ENGL 131 Z: Composition: Exposition

Meeting Time: 
TTh 6:30pm - 8:20pm
DEN 311
Alan Williams

Syllabus Description:

English 131 is a foundational writing course.  This section employs the theme of current events for students to learn to become better writers, critical thinkers and informed global citizens.  Over the course of the quarter, students will create and revise five short (2 pg) papers and two longer (5-7 pg) papers, the second of which will be research-based.  The required book for this course, Contexts for Inquiry, was developed by UW’s Expository Writing Program, and is geared toward writing improvement objectives for the student’s academic career and beyond.

Events possibly explored this quarter:  (1) the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and (2) the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq/Syria.

*Students are strongly encouraged to attend a book lecture by Cornel West at Town Hall Seattle on Thu 10/9, 7:30 – 8:45pm, which takes place during normal class time.  (Students can purchase $3 tickets from the instructor.)  We can commute there together by bus.

Catalog Description: 
Study and practice of good writing: topics derived from a variety of personal, academic, and public subjects. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.
GE Requirements: 
English Composition (C)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
February 19, 2016 - 9:31am