This dynamic English Composition course asks students to both create and engage with texts, in a variety of forms, that demonstrate how culture and personal experience inform a writer’s work. In this class, students will read and write voraciously about social, political, economic and cultural issues that influence their lived experiences and use the conventions of multiple genres to both reflect and respond to the times in which they live.
Moreover, this course emphasizes all aspects of reading and writing, with special attention to summary, critical responses to short texts, argumentative development in paragraphs and essays, and the rewriting process. Particular emphasis is placed on organization, language, accuracy, grammar, and mechanics
Note: This is an asynchronous online course. While you will complete a significant portion of the coursework independently on your own time, you will be asked to regularly engage with your peers and instructor through email, discussion boards, social networking, and other collaborative learning tools.
Kirszner, Laurie G., and Mandell, Stephen R., The Blair Reader: Exploring Issues and Ideas. 9th ed. Pearson, 2016.
CUNY Academic Commons: Other reading and writing materials, PowerPoint slideshows, educational links and videos will be posted online on the CUNY Academic Commons throughout the semester. Note: You must use your Lehman College email address in order to access the Academic Commons. Register for an account at https://commons.gc.cuny.edu in order to receive important course announcements.