PLEASE NOTE: Individual titles and course descriptions for Fall 2019 courses will not be posted until June 21. If you’re an upperclassman and want to register now for an Expos course, please choose a section that best fits your expected schedule. Then check back on June 21 when the individual course topics are posted, but before the incoming freshmen begin to register on July 1. If you then find that you’d like to change your section, email Senior Academic Coordinator Ms. Tracy Glink <tglink at jhu.edu> or Professor Patricia Kain <firstname.lastname@example.org> for help making the change.
View the individual course descriptions of all sections of Expository Writing on our course descriptions page.
Fall 2018 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 12:00-1:15||O’Connor||Introduction to Expository Writing|
|06||TTH 1:30-2:45||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.
|01||MWF 10:00-10:50||Flowers||Medicine, East and West|
|02||MWF 10:00-10:50||Lossada||Illness and Social Stigma|
|03||MWF 11:00-11:50||Raymer||Genetics and Bioethics|
|04||MWF 11:00-11:50||Lindeman||Science, Subjectivity, and the Problem of Consciousness|
|05||MW 12:00-1:15||Oppel||Politics and Violence|
|06||MW 12:00-1:15||Zecca||American Gothic|
|07||MW 12:00-1:15||Speller||Inequality and Urban Design|
|08||MW 1:30-2:45||Oppel||Politics and Violence|
|09||MW 1:30-2:45||Zecca||American Gothic|
|10||MW 1:30-2:45||Andonovski||What Is Mental Illness?|
|24||MW 3:00-4:15||Doherty||Nature, Culture, and Climate Change|
|12||TTH 9:00-10:15||Childers||Romanticism, the Strange, and the Otherworldly|
|13||TTH 9:00-10:15||Daniels||Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Middle Ages|
|14||TTH 9:00-10:15||Ross||The Dark Side of Progress|
|15||TTH 10:30-11:45||Koullas||What Is Love?|
|16||TTH 10:30-11:45||Streim||The Ethics of Tourism|
|17||TTH 10:30-11:45||Makonnen||Black Panther, Race, and Representaion|
|18||TTH 12:00-1:15||Watters||Family Matters|
|19||TTH 12:00-1:15||Westcott||Cli-Fi Climate Change Fiction|
|25||TTH 12:00-1:15||Tutunji||Democracy and Lies|
|20||TTH 1:30-2:45||Watters||Family Matters|
|21||TTH 1:30-2:45||Westcott||Cli-Fi Climate Change Fiction|
|22||TTH 1:30-2:45||Best||Comedy and Crossdressing|
|23||TTH 3:00-4:15||Albert||Age of Collapse?|