ENG1101: Seeing, Saying, Showing: An Introduction to Writing & the Visual Culture of New York

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ENG1101: Seeing, Saying, Showing: An Introduction to Writing & the Visual Culture of New York
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Professor(s)
Department
English
Course Code
ENG 1101
Semester / Year
Fall 2017
Course Description

English Composition I is a course designed to introduce you to college writing through an exploration of New York City and the rich and varied stories and perspectives of the people who have made it their home. Drawing on readings from a wide variety of genres—as well as your own experience and knowledge—we will investigate the physical space of New York City as well as it’s history, literature and visual culture to explore the relationship between place & identity. In doing so, we will also engage with current debates about gentrification, housing, transportation and public space as they impact people’s lives in the city. In doing so, we will explore the concept of the “right to the city” as it relates to New York City and our own (and others) lives within it. Through the various writing assignments you complete for this class, you will develop effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including the use of the library, digital media, ethnography, archives, oral histories, the streets and your imagination.

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Gentrification in the gritty New York City

After reading an excerpt for Sarah Schulman’s “Gentrification of the Mind” I noticed she says “Eviction of the weak has always been a force in the development of New York City.” She continues to give examples of weaker groups of people wh […] See MoreGentrification in the gritty New York City

one of a kind New York

Hi Sajida, I love the imagery in this poem. You capture a New York moment. You were actually supposed to post this on the course site, not here. Go to "visit course site." Then go to your "dashboard" and follow the directions to add a […] See Moreone of a kind New York

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