Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020


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FWIS 111 901 (CRN: 15735)


Department: First-Year Writing Intensive
Instructor: Johnson, Amanda
Meeting: 4:50PM - 6:10PM TR (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Part of Term: First Year Writing
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 14
Enrollment data as of: 22-JUL-2024 5:02AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM R
Description: Still loosely modeled on a monastic institution, the American university is a funny place where modern ideas of professional accomplishment collide with medieval philosophies of higher learning. Historically, the American university has also been a Petri dish for radical activism and social change in the U.S., even as the institution itself continues to operate according to traditions passed from generation to generation. It is an intense four years, but most U.S. college graduates still remember their undergraduate years as a uniquely transformative period in their lives, and continue to identify with their alma mater decades after their last day of attendance. Together, we will read texts that explore the wonderfully strange experience of university life in America, use our writing to tease out the significance of the university to us, and ultimately, take stock of how our time at the university has transformed us, on and off the page.