2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 204H - Composition and Community: Engaging in Writing through Service


Credits: 4
This seminar develops students’ skills in argumentative writing, while giving students the opportunity to serve others through their writing. The course is built on the premise that writing is a social act, and that serving others will allow students to invest in themselves as writers. For example, students may be asked to tutor others during the course of the semester. This is a hands-on, discussion-oriented, service learning course that requires engagement with a diverse community. Students will examine texts that will serve as models for writing arguments. The course will build towards a research project allowing students to put sources in dialogue. When students finish the class, they should be able to write effective argumentative projects based on research. Along with working in a service-learning environment, students will participate in small group work, peer editing, conferences with the instructor, and presentations.
General Education Area: Humanities
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program