Reading: A Workshop

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Fall 2017
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Joli Sandoz
academic and creative nonfiction writing, community studies, analog game design

Careful reading leads to clearer understanding. Fiction and experience-based nonfiction can reward careful readers with valuable insights into human nature and the ways of the world. With that fact in mind, we’ll engage with stories about a broad collection of people and situations. An informal and supportive workshop setting will encourage course members to apply specific strategies to reading literary texts. We will move together toward the goal of becoming more resourceful, effective, and committed contributors to the making of meaning from words on a page.

Reading and discussion will be our primary learning activities. Books presently under consideration include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie), Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates), The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston), The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros), and A River Runs through It (Norman Maclean).

Fields of study: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: All!

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Thu 5:45-9:45p