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08/08/19

New Fall CL2 Course: ENG 204 Writing About the Environment

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

ENG 204 Writing about the Environment

Prof. Elizabeth Mazzolini

TR 8-9:20am

This course will explore kinds of writing related to environmentalist expression and action, both activist and professional. Students will develop a rhetorical understanding of what makes various forms of communication effective, to be able to produce their own environmentalist communication and respond to that of others. We will consider film representations of responses to climate change, and analyze visual culture’s capacity to induce social change. Finally, students will produce a paper in a genre and on a topic of their own choosing. Engaging and effective writing is possible for anyone willing and able to devote work and attention to it; good writing about the environment is the result of curiosity, research, passion, and logical, critical thinking based on trustworthy evidence and expertise. These are the principles on which the class is based.