Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WRPG 101-01 U.S. Culture and Academic Writing for International Students
Instructor: Noreen Lape
Course Description:
This course introduces international students to important U.S. cultural conversations while also explaining the forms, conventions, and expectations of U.S. academic writing. Students will read texts from various disciplines, such as sociology, history, and literature, which provide different perspectives on issues of race, ethnicity, and gender. Through class discussion and writing assignments, students will examine some of the diverse identities within the U.S. and will develop a critical understanding of the issues of power and privilege that shape the interaction between dominant and subordinated groups. Also, students will learn about U.S. academic discourse by practicing the research and writing processes and analyzing the choices U.S. writers make in organization and argument. As a result, the course will help international students make the transition to U.S. culture and academic life at Dickinson College.Full credit. Offered every year.
1330:TF   BOSLER 213
WRPG 211-01 Writing in and for Digital Environments
Instructor: Sarah Kersh
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 221-01. In this writing intensive course, students will think about the stakes of writing in a range of digital environmentsblogs, online forums, and personal collections (Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)as well as the politics and history of publishing, copyright, and the public domain. This course will challenge and develop students writing and critical thinking skills and push them to think about how to convey a thought or point of view through multimodal writing projects. The course will focus heavily on the writing process and how information is presented in the digital age. Students will learn basic proficiency in WordPress and other common online platforms and, over the course of the semester, each student will design, build, and begin regularly posting to her or his own blog. Alongside our work on web writing and composition, well discuss and read about questions such as: How does information circulate? Who owns information? Is there an ethics of the digital age? What does it mean to write in public?
0900:TR   EASTC 406