English 111 (Composition with Literature): Race and Media Aesthetics is a challenging, writing-intensive course designed to help students become more confident, flexible, and thoughtful writers. In this course we will read and write every day in order to 1) strategize how to write for different contexts and audiences; 2) learn how to analyze complex texts; 3) take active, persuasive stances; and 4) embrace the revision process. We will practice and accomplish these writing goals by exploring, via writing, the theme of “Race and Media Aesthetics.” Through writing, we’ll become familiar with introductory angles on texts that theorize race, media, aesthetics, and art, including . The course is organized around three papers, each tackling one angle of race and media aesthetics, including theoretical, literary, sound, and visual texts by Howard Winant, Beyoncé, Frederick Douglass, James Luna, and Kehinde Wiley at the Seattle Art Museum.
The full syllabus will be posted for enrolled students under "Files" once the Spring Quarter begins.