2022 MS105 Fall Saturday Class

Saturday 7:00PM-8:30PM 09/24- 12/17 No class on 11/26

 Course Overview: 
This course emphasizes the theme of exploring contemporary issues through fiction; it takes a more advanced approach in that students will connect literary themes to specific contemporary issues. This semester’s main goal is to help students connect literary conflict to real life in a way that enables them to address conflict with respect. They will practice respectfully articulating their opinions and sharing perspectives in a constructive way. This theme takes inspiration from the “zoom in” and “zoom-out” principles often taught in upper-level writing (wherein “zoom in” is a careful analysis of literature and assigned texts and then a “zoom out,” is an analysis of how the text comments on broader societal trends). The course will cover academic, creative, and persuasive writing. In addition to in-class lessons students also have access to a library of video lectures intended to supplement students’ learning. Further, office hours as well as by appointment. In preparation for this course, there is a pre-class assignment!

  Book List  A
  1. The White Stag, by Kate Seredy (1020L/96)
  2. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card  (780L / 256)
  3. Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy), by Cornelia Funke ( 780L /576)
  4. Native American Heroes , by Ann McGovern (840L /128)
  5. Maniac Magee   , by Jerry Spinelli (820L /180)

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