Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ENG                                     Course Number: 218                                    
Course Title: Writing: Forms and Genres
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Writing: Forms and Genres is the core course requirement for the Writing Minor. This course will introduce students to the writing workshop format, where students will read and critique each other?s original work. The course will begin with a discussion of the structural building blocks of each form or genre, supplemented with a close reading of published examples of such forms. From here, students will begin to write and revise in various modes, including First-person Narrative/Monologue, Rhetorical Analysis, Poetry, Short Fiction, Interview-based Argumentative Essay/Ethnography/Profile. Their writing will be workshopped in class, and after receiving constructive, hands-on criticism, students will revise their work into fuller, more complete and polished pieces. At the end of the course students will create a portfolio of their revised work.

Prerequisite: English 101 and English 201.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date:    01/25/2016