FGN LANG 1111 Reacting to the Past: Language, Immigration, and Social Change: 4 semester hours

Reacting to the Past is a series of culturally accurate simulations built around key moments, ideas, and texts from the past. In each simulation, students are assigned one role; they research their character and learn to speak and write in his or her voice. The course offers students a rigorous inter-disciplinary learning experience in which they conduct academic research, speak publicly, and write extensively in different genres. It integrates critical reading, writing, and thinking skills and studies actual writing practices. Sequenced reading and writing assignments build cumulatively to more complex assignments. Includes formal and informal writing, drafting and revising, editing for correctness, synthesizing source material, and documenting sources accurately. This course fulfills the requirement for Freshman Composition.