English R1A

Reading and Composition: Re-Visioning the "Sixties"

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
18 Fall 2021 Koerner, Michelle
MWF 10-11 Online

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This Reading and Composition course will focus on selected film, music, and visual art produced during the 1960s. In addition to providing a set of broad critical, aesthetic and historical issues to engage over the semester, this course places considerable emphasis on shared student research, critical discussion, and writing.

Topics covered include the civil rights, student and anti-war movements as well broader social issues of the 1960s (primarily within a U.S context).

Students should expect to strengthen their capacities to make historically informed arguments, formulate compelling questions and share their research with their peers. Formal assignments aim to encourage creative approaches to historically situated writing by emphasizing critical engagement with primary documents, films, political speeches, and literary texts. In addition to several informal written reflections, students will also compose two formal essays (3-4 pages) and complete a final research project.


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