Academic Writing in the US for International Students (FYS)|
This course explores United States culture and history through the art of writing essays. Students will analyze renowned works by US authors while concurrently writing their own essays and focusing on essay structure, analytical writing, cohesiveness, conciseness, and the mechanics of grammar. The course is designed to prepare international students for the expectations their US professors will have for their academic writing. Assignments will involve reading and writing a variety of essays, pre-writing activities, journal entries, academic vocabulary exercises, and advanced grammar analysis. As models for their own work, students will study exemplary essays from a variety of essay genres by authors such as Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Reginald Rose. The workshop-style format of the class will encourage academic exchanges, critical analysis, and peer editing. The course is recommended for international students, students who immigrated to the US after middle school, and students whose dominant language is not English.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 Online|
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. Rose, R. (1995). 12 ANGRY MEN. Adapted by Sergel, S. Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Publishing. (ISBN 0-87129-327-7) (REQUIRED)
2. Kelly, J.(Ed). (2016). THE SEAGULL READER: ESSAYS. (3rd Ed). W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. (Optional)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Multiple short essays in a variety of genres. The course will make use of a workshop format to encourage academic exchange, critical analysis, and peer editing.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course will meet online twice weekly. If you cannot attend, you may watch the recorded lecture instead.
|Instructor(s): Hepford,Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Times: .M.W... 08:20AM-09:40AM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 3|