Writing Seminars

Seminars on writing

A two-year Master of Fine Arts in Writing program with ten-day stays in January and June. The Critical Writing Seminars are small, innovative, discipline- and genre-based courses organized around a specific scientific question. The Writing Support Centre seminars are aimed at students, but are open to all in the Western community AND they are free. All first-year students are required to choose a writing seminar for the first year. I' ll take a look at my writing class starting in the fall semester.

Seminars on writing

Writing seminars are based on multidisciplinary academic debate that ranges from academic advances and historic happenings to powerful art tradition and modern society. Seminars are small, with no more than 12 participants, and are held twice a week for 80-minute meetings. During the second half of the term, under the supervision of their lecturer, they write an extensive research paper.

These writing seminars give the student the possibility to take part in a scientific fellowship at an early stage. By teaching them to write academically, they will be able to ask interesting issues, organize complicated concepts and make unique statements that address a wide range of resources and help in on-going scientific discussions. Part of the training experiences is a central IP practise called peak reviews.

Over the course of a number of large papers, each student submits designs for evaluation, provides input to colleagues, and attends one-on-one and small group meetings with their professors, helping them to refine their own concepts and become better editors and writers of their work. Multidisciplinary orientation of the seminars gives the student the opportunity to raise consciousness for important distinctions in the discipline's practice and approach.

The students are taught to evaluate a large number of resources and to browse through the university libraries.

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Writing seminar description for early 2019 will be published by Wednesday, August 1 In the meantime, you can check the seminars for fall 2017 and early 2018 and find out more about the registration procedure for the writing seminar. Seminars on writing have a shared objective - through exercise and instruction to control important research and argumentation policies and methods.

In contrast to most other classes organised around lectures, writing seminars are mainly organised around writing - a set of four tasks totalling around 30 pages. Writing seminars all concentrate on the abilities necessary for effectively and critically read and write, but they differ in the subjects and text allocated.

In the following you will find a description of the many different writing seminars that will be held this semester. You can classify your top 8 seminars during the registration process anytime. In order to improve your chance of being allocated to one of your top priorities, select seminars that come together at different hours, breakfast and dinner.

You can apply for a new semester on line. Student register for a writing seminar on-line. Student will be informed by e-mail about the writing of seminar papers. Tuesday, January 23, 5 p.m. - Tuesday, January 30, 5 p.m. Prospective participants can apply for an amendment to the writing seminar on-line. Applications to modify a writing seminar will not be considered after the expiration of the period without the specific approval of the writing program director and your head of study.

Writing seminars from Monday to Wednesday. Tuesday/Thursday first days of writing seminars. This writing seminar examines the difficult roles of US intelligentsia in the world. Next, the student will focus on case histories of the Cold War - free market in Chile, abstracted impressionism and atomic warfare - and discuss the responsibilities of intellects who join forces with mighty organizations.

What is the difference between our genuine self and the histories we are creating for the world? Next, we explore the work of Katy Perry and Alaa Basatneh, an active proponent of the cause of social equity, while relying on economy, evolutionary bias and the study of cognition to explore how to convey authenticy through societal mediation.

In the research paper, the student examines a false report or "fake news" history, past or present, and develops an arguement about its societal and culturally significant. Pupils end by researching an aspects of their everyday work. How far are our own choices and convictions hidden from us by socioeconomic powers?

In this writing seminar we will explore the many ways that humans can select and not select who they are and who they will become. We' re starting to use recent work in the field of psychological research to investigate graphical memoires, such as Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Alison Bechdel's Are you my mom? Next, we investigate the families and communities on the southern side of Chicago to analyse the resistance of humans to adversities and systematic injustices.

In the research article, the student examines how an education system, a philosophical approach or an individual chance have eased or come into conflict with each other's work. This writing seminar uses Gotham as text to question the relation between city, place and human being. In their research, the student analyses an urbane phenomenon, a trends or a topic of his choice.

This writing seminar is a multi-disciplinary exercise to understand what the crowd is saying about the United States and investigate its impact on the individual, the community and the constructed and physical world. Next, we analyse the historic and policy origins of the compulsory penalty, its presentation on orange is the new black and psychological debate pertinent to its impact on psychological wellbeing.

In their research work, the student develops a discussion about one facet of imprisonment. Finally, we imagine America without imprisonment. This writing seminar will investigate how diverging anthropological experience produces contradictory truth about global warming as we investigate the potential of stories to bridge the gap between environmental reality and fiction.

Addressing the controversy over standing rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline, we explore how individual and institutionnalarratives can alter the constructed world, mobilise grass-roots movement and create or sometimes defy global truth about our societies. In their research, the student addresses a dispute related to a place or novel of their choice on the issue of global warming.

After all, the pupils are reflecting their own socio-ecological experience either in the form of a Flash movie, testimonial, vlog clip or podcast. "In this writing seminar we investigate the transmission of the disease from a bio-cultural point of view and ask: How is the spreading of the epidemic affected by convictions about racial, sexual and ethnicity? Next, we investigate fictional, movie and TV serials such as Outbreak and The Wandering Dead, which use infections as a methaphor for culturing.

In the research projects, participants are developing an arguement about the propagation of an real epidemic, such as smallpox or of a culture or technology that is causing outbreaks. In this writing seminar we ask how we should understand and fight the phenomena of the traffic in people in the 21. cent. Let us begin by examining the 1926 Convention on the Status of Slaves and the 2000 UN Palermo Protocol to analyse the usefulness of historic concepts of enslavement as a tool for reflecting on this breach of man.

Pupils then explored the initial blueprints for a slave trip under the Disney theme, while questioning the importance of "authenticity" in modern depictions of enslavement, as in the movie Taken and Exhibitions at the U.S. National Museum of African America History and Culture. During the second half of the term, the student makes a case study on a particular issue of modern enslavement, such as the organism' illegal economy, the perception of the importance of assent in the traffic in human beings or the use of children's troops in drugs-traffic.

Finally, the student develops a scholarship suggestion based on their research. The writing seminar uses a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches in exploring the relation between formal communications, identification and clothing, and defines clothing in general to incorporate any physical addition or change such as piercing or tattooing. In the research paper, the student will argue about how a garment or a phenomena has created, traded or complex significance.

In this writing seminar, we will examine conversations as a societal phenomen. So how have there been shifts in what is considered a sensible form of communication in the field of SMB? Beginning with an investigation of Louis Malle's 1981 movie My Dinner with Andre, a real-time portrayal of a friend who shares a dinner in a New York dining room to evaluate Jonathan Swift and H.G. Wells' essay on talk.

Next we address "caring robots", AI interlocutors like Siri and Alexa and Spike Jonze's movie Her, about the romance of a man's fake vocal hug and ask what part such technology plays in shredding or strengthening the societal structure. The graduation project focuses on either modern or historic or metaphorical discussions of the students' choice. At this writing seminar we will question the views of Indiana Jones.

In the research case of their choice, the student examines a concrete case to shed light on a major discussion or riddle about the fragmentation of the past: the Euphronios crater and the return of antiques, the deliberate demolition of cultural assets and the ascent of non-state protagonists such as ISIS or Nazi memorials in present-day Germany.

In this writing seminar, we examine urbanisation on a regional and international scale and ask how huge demographic changes are challenging everything from societal structure to cityscape. Next, using case examples from Lagos and Mumbai, the student will examine how the ecological, technological, cultural and economical impacts of globalisation on cities can be measured. In their research work, they examine the point of contact between different identity levels in a town.

And, when the pupils reach the university, they have at least three fourths of their lives in their schooling. This writing seminar examines teaching and training in an multidisciplinary contexts. In the research paper, the student examines an academic problem of their choosing from a particular discipline view. In the end, the pupils will consider their own pathways of formation in the lights of the theory we are studying.

In what ways was infancy newly conceived and newly conceived as a societal class in different eras and civilizations? This writing seminar looks at the continuously evolving perception of the first years of man's evolution. Afterwards, we will go to the Cotsen Children's Gallery to investigate how the child's mind has been reinvented time and again in music.

Pupils then argue about an incident, a dispute or a project of their choosing that highlights the perspectives of a particular era's children. Finally, the pupils suggest a new novel, toys or toys and theorise how it would affect a children today. This writing seminar looks to Africa as we investigate the importance of equity and forgiveness in the post-colonial age.

First of all, the student analyses the suspense between regional and multinational judiciary in the processing of cases from Kenya under UK domination and the Rwanda genocide. Next, we investigate court records, polling dates, memoir and legal philosophy to reveal the significance of "truth" as searched for by the Southern African Commission for Truths and Reconciliation in the years after apartheid.

In their research, the student examines a dispute or motion about decolonisation or interim jurisdiction in an African contexts by constructing an inventive case about societies confronted with traumatic, divisive and violent situations. At the end of the course, the pupils propose open memorial sites for all cases that are examined in the classroom or in their writings.

This writing seminar will ask together with humanists, social scientists, philosophs and art-criticists how the arts shape the perceptions, experiences, treatment and representations of psychological illnesses. The first half of the term we look at representations of psychological illnesses in pop culture: we begin with the analysis of the Silver Linings Playbook through the lenses of Emily Martin's US Bi-polar Disorders Survey; next, the student uses the Ian Hacking's proclamatory philosophy of medicinal diagnosis to interprete a work of notion ( "of your choice") about psychological ailments.

Then, college graduates will be exploring a topic that brings together insanity and cultural issues such as psyche among directors and businesspeople, consciousness raising activities by groups like the National Alliance on Mental Illness or the ever-increasing number of psychedelics that are being given to them. This writing seminar explores miniature images of the past and present to help us grasp their perspectives on issues of controversy, retrospection, privacy, liberty and the relationship between humanity, technique and nature.

Let's start by criticizing and fine-tuning Susan Stewart's definitions of the thumbnail by taking up the resources she analyses in her essays, which include thumbnail fiction and Queen Mary's Dolls' House. Afterwards, we analyse Frances Glessner Lee's "Nutshell Study of Unexplained Death" criminal scenes diorams, with which forum researchers and investigators were trained - through the lens of architectural study, criminalology, photography, forescience and sweet Theory.

" After all, the student researches a thumbnail of their choice. Who do we vote for in a country? In this writing seminar we examine the relationships between migration, company and identities in our networked state. In the research paper, the student investigates all questions related to migration. Lastly, we make comments in which we call on the general population to reflect on controversial questions of migration.

In this writing seminar, the relation between science and art is explored by exploring environments such as collegiate campus and city parc. In the research paper, the student chooses a scenery, whether realistic or imaginary, and uses a number of resources to discuss the relation between man and the world.

Finally, we investigate vanished sceneries in our own life by making what is miss-ing? onlinemaps. This writing seminar examines what can be said about past and present society. How does greater portability affect the level of societal coherence? Next, we investigate how the railway - the portable technologies of the nineteenth centuries - changed contemporary America.

In their research work, they will come up with an inventive case for student portability in a field of their choice. Under what circumstances can the transformations of sexual customs and legal requirements be achieved? This writing seminar examines the policy and culture of regulating sex in the United States - and the push back against this invention.

Next, we analyse the daily experience of non-normative relations by using pop images such as the TV show Sister Wives or the movie Her. In their research, the student examines a historic or modern sex dispute of their choosing. At the end of the term, we adapt our research results to a broader general population.

This writing seminar looks at the way new technologies are defining and challenging our self-image. Next, we examine Carthesian duality as a frame for man's identities, using theories of Donna Haraway and N. Katherine Hayles to analyse true AI' like PARO, the therapeutical sealing robots, replica, your chat bot double, and depictions of human/technological entanglement in Ex Machina and Black Mirror.

In the research study, the student analyzes a post-human phenomena of their own choosing to discuss how it changes our concepts of commonness. Why does the idea of ownership have the necessary adaptability to be of service to both free enterprise liberalists and egalitarian socialists? This writing seminar begins with Locke's second paper by the government and analyses the tension in the text between the individual's right to accumulate (or inherit) a wealth and the equality of opportunities for each of us to own possession.

Milton Friedman's supply-side economy, Muhammad Yunus' "Social Business" models, the US expropriation of Kelo v. New London and the feature length movie The Garden, we evaluate different concepts of real estate. Through their own research, they will analyse a topic where proprietary laws are at stake: for example, Western US waters, minerals and pastures, the conservation of land for the rural populations of less developed countries, IP in the age of e-commerce, or the attempts of indigenous US and Canada countries to allow privately owned land in reserva.

Combining research from the neurosciences, behavioural economy and behavioural psychology, we examine the sciences behind the techniques of rigging and consider how we (and our writing) can alter the behaviour of others. In the research paper, the student can examine possible impacts on our decision-making, among them such different topics as various types of publicity, terrorism promotion, culture and culture, architectural and stylistic constraints and personalisation of eSearcher.

Ultimately, we put the sciences into action by writing to rig an audiences. This writing seminar examines the importance and ethic of getting to know other spirits through research into cinema and literary, cultural research and technical design. Let us begin with Adam Smith's concept of compassion to analyse representations of empathy in Hitchcock's mystery novel Shadow of a Doubt (1943).

Next, the student explores how quiet communications research inspires narrators and academics equally to visualize artifical intelligence that can either predict or predict what we have in mind. What we have in minds. At the end of the term, you will reflect creatively as you envisage living in the spirit of a non-human being. In the course of the twentieth century, powerful societal theoreticians such as Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and Sigmund Freud signed the secularisation theorem, which stated that under modernist powers religions would necessarily atrophy.

Which part should be played by religious beliefs in our societal and civic life? In their research, the student analyses an interface between religious and secularist issues, such as the discussion about "New Atheism" or the dispute over anti-Islamic caricatures. This writing seminar explores how the representation of differences shapes culture, community and politics.

Let us begin with the question of what is at issue in questions of politics while we explore theories of intersection against the background of recent societal protest, such as the Women's March 2017. Then we will study the notorious Tuskegee study of untreated syphilis in the Negro and its consequences through the lens of medical sciences, psychology and culture remember.

In their research, they analyse an identification problem or dispute related to representational issues such as the evolution of an integrative face detection technique, the Flint, Michigan watershed, or the #OscarsSoWhite motion. In their research papers, they select a form of sensual communications and argue about its interface with society.

National Geographic focused in January 2017 on a worldwide "gender revolution" - a fast, far-reaching change in the order of society that affects both the various organs and the world. Ranging from attempts at US colleges to better house transsgender studies, to ESPN codcasts discussing the toxicity of male players in pro-sport, it seems that the conventional convictions about sex in the twenty-firstcentury have not yet been fully understood.

When - and how - can such changes bring about sustainable societal changes? This writing seminar examines the suspense between culturally evolving and institutionally stubborn and uses the dynamics of sociopolitical significance of sex to study this interaction. Ultimately, they use their own scholarly interests in sex and societal changes to produce a concluding research document and adapt this work to a wider audiences.

Right from the start, the languages of race and race permeate our societal traditions, define our identity and describe reasonable ways of loving and emotionalizing. This writing seminar examines how scholarship and technologies are used to assess, characterise and politicise ideas of gender and sexuality - and how other societal bodies such as the mainstream press and religions immortalise, challenging and complicating these norm.

Afterwards, we investigate topical academic, human and literature theory of manhood and how modern medias react to these ideas of man. In their research work, each student generates a academic debate on an issue of affection, sexuality and sexuality. Lastly, there are statements by the student that spread their research beyond the academic sphere.

This writing seminar uses politics and psychoanalysis to investigate the subtle power of humour, which is as insulting as it pleases. In Adrienne Truscott's provoking stand-up show "Asking For It" we analyse the tension between bodies and cultures and join the scientific discussion about sexually assaulted people.

Eventually, the student practices satirical submission by writing essays based on the model of the onion. This writing seminar examines how speech influences the themes, identity and idea that make up our space. Next, we investigate policy debates using rhetoric, communications and politics theories.

In their research work, the student examines a case of changing languages in the United States, such as the transition from "employers" to "job creators" or the epitome of a "war against women". "At the end of the course, the student will write an essay in which he or she will either defy or re-define a concept in modern politico.

This writing seminar uses literary, cinematic, and culture theoretical materials to investigate the omnipresent nature of travel, as well as its influence on the economy, and what the visitor tells about us and our relation to the rest of the underworld. In their research work, they select a place and elaborate an explanation of how this place influences our perception of it.

Finally, we create our own materials for a particular holiday location. Starting from such diverse fields as philosphy, psycology, religious science and literature theories, this writing seminar examines in a critical way the multicultural logic of bad and villain. Afterwards, the student chooses a TV show and argues about their idea of roguery.

During the second half of the term, participants explore the scientific and open debates about a conflicting classification of roguery, for example in the contexts of accusations of victims, worship or policy campaigns. This writing seminar examines our debt and its underlying structure through historical, sociological, economic and policy research.

Beginning with the basic economical assumption of official debts, we examine it in dialog with the idea of embedding the sociologist Karl Polanyi, who assumes that economical relations are always the same. During the second half of the term, they do their own research on debts and community. Eventually, the student will send a letter to a member of the congress and share their results.

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