Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Focuses on academic writing as a means of inquiry. Uses critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate positions. Emphasizes development of a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121, or completion of WR 115 and RD 115. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 41757

From the Instructor:
Writing 121: Fear, Terror, and Writing As the title of the course indicates, the theme of this class is fear. In addition to weekly homework assignments such as response papers, peer reviews, and discussion posts, as a student in this class you will write three major essays. Essay #1 is a 5-6 page personal/narrative essay about the scariest time or moment in your life; Essay #2 will be a 5-6 page, academically-structured persuasive movie review of the film 28 Days Later or the film The Others or the film Children of Men; Essay #3 will be a 5-6 page expository/research paper about the role of fear as a persuasive tool in the realm of media and politics. The required texts for this book are: The Everyday Writer (Fifth Edition) by Andrea Lunsford, and The Culture of Fear
Course Specific Requirements:
No on-campus requirements--you can take this class from anywhere with a good internet connection. All other requirements will be covered on the first day of class.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
41757 WEB » - 21-Sep-2015 thru 10-Dec-2015
Instructor: Catherine E Landwehr
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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