This course explores how a commitment to community engagement and social justice influences our reading, research, and writing choices. We will develop strategies to participate in and critique academic conversations, and also to read and write beyond academia. We will immerse ourselves in several ?communities,? such as academic disciplines and social movements, studying how members use texts to build knowledge and effect change, and practicing writing as if we were members of those communities. Students will gain extensive practice with reading, research, and writing strategies, and develop control over their own processes. Writing assignments will include analyses of shared course texts, and also inquiry-based projects on student-selected topics. General Education:WAC2 Writing and Research in the Liberal Arts