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ENGL 350 X - Writing about Lit Text Culture - Writing On Buildings

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Writing-intensive, variable-topic course designed to improve English majors' ability to produce clear, well-organized, analytically sound and persuasively argued essays relevant to English studies. Introduces students to research techniques through the examination of critical texts appropriate to the course topic. Course Information: Credit is not given for ENGL 300 and ENGL 350. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement; one year of college literature or consent of instructor. For majors only.

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Writing on Buildings - Sorry to disappoint: We won-t literally write on buildings in this course. But we will delve into the design processes, material technologies, professional standards, government regulations, political machinations, grand obsessions, good intentions, petty squabbles, and bad habits that shape the writing we find all around us in the built environment. As we investigate this writing, we-ll discover that there-s a lot to say about the conventions that dictate what can (and can-t and shouldn-t) be written permanently on and inside buildings. We-ll endeavor to learn how these conventions came to be, and we-ll argue about their continued relevance in this era of digital identification and wayfinding. We-ll consider, too, how writing on buildings can fall short of equitably serving a diverse public, and we-ll imagine and propose remedies to right what seems wrong. Additionally, we-ll examine writing on buildings that is, from an institutional perspec

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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