Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Mar 23, 2023  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2880 - Expository Writing

(LA-AS, ALC-AS)      

Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: completion of First-Year Writing Seminar requirement or permission of the instructor. 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 or ALC-AS. ENGL 2880 is not a prerequisite for ENGL 2890 . For descriptions of each topic, please visit the university class roster.


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 2021-2022 may include:

Term Course Topic Instructor
Fall Creative Nonfiction: Exploring the Personal Essay C. Green
Fall Creative Nonfiction: Writing Truth From the Margins A. Asi
Fall Placing Masculinity Z. Grobe
Fall Strange Doctors, Scientific Fictions K. Vachali
Fall Beyond Sex: Asexuality, Friendship, and Polyamory P. Shipman


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