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Course Requirements

As a writing seminar, WR 100 requires both a good deal of reading and writing and your active involvement in a variety of class activities. Specific course requirements are:

  • self-assessment
  • journal entries
  • in-class writing assignments
  • presentation
  • three major papers
  • final portfolio
  • two conferences with your instructor
  • attendance and participation

Required Texts

All texts may be found at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Kenmore Square unless otherwise indicated.

  • Course packet (available under Readings)
  • Norton Writing Handbook (online - reference only)
  • They Say I Say by Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein (U. Chicago)
  • Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley (HarperPerennial*)
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Bedford/St.Martin's*)
  • V for Vendetta by Anal Moore & David Lloyd (Vertigo*)
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare (Folger/Washington Square)

* this edition required


Always bring texts for the day to class.

Course Packet includes excerpts from Faith and Treason by Antonia Fraser and Utopia by Thomas More and articles on genetics, eugenics, dystopianism, and evolution. Additional materials will also be available online.

Films: V for Vendetta (2005), directed by the Wachowski Brothers, We Live in Public (2009) directed by Ondi Timoner, and a single episode of Doctor Who, “The Shakespeare Code” (2007) directed by Charles Palmer. There will be screenings scheduled, but attendance is not mandatory. If students do not attend screenings, they are welcome to view films on their own or at the Geddes Language Lab on the 5th floor of CAS.

DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.