Mar 30, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 101 - Writing about Freedom

Frederick Douglass wrote “liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist.” We often think of writing as an exercise in constraint. Yet, throughout history, writers have written their way to freedom—for themselves and for their communities. Writing requires structure, but it also entails liberation. In this course, we will investigate the manner in which writing paves the way to freedom once we harness the power of our unique voices, and develop the skills to effectively convey knowledge in different contexts.  Students will develop skills in analytical and argumentative writing, as well as in narrative writing. Class sessions will incorporate writing workshops and peer review sessions. We will supplement our work by reading ”freedom texts” from a variety of genres, and discussing language, power, and identity as they inform writing.

Credits 1

First Year Writing

Compass Attributes