This course introduces students to some of the strategies, tools, and resources necessary to becoming successful communicators in a range of academic, professional, and public settings. The readings are particularly concerned with the idea of “Place” and how where we grew up, where we choose to stay and where we choose to leave, shape who we are as people and makes our experiences distinctive to us. The class aims to give students skills in writing memoir, rhetorical analysis, position paper, and a digital re-do.
The organization of modern society requires that people inhabit and move among several discourse communities every day. Because each discourse community has its own rules and assumptions (often unstated), This course focuses on teaching students to become effective communicators and be able to recognize, analyze, and negotiate the differing expectations of these communities. This section of English 102 focuses on the online community and personal “(e)dentities." Striving to utilize skills acquired in English 101, thinking carefully about the different ways we communicate while focusing summary, analysis, and synthesis of texts, as well as critically reflecting on both traditional and alternative forms of research.