Author: Kelsey Hawkins
Date published: 2024
Course level: First Year
Course title: W131: Reading, Writing, and Inquiry
Course description: This is a first-year composition course that revolves around three major writing projects. Two of the units and projects that I designed for the Spring semester focus on AI and other digital technologies with an emphasis on the relationship between language, AI, and discourse.
Course philosophy/motivation: My teaching philosophy is rooted in antiracist and decolonial frameworks. I emphasize the importance of linguistic justice in my courses and focus a substantial part of the course on developing students’ critical language awareness and literacy (including digital and AI literacies). My philosophy is also deeply rooted in Writing-About-Writing pedagogy; students read about, discuss, and research writing-related topics.