of variable topics. Satisfies first-year English writing requirement.

Does art continue to make a social impact in the world we live in? In recent populist movements artistic productions flourished, but are these productions a static representation of an isolated event, or do they drive social change across physical and temporal borders? The “Umbrella Revolution” that occurred in Hong Kong in the Fall of 2014 made use of specific technology to organize people and circulate artistic artifacts across social media. The movement also utilized physical, collaborative installations across the city to motivate change. Likewise, digital and physical platforms continue to bring awareness to the current refugee crisis by spreading representations of movement across borders. While social media allows for the global dissemination of local artistic artifacts, other digital and physical platforms are also a space to create forms of representation that push on traditional definitions of genre. In this course, we will explore traditional, non-traditional, and emerging forms of artistic productions that engage audiences in the process of social change.

Over the course of the semester, you will develop the rhetorical skills necessary to read, write, and communicate about the role of art in enacting social change. We will create and survey multimodal texts that both use and critique different genres of communication, highlighting the possibilities, limitations, and possible abuses of distribution and technological innovation. At the end of the semester you will have acquired the writing, reading, and analytical skills needed to engage with multiple genres that will transfer across the disciplines.

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