Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


English 101 Section A09. Writing About Explorations in Identity

Where does our identity come from and what does this mean for how we move through and present ourselves to the world? We’ll look at how elements such as culture, class, nationality, past experiences, race and language have contributed to shaping us into who we are today and exploring whether our identity is malleable. We’ll spend the course of the semester reflecting on our own identities while exploring those of others through reading, analysis, and writing. The rhetorical writing we’ll do in this class will enable you to become a better critical thinker and a more engaged citizen. You will learn a discrete set of tools for composing persuasive, dynamic writing. To this end, we will be working with another’s writing to understand the rhetoric of intellectual inquiry.