ENGLISH 325 - Essay Writing: The Art of Exposition
Section: 104
Term: SP 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The primary goal of this course is to teach you to write clear, sustained, compelling essays that, as Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz explain in the preface to their book on creative nonfiction, “have the power to persuade, explain, illuminate, evoke, depict, and inspire.” In this class we will move beyond the familiar modes of academic writing to develop complex works of nonfiction that couple the rigor of analysis and research with literary craft. By learning to combine fact-based, investigative writing with the lyricism of poetry and the rhetorical devices of fiction, the writer of creative nonfiction can create work that is individual, thoughtful, and enlightening—this is the “art of exposition.”

The primary text for this class is a collection of essays entitled Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, by Nguyen and Shreve. There will also be a coursepack of additional readings.

ENGLISH 325 - Essay Writing: The Art of Exposition
Schedule Listing
101 (SEM)
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50432
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10
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: English 325 will be Permission of the Instructor after the first day of class.
102 (SEM)
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50433
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: English 325 will be Permission of the Instructor after the first day of class.
103 (SEM)
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50434
Open
2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: English 325 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
104 (SEM)
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50435
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5
 
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MW 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: English 325 will be Permission of the Instructor after the first day of class.
105 (SEM)
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51592
Open
10
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: English 325 will be Permission of the Instructor after the first day of class.
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