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.
|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.
|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|
|19||TTH 3:00-4:15||Kirmizidag||No Justice No Peace?|