English R1B

Reading & Composition: Speaking the Unspeakable, Voicing the Unspoken

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
7 Spring 2012 Seeger, Andrea Yolande
MWF 12-1 225 Wheeler

Book List

Allison, Dorothy: Bastard Out of Carolina; Baldwin, James: Go Tell It On the Mountain; Faulkner, William: Light in August; Morrison, Toni: Beloved


This course, while seeking to build on the basic writing tenants introduced in R1A by essaying longer expository and argumentative pieces with an emphasis on learning and utilizing research skills, will focus on exploring the unspeakable and unspoken with texts that reach beyond the boundaries of the social customs that dictate silence.  Through writing the forbidden— speaking the unspeakable and voicing the unspoken—the writers we will be working with challenge the social structures of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and victimization. 

Students will write and rewrite progressively longer essays as the course progresses, culminating with a 10 page research essay.  This class places a premium on research, writing, revision, peer editing, and student workshopping.

Besides the books indicated above, there will be secondary reading TBA.


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