ENGL 2200 A - Creativity, Imagination, & Writing

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The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

This course not only surveys theories about the imagination and creativity but also teaches various rhetorical exercises and strategies for sparking inventive thinking and new ideas to fire the writing process. Consult the English Department's website for detailed information. Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.

CRN for section A: 12060

Instructor: R. Grant Williams

About the instructor: I am really excited to offer this course, which has developed out of my fascination with creativity and memory over my career, as well as my research in the history of rhetoric (that is, the discipline of composition, argumentation, and wordcraft). I also like to use technology when teaching writing skills; for example, I have developed in the past a rhetoric and composition website for my undergraduate courses, called The Horn-Book. Organized around essay troubles, this encyclopaedic website helps students to remedy the specific problems plaguing their grammar, reasoning, and style. Serving as the graduate chair and now the chair of Carleton's English department, I have long incorporated digital research methods into both my undergraduate and graduate courses.

What has really motivated me in designing ENGL 2200 is to explore new modes of engaging and challenging students in order to enhance their learning experience during and even beyond their enrolment in my course. I want the course's activities to make a lasting impression on their writing- and thinking-habits, empowering them in their future educational and work environments.

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