Monthly Archives: May 2010

Writing as a Means of Becoming: “Religion, Secularism, and the Pursuit of Justice”

Thinking and Writing begins in the idea that writing matters. Robert Daniel Rubin, a professor of American Studies, believes that the practice of writing brings order to a young person’s life—helping them to understand the world in all its diversity … Continue reading

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The Life of a Writer

The students who enroll in Thinking and Writing do not often know much about the life of a writer; and, for the most part, students do not know much about the writer teaching their class. The opportunity for first-year students … Continue reading

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Course Profile: The Great Hunger

Ellen Moynihan’s Thinking and Writing course, “The Great Hunger,” examines the causes and consequences of the potato famine in Ireland in the 1840s: one million people died from starvation and disease, and another million were forced to leave in “coffin … Continue reading

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