English R50

Freshman and Sophomore Studies: Short & Sweet

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2008 Bartlett, Jami L
Bartlett, Jami
TTh 5-6:30 225 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Carroll, L.: Through the Looking-Glass; Coppola, S.: Marie Antoinette; Eggers, D.: The Best American Nonrequired Reading , 2007 ; Lodge, D.: Modern Criticism and Theory; Nabokov, V.: The Enchanter; Stuart, M.: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Voltaire: Candide; Wilde, O.: The Picture of Dorian Gray; Course Reader


"This course continues your R1A training in the systematic practice of reading and writing, with the aim of developing your fluency through longer expository papers and the incorporation of research into argumentation. You will be responsible for writing and revising 3 papers (two 6-8 pages in length, and a final research paper of 8-10 pages), two in-class essays, three rounds of peer editing, and weekly responses to required reading.

Berkeley �s Reading and Composition sequence features courses designed to create a community of writers across the university curriculum: students read interdisciplinary texts, interact with peers from other departments, and write for many different audiences. �Short & Sweet� was designed with this end in mind: we will read many different kinds of writing, from your own essays, to poetry, graphic novels, travel-writing, non-fiction and short fiction, journalism, literary criticism and film, in an effort to make sense of formal constraints. All of our readings will be short, all of our writings will be specific, and all of our focus will be on the forms that we use to contain and express ourselves.

English R50 is intended for students who are planning to be English majors and who have already taken English R1A. It satisfies the College�s R1B requirement. "

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