English 101 – Course Theme – Cultural Diversity

Multimodal Exploration as Bridge, as second assignment
1. Genre: Literacy Narrative
Prompt: Tell a story about the people you encounter at UofL and whether or not they seem to be a diverse population compared to your previous experience. Think about how many ways are you experiencing diversity as a college student.
Requirements: 4-5 page literacy narrative including both text and image(s)
2. Genre: Multimodal Exploration
Prompt: Choose one concept in conversations about diversity (e.g., access and disability, gender and technology, social class and education) that you think needs more attention. Curate information on this concept and produce a multimodal digital project to share with the class.
Requirements: a 1-2 minute multimodal project that explores multiple viewpoints and voices surrounding the same topic, with credits for all Creative Commons sources used
3. Genre: Rhetorical Analysis
Prompt: Choose one substantive resource to analyze in-depth. What are the key arguments made about diversity? How do others argue their stance? What viewpoints or voices are included–and which ones are omitted?
Requirements: 4-5 page rhetorical analysis including text and (links to) multimodal elements being analyzed (e.g., image or video)
4. Genre: Argument Essay
Prompt: Advance an argument about this specific kind of diversity for a specific audience.
Requirements: 6-7 page argument including texts and  (links to) multimodal elements and sources (e.g., image, video, audio); digital texts created for this assignment are encouraged (may or may not be required)


Possible Readings:

“The Power of Categories” podcast

“How to Become Batman” podcast

#CrimingWhileWhite tweets

#CrimingWhileWhite Is The Only Thing You Need To Read… article

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack essay

When Class Became More Important to a Child’s Education Than Race article

If We Lived In A World Where Women Catcalled Men video

“The End of Men” magazine article