The Scriptorium: Love (WRI2155.01)

Camille Guthrie

This scriptorium, a “place for writing,” functions as a class for writers interested in improving their academic essay-writing skills. We will read to write and write to read. Much of our time will be occupied with writing and revising—essai means “trial” or “attempt”—as we work to create new habits and strategies for our analytical writing. Our learning outcomes include practice with revision, grammar skills, research and citation, critical thinking, essay structures, and the development of a persuasive, well-supported thesis statement. Our learning goals include practicing to write with complexity, imagination, and clarity, as we read model examples of form and content on the theme of love in its complexities and complications. The readings in the Scriptorium focus on diverse and inclusive perspectives. This course may include the following authors: Balzac, Roland Barthes, Lauren Berlant, Judith Butler, Octavia Butler, Emily Dickinson, Michel Foucault, Cathy Park Hong, bell hooks, Clarice Lispector, Audre Lorde, Mina Loy, Laura Mulvey, Maggie Nelson, Ovid, Sappho, Shakespeare, Simone Weil.

Learning Outcomes:
Our learning outcomes include practice with the following skills:
• Drafting and Revision
• Style and Grammar skills
• Research and Citation skills
• Critical thinking
• Trying various essay structures
• The development of a persuasive, well-supported thesis statement

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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