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ENG 171
Social Action and the Academic Essay
Spring

This course focuses on the intersections between writing, education, and community action. The class has equal numbers of Mills undergraduates and East Bay high school students who create partnerships that meet outside of class once a week. Topics include analysis and practice of expository and creative writing; educational theory; and studies in race, ethnicity, and class identity. All our work focuses on the relationships between writing and social justice. Readings vary by semester, and may include works by: Paolo Freire, Ta-Nehisi Coates, June Jordan, Virginia Woolf, Jonathan Kozol.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Cynthia Scheinberg

Prerequisite:
ENG 001

Note(s):
Prerequisite: ENG 001 or consent of instructor, junior or senior standing.
Limit fifteen students.
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Multicultural Perspectives, Written Communication II, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Community Engagement, Critical Analysis, Written & Oral Comm II

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Contemporary Writers Series

The Place for Writers

580 Split, Creative Writing Journal of Literature & Art

The Walrus

Campanil

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P: 510.430.2217
F: 510.430.3398
E: english@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17