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New Classes for Fall ’11

Here’s a list of classes for the Fall ’11 Semester. The list will continue to be updated. Keep watching.

WRI 300 – Literary Magazine: History & Editing 4cr (Dr. Alicita Rodriguez)
TTHS 02:30pm – 03:50pm

This class will teach students the history and purpose of literary magazines and literary publishing th rough reading, discussions, and magazine production. Students will study the genre of “literary” poetry and prose: what it is and why it matters. The class is production-oriented and associated with the both the College’s student-edited magazine, the Peal, and the peer-edited journal, Marginalia (founded by Professor Rodríguez). Students will read, analyze, and critique submissions and learn the process behind editorial decisions; they will also learn basic copy-editing. Students will learn how to market and advertise literary magazines; solicit authors; acquire and publish visual art, poetry, prose, criticism, and book reviews of literary and academic merit; and design layouts using Adobe InDesign. This class includes editorial work, design, and marketing.
Prerequisites: WRI 120 College Composition, WRI 140 Creative Writing: Introduction, WRI 230 Grammar, and one 200-level course (WRI 211, 212, or 213); or permission of instructor.

PAX 291  Animal Rights; Human Obligations 4cr (Dr. David Hoch)
TTHS 11:00
The course involves an examination of the moral status of animals and the descriptive and normative recognition of human obligations toward animals, as determined by cultural perceptions and philosophical schools of thought, particularly utilitarianism and deontology.  We will consider the ways animals are used to serve human ends, e.g., food, clothing, entertainment, medical and other kinds of research, etc.; proclaimed human moral entitlements to use animals; religious attitudes toward animals; legal protections; animal welfare and animal rights.
WRI 208: Theory and Practice in Tutoring Writing, 2cr (Dr. Julie Wilson)
Term 1 MWF 8-9:20

In this new course, we will study theories of composing and genres of academic writing, and we will explore tutoring strategies for grammar, style, structure, and argument. Students will gain a foundation to teach and mentor in our Writing Center as well as in other school, service, and professional settings. Instructor permission is required; stop by the Writing Center or email jwilson@warren-wilson.edu to learn more about the course.

Prerequisites: College Composition I and permission of instructor
MUS 202 – Applied Music Theory for Traditional Musicians, 2cr (Professor Kevin Kehrberg, Term 2 MWF1 11:00
This course is an introduction to music theory as applicable to the traditional vernacular music of North America, with a focus on the music traditions of the southern Appalachian region. Such traditions include old time music, bluegrass, country music, and gospel music. The course will cover chord construction, various scales, harmony, intervals, numbers, transposition, elementary ear training and other relevant concepts. Students will also have the opportunity to sing harmony in style pertinent to these musical traditions. While rudimentary music reading skills are required, the content will focus more on the practical application of these concepts in performance settings. Aspects of performance musicality (programming, pacing, dynamics, etc.) will also be covered. Prerequisite: MUS109 Introduction to Music or MUS120 Beginning Music Theory. Students with prior experience may elect to take a placement examination in place of the prerequisite (see Kevin Kehrberg).
  • MINOR IN MUSIC: TRADITIONAL
    The Warren Wilson Music Department is pleased to announce a revised minor with a new, optional concentration in Traditional Music beginning Fall 2011. With curriculum rooted in the music and dance traditions of the southern Appalachian region, this 22-credit hour minor will provide a strong foundation in the traditional vernacular music of North America. For more information, contact: Phil Jamison <pjamison@warren-wilson.edu> or Kevin Kehrberg <kkehrberg@warren-wilson.edu>.

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