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CS92PROD
Advanced Research Seminar: I Write What I Like
SOC 399R
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

Love letters, propaganda, admission essays, manifestos, research papers, memoir, profiles, invitations, journaling, tweets, and texts. We write a lot. Whether it's grammar and syntax or word counts and page limits, we do so with rules in mind that help shape what gets said. We fret over whether to write in first or third person, what type of citations to use, and whether we have enough evidence. Too often rules are imposed before we've sorted through our thoughts, let alone what we want to say about them. As we think about these formal and informal rules, we'll consider the specificities and usefulness of various forms of writing, and how each presents constraints that open up or foreclose different kinds of thoughts about society.

We'll think about how writers, activists, and academics approach writing to move us in different ways. We'll experiment with and repurpose diverse genres as we develop our own approaches to writing as an essential tool of social analysis.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on AUG-19-2022
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