Writing Seminar


“The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way... people look at reality, then you can change it.”

James Baldwin

RCC 200 - Writing Analytically: Writing to Change the World

Develop a greater understanding of self and others through the method of fieldwork - the on-the-ground study of subcultures and groups of people, both familiar and strange.  “Step out” of your own subcultures/groups and look in to gain fresh perspective, “step into” unfamiliar groups to understand strangers.  We will listen deeply to interesting people of your choice, explore strange and familiar subcultures, question assumptions, analyze and interpret findings, and move beyond common stereotypes.  We will gain new insights about the magnificence, complexity, and challenges of ourselves and others.  Through our explorations and the quest to articulate our findings to others, we will become better researchers, readers, and writers.