ENGLISH 325 - Essay Writing: The Art of Exposition
Section: 711 Literature of the Great Lakes and Environmental Writing
Term: SU 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Combining discussion of some classic examples of nature writing from this region (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) with significant attempts by students to write essays and personal narratives about their experiences with the natural world, this course will take advantage of the resources of the Biological Station — habitat, trails and lake — to stimulate more impressionistic responses. Recognizing that students at UMBS will be involved in research and genuine scientific inquiry, the course combines that work with a medium designed for an intelligent but uninitiated reader. The reading list could potentially include A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, In Service of the Wild by Stephanie Mills, The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway, The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis, Castle Nowhere by Constance Fennimore Woolson or Loon Feather by Iola Fuller. Students keep a journal that includes their reading response, their essay ideas, and observation exercises. Four shorter papers of observation, description, and narration, and one 10-page paper that incorporates personal experience, observation of the natural world, and research (either from the field or from the library) is required.

ENGLISH 325 - Essay Writing: The Art of Exposition
Schedule Listing
201 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: English 325 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
202 (SEM)
TuTh 11:00AM - 1:00PM
711 (SEM)
TuF 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Note: Registration through UMBS at: 763-4461, 2014 Nat Sci
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