Our Courses

Spring 2018: 1000-Level

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English-1109: Intensive Writing and Reading
Instructor: Martha Sims
 
Provides intensive practice in integrating academic reading and writing. 

 
English-1110.01: First-Year English Composition

Instructor: Staff

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. 
*Traditional and online sections available
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.01: First-Year English Composition—Writing for a Cause
Instructor: Jessie Male
 
Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. 
*Traditional and online sections available
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

 


English-1110.01: First-Year English Composition—Capitalism and Identity

Instructor: Carlos Kelly

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. 
*Traditional and online sections available
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.01: First-Year English Composition—Representations of Singlehood

Instructor: Eliza Smith

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. 
*Traditional and online sections available
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.01: First-Year English Composition—Disaster Narratives

Instructor: Amanda Ingram

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. 
*Traditional and online sections available
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.01: First-Year English Composition—Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Instructor: Nicole Pizarro

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. 
*Traditional and online sections available
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.01: First-Year English Composition:Rhetorical Monsters and Monstrous Rhetoric

Instructor: Nicholas Hoffman

In a powerful narrative moment, the Monster that inhabits the pages of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein calls out to his creator (and to us as readers): “Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination?” (Chapter XXV). When we encounter images and descriptions of “monsters” we may be struck with the very same questions, and the matter of what defines a monster is consistently up for debate. Our primary goal in this course will be to explore and develop our analytical techniques in the writing of academic discourse. In achieving this goal, we will pay close attention not only to how we define monstrosity but also to how monsters are constructed and utilized in both text and image to various rhetorical ends. Depictions of monstrosity abound in historical texts and artwork as well as in contemporary film trailers, video games, and writing (both fictional and nonfictional), and participants will have the opportunity to develop their own research topics, ultimately crafting an argument for what is at stake in their chosen sources. All the while we will question where monsters reside in these texts, how they appeal to us as readers, and ultimately who creates or is made into a monster and for what purpose. 
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.01H: Honors First-Year English Composition—Immigration & Ethnography
Instructor: 
Frank Donoghue

This course will examine in detail the process of writing a college-level paper or essay through the theme of immigration. We will read immigrants’ stories in their own words for each class and then discuss these readings in groups. We will also do some ethnographic exercises in the first weeks of class, both to give you practice writing but to also examine your experience of getting to Ohio State. After group discussion, we will regroup as a class for grammar and writing exercises. Grammar exercises are ungraded and are meant to strengthen your writing skills, not to impact your grade. Along with these exercises, we will cover how to write a paper or essay in a workshop format, working together on each step of the writing process. There will be a series of very short papers in the first month of the course, but the central writing assignment will be a research paper that students will develop over the course of the final two months of the semester. The required texts are Geraldine Woods’ English Grammar for Dummies (second edition), John Bowe’s Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs, David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, and excerpts from Paul Lauter, ed., Literature, Class and Culture. There will also be occasional supplements to these texts.
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1


English-1110.01H: Honors First-Year English Composition
Instructors: James Fredal and Daniel Seward

Provides intensive practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. 
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.02: First-Year English Composition
Instructor: Staff
 
Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. Taught with an emphasis on literary texts. 
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.03: First-Year English Composition—Meanings Behind Movie Posters
Instructor: Christiane Buuck
 
Intensive practice in fundamentals of expository writing illustrated in the student's own writing and essays of professional writers; offered in a small class setting and linked with an individual tutoring component in its concurrent course, ENGLISH-1193. This course is available for EM credit only through the AP program. 
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1110.03: First-Year English Composition—Belief and the Supernatural
Instructor: Martha Sims
 
Intensive practice in fundamentals of expository writing illustrated in the student's own writing and essays of professional writers; offered in a small class setting and linked with an individual tutoring component in its concurrent course, ENGLISH-1193. This course is available for EM credit only through the AP program. 
GE: Writing and Communication—Level 1

English-1193: Individual Studies
Instructor: Martha Sims         
 
Intensive practice in the fundamentals of expository writing. 
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