Composing the Past: Reading and Writing 20th Century US History
Robyn Ferret and Gene Taylor
Sec LCHW TTh 1:15pm-3:20pm 10 credits
CKR, GS, H, SS- In this 10.0 credit learning community combining ENGL& 101 and HIST&
148, students will read and write texts which examine our connection to the recent
recorded past. They will be introduced to major themes and issues from 20th Century
United States history, and will interrogate a variety of artifacts in terms of the
rhetorical conditions and historical contexts which produced them. Students will develop
both communication strategies and historical thinking skills as they consider the
purpose, audience, authorship, and distribution of various, often contradictory, sources;
and they will use reading and writing processes to inspire and expose an understanding
of our complex national story.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL& 096 or 099 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement into ENGL&101.
Students are required to register for both courses below for a total of 10.0 credits:
Item 2770 - ENGL& 101 Composition I
Item 3300 - HIST& 148 United States History III