ERIC Number: ED159698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Intellectual Content of Freshman English.
Lally, Tim D. P.
The intellectual content of freshman English includes both the subject of writing itself and the subject the student writes about. Writing has often focused on personal subjects with the assumption that the student knows himself or herself and that the student has developed a point of view allowing intelligent writing. A second source of subject matter has been literature partly because the teachers are well-qualified in this field. Usually, however, time has to be spent teaching subject-area information and methodology so students will have something to say. Some double courses in literature and writing have arisen to help solve the problems of trying to teach two contents in a limited time. It is equally possible to teach double courses in economics and composition or in business administration and composition. By redefining the freshman English course with the importance of its intellectual content firmly in mind, it should be possible to expand composition offerings beyond the first year of college with the intellectual content reflecting the relation of the liberal arts to non-liberal arts studies. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (29th, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 1978)