Fall 2020

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15014 INTD 105 01 3 WS:Theatre-Therapy forVeterans Full Semester 23 23 23 0 On Line Arena, Jaime M
15374 INTD 105 02 3 Writing Seminar:Sci-Fi Minds Full Semester 23 23 22 1 On Line Otis, James R
This course will specifically focus on the many ways minds have manifested themselves across sci-fi literature and the real world. What is humanity? How is it related to machines and technology? How have different races and genders been portrayed? What can we learn about ourselves and our world by exploring this rich and entertaining collection of worlds? We will use these questions as a platform for learning about various features of argumentative academic writing. Our class will be structured around several primary writing assignments including an argumentative research essay that requires individuals to summarize, critique, and respond to research with a novel argument.
15375 INTD 105 03 3 Wrtg Sem:Hemingway Full Semester 23 23 22 1 TR
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Newton Lecture Hall 206
Hybrid
Syfrett, Matthew
Ernest Hemingway is one of the most influential literary figures of the past century. He was a journalist, short story writer, and award-wining novelist. His style of writing, often referred to as the iceberg theory, influenced an entire generation of fiction writers. His personal life was filled with wild adventures and risks, addiction, obsession, and mental instability. The themes and ideas he expressed in his writing are timeless and address the complexities of the human condition. In this course, we will look at the issues he addresses in his works, discuss how they are relatable to our lives today, and learn to develop our own personal writing style.
15376 INTD 105 04 3 WritSem:RisksRewardsAcadPart Full Semester 23 23 22 1 MF 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM On Line McCoy, Beth A
Reading Octavia Butler's short story "Bloodchild" along with college/university mission statements and conduct codes, we will consider the risks and rewards of academic partnership, including (but not limited to) various forms of consent. Be ready for both individual and collaborative writing!
15377 INTD 105 05 3 WrtgSem:The Faces of Addiction Full Semester 23 23 23 0 MWF
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Welles Building 119
Hybrid
Ryan, James W
"This section of INTD 105 will include a focus on texts that relate to addiction: drug and alcohol addictions, but also addiction to food or addiction to particular activities like video games. We will look at both prose and poetry that relate to addiction and its challenges, including pieces by the poet Kaveh Akbar, who has struggled with alcoholism, and Leslie Jamison's The Recovering, which takes a piercing look at the topic of addiction and its community. This semester will provide opportunities to consider how these authors characterize addiction in their work while fine-tuning your own writing through drafting and revisions."
15385 INTD 105 08 3 Wrtg Sem:Modern Age in Amer Full Semester 23 23 23 0 MW 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Schrader Gymnasium 1 D'Angelo, Lisa M.
Students will be reading from a collection of essays compiled by Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Atwan that reflect the political, social, and ideological climate of the twentieth century in America. Writing assignments will be in response to these readings and will ask students to compare, interpret, and respond to the ideas presented in the assigned readings. Students will be expected to incorporate evidence from the texts into their essays, and there will be one extended essay that will require more extensive research.
15387 INTD 105 10 3 WrSm:Art & Politics of Mash-Up Full Semester 23 23 20 3 On Line Abonado, Albert Francis
15390 INTD 105 12 3 WrtgSem:The Faces of Addiction Full Semester 23 23 22 1 MWF
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Welles Building 119
Hybrid
Ryan, James W
"This section of INTD 105 will include a focus on texts that relate to addiction: drug and alcohol addictions, but also addiction to food or addiction to particular activities like video games. We will look at both prose and poetry that relate to addiction and its challenges, including pieces by the poet Kaveh Akbar, who has struggled with alcoholism, and Leslie Jamison's The Recovering, which takes a piercing look at the topic of addiction and its community. This semester will provide opportunities to consider how these authors characterize addiction in their work while fine-tuning your own writing through drafting and revisions."
15391 INTD 105 13 3 Writing Sem:Freedom of Speech Full Semester 23 23 22 1 MW 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM On Line Auyer, Jonathan P
Art & Freedom of Speech: This class will address the philosophical and political questions surrounding freedom of speech, and will focus attention on freedom of expression in the arts. What exactly is it that's being protected? Why is it important? Is artistic expression unlimited, or are there ever good reasons to restrict this freedom? The class will address these questions and others by reading a variety of perspectives including works of philosophy, supreme court cases, contemporary theoretical and practical writings. We will also engage with a variety of works of art from literature, painting, music, film, and photography.
15392 INTD 105 14 3 WS:Coming of Age in Life & Lit Full Semester 23 23 23 0 On Line Maher, Adrienne J
"Coming of Age in Life & Literature" will explore writings by poets & authors who explore the theme of coming of age; the complex issues that influence how we grow up, and what we consider to be the fully realized adults we hope to become. In what ways do our culture and the place where we are brought up affect our identity and concepts of adulthood? How do our family, friends, community, ethnicity, religion, gender, economics, popular media, and even technology, shape and influence our journey into adulthood? Students will explore issues through readings, discussions, collaborative multimodal projects and writing assignments. "
18540 INTD 105 15 3 WS:Creative Use of PublicSpace Full Semester 23 23 18 5 WF 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM On Line Derne, Steve D
How have students enjoyed and been transformed by using public space? How have students experienced restrictions on using public space? How has the restricted use of public space associated with the Covid-19 outbreak shed light on the value and importance of public space? Starting with Ferrell's Tearing Down the Streets, course readings analyze barriers to the use of public space and explore walking, bicycle riding, skateboarding, raving and other uses of public space. Students will use their own experiences and insights of using public space to better understand barriers to the use of public space, creative use of public space and how using public space transforms people and society.
15394 INTD 105 16 3 WS:Body ID in Supernatural Lit Full Semester 23 23 22 1 On Line Maloney, Timothy Joseph
This version of INTD 105 uses short stories, longer novels, black and white film, a little poetry and more-modern movies to explore themes in supernatural works. Over the course of this class, you will engage in discussion and conversations on race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, economy (just to name a few of the bigger topics). Many of these themes will revolve around body politics.
15395 INTD 105 17 3 WrtSem:Netflix & Now Full Semester 17 17 21 -4 On Line Menec, Katherine M
Looking back at America's recent history, students will make broader connections to better understand the impetus to our nation's current conditions by examining the historical, political, and pop cultural impacts of the nineties. Viewing the Hulu series, The Nineties, students will analyze and further develop their critical thinking and writing skills through corresponding guided readings. Students' self-efficacy in writing will increase by using tools such as error analysis, peer review, the writing process, and library resources to support emerging and fluent academic writers.
15403 INTD 105 19 3 WrtgSem:Race,Trauma &Community Full Semester 23 23 20 3 On Line Massar, Kiara L
Our thematic focus in this writing course is on race, trauma, and the importance of community. Students will develop academic skills in composition, critical inquiry, and information literacy. This course incorporates reading, research and critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on the various forms of expository writing such as process, description, narration, comparison analysis, persuasion and argumentation. Students will generate, revise, and edit several essays with special attention to the writing process. This course includes an argumentative research paper that incorporates critical analysis of various sources and the use of proper documentation.
15405 INTD 105 21 3 Wrtg Sem:Crimes & Punishments Full Semester 23 23 22 1 MW
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Newton Lecture Hall 206
Hybrid
Metzger, Thomas R
We will use four novels and two films to explore the nature of crime and punishment in America. Topics will include: the glamorization of violence, race and crime, mental illness and crime, and high tech approaches to punishment.
15416 INTD 105 23 3 Wrtg Sem:Modern Age in Amer Full Semester 23 23 23 0 MW 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Brodie Fine Arts Building 245 D'Angelo, Lisa M.
Students will be reading from a collection of essays compiled by Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Atwan that reflect the political, social, and ideological climate of the twentieth century in America. Writing assignments will be in response to these readings and will ask students to compare, interpret, and respond to the ideas presented in the assigned readings. Students will be expected to incorporate evidence from the texts into their essays, and there will be one extended essay that will require more extensive research.
21029 INTD 105 25 3 Writing Seminar:What is Cool? Full Semester 23 23 23 0 On Line Kotula, Matthew C
This course seeks to answer the age-old question "what does it mean to be cool?" To do so, we will examine representations of coolness in literature, film, and pop culture. While most of us are able to distinguish between things we find cool from things we don't, arriving at a universal definition of coolness as an abstract concept requires examining its social, economic, and aesthetic qualities, and the way that cultural, social, and environmental factors like class, age, gender, and race inform our experience of coolness. As we examine textual representations of coolness (and uncoolness!) we will refine our thinking in the process of writing and rewriting, assembling evidence, and structuring arguments of appropriate scope and complexity.
18618 INTD 105 28 3 WS:Skepticism & ConspiracyThry Full Semester 23 23 23 0 TR 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM On Line Hahn, David D
This course is an introductory writing course. The focus is to teach the student the ability to write essays at the college level. This course will focus on the ability to create, develop, and sustain arguments using the tools of both writing and critical thinking while delving into the world of conspiracy theories, pseudo science, and alternative history.
20804 INTD 105 29 3 WrtgSem:Hulu & History Full Semester 23 23 24 -1 On Line Menec, Katherine M
Looking back at America's recent history, students will make broader connections to better understand the impetus to our nation's current conditions by examining the historical, political, and pop cultural impacts of the nineties. Viewing the Hulu series, The Nineties, students will analyze and further develop their critical thinking and writing skills through corresponding guided readings. Students' self-efficacy in writing will increase by using tools such as error analysis, peer review, the writing process, and library resources to support emerging and fluent academic writers.
20805 INTD 105 30 3 Wrtg Sem:The Woman Writer Full Semester 23 23 23 0 TR 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Newton Lecture Hall 201 Beltz-Hosek, Caroline K
This course centers on writings by notable 19th-20th century female authors, which students will examine from a feminist critical perspective. Works by Emily Bronte, Mary Shelley, and Virginia Woolf will be thoughtfully analyzed in conjunction with seminal sociopolitical literature by authors such as Simone de Beauvoir, Helene Cixous, Betty Friedan, Sandra Gilbert & Susan Gubar, Elaine Showalter, and Mary Wollstonecraft. With each text, we will explore how the writer approaches the domestic sphere, sexual agency in patriarchal culture, and the transcendental power of creative expression. Please note: there will be a creative writing element to this class.
21032 INTD 105 32 3 Wrtng Sem:Race,Trauma & Commun Full Semester 23 23 18 5 On Line Massar, Kiara L
Our thematic focus in this writing course is on race, trauma, and the importance of community. Students will develop academic skills in composition, critical inquiry, and information literacy. This course incorporates reading, research and critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on the various forms of expository writing such as process, description, narration, comparison analysis, persuasion and argumentation. Students will generate, revise, and edit several essays with special attention to the writing process. This course includes an argumentative research paper that incorporates critical analysis of various sources and the use of proper documentation.
21033 INTD 105 33 3 Wrtng Sem:Leadership&Leading Full Semester 23 23 23 0 TR 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM On Line Granger, Peter W
The course will examine different leadership styles like transactional, transformational, servant & charismatic, and see how they are put into action. The reading and writing will be centered on the student's own life experiences, and move to historical and contemporary leaders in action.