Writing the Essay II

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Lang College

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

WTEII: What's Love...

Fall 2020

Taught By: Nkosi Bandele

Section: B

CRN: 1660

Credits: 4

WRITING THE ESSAY II: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?: It is taken as a given that the word "love" functions as a signifier in society, but the question of what precisely it signifies remains elusive. In this first year writing course, students read and write about romantic love. Is it just a fantasy, something we hope to be true? Or a reality, for those who are lucky or who work hard to make it true? Students consider whether romantic love is a socially-constructed illusion or merely an elaborate rationalization for physical desire. To do this effectively, students must hone their skills for reading, analyzing, and thinking critically about how notions of romantic love are strongly influenced by cultural assumption. In the process, students are required to think through complicated issues, write in order to critically examine that thinking, share their ideas, and make arguments based on their perspectives and understanding. Authors include William Shakespeare, e.e. cummings, Sharon Olds, and Laura Kipnis.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Lang College (LNGC)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: October 30, 2020 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 6, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:32pm 8/13/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 10/26/2020 - 12/17/2020