An analysis of the cultural, social class, economic, and ethnic features of the American South, and investigation of the historical and contemporary forces which shape the unique character of the southern United States.
This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline. For example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments may include high-and low-stakes writing assignments, resulting in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages of formal and informal writing distributed over the course of the semester). The instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision. (This is an example of the range and kinds of writing assignments.)
Scheduling for this course has not yet been determined.