UB ENG 201LEC - ENG 201 Movies syllabus Sp2016-2 (8 pages)

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Eng 201lec - Writing 2

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ENG 201 Writing II Dr Kate Caccavaio kec3 buffalo edu Office 306 Clemens Hall Office hours MW 1 00PM 2 30PM 3 0 Credits A3 B7 C7 D2 MWF MWF MWF MWF 8 00AM 8 50AM 9 00AM 9 50AM 10 00AM 10 50AM 11 00 AM 11 50 AM 123 Clemens Hall 19 Clemens Hall 90 Alumni Arena 204 Clemens Hall MOVIES The View from the Seats Course Description The late winter early spring is known as Awards Season in the movie industry and provides a wonderful backdrop for examining the role that movies play in our lives While so much attention is paid to the content of popular films their key constructors directors actors actresses musical score etc and their massive earning potential little attention is paid to the role the viewer shares in the overall make up of movies as cultural artifacts This class will examine narratives primary and secondary materials that focus on the viewer s role in the cultural make up of movies in the modern era Through these readings we will explore the institutions and cultural constructions that shape the movie experience for the audience and discuss how access censorship criticism and context work together or not to situate movies as part of material culture We all love movies but this is not a film appreciation class We will be working through the mechanics of writing and rhetorical strategies with movie spectatorship as our central subject Course Objectives ENG 201 is designed around the following learning goals students will be introduced to the humanistic discipline of rhetoric Students will also evaluate primary and secondary sources practice library research methods and compose a formal research paper This class is designed to familiarize students with collegiate level writing critical thinking analysis and research Writing projects will reflect students level of engagement with the course content and materials You will become familiar with the university library its resources and the structure of its website in order to practice the rigors of academic research Becoming comfortable and confident in analysis research and writing will be skills you will carry with you into your chosen major Course Policies Contact I can be reached through my UB email address email inquiries will receive a response within 24 hours Office hours are on Monday and Wednesday ONLY Appointments for alternate times must be made at least 24 hours in advance Attendance Attendance will be taken each class and for student conferences 20 minutes tardiness will be considered an absence You are allowed no more than 3 absences this entire semester and your final grade will be penalized by a on your letter grade for each additional absence Six 6 or more absences during the course of the semester will result in automatic failure of the class Official documentation is required to have absences excused Participation Read all assigned materials in full before coming to class This class is an intellectual safe space where all opinions and ways of thinking are welcomed



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