I’m attending this super awesome course in the Fall.
Here’s the course listing from Columbia’s Fall 2010 course catalog:
Writing, Language, and Culture Seminar (Brendan Riley) Tuesdays, 12:30-3:20. 52-3804-01.
In this course, students will study issues surrounding language, writing, and representation, and produce substantial, complex writing and research projects as they work to build skills in research, prose style, editing, and design. Topics will include public debates such as the “English Only” movement and the politics of immigration, Ebonics and language education, the effects of media representations in public health, or the influence of digital culture on writing and literacy. Overall, the course heightens student awareness of the power of writing and representation to shape the way we produce and are produced by the world around us.
Act fast if you want to take it. It’ll fill up.