University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

37-120 Reading the Contemporary World S,F,W(2-1)

An introduction to the reading of literary texts and persuasive forms of writing, bringing to the foreground the links between language and contemporary social and political issues. Course material will represent a range of national origins and issues involving gender, race, and class, and will illustrate the importance of figurative language, form and genre, and narrative point of view in learning to read critically. The course will also emphasize writing skills (grammar, organization of ideas, forms of written expression) through workshops and several short written assignments.

Course Profile

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
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Last revised: November 4, 1997.