Writing

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2018 website are pending approval.

College of Arts & Sciences

Writing Seminar (100)

Imaginative engagement through reading and writing with a theme or topic in literature, thought, and society. Emphasis on assimilation of challenging readings into essays that are clear, accurate, persuasive, and engaging. Practice in classroom discussion of ideas and refinement of speaking skills. Special attention to comparison and synthesis. Individual conferences.

Writing Seminar

CAS WR 100

Topic: Ethical Missteps in Public Health. This course addresses the contemporary relevance of selected ethics issues that have arisen in the public health arena over the last 100 years. Topics include theories about the biology of race and “fitness” in the Progressive Era; the U.S. Public Health Service’s 40-year Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis; and the American eugenics movement, which culminated in the Supreme Court decision in Buck v. Bell. Students read firsthand accounts by public health practitioners and policymakers at the time, as well as more recent scholarship that seeks to make reasoned “trans-historical moral judgments” about past wrongs. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Writing Seminar

CAS WR 100

Topic: The Graphic Self. This seminar explores the construction of the self in graphic memoirs. As students explore this visual-textual form of autobiographical writing, they engage in important conversations about the blurry boundary between truth and fiction, past and present, public and private. They also analyze how graphic choices contribute to the evolving construction of the author’s identity and how form and style impact both the author’s voice and the reader’s experience. Students develop their own narrative voice through periodic journal assignments related to readings and discussions. Texts may include Art Spiegelman’s Maus; Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis; John Lewis’s March; and Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, along with supplementary scholarly articles and theoretical texts. This section is reserved for non-native English speakers. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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