ENGLISH 325 - Art of the Essay
Section: 201
Term: SU 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course asks you to write and revise three literary non-fiction essays including an autobiographical essay, a profile of a person or a place, and a cultural critique. Research for your writing will include personal experience, observation, interviews, and books. We will read as a class a selection of authors who write in the genre of literary non-fiction to discover how they mix research, fact, and analysis with fictional literary devices like setting, character, and dialogue. We will also explore how grammatical choices can have rhetorical effects.

Because a great deal of the course focuses on writing well-crafted and compelling essays, the classroom functions often as a workshop. Students will discover the luxury of developing too much writing in the beginning stages and become comfortable with making radical revisions/redesigns early in their thinking and writing processes. They will also become comfortable with sharing work in the classroom and quickly familiar with others’ words and writing. In addition to writing three essays, students are expected to read closely and participate in class discussion, complete in-class writing exercises, and give and receive constructive critique of writing-in-process.

ENGLISH 325 - Art of the Essay
Schedule Listing
201 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: English 325 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
202 (SEM)
TuTh 11:00AM - 1:00PM
203 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9780393931730
The Norton reader : an anthology of nonfiction, Author: Linda H. Peterson, general editor ; John C. Brereton., Publisher: W.W. Norton Shorter 12 2008
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