Spring Courses

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

Spring 2020 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 1:30-2:45 Evans Introduction to Expository Writing
02 TTH 9:00-10:15 Brodsky Introduction to Expository Writing
03 TTH 10:30-2:45 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 Flowers Medicine, East and West
02 MWF 10:00-10:50 Robinson Science Fiction and Social Justice
03 MWF 11:00-11:50 Bahl Negotiating Religious Difference
04 MW 12:00-1:15 Wilbanks Vaccines, Science, and Values
05 MW 12:00-1:15 Oppel Politics and Violence
06 MW 12:00-1:15 Speller Inequality and Urban Design
07 MW 1:30-2:45 Oppel Politics and Violence
08 MW 1:30-2:45 Koullas Exploring the Philosophy of Love
09 MW 1:30-2:45 Wilbanks Vaccines, Science, and Values
10 MW 3:00-4:15 Asuni Emotion(s)
11 TTH 9:00-10:15 Daniels Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Middle Ages
12 TTH 9:00-10:15 Matthews The Language of Food
13 TTH 9:00-10:15 McClurkin Mourning and Memory
14 TTH 10:30-11:45 Young The Rhetoric of Radical Speech
15 TTH 10:30-11:45 Berger Contemporary American Short Stories
16 TTH 10:30-11:45 Albert The Age of Collapse?
17 TTH 12:00-1:15 O’Connor Violence and Macbeth
18 TTH 12:00-1:15 Cram Tarantino
19 TTH 12:00-1:15 Brophy Personal Identity and Survival
20 TTH 1:30-2:45 O’Connor Violence and Macbeth
21 TTH 1:30-2:45 Andonovski What Is Mental Illness?
22 TTH 1:30-2:45 Estrada The End of Moral Responsibility

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