Instructor: Ray Peters
Office: Room 302, 186 S. College Ave.
Conference hours: 8-12 on TR and by appointment
Office telephone: (302) 831-8567
Writing Fellows Program: www.udel.edu/honors/writingfellows
E110 teaches the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills essential to success in college. As an E110 student, you will learn to develop your own ideas as you seek to understand, analyze, and thoughtfully respond to the written ideas of others. Simultaneously, you will write essays and reports in the approaches typically used in the academic world: exposition, analysis, argumentation, and research.
This course will explore writing about musical creativity. We will study the creative process of major composers (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Stravinsky, George Gershwin, Ellington, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Mingus, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Glass, etc.) and songwriters (Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Lennon and McCartney, Joni Mitchell, etc.). Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on the rhetorical analysis of texts. We will read Best Music Writing 2012, Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, and Geoff Dyer's But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz. We will also listen to samples of the music under discussion. In order to develop skills in academic writing, we will analyze research papers in the Arak Anthology and other samples of academic writing. Students will write brief response papers, critical reviews, analytical essays, and a research paper examining the creative process in the work of a composer or musician of their choice.
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Last updated: September 21, 2013