View the individual course descriptions of all sections of Expository Writing on our course descriptions page.
Fall 2016 Courses
060.100 (H) (W) Introduction to Expository Writing
(3) Limit 10 per section.
Introduction to “Expos” is designed to introduce less experienced writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to recognize “The Fundamental Structure of Academic Argument” as they learn to read and summarize academic essays, and then they apply the fundamental structure in academic essays of their own. Classes are small, no more than 10 students, and are organized around three major writing assignments. Each course guides students’ practice through pre-writing, drafting, and revising, and includes discussions, workshops, and tutorials with the instructor. In addition to its central focus on the elements of academic argument, each “Intro” course teaches students to avoid plagiarism and document sources correctly. “Intro” courses do not specialize in a particular topic or theme and are available to freshmen only.
|01||MW 12:00-1:15||Kain||Introduction to Expository Writing|
|02||MW 1:30-2:45||Evans||Introduction to Expository Writing|
|03||TTH 9:00-10:15||Brodsky||Introduction to Expository Writing|
|04||TTH 10:30-11:45||Brodsky||Introduction to Expository Writing|
|05||TTH 10:30-11:45||O’Connor||Introduction to Expository Writing|
|06||TTH 12:00-1:15||O’Connor||Introduction to Expository Writing|
060.113 (H) (W) Expository Writing
(3) Limit 15 per section.
“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply “The Fundamental Structure of Academic Argument” in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around three major essay assignments. Each course guides students’ practice through pre-writing, drafting, and revising, and includes discussions, workshops, and tutorials with the instructor. In addition to its central focus on the elements of academic argument, each “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the following list of individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you. “Expos” courses are available to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and to seniors by special permission.
|1||TTH 9:00-10:15||Scozzaro||Man and Machine in Film|
|2||MWF 9:00-9:50||Webber||Balancing Freedom and Security|
|3||MWF 10:00-10:50||Webber||Balancing Freedom and Security|
|4||MWF 10:00-10:50||Koll||What Is Love?|
|5||MWF 11:00-11:50||Ross||Witches and Persecutions|
|6||MWF 11:00-11:50||Bergamaschi||Born to Be Good|
|7||MW 12:00-1:15||Haley||Beyond Human Limits|
|8||MW 12:00-1:15||Oppel||Politics and Violence|
|9||MW 1:30-2:45||Oppel||Politics and Violence|
|10||MW 1:30-2:45||Anders||Epidemics and Social Responses|
|11||MW 3:0-4:15||Haley||Beyond Human Limits|
|12||TTH 9:00-10:15||England||The Ethics of Capitalism|
|13||TTH 9:00-10:15||Abazari||What Is Freedom?|
|14||TTH 10:30-11:45||Zecca||American Gothic|
|16||TTH 10:30-11:45||Childers||James Joyce’s Dubliners|
|17||TTH 12:00-1:15||Westcott||The Challenge of Climate Change|
|18||TTH 12:00-1:15||Berger||Contemporary American Short Stories|
|19||TTH 1:30-2:45||Helsel||Love and Power|
|20||TTH 1:30-2:45||Tempesta||Journeys into the Dark Unknown|
|21||TTH 1:30-2:45||Best||Humor and Gender|
|22||TTH 3:00-4:15||Guralp||Understanding Scientific Explanation|
|23||TTH 3:00-4:15||McNeill||Human Rights and Military Intervention|
060.155 (H) (W) Introduction to the Research Paper
(3) Limit 10 per section.
“Introduction to the Research Paper” is designed to introduce more experienced student writers to the fundamental skills of the research process. These include asking research questions, evaluating the usefulness of sources to answer them, synthesizing sources, reading sources critically, and developing arguments that deliver an original thesis. Students will work with a research librarian at the Eisenhower Library, with whom they will learn to navigate traditional databases as well as new media sources. The Research Paper is topic-based and divided into three linked units of instruction. The course culminates with a paper of 10-12 pages that draws upon the cumulative skills of the semester. Each course is capped at ten students and available only to those who have taken “Expository Writing” (060.113/114)
|01||TTH 12:00-1:15||Watters||Controversies in Adolescence|
|02||TTH 1:30-2:45||Watters||Controversies in Adolescence|