Spring 2018

Reading, Writing, and Teaching

Listed in: English, as ENGL-120

Formerly listed as: ENGL-02  |  ENGL-06

Faculty

Benigno R. Sanchez-Eppler (Section 01)

Description

This course considers from many perspectives what it means to read and write and learn and teach both for ourselves and for others.  As part of the work of this course, in addition to the usual class hours, students will serve as weekly tutors and classroom assistants in adult basic education centers in nearby towns.  Thus this course consciously engages with the obstacles to and the power of education through course readings, through self-reflexive writing about our own varied educational experiences, and through weekly work in the community.  Although this course presses participants to reflect a great deal about teaching, this course does not teach how to teach. Instead it offers an exploration of the contexts and processes of education, and of the politics and desires that suffuse learning.  Course readings range across literary genres including essays, poems, autobiographies, and novels in which education and teaching figure centrally, as well as readings in ethnography, sociology, psychology, and philosophy.  The writing assignments cross many genres as well.

Limited to 18 students.  Spring semester.  Lecturer B. Sánchez-Eppler.

If Overenrolled: Pre-registered students have priority.

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Writing, Community Based Learning

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017