ENGL 1102: Nature’s Rhetoric (Spring ’18)

This page contains the syllabus, course readings, and assignment sheets for ENGL 1102: Composition II “Nature’s Rhetoric” (Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Tech).

ouizi-muralWildflower mural by ouizi (Louise Chen) on the Atlanta Beltline

ENGL 1102: Composition II “Nature’s Rhetoric” Syllabus, Christina M. Colvin, Spring 2018 v.3


Common First Week Video
Audio Guide
Letter of Reading Recommendation
Video Essay
Reflective Portfolio

John Muir, “The Hetch Hetchy Valley”
Bill McKibben, The End of Nature (excerpt)

Amanda Schaefer, “What is a ‘Living Building’?”
Rachael Pocklington, “The Living Building Comes to Life, one Petal at a Time”
space.gatech Sector Plans/Feasibility Study
GT Eco — Tour (iTunes link)
Sarah Schindler, “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment” (excerpt)
Steven Melendez, “The Rise of Urban Audio Tours”
Steve Holt, “How to Make an Audio Tour”
“Quoting and Using Textual Evidence” handout
Martin Lindstrom, “How Whole Foods ‘Primes’ You to Shop”
Tony Hoagland, “Wild”
Tony Hoagland, “Romantic Moment”
Reginald Shepherd, “Toward an Urban Pastoral” (excerpt) (pages 56-7 as printed, pages 64-65 per the PDF) 
G.E. Patterson, “The Natural World” (navigate to page 423 of the eBook)
Major Jackson, “Urban Renewal, XIII”
ZZ Packer, “Brownies”
William Cronon, “The Trouble with Wilderness or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature”
Linda Hogan, “The Healing of Wild Horses: Truths Come from Tenure on this Land”
Linda Hogan, “Naming the Animals” (navigate to page 162-3 of the eBook)
Karen Russell, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”
Molly Samuel, “The Trouble with Atlanta’s Proctor Creek”
Molly Samuel, “How Proctor Creek Health Problems Affect Those Living Nearby”
Matt Hickman, “Don’t underestimate the life-saving power of urban trees”
Jake Orthwein, “The Age of the Video Essay”
Conor Bateman, “The Video Essay as Art: 11 Ways of Making a Video Essay”
Jason Michael Lukasik, “Is it Time to Break with the Colonial Legacy of Zoos?”

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