Spring Courses

View the individual course descriptions of all sections of Expository Writing on our course descriptions page.

Spring 2021 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 O’Connor Introduction to Expository Writing
02 MW 1:30-2:45 O’Connor Introduction to Expository Writing
04 TTH 9:00-10:15 Brodsky Introduction to Expository Writing
05 TTHR 10:30-11:45 Brodsky Introduction to Expository Writing

060.114 (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 MWF 10:00-10:50 Oliver Alter Egos in Film
02 MWF 11:00-11:50 Essam Who Owns the Past?
03 MW 12:00-1:15 Korzukhin Moral Relativism and Beyond
04 MW 1:30-2:45 Korzukhin Moral Relativism and Beyond
05 MW 12:00-1:15 Brophy Personal Identity and Survival
06 MW 12:00-1:15 Oppel Politics and Violence
07 MW 1:30-2:45 Wilbanks Vaccines, Science, and Values
08 MW 1:30-2:45 Oppel Politics and Violence
09 MW 3:00-4:15 Doherty Nature, Culture, and Climate Change
10 MW 3:00-4:15 Huttner The Politics of Pop
11 TTH 9:00-10:15 Franchi Private Eyes and Police Detectives
12 TTH 10:30-11:45 Daniels Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Middle Ages
13 TTH 10:30-11:45 Dubay Getting Married
14 TTH 10:30-11:45 Masin-Peters Structural Injustice
15 TTH 12:00-1:15 Koullas Exploring the Philosophy of Love
16 TTH 12:00-1:15 Berger Contemporary American Short Stories
17 TTH 1:30-2:45 Begg Technology and the Future of Work
18 TTH 1:30-2:45 Asuni Emotion(s)
19 TTH 3:00-4:15 Kirmizidag No Justice No Peace?