ENG 1023, Texas Woman's University (Fall 2012)
Hello, and welcome! My name is Dr. Dundee Lackey. I am the instructor for the following sections of ENG 1023:
In these sections of ENG 1023, you will deepen your research, reading, and writing skills while exploring gender roles and women’s history.While this theme and our shared readings give us a focal topic, the real subject of the class is writing and improving the critical thinking and information literacy skills that will enable you to research, read and write more effectively.
This semester, you will write: 1) a rhetorical analysis of the media item of your choice, analyzing how it depicts gender; 2) a research portfolio (consisting of a proposal, an annotated bibliography, and a review of literature) on the unsung heroine of your choice; and 3) an article for a class-authored website, using your research to teach others about the women we’ve researched. As an inspirational introduction to our final project, we’ll take a field trip to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth.
The required texts for this course are Gender Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, and The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing (which you should have from earlier courses in the Composition sequence). We will also read some selections from The Craft of Research (available electronically through the TWU library). Other readings will come from freely available internet sources. We’ll spend most of our time in portfolio 1 reading from Gender Roles, to practice the kinds of close, critical reading I’ll expect of you as you move into your research portfolios. During those later projects, you’ll be doing your own research and reading (mostly) sources you locate; we’ll then turn our attention to selections from the two handbooks, which should help you develop various aspects of your work.
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I look forward to learning with you!