The years 2011-15 mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, an ideal time to reflect not only on the war itself but on how it has been remembered in art and popular culture. This course will examine films--from various time periods, genres, and points of view--that depict the Civil War era. Among other topics, we will consider how movies have framed the causes of the North and the South, how they have emphasized reconciliation between the two sides, and how they have approached (or neglected) the issue of slavery. Our viewings will lead us to ask critical questions about the motives behind, and implications of, the film industry's treatment of the war. Students will watch films closely and read selections by film scholars that serve as models of academic writing. Discussions and informal writing assignments will lay the groundwork for formal essays. There will be several short, analytical papers and one 8-10 page research paper, all involving multiple revisions, peer reviews, and self-assessments.
355:301 College Writing and Research bridges the gap for transfer students as they develop the skills necessary to meet Rutgers University’s rigorous writing standards. In the first part of the course, students complete analytic papers based on connected close readings. The process introduces strategies for freewriting, organization, independent argumentation, implication driven analysis, peer review, and writing toward discovery. In the second half of the course, writers complete a 8-10 page research paper, providing a chance to develop an independent academic inquiry into an area of personal interest. 301 offers an opportunity to find community with other transfer students, while writers independently pursue research and take collegiate writing to the next level!
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In 2011, New York State lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state to provide equal marriage rights to same-sex couples. Today, we are reassessing marriage as a cultural institution. In this course, students will read texts, participate in discussions, and consider how marriage has been redefined throughout the 20th century. How have social movements and political climates forced us to reconsider what marriage means? How do representations of marriage relate to the time periods in which they were constructed? We will read texts such as Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. We will also look at portrayals of marriage on television and in film. Students will complete short writing assignments, participate in peer reviews, and consider their own writing through self-assessment. This course aims to equip students with essential skills for academic writing, which will culminate in an 8-10 page research paper.