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Reading Culture

 

      

Images from Flicker: Tirana Collage, by Ta Bright;  The Chainsaw Collective; Graffiti along the Bloomingdale Trial, Chicago. 

English 106 - Reading Culture

In this class, we will consider
the role of form in a variety of works as we consider how the forms we create also shape us and
the cultures we live in.
In this class, we will consider
the role of form in a variety of works as we consider how the forms we create also shape us and
the cultures we live in.
In this class, we will consider
the role of form in a variety of works as we consider how the forms we create also shape us and
the cultures we live in. What difference does a letter, or film, or quotation, or collage, or graphic
make to a text’s meaning for a given community? What is the meaning of form? of culture?
What do they do?

"In this class we will consider the role of forms in a variety of works as we consider how the forms we create also shape us and the cultures we live in." (from the syllabus)

This online guide is specially designed to help you find information on the specific cultural artifact you decided to research for your investigative research project.  As you will see, all information is not equal.  It comes in many different forms, depending on the purpose of the creator and the audience it' was intended for.  Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method.  To find the best resources for your project, you need to assess the fit between your particular information need and and the type of sources that can provide this information.  You also need to assess the value of the information you find, as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means of influence, or simply as a means to understand the world.  

This guide will help you:

  • Identify the best types of resources for your information need
  • Locate this information
  • Evaluate the information 

Need More Help?

If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact me:

Helene Lafrance
hlafrance@scu.edu
408-551-1740