June 30, 2017

Autumn 2017 – English 300-level courses

1. ENGL 381 B -Writing, Rhetoric, and Genre in Legal Institutions
Whenever we take out a student loan, buy something online, or catch an MIP, we interact with the law and its agents. We mediate and are mediated by such interactions through a variety of written and spoken genres — police reports, contracts, depositions, and a whole host of other recognizable and not-so-recognizable textual artifacts. This class seeks to build upon this observation by using the genres of legal discourse to investigate advanced principles of rhetoric, writing, and argumentation. Without considering the law as the law, this course will prepare you to write, argue, and think about the role that we all play as subjects of what philosopher Ronald Dworkin called the “law’s empire.” Whether you intend to major in law, STEM, or underwater-basket weaving, this class has something for you — as a thinker, as a citizen, and as a human being.

2. ENGL 382 A – Digital Storytelling: The Hero’s Journey

3. ENGL 382 B – Feminist Research Methods, Design Approaches, and Project Development
In this multimodal composition course, we will broaden our definition of writing to produce various types of texts that employ multiple modes of communication like sounds, words, images, body movement, etc. Our subject of inquiry in this course will be the intersection of feminism and multimodality. As such, we will create social justice oriented texts. We will also use our feminist lens in the qualitative and theoretical research methods that we employ to gather data for the texts we create, and a feminist approach when composing multimodal projects, meaning we will have increased attention to issues of ethics and accessibility in product design.

The follow section is available in the fall (SLN Included):

14570 – ENGL 282 A – TTH 10:30-12:20
23375 – ENGL 282 B – MW 1:30-3:20
14635 – ENGL 381 B – TTH 2:30-4:20
14636 – ENGL 382 A – MW 1:30-3:20
14637 – ENGL 382 B – TTH 1:30-3:20

You may also have students access the course information via the following link which will take students the English Department “Course Listing” page on our website: https://english.washington.edu/courses/2017/autumn/200-300-400-level