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WRPR0203A-W15

Cross-Listed As:
AMST0203A-W15

CRN: 11372

Media, Sports, & Identity

Media, Sports, & Identity
In this course we will examine the relationship between media, sports, and the formulation of one’s identity. We will examine issues pertaining to gender identification, violence, and hero worship. Reading critical essays on the subject, studying media coverage of sporting events, and writing short analytical essays will enable us to determine key elements concerning how sports are contextualized in American culture. Student essays will form the basis of a more in-depth inquiry that each student will then present, using media, at the end of the course. (Not open to students who have taken WRPR 1002)

WRPR0500A-W15

CRN: 10703

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
(Approval Required)

WRPR0500B-W15

CRN: 10704

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
(Approval Required)

WRPR0500C-W15

CRN: 10705

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
(Approval Required)

WRPR0500D-W15

CRN: 10706

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
(Approval Required)

WRPR0500E-W15

CRN: 10707

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
(Approval Required)

WRPR1005A-W15

CRN: 11371

Healing Through Writing

Healing Through Writing
In this writing-intensive course we will examine how the writing process can serve as a healing tool for adversity and trauma. Using James W. Pennebaker’s Opening Up and Louise de Salvo’s Writing as a Way of Healing as our theoretical base, we will analyze poems, short stories, essays, and books that demonstrate the transformative power of personal narrative. Students will write and revise their own healing narratives in a workshop setting. Assignments will include short in-class writing prompts, 3 essays, electronic journals, and a final portfolio of 15-20 pages of revised work.