ENGL 155
Contemporary Mexican Cinema and the World Spring 2022
Division I Writing Skills
Cross-listed ENGL 155 / COMP 155

Class Details

This expository writing course is grounded in an exploration of contemporary Mexican cinema and develops students’ ability to critically write about film. We will focus on feature-length films, documentaries, and short films that not only grapple with Mexican history and identity but also those that travel beyond the borders of Mexico. The list of directors whose work will be considered includes Natalia Beristáin, Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alejandra Márquez Abella, Kenya Márquez, Jorge Pérez Solano, and Patricia Riggen.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3838
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Active participation, written and verbal comments on peer work, five papers (including one revision)
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students who do not have a 5 on the AP and/or have not previously taken a 100-level English class
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 155 Division I COMP 155 Division I
WS Notes: Students will do at least 20 pages of writing (4 papers) and will be required to significantly revise one paper. Students will also provide two detailed editorial responses to the work of another student. Significant class time will be spent covering strategies for effective and persuasive academic writing. Throughout the semester, students will receive written feedback from the instructor with specific suggestions for revision and improvement.
Attributes: LATS Countries of Origin + Transnationalism Elect

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