This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of writing about culture. Students read and write about a wide variety of cultural artifacts - including art, concerts, dance, theatre, and literature - as well as explore how disciplinary and technological cultures affect writing. Through reading related texts, visiting cultural events, and writing about their own readings and experiences, students explore how cultural identity and cultural definitions are used and formed. Students are required to attend a wide range of cultural events, complete weekly writing assignments, and read a variety of genres in contemporary periodicals and books.
Prerequisites: Completion of a first-year seminar.