Fall 2022 - WL 301W D100
Writing and Research (4)
Class Number: 7377
Delivery Method: In Person
Helps students develop more advanced critical thinking and writing skills through a selected topic in world literature. Explores specific literary research methods such as formulating a research question, engaging with secondary sources, and creating a strong authorial voice. Writing.
CREATIVITY AND THE WORK OF ART: ON DISRUPTION AND NORMATIVITY
How is art relevant in leading a meaningful life? How does novelty change the way we experience the world? Why is it important to be creative? Spending time with various works of art we will explore the significance of creativity for shaping the self and the world. While learning how to write and research we will venture to see the imaginative potential in a structured academic context. Our readings will include the magnificent insights of Nietzsche, Dali, Freud, Banksy, Adorno, and Benjamin, alongside the wonders of the Islamic Art world.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- formulate a thesis statement that taps into the ambiguity of a given work
- develop an eye for detail to do close-readings
- explore the implications of an analysis
- unpack the assumptions in a reading
- engage in a critical dialogue with research
- Attendance / Active Participation 10%
- Presentation 10%
- Midterm Paper (working and final draft) (10% + 20%) 30%
- Final Paper (working and final draft) (10% + 30%) 40%
- Art Project 10%
All readings are available online.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html