1000 Offerings

Each year there are a variety of WRI 1000 sections offered, though all adhere to the same outcomes and standards.  Here are the topics offered 2018-2019:

Amorose: This section of WRI 1000 will examine what experts say will be our and the natural world's future together.

Anderson: This section of WRI 1000 will focus on rhetoric and messaging in pop-culture, mass media, politics, and art, especially pertaining to issues of race, sexuality, and spirituality.

Bailey: This section of WRI 1000 will study representations of race and gender in popular culture.

Freeman: This section of WRI 1000 will engage critically with contemporary American television, exploring representations of race, gender, and class in a range of genres.

Guppy: This section of WRI 1000 will study humor and contemporary culture.

Hansen: This section of WRI 1000 will engage critically with contemporary issues and concerns.

Kline: This section of WRI 1000 will study happiness, grappling with issues of life significance, satisfaction, and how to best define and live “the good life.”

Maier: This section of WRI 1000 will explore the idea of Community with a focus on the costs and benefits of online technology and social media.

P. Moe: This section of WRI 1000 will study Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me.

Overstreet: This section of WRI 1000 will invite students to write about the arts in a variety of modes, from short reviews to ambitious critical analyses to personal essays.

Segall: This section of WRI 1000 will study how Middle Eastern films attempt to imagine peace and conflict resolution measures through depictions of Palestinians and Israelis.

Thorpe: This section of WRI 1000 will study what it means to cross borders, geographical and political, psychological and religious, literal and imaginative.

Willett: This section of WRI 1000 will study poems, essays, and letters interrogating the notion of luck.