Fall Courses

Note: Individual titles and course descriptions for Fall 2018 courses in Expository Writing will not be posted until June 22.

If you are an upperclassman and want to register now for an Expos course, please choose a section that best fits your expected schedule. Then check back after June 22 when the individual course topics are posted, but before the incoming freshmen begin to register on July 1.

If you then find that you would like to change your section, email Senior Academic Program Coordinator Ms. Tracy Glink or Professor Patricia Kain for help making the change.

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.

Section Day/Time Instructor Title
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.

Section Day/Time Instructor Title
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