Registration is now open for Writing Together – Exploring Academic and Community Literacies. This fall course offered at the Loop campus is the required Academic Writing for Adults (L4) Competence, with an additional community-based service learning component. In addition to practicing the much-needed academic writing skills that are key to success at the School for New Learning, students in this class will be trained to lead writing workshops for Chicago area adults who participate in community programs that offer literacy and other adult education courses. Students in this course will complete 20 hours of community service by leading a 4-5 week personal narrative writing workshop in the community. Students will also have the opportunity to tell their own stories in an in-class writing workshop and use academic writing to explore literacy themes.
This class is excellent for current and future teachers, writers, students interested in the nonprofit sector, students interested in popular education, individuals interested in spreading a love of writing to Chicago’s low-income communities and anyone who would like to earn the L4 competence with either the H2H or H2X competence. The syllabus for this course can be viewed on the SNL web site: http://snl.depaul.edu/WebMedia/People/LL_153.pdf