COMP 3503 - AdvComp:Writing About Writing & Culture

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with C or better and (LITR 2603 with C or better or LITR 2033 with C or better or LITR 2343 with C or better or LITR 2503 with C or better or LITR 2603 with C or better or LITR 2703 with C or better or LITR 2813 with C or better or LITR 2900 with C or better or LITR 2903 with C or better or LITR 2913 with C or better or LITR 3233 with C or better or LITR 4333 with C or better or LITR 7003 with C or better)

Description: 

This course focuses on developing the student's ability to write at an advanced level about topics of broad cultural importance. Students will demonstrate assurance and skill in producing written communications on par with published prose. This class will go beyond the mechanics of proper English composition and explore concepts such as originality, honesty of both fact and presentation, clarity, sincerity of emotion, economy of expression, and naturalness of style. This course can be taught from many perspectives. It will strive to instill Alexander Pope's thought that "true ease in writing comes from art, not chance". Writing is emphasized in response to readings from accomplished essayists such as Plutarch, Montaigne, Johnson, Orwell, Emerson, Thoreau, Mencken, Didion, and Dillard, among others.

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