ENGLISH 325 - Art of the Essay
Spring 2022, Section 102
Instruction Mode: Section 102 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
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:

Description

Michel de Montaigne, the guy who tends to get credited for inventing the personal essay back in the 1500s, sometimes started by asking, “Que sçais-je?” (“What do I know?”). Centuries later, Ernest Hemingway commented, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” This class will weave the ideas behind both quotes together in a spirit of epistemological wiggliness. On the one hand, we will examine what we already understand (or at least notice) about our worlds and what we can communicate about these worlds in writing; we each know something about something, probably even a bunch of things. On the other hand, we will acknowledge that as we explore the ins and outs of the worlds we inhabit, there will always be more lessons to learn, new skills to tackle, new perspectives and insights at which to arrive. We both know and don’t know, and that’s okay.

Schedule

ENGLISH 325 - Art of the Essay
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101 (SEM)
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MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM
102 (SEM)
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MW 11:00AM - 2:00PM
103 (SEM)
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TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
104 (SEM)
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50244
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9
 
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MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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