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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

sukysj
Julija
Sukys
sukysj@missouri.edu
573/882-6918
English
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
No
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
sukysj
Julija
Sukys
sukysj@missouri.edu
573/882-6918
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
English (ENGLSH)
English
2140
3
 
30
Twentieth-Century Literature
A multi-genre survey emphasizing American and British works within the intellectual and cultural context of our time.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
ENGLSH 1000.

Instructor Information

sukysj
Julija
Sukys
sukysj@missouri.edu
573/882-6918
English
(numbers only)
Tenure Line Assistant Professor
Tate Hall 334
Yes, in the last five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

"Every man has within himself the entire human condition.” – Montaigne
(And every woman too.)

A wandering, open, and experimental form, the essay takes its reader on a journey of discovery. Essays explore the small and even mundane, revealing larger truths in the process. As such, the best essays appear to be about one thing but are really about something entirely different. They put the writer’s “I” at center-stage, are conversational, candid, and revelatory. In a tone that ranges from comic to self-deprecating to melancholic, the essayist asks: What is it that I don’t know and why? What have I learned and how?

In this class, students will read across the essay tradition and complete a number of written assignments responding to the essay. Students will also have the opportunity to try their hands at writing personal essays.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
20
Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
What is an essay?
Students will identify the characteristics of an essay. We will write the first draft at the beginning of the class and revise it halfway through to see how far we've come.
Length of assignment:
1
peer review
1
professor
2

What is this really about?
Students will respond to an assigned reading and work their way through a series of questions: What is the "big" and the "small" of this essay? How is it structured? What is its tone? What is it really about?
Length of assignment:
2
peer workshop
 
professor
2

Try your hand
In this assignment students will choose an essay to emulate and try their hands at writing an essay.
Length of assignment:
8
peer workshop
8
professor
16

Essay reflection
Students will write a one-page reflection on what they've learned and how close to or far from their goal they've found themselves in writing their essay experiments.
Length of assignment:
1
professor
 
 
1

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
12.00
Revisions:
9.00
21.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
"What is an essay" asks students to explain and analyze the essay as a literary form. The revision process asks them to evaluate their own learning.

"What is this about" asks students to interpret the meaning of an assigned essay analyze its structure and tone.

"Try your hand" asks students to take a risk and try to write in a a different, non-academic voice.

Peer review requires students to analyze and evaluate one other's writing.

The final reflection requires self-analysis and self-evaluation.
The writing will be distributed throughout the semester. Each assignment is designed to feed the next one and deepen the students' understanding of the essay tradition and of the artistic and intellectual possibilities of nonfiction.
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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

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Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:19:26 GMT): changed the effective term from 10/1/16 to Spring 2017
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:36:43 GMT): I have added ENGLSH 2140W to the catalog. Added to Spring 2017 ENGLSH 2140W, 01 and cancelled ENGLSH 2140, 01 for Spring 2017.
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