Community Engagement sections
These sections involve one or more projects in which students will work with a community-based agency or organization. These projects allow students to connect their learning in the classroom to meaningful writing and reading activities in a particular space outside the university. Students enrolling in these courses will be expected to participate in the community engagement projects in accordance with Writing Program and university policies (see http://www.northeastern.edu/writing/writing-program-policies/).
Electronic Portfolio sections
These sections use electronic portfolios to engage students in multimedia/multimodal composing. Students in these sections should expect to do a good deal of writing online. They do not need special expertise coming into the course, but they will need regular access to computers, preferably laptops, with Internet service.
Intercultural Writing and World Englishes sections
These sections of College Writing, which deliberately enroll a range of language users, examine the notion that there are multiple “Englishes.” Rather than uncritically accepting one standard dialect of English, the class will explore a variety of ways English is spoken and written across the world, including by the students in the class. In this way, intercultural communication will become both the means and the object of study. Language difference will be approached as an asset, rather than an impediment, to learning. The class will study a range of texts, including the essays in Rosina Lipp-Green’s _English with an Accent_, films, and short stories for what they say about language difference and how they perform it. Similarly, students will compose print and multimedia writing projects–academic, expressive, and public–that simultaneously explore and enact language difference.