View the individual course descriptions of all sections of Expository Writing on our course descriptions page.
Fall 2017 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.
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.
|01||TTH 9:00-10:15||Guralp||Understanding Scientific Explanation|
|03||MWF 10:00-10:50||Webber||Balancing Freedom and Security|
|04||MWF 11:00-11:50||Webber||Balancing Freedom and Security|
|05||MWF 11:00-11:50||Flowers||Medicine, East and West|
|06||MW 12:00-1:15||Lee||Defying the Limits of Knowledge|
|07||MW 12:00-1:15||Oppel||Politics and Violence|
|09||MW 1:30-2:45||Oppel||Politics and Violence|
|10||MW 1:30-2:45||Giardini||Science Fiction, Gender, and Sexuality|
|12||TTH 9:00-10:15||Loker||The Olympics and Politics|
|13||TTH 9:00-10:15||Lewis||Revenge and Morality|
|14||TTH 10:30-11:45||Dubay||Getting Married|
|15||TTH 10:30-11:45||Sampson||The Ethics of Spying & Surveillance in Film|
|16||TTH 10:30-11:45||Zecca||American Gothic|
|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 12:00-1:15||Watters||Family Matters|
|20||TTH 1:30-2:45||Watters||Family Matters|
|21||TTH 1:30-2:45||Forster-Smith||The Politics of Freedom|
|22||TTH 1:30-2:45||Zecca||American Gothic|
|23||TTH 3:00-4:15||McNeill||Human Rights and Military Intervention|