Writing from Theory

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing from Theory

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisites: ENG 102.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is a seminar on the principles of effective expository writing with a focus on the critical perspectives and theories that enliven contemporary literary, art, and cultural studies. Through an historical survey of critical theory, including an introduction to relevant terminology, the course will cover various types of arguments, appropriate to different concerns and cultural contexts. The theory addressed in this course spans theories of race, class, gender and national identity, postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives, Marxist critique, and psychoanalytic approaches. Writing assignments will provide students with the opportunity to apply these theories to literary works, film, painting, and built space.

    3 credit hours. Pre-requisites: ENG 102.

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