COML 1109

COML 1109

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Race is a ubiquitous yet under-discussed subject in America. Typically debates on "race" and skin color flare up around incidents such as the latest police killings of black folks or the profiling of South Asian, Arab, or Latino-looking people at security checkpoints. This course offers opportunities to write about race and skin color outside of intimidating accusations of racism. Writing is not just a classroom subject but a tool to create realities and worlds. While improving your writing skills and participating in civic debates, you will have the opportunity to scrutinize your own assumptions on physicality. We will read fiction, blogs, journal and newspaper articles and watch feature films and documentaries. Writing assignments will include reading reflections, responses, summaries, critiques, and analytical and argumentative essays.

When Offered Fall.

Comments First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20090 COML 1109   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at