Fall Courses

View the individual course descriptions of all sections of expository writing on our course descriptions page.

Fall 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.

SectionDay/TimeInstructorTitle
01MW 1:30-2:45O’ConnorIntroduction to Expository Writing
02TTH 9:00-10:15BrodskyIntroduction to Expository Writing
03TTH 10:30-11:45BrodskyIntroduction to Expository Writing
08TTH 12:00-1:15KoullasIntroduction to Expository Writing
07TTH 1:30-2:45KoullasIntroduction to Expositor 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.

SectionDay/Time               InstructorTitle
01MWF 9-9:50AsuniEmotion(s)
26MWF 10:00-10:50SpellerRepairing the “Highway to Nowhere”
02MWF 11:00-11:50SpellerRepairing the “Highway to Nowhere”
04MW 12:00-1:15BestShakespeare’s Richard III and Disability
05MW 12:00-1:15WilbanksVaccines, Science, and Values
06MW 12:00-1:15OppelPolitics and Violence
07MW 1:30-2:45OppelPolitics and Violence
08MW 1:30-2:45WallerWho Writes History?
10MW 3:00-4:15BestShakespeare’s Richard III and Disability
24MW 3:00-4:15LesterA Right of Self-Defense?
03MW 3:00-4:15CarterPolicing the Police
11TTH 9:00-10:15CutlerWitchcraft and Power
13TTH 9:00-10:15EssamWho Owns the Past?
09TTH 9:00-10:15RossThe “Dark Side” of Progress
14TTH 10:30-11:45RossThe “Dark Side” of Progress
15TTH 10:30-11:45Masin-PetersStructural Injustice
13TTH 12:00-1:15BeggTechnology and the Future of Work
21TTH 10:30-11:45DubaySwamp Things
16TTH 12:00-1:15DubaySwamp Things
17TTH 12:00-1:15BergerContemporary American Short Stories
18TTH 12:00-1:15ShipkoScience Fiction and Climate Catastrophe
19TTH 1:30-2:45BeggTechnology and the Future of Work
20TTH 1:30-2:45ChaseEuthanasia and Cultural Conceptions of a “Good Death”
22TTH 3:00-4:15PowellWhat Do We Owe to Animals?
23TTH 3:00-4:15KirmizidagNo Justice No Peace?
25TTH 9:00-10:15MurphyStories from the American South