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EN 307 Overview

This course explores writing as a political act through an examination of fiction, poems, essays, speeches, and other literary works that focus on activism (e.g., environment, gender inequality, racism, criminal behavior, terrorism, and war). In this course, students will study the tools that writers use to compel readers to action and will consider best practices for literary advocacy and social/political persuasion and instruction. The course aims to improve students’ dexterity with written persuasion as a means of challenging injustice both locally and worldwide through work with local community organizations. This course may be used toward an advanced core certificate. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department consent .

  • 3.00 Credits
  • EN