Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Canby, Joan
Discipline and Number
LIT 3304 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Advanced Composition

Description of Course:

Advanced composition aims to enhance your connection between active reading, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing. This course is based on the notion that the development of ideas is a communal process. As such, you will form writing groups devoted to the peer editing process. We will explore a variety of texts including fiction, non-fiction and analyze them for audience purpose and argument.

As a community of writers, we will read, discuss and react to challenging texts: write short weekly reaction/position papers; and research, compose and revise two essays of substantial length and one research paper.

Required Texts:

Robert Scholes, Nancy Comley and Gregory Ulmer, Text Book: Writing Through
Literature. 3rd ed. Bedford/St. Martins, 2002
ISBN: 0312-24879-2

Joseph Gibaldi, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. Modern
Language Association, 2009.
ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1

Recommended Textbooks:

Verburg, Carol J, ed. Ourselves Among Others: Readings from Home and Abroad. 4th. Ed. New York: Bedford St. Martin’s, 2000.

Williams, Joseph. Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 10th ed. New York: Pearson Longman

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