English R1A

Reading and Composition: Love Stories

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
13 Fall 2004 Vlasta Vranje
TTh 3:30-5 123 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

"Baldwin, J., Giovanni's Room

Congreve, W., Love for Love

Turgenev, I., First Love

The Course Reader will be a compilation of various poems, short stories, fairy tales, and essays.



Edward Scissorhands "


"This course fulfills the first portion of the undergraduate reading and composition requirement, and as such, it aims to strengthen students� basic writing skills and teach them how to write increasingly complex expository and argumentative essays. The course is, therefore, designed to be writing-intensive rather than reading-intensive.

In addition to completing all writing assignments, students will be expected to come to class regularly and prepared to discuss the readings. The texts we will read closely and write about critically, as well as the movies we will watch, come from a variety of periods and genres and can be (more or less loosely) characterized as �love stories.� In order to give our discussions and writing projects as precise a focus as possible, we will examine what elements of these stories make them �timeless� and how each genre/period engages with representations of love established or conventionalized by other genres/periods. "

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