Undergraduate Courses

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Introduction to Expository Writing
AS.060.100 (01)

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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Brodsky, Anne-Elizabeth Murdy
  • Room: Gilman 10  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Expository Writing
AS.060.100 (02)

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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Brodsky, Anne-Elizabeth Murdy
  • Room: Gilman 10  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Writing about a Film - The Tragedy of Macbeth
AS.060.114 (01)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: O'Connor, Marisa T
  • Room: Maryland 114  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Repairing the ‘Highway to Nowhere
AS.060.114 (02)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Speller, Mo Elsmere Longley
  • Room: MSE Library D1  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Repairing the ‘Highway to Nowhere
AS.060.114 (03)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Speller, Mo Elsmere Longley
  • Room: MSE Library D1  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Vaccines, Science, and Values
AS.060.114 (04)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Wilbanks, Rebecca
  • Room: Croft Hall G02  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Shakespeare’s Richard III and Disability
AS.060.114 (05)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Best, Royce
  • Room: Gilman 217  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Shakespeare’s Richard III and Disability
AS.060.114 (06)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Best, Royce
  • Room:    
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: The Cost of Free Speech?
AS.060.114 (07)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Oppel, George
  • Room: Gilman 134  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: The Cost of Free Speech?
AS.060.114 (08)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Oppel, George
  • Room: Gilman 134  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Who Writes History?
AS.060.114 (09)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Waller, Jill S
  • Room: Maryland 104  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Reintroduction to Writing
AS.060.114 (10)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Pavesich, Matthew
  • Room:    
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: What Do We Owe to Animals
AS.060.114 (11)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Powell, Kevin Matthew
  • Room: Bloomberg 276  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Policing the Police
AS.060.114 (12)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Carter, Bryan
  • Room: Gilman 134  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Who/What/When/Where/Why?
AS.060.114 (14)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Ross, Sarah
  • Room: Gilman 413  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Who/What/When/Where/Why?
AS.060.114 (15)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Ross, Sarah
  • Room: Gilman 413  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Witchcraft and Power
AS.060.114 (16)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Cutler, Sylvia
  • Room: Smokler Center Library  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Stories from the American South
AS.060.114 (17)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Murphy, Jamison F
  • Room: Krieger 304  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Revenge and Morality
AS.060.114 (18)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Lewis, Alex
  • Room: Smokler Center 301  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Swamp Things
AS.060.114 (19)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Dubay, Noelle
  • Room: Gilman 217  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Swamp Things
AS.060.114 (20)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Dubay, Noelle
  • Room:    
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: The Politics of Pop
AS.060.114 (21)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Huttner, Tobias
  • Room: Gilman 313  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: The Politics of Pop
AS.060.114 (22)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Huttner, Tobias
  • Room: Gilman 313  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Exploring the Philosophy of Love
AS.060.114 (23)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Koullas, Sandy Gillian
  • Room: Gilman 377  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Exploring the Philosophy of Love
AS.060.114 (24)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Koullas, Sandy Gillian
  • Room: Gilman 377  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Contemporary American Short Stories
AS.060.114 (25)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Berger, Donald W
  • Room: Gilman 134  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Technology and the Future of Work
AS.060.114 (26)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Begg, Aaron
  • Room: Gilman 413  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Technology and the Future of Work
AS.060.114 (27)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Begg, Aaron
  • Room: Gilman 413  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Science Fiction and Climate Catastrophe
AS.060.114 (28)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Shipko, David Thomas
  • Room: Krieger Laverty  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expository Writing: Why We Laugh
AS.060.114 (30)

“Expos” is designed to introduce more confident student writers to the elements of academic argument. Students learn to apply the paradigm of academic argument in academic essays of their own. Classes are capped at 15 students and organized around four 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 “Expos” course teaches students to document sources correctly and provides its own topic or theme to engage students’ writing and thinking. Please see the Expository Writing Program's website for individual course descriptions to decide which sections of “Expos” will most interest you.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Tinkle, Robert
  • Room: Gilman 119  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

FYS: What is the Common Good?
AS.001.100 (01)

What is "the common good"? How do individuals consider this idea, this question, and how are societies led, or misled, by its pursuit? Together, we will explore sources from a range of perspectives: What can the story of Noah, for example, teach us about the question of the common good? Or the engineering of Baltimore public transportation, the notion of meritocracy in higher education, access to vaccines, the perniciousness of pandemics, prohibition of nuclear weapons, or data sharing among scientists? Drawing from movies, interviews, and readings (authors include Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Bong Joon-ho, Spike Lee, Michael Sandel, and more), this course is as much about how we ask and interrogate hard questions as it is about the answers themselves. Engaging deeply with the sources and each other, students will discuss the texts in class, write short responses, and give occasional oral presentations. The course will culminate in a final, collaborative research project that seeks to map the common good and move the conversation forward.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Watters, Aliza
  • Room: Gilman 277  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

FYS: Imagined Worlds - Science, Technology and Society
AS.001.118 (01)

This First-Year Seminars asks how social and technological change are related by reading speculative fiction together with secondary sources from the humanities and social sciences. The imagined worlds we will examine feature technologies that intervene in biological reproduction, and technologies that affect the division of labor by which society reproduces itself, allowing us to probe the relationship between technology, gender, and work. By analyzing imagined worlds conjured by speculative thinkers, we will ask how fictional works mediate between imagination and reality. Students will also experiment with speculative methods—including games, creative writing exercises, and critical design—to probe the social and ethical dimensions of emerging technologies. Potential texts include short fiction by Octavia Butler, T. C. Boyle, Isaac Asimov, Alice Sheldon, and N.K. Jemisin, as well as Boots Riley’s 2018 film Sorry to Bother You.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Wilbanks, Rebecca
  • Room: Gilman 134  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

FYS: Is a Corporation a Person?
AS.001.155 (01)

Corporations are all around us. They interact with us every day in ways minute and profound. We work with them and for them. They have rights and freedoms, for instance, to speech and religious expression. They seem to have intentions, desires, voices, and goals. Yet, they can’t take a walk or feel the wind or smell the earth. If they do harm, they are notoriously hard to punish. When they come to an end, no one writes an obituary. This First-Year Seminar will query whether a corporation is a person across a range of sources and perspectives, including from law, politics, philosophy, literature, and popular culture. Can a corporation be a person? Who should decide and on what basis? What are the implications for our understanding of rights, agency, and morality and for pressing global issues such as climate change? And what are the implications for our own understanding of ourselves as “a person”?

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 11:30AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: O'Connor, Marisa T
  • Room: Gilman 277  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

FYS: The Ethics of Love, Anger, Fear, and Hope
AS.001.158 (01)

In this First-Year Seminar, we will examine the roles of love, fear, anger, and hope in our lives. We’ll ask questions about their value, danger, and appropriateness or inappropriateness in our lives at both the individual level and the level of political life. Some examples of questions we’ll consider are these: Should we love those who have wronged us? Is enjoying a horror movie morally problematic? How is fear used in political rhetoric and how should we respond to it? Is anger acceptable, or perhaps even necessary, in protest? Is love necessary for meaningful social change? When and how is hope justifiable and useful? We’ll also draw connections between these emotions and engage with related concepts such as forgiveness and trust. Students can expect to read philosophical texts and journalism, and to watch at least one horror film, among the sources for the course. Possible authors include Berit Brogaard, Noël Carroll, Myisha Cherry, Raja Halwani, Adrienne Martin, Martha Nussbaum, Jason Stanley, and Desmond Tutu. Students will emerge from this course with a more nuanced understanding of these powerful and often controversial emotions, and the ability to talk about them in an academic and public context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:00PM - 2:30PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Koullas, Sandy Gillian
  • Room: Gilman 130D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

FYS: Words in Public
AS.001.178 (01)

Does it matter what we read? Of course. But how? And how does what we read and hear shape our lives, particularly in democracy? This First-Year Seminar explores these questions across broad categories: social sciences; public writing of all kinds (for children and adults); and the sciences. For instance, we will explore how teachers’ words of encouragement affect children across demographics, and what the implications are for future civic participation. We’ll ask what happens when a victim of hate crime publicly forgives the perpetrator, how poems and stories shape life choices, and how cognitive neuroscience can contribute to social justice. Our inquiry will be rooted in intellectual life at Homewood, ranging from Earth & Planetary Sciences research to SNF Agora Institute events. We will close with a symposium reflecting our debates and discoveries.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 12:00PM - 2:30PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Brodsky, Anne-Elizabeth Murdy
  • Room: Gilman 277  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: Writing and Black Birthing Women
AS.004.101 (01)

Current CDC data states, that Black women are “three to four times more likely to die during or after delivery than are white women.” In this first-year writing course, we will explore Black women’s historical and contemporary birth narratives to question how their history of enslavement, and medical racism continues to inform their birthing realities. Through course readings, discussions, and workshops we will question the varied ways the delegitimization of Black midwives, Black women’s community practices, and contemporary advocates for reproductive and birthing justice, have impacted Black women’s care within and outside of medical institutions. Students will write in a range of genres including personal narratives and/or auto ethnographies, which will allow students to follow a course of inquiry that will lead them to a point of interest to compose a traditional academic paper or a multimodal composition as their final project. Students will support their research questions by using credible sources such as narratives, scholarly articles, and reputed journalism. Potential texts include excerpts by Harriet Jacobs, Margaret Charles Smith, Assata Shakur, Tressie Cottom, Nikky Finney, Beyonce, and reproductive justice advocate, Loretta Ross.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 381  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: The Secret Lives of Animals
AS.004.101 (02)

Animals are instructive. When we study animals, their biological makeups and creaturelyn habits, we do so with hopes of learning something about them. At the same time, such investigations often betray an interest in our human selves. The study of animals, in scientific and literary laboratories alike, quickly turns to acts of self-discovery: not what it means to be animal, exactly, but what it means to be human-animals. So what more could we learn by cultivating new strategies for listening and new languages for communicating with and about animals? Over the course of the semester, we will examine and respond to the rhetorical settings of works (premodern and modern, fictional and factual) in which animals are tasked with teaching lessons and testing the ethical obligations of their human audiences. We will approach composition as both a personal and a social project. We will concentrate on the personal aspects of writing--including expression, habit, transfer--as well as the social aspects of writing--including exploration, persuasion, and convention.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 413  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: Seeing and Believing
AS.004.101 (03)

In this first-year seminar, students will be asked to examine and record how their thoughts, beliefs, and impressions of the world are informed by various forms of visual representation. As in other writing-intensive courses, we’ll compose a variety of written works for a range of potential audiences, and we'll focus our time and attention on the creation and reception of art—including film, painting, sculpture, dance, performance art, architecture, and emerging artistic media—and will investigate the various ways that writers have critically, creatively, and analytically approached art, artists, and art-making practices. We’ll pay particular attention to the way that art and culture intersect, and investigate various elements of visual culture. The course will include visits to local art institutions and museums, reading and writing analysis and criticism, including popular reviews, hybrid forms of prose, ekphrastic pieces, and more formal academic criticism. Together, we'll attempt to test John Berger's claim that "the relation between what we see and what we know is never settled" while looking closely at and responding to images from the fine arts, advertisements, and social media.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Bloomberg 272  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: Seeing and Believing
AS.004.101 (04)

In this first-year seminar, students will be asked to examine and record how their thoughts, beliefs, and impressions of the world are informed by various forms of visual representation. As in other writing-intensive courses, we’ll compose a variety of written works for a range of potential audiences, and we'll focus our time and attention on the creation and reception of art—including film, painting, sculpture, dance, performance art, architecture, and emerging artistic media—and will investigate the various ways that writers have critically, creatively, and analytically approached art, artists, and art-making practices. We’ll pay particular attention to the way that art and culture intersect, and investigate various elements of visual culture. The course will include visits to local art institutions and museums, reading and writing analysis and criticism, including popular reviews, hybrid forms of prose, ekphrastic pieces, and more formal academic criticism. Together, we'll attempt to test John Berger's claim that "the relation between what we see and what we know is never settled" while looking closely at and responding to images from the fine arts, advertisements, and social media.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Shaffer 300  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: Visual/Textual Lives
AS.004.101 (05)

In this course, we will investigate the tension between the visual and the textual when it comes to representing the self and others. Students will work through a number of writing projects in different genres – some more textually based, some more visually striking – in order to explore how the self is represented in different modalities. The genres we will study include (but are not limited to) memoir, advertisements (TV commercials and print), biography, documentary, scholarly articles, poetry, and posters. Students will be required to write short responses (both prepared in advance and in-class), craft longer projects, perform peer review, and deliver oral presentations of their work. There are four major assignments titled as follows: “Interpreting Visual Media,” “Visual/Textual Lives: Biography,” “Scenes from Public & Professional Writing,” and a “Course Reflection Essay.” Throughout each of these assignments, students will explore how the self is represented visually and textually. This course will appeal to students who enjoy thinking about questions of power, art, history, LGBTQ identities, non-US-based politics, and how communities are formed through writing. There is reading due almost every class which forms the discussion for the class meeting. Some readings include: “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger, Alice + Freda, Forever by Alexis Coe, excerpts from Helene Cooper’s Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and poems from Look by Solmaz Sharif and Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 381  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: Visual/Textual Lives
AS.004.101 (06)

In this course, we will investigate the tension between the visual and the textual when it comes to representing the self and others. Students will work through a number of writing projects in different genres – some more textually based, some more visually striking – in order to explore how the self is represented in different modalities. The genres we will study include (but are not limited to) memoir, advertisements (TV commercials and print), biography, documentary, scholarly articles, poetry, and posters. Students will be required to write short responses (both prepared in advance and in-class), craft longer projects, perform peer review, and deliver oral presentations of their work. There are four major assignments titled as follows: “Interpreting Visual Media,” “Visual/Textual Lives: Biography,” “Scenes from Public & Professional Writing,” and a “Course Reflection Essay.” Throughout each of these assignments, students will explore how the self is represented visually and textually. This course will appeal to students who enjoy thinking about questions of power, art, history, LGBTQ identities, non-US-based politics, and how communities are formed through writing. There is reading due almost every class which forms the discussion for the class meeting. Some readings include: “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger, Alice + Freda, Forever by Alexis Coe, excerpts from Helene Cooper’s Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and poems from Look by Solmaz Sharif and Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 313  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: ON THE ROAD IN AMERICA
AS.004.101 (07)

In the American imagination, the open road has been a mythical place of bliss, freedom, and self-discovery. But the experience of the road can change drastically based on one’s gender, sexuality, race, and place of origin. In this course, we’ll examine a diverse set of works that explore the long-standing American fascination with the open road. We will consider the road’s impact on America’s national identity, and the emotions, desires, and life experiences that lead people to take to the road, and to get off it. At the heart of the course will be a series of writing assignments designed to help students examine the power and limits of this myth. Students will be asked to write in a variety of styles and genres, from op-eds to scholarly arguments, and from book reviews to rhetorical analyses. These writing assignments will help students reconsider what writing is, how to do it effectively and ethically, and how to become better at it.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Bloomberg 178  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing
AS.004.101 (10)

"Reintroduction to Writing, JHU’s first-year writing course, steps beyond the writing skills necessary to get to college: our shared project is to help you learn how to write for the rest of your life. We approach writing as an adaptable process of inquiry and action, as deeply informed by reading, and as reflective, embodied, and always emerging practice. In this course, we will rethink writing in ways that will help you throughout college, your professional career, personal life, and civic responsibilities in a democracy. Toward that end, this course teaches you to become an agile, curious, creative, and resilient writer. You will read and write academic texts; rhetorically analyze a wide variety of sources, including for the conventions of diverse genres; and write across genres, developing skill and precision in your writing, as well as fluency across contexts, audiences, and media. Classes are capped at 15 students and often involve discussion, workshops, and conferences. Our courses engage with many topics and disciplines; consider carefully which course will most interest you. Reintroduction to Writing is intended for first-year students, though it is available to others by special permission."

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 217  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: Writing and Black Birthing Women
AS.004.101 (11)

Current CDC data states, that Black women are “three to four times more likely to die during or after delivery than are white women.” In this first-year writing course, we will explore Black women’s historical and contemporary birth narratives to question how their history of enslavement, and medical racism continues to inform their birthing realities. Through course readings, discussions, and workshops we will question the varied ways the delegitimization of Black midwives, Black women’s community practices, and contemporary advocates for reproductive and birthing justice, have impacted Black women’s care within and outside of medical institutions. Students will write in a range of genres including personal narratives and/or auto ethnographies, which will allow students to follow a course of inquiry that will lead them to a point of interest to compose a traditional academic paper or a multimodal composition as their final project. Students will support their research questions by using credible sources such as narratives, scholarly articles, and reputed journalism. Potential texts include excerpts by Harriet Jacobs, Margaret Charles Smith, Assata Shakur, Tressie Cottom, Nikky Finney, Beyonce, and reproductive justice advocate, Loretta Ross.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 381  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing
AS.004.101 (12)

"Reintroduction to Writing, JHU’s first-year writing course, steps beyond the writing skills necessary to get to college: our shared project is to help you learn how to write for the rest of your life. We approach writing as an adaptable process of inquiry and action, as deeply informed by reading, and as reflective, embodied, and always emerging practice. In this course, we will rethink writing in ways that will help you throughout college, your professional career, personal life, and civic responsibilities in a democracy. Toward that end, this course teaches you to become an agile, curious, creative, and resilient writer. You will read and write academic texts; rhetorically analyze a wide variety of sources, including for the conventions of diverse genres; and write across genres, developing skill and precision in your writing, as well as fluency across contexts, audiences, and media. Classes are capped at 15 students and often involve discussion, workshops, and conferences. Our courses engage with many topics and disciplines; consider carefully which course will most interest you. Reintroduction to Writing is intended for first-year students, though it is available to others by special permission."

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: ON THE ROAD IN AMERICA
AS.004.101 (13)

In the American imagination, the open road has been a mythical place of bliss, freedom, and self-discovery. But the experience of the road can change drastically based on one’s gender, sexuality, race, and place of origin. In this course, we’ll examine a diverse set of works that explore the long-standing American fascination with the open road. We will consider the road’s impact on America’s national identity, and the emotions, desires, and life experiences that lead people to take to the road, and to get off it. At the heart of the course will be a series of writing assignments designed to help students examine the power and limits of this myth. Students will be asked to write in a variety of styles and genres, from op-eds to scholarly arguments, and from book reviews to rhetorical analyses. These writing assignments will help students reconsider what writing is, how to do it effectively and ethically, and how to become better at it.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Krieger 205  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reintroduction to Writing: The Secret Lives of Animals
AS.004.101 (14)

Animals are instructive. When we study animals, their biological makeups and creaturelyn habits, we do so with hopes of learning something about them. At the same time, such investigations often betray an interest in our human selves. The study of animals, in scientific and literary laboratories alike, quickly turns to acts of self-discovery: not what it means to be animal, exactly, but what it means to be human-animals. So what more could we learn by cultivating new strategies for listening and new languages for communicating with and about animals? Over the course of the semester, we will examine and respond to the rhetorical settings of works (premodern and modern, fictional and factual) in which animals are tasked with teaching lessons and testing the ethical obligations of their human audiences. We will approach composition as both a personal and a social project. We will concentrate on the personal aspects of writing--including expression, habit, transfer--as well as the social aspects of writing--including exploration, persuasion, and convention.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Maryland 201  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Studies in Contemporary American Short Stories
AS.004.212 (01)

In a 2012 interview with the New York Times, American critic M.H. Abrams was asked, “Why study literature?” Abrams answered, because “it enables you to live the lives of other people.” But how does a master of short stories open a window to his or her characters’ thoughts and feelings? How does the writer, as Abrams suggests, draw us into other lives? In this class, students will explore these questions through their own writings across different modes and styles. Writing projects will range from evaluating another critic’s interpretation of how a story brings its characters to life to writing your own autobiographical narrative. Our readings will feature the work of some of the masters of contemporary American short stories including Nate Brown, Danielle Evans, Joyce Carol Oates, Gish Jen, Richard Ford, Denis Johnson, Jennifer Egan, ZZ Packer, James Salter, George Saunders, Lorrie Moore, Edward P. Jones, David Foster Wallace, and Lydia Davis

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Berger, Donald W
  • Room: Shriver Hall Board Room  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

I Propose
AS.004.240 (01)

Applying for a research grant; suggesting a project that can help your community; starting a new business; asking someone to marry you. What do these activities have in common? They all tend to take the form of a proposal. Proposals are integral to many of life’s most important undertakings. In this writing course, we will explore the idea of proposing and read, analyze, and write different kinds of proposals. We will think about proposals with an eye to how they may create communities, enable change, and mark points of new beginning, but also with an eye to how they are institutionally or socially shaped and limited. We will study the contexts in which they are made, their purpose, their audiences, their conventions, their modes of preservation. Over the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to design a proposal or bring to class their own proposal that they would like to work on. The course does not require special knowledge or experience in the writing of proposals.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: O'Connor, Marisa T
  • Room: Gilman 219  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Writing Baltimore
AS.004.262 (01)

What is Baltimore—and to whom? As a student at Hopkins, how do you see yourself in relationship to the City of Baltimore? How have others seen, written about, and shared their version of Baltimore with others? In this course students will engage with how writers, artists, and scholars describe and produce knowledge about Baltimore’s past and present. Through reading and writing about Baltimore, students will study and practice different genres and modes of inquiry. In the first part of this class, students will learn through field studies, in-class discussions, and library research. Examining the specific contexts of our course texts and objects, students will experiment with cultural and historical analysis and practice research skills to produce their own writing about Baltimore. In the second part of the course, students will translate what they have learned into a collaborative digital map project, in which they introduce (or reintroduce) classmates outside of the course to a view or narrative of the Baltimore neighborhoods nearest to campus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Speller, Mo Elsmere Longley
  • Room: Gilman 186  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Writing About Sports
AS.004.263 (01)

Noam Chomsky once remarked that sport’s primary function is to “deflect people’s attention from things that matter.” But most people love sport! Even Chomsky has admitted to being impressed by the “extensive knowledge that people have of sport … and their self-confidence in discussing it.” Sport matters because of its central place in our culture and because of its ability to create knowledge and self-confidence in so many people who play sport, watch it intensely, talk about it ceaselessly. And it matters because it produces so much high-caliber writing in so many different genres. How does sport inspire such productive discourse? When people write about sport, are they really writing about something else? We tackle these questions by studying how people have written about sport and by doing some sports-writing ourselves. You will read some of the best sports-writing in the canon, and you can offer your own favorites for the class to read. The first project will be to write your own personal narrative about sport. For the next you will enter a controversy about sport from a selection of topics including sports psychology, racism and sexism, corruption, and how the sporting arena is also a theater in which political meanings are enacted and contested. Finally, you will choose an aspect of the sporting world to research: you could do a piece of sports-reporting here at Hopkins; a profile of an athlete; a photo essay; or an analysis of how a particular sport has been brought to life through blogging and other forms of media. The course overall aims to develop your own ability to write with knowledge, self-confidence, and agility about sport and the things that matter beyond sport.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Oppel, George
  • Room: Latrobe 107  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Writing for the Public Sphere
AS.004.264 (01)

Prestige publications like the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and the Economist are known for producing fine writing across a host of genres. The investigative journalism from these magazines itself makes news, and the range of topics covered is broad: politics and world affairs, history, celebrity profiles, economics, culture, and the arts. But who is the audience for this kind of writing? Is it the public at large, and if so, how might we describe that public? Does this kind of writing find itself under challenge, swamped by the proliferation of writing for niche audiences we see in the digital age? What would be lost in that case? This seminar explores these questions by reading some of the best writing offered by these publications, analyzing it, and debating its contemporary relevance. Our own writing projects will include a genre analysis of an article selected from one of these sources, an academic argument that enters a debate about what constitutes the public sphere today, and finally, a piece of public writing in which you select the topic, define your audience, and work with your peers to produce a class portfolio of high-quality work we can share with the Hopkins community.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Oppel, George
  • Room: Bloomberg 276  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Academic Conference
AS.004.301 (01)

An important and exciting platform for academic writing is the academic conference. In this academic writing class, we will explore and practice all that goes into putting one together. We will analyze and write in genres such as the call for papers, the abstract, the draft, the conference schedule, the presentation, and commentary. As a class, we will collaboratively plan, publicize, and host a conference around a broad theme with wide appeal. We will collectively make decisions about aspects of the conference such as themes, keynote speakers, conference format and venue, and invitees. The conference will be held during the penultimate week of classes, where all students in the class will present a paper, and act as a moderator and/or commentator for a peer. When we return for the final week of classes, we will curate a selection of papers to be shared as conference proceedings on a public-facing website.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Koullas, Sandy Gillian
  • Room: Gilman 377  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Vaccines, Science, and Values
AS.004.302 (01)

Vaccines are a public health intervention that produce a common good, yet are enacted on individual bodies. Health professionals and policymakers seeking to promote vaccination must weigh competing values, such as autonomy and justice, as they consider how to respond to individuals who refuse vaccines for themselves or their children. Further complicating this aim, people’s attitudes toward vaccination are shaped by divergent ideas about the meaning of health and social responsibility, as well as by their trust in scientific institutions and knowledge. In other words, scientific evidence alone cannot resolve vaccine controversies; navigating science and values together is vital to achieving just policy in a democratic society. In this course, students will analyze academic essays that address why vaccine hesitancy persists, and what we should do about it. Students will learn to recognize common elements of academic arguments, and apply them to construct their own arguments about the social and ethical dimensions of vaccination.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Wilbanks, Rebecca
  • Room: Gilman 186  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Training\Writing Consltn
AS.004.307 (01)

A one credit course for those undergrads who have been nominated as Writing Center tutors. Permission required.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:00PM - 6:50PM 10-26-2022 to 12-23-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Krieger 302  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 16/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Location Term Course Details
AS.060.100 (01)Introduction to Expository WritingTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMBrodsky, Anne-Elizabeth MurdyHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.100 (02)Introduction to Expository WritingTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMBrodsky, Anne-Elizabeth MurdyHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (01)Expository Writing: Writing about a Film - The Tragedy of MacbethMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMO'Connor, Marisa THomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (02)Expository Writing: Repairing the ‘Highway to NowhereMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMSpeller, Mo Elsmere LongleyHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (03)Expository Writing: Repairing the ‘Highway to NowhereMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMSpeller, Mo Elsmere LongleyHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (04)Expository Writing: Vaccines, Science, and ValuesMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMWilbanks, RebeccaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (05)Expository Writing: Shakespeare’s Richard III and DisabilityMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMBest, RoyceHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (06)Expository Writing: Shakespeare’s Richard III and DisabilityMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMBest, RoyceHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (07)Expository Writing: The Cost of Free Speech?MW 1:30PM - 2:45PMOppel, GeorgeHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (08)Expository Writing: The Cost of Free Speech?MW 12:00PM - 1:15PMOppel, GeorgeHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (09)Expository Writing: Who Writes History?MW 3:00PM - 4:15PMWaller, Jill SHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (10)Expository Writing: Reintroduction to WritingMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMPavesich, MatthewHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (11)Expository Writing: What Do We Owe to AnimalsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMPowell, Kevin MatthewHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (12)Expository Writing: Policing the PoliceMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMCarter, BryanHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (14)Expository Writing: Who/What/When/Where/Why?TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMRoss, SarahHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (15)Expository Writing: Who/What/When/Where/Why?TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRoss, SarahHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (16)Expository Writing: Witchcraft and PowerTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMCutler, SylviaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (17)Expository Writing: Stories from the American SouthTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMMurphy, Jamison FHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (18)Expository Writing: Revenge and MoralityTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMLewis, AlexHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (19)Expository Writing: Swamp ThingsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMDubay, NoelleHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (20)Expository Writing: Swamp ThingsTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMDubay, NoelleHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (21)Expository Writing: The Politics of PopTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHuttner, TobiasHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (22)Expository Writing: The Politics of PopTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHuttner, TobiasHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (23)Expository Writing: Exploring the Philosophy of LoveTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKoullas, Sandy GillianHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (24)Expository Writing: Exploring the Philosophy of LoveTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMKoullas, Sandy GillianHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (25)Expository Writing: Contemporary American Short StoriesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMBerger, Donald WHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (26)Expository Writing: Technology and the Future of WorkTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMBegg, AaronHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (27)Expository Writing: Technology and the Future of WorkTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMBegg, AaronHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (28)Expository Writing: Science Fiction and Climate CatastropheTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMShipko, David ThomasHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.060.114 (30)Expository Writing: Why We LaughMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMTinkle, RobertHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.001.100 (01)FYS: What is the Common Good?T 1:30PM - 4:00PMWatters, AlizaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.001.118 (01)FYS: Imagined Worlds - Science, Technology and SocietyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMWilbanks, RebeccaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.001.155 (01)FYS: Is a Corporation a Person?T 9:00AM - 11:30AMO'Connor, Marisa THomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.001.158 (01)FYS: The Ethics of Love, Anger, Fear, and HopeF 12:00PM - 2:30PMKoullas, Sandy GillianHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.001.178 (01)FYS: Words in PublicW 12:00PM - 2:30PMBrodsky, Anne-Elizabeth MurdyHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (01)Reintroduction to Writing: Writing and Black Birthing WomenTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (02)Reintroduction to Writing: The Secret Lives of AnimalsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (03)Reintroduction to Writing: Seeing and BelievingMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (04)Reintroduction to Writing: Seeing and BelievingTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (05)Reintroduction to Writing: Visual/Textual LivesMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (06)Reintroduction to Writing: Visual/Textual LivesTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (07)Reintroduction to Writing: ON THE ROAD IN AMERICATTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (10)Reintroduction to WritingTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (11)Reintroduction to Writing: Writing and Black Birthing WomenTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (12)Reintroduction to WritingStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (13)Reintroduction to Writing: ON THE ROAD IN AMERICATTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.101 (14)Reintroduction to Writing: The Secret Lives of AnimalsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.212 (01)Studies in Contemporary American Short StoriesTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMBerger, Donald WHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.240 (01)I ProposeMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMO'Connor, Marisa THomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.262 (01)Writing BaltimoreTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMSpeller, Mo Elsmere LongleyHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.263 (01)Writing About SportsMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMOppel, GeorgeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.264 (01)Writing for the Public SphereTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMOppel, GeorgeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.301 (01)The Academic ConferenceTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMKoullas, Sandy GillianHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.302 (01)Vaccines, Science, and ValuesMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMWilbanks, RebeccaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.004.307 (01)Training\Writing ConsltnW 5:00PM - 6:50PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022