Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    May 27, 2020  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2880 - Expository Writing


Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: completion of First-Year Writing Seminar requirement or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to: 17 students. This course satisfies requirements for the English minor but not for the English major. Taken with the instructor’s permission, it satisfies First-Year Writing Seminar requirements for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. If counted toward the First-Year Writing Seminar requirement, the course will not count toward LA-AS. ENGL 2880 is not a prerequisite for ENGL 2890 . For descriptions of each topic, please visit the course website:


This course offers guidance and an audience for students who wish to gain skill in expository writing—a common term for critical, reflective, investigative, and creative nonfiction. Each section provides a context for writing defined by a form of exposition, a disciplinary area, a practice, or a topic intimately related to the written medium. Course members will read in relevant published material and write and revise their own work regularly, while reviewing and responding to one another’s. Students and instructors will confer individually throughout the term. Topics differ for each section.

Topics for 2018-2019 may include:

Fall Feeling Human: Animals, Humans, the Posthuman H. Surendranathan
Fall Creative Nonfiction: Identity Matters R. Anica
Fall Culinary Encounters of the Other Kind: Food and Otherness B. Thompson
Fall Creative Nonfiction: Exploring the Personal Essay C. Green
Fall Art and Argument: The Personal Essay in Contemporary America M. Prior
Fall Addictive Media or How to Survive What You Love Z. Price
Fall Fans, Fantasies and Feminism J. Glaubman


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