GOALS OF ENGL 191• discern different situations, aims, and purposes in writing• use different modes of inquiry, development, and presentation in writing• modulate their written voices, diction, and style according to different rhetorical situations• edit your own writing for grammatical correctness and appropriate usage• develop in writing points, judgments, and critical perspectives coherently with appropriate support and evidence• respond to, evaluate, and revise your own and others’ writing
…You will also develop your ability to engage criticallywith various kinds of discourse, texts, andinformation, learning• to describe, summarize, and analyze discourse, texts, and information accurately• to develop critical strategies for researching, evaluating, interpreting, and documenting various discourse, texts, and information• to use researched material for support and evidence in analytical and rhetorical writing
COURSE OVERVIEWFrom antiquity to present, either in the form of stories,poems, art, history, or religion, we have represented andsought to understand a crucial stage of human existence:death.• How do we perceive death as an inevitable human process?• How do we understand this process?• How do we respond to death and overcome the loss of our friends and loved ones?
COURSE OVERVIEW• A study of death encourages critical study of life itself and elicits questions of value, morality, and ethics. In this course, death will be investigated in depth to illuminate meaningful course discussions, assignments, and activities.
COURSE OVERVIEW• Our world changes rapidly, including the way in which we read, write, and communicate. Whether through literature, film, or video games, media continue to represent an onslaught of images of death.
COURSE OVERVIEW• In addition to how death is portrayed, represented, and executed in cultural artifacts, the relationship between death and written communication will also be explored.• You will be challenged to write and interpret texts for a variety of rhetorical situations, audiences, and purposes.
COURSE OVERVIEW• Most importantly, however, this course will guide you in developing rhetorical and analytical skills transferable to academic discourse, communication in the workplace, and success as active participants in a global society.
REQUIRED TEXTS• Aaron, Jane. LB Brief: The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief Version. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2011. Print.• Johnson-Sheehan, Richard, and Charles Paine. Writing Today: Custom Edition for St. Cloud State University. 2nd ed. Boston: Pearson Education, 2013. Print.• Survive & Thrive: Start with the heart. Ed. by Rex Veeder. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2012. Print.• Writer’s Guide to Composition : How to build community and get writing done. Ed. by Rex Veeder. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2012. Print.
ASSIGNMENTS• Click here to view the assignment sequence for this course.