College Writing 2–Writing About Literature

Instructor: Rachael Benavidez | rachael.benavidez@qc.cuny.edu in Kiely Hall 248
Class Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:40 p.m.–2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. or by appointment | KP 340

COURSE DESCRIPTION
College Writing 2 (CW2) is a methods course in a discipline. In CW2, ENG 130: Writing About Literature, you will learn how to engage in scholarly conversations about literature by using close reading of primary and secondary sources; conducting original research; and developing analytical arguments about literary texts in different genres. You’ll build on the interdisciplinary work you did in ENGL 110 by learning to write well in the discipline of English Studies. My aim is to teach you to write about literary texts in ways that connect with the practices, methods and conventions of the discipline, and that are also shaped by the questions and interpretations that are meaningful to you. Using methods of reading, writing and research that are common to English Studies and other literary fields, you’ll identify the questions that interest you most about the texts you read.

Image: Jammin at the Savoy (1981-82), by Romare Bearden (1911-1988)

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