The Expository Writing Program in the English Department is offering several new and exciting 200 & 300-level courses in Autumn that fulfill the “C” or “W” requirement and count towards our new Writing Minor. ENGL 282 and 382 focus on developing multimodal, digital, and new media 21st literacy and communication skills.
Students enrolled in these courses may want to pursue the Writing Minor – a new opportunity that is idea for students entering business, engineering, law, journalism, or other writing intensive career or who seek extra writing support. See attached flier.
The title of the courses are listed below:
- ENGL 282 A – Composing Community
- In English 282, we will explore how multiple modes—linguistic, visual, aural, gestural, and spatial—allow us to compose about and for selected communities. The course design and topic accommodate a broad range of disciplinary approaches to community and multimodality. We will analyze elements of effective multimodal work, discuss the affordances of discrete modes, and produce our own multimodal texts, both individually and in groups. Research informs course projects, broadening student’s understanding of community histories and needs. Your work will thus integrate data and assets gleaned from books, census reports, newspapers, photographs, podcasts, videos, maps, web sites and interviews.
- ENGL 282 B – Representation through Writing
- In this multimodal composition course, our focus will be learning how to produce various types of texts that employ multiple modes of communication, like sounds, words, images, gestures, etc. In this class, we will explore how writing can be a form of representation for communities, individuals, experiences, and identities. To do this work, you will author texts of your choice. The texts that you author in this class should matter to you personally, but also to those outside of the classroom in which we produce them. I hope that your research, the texts you produce and share with each other, and the readings we discuss together will broaden our understanding of writing—and how it represents people, communities, experiences, and identities.
- ENGL 381 B -Writing, Rhetoric, and Genre in Legal Institutions
- Whenever we take out a student loan, buy something online, or catch an MIP, we interact with the law and its agents. We mediate and are mediated by such interactions through a variety of written and spoken genres — police reports, contracts, depositions, and a whole host of other recognizable and not-so-recognizable textual artifacts. This class seeks to build upon this observation by using the genres of legal discourse to investigate advanced principles of rhetoric, writing, and argumentation. Without considering the law as the law, this course will prepare you to write, argue, and think about the role that we all play as subjects of what philosopher Ronald Dworkin called the “law’s empire.” Whether you intend to major in law, STEM, or underwater-basket weaving, this class has something for you — as a thinker, as a citizen, and as a human being.
- ENGL 382 A – Digital Storytelling: The Hero’s Journey
- ENGL 382 B – Feminist Research Methods, Design Approaches, and Project Development
- In this multimodal composition course, we will broaden our definition of writing to produce various types of texts that employ multiple modes of communication like sounds, words, images, body movement, etc. Our subject of inquiry in this course will be the intersection of feminism and multimodality. As such, we will create social justice oriented texts. We will also use our feminist lens in the qualitative and theoretical research methods that we employ to gather data for the texts we create, and a feminist approach when composing multimodal projects, meaning we will have increased attention to issues of ethics and accessibility in product design.
The follow section is available in the fall (SLN Included):
14570 – ENGL 282 A – TTH 10:30-12:20
23375 – ENGL 282 B – MW 1:30-3:20
14635 – ENGL 381 B – TTH 2:30-4:20
14636 – ENGL 382 A – MW 1:30-3:20
14637 – ENGL 382 B – TTH 1:30-3:20
Course information can also be found here: https://english.washington.edu/courses/2017/autumn/200-300-400-level