ENG101-14: Expository Writing

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August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
TuTh
10:00am - 11:15am
Callaway Center S109
Wicks, Brandon
FWRT36157
Appropriate for First Year students.

Every semester. Intensive writing course that trains students in expository writing through a number of variable topics. Satisfies first-year English writing requirement.

In this section of Expository Writing, we will master the writing process by exploring the intersection between consumerism and identity. Each of our readings will reveal a new perspective on how consumerism—the ever-increasing consumption of goods as an economic model—shapes our beliefs and our opportunities as individuals and as a society. These texts will come from a variety of academic disciplines, as well as popular media, to help us better understand the different rhetorical modes that we will need throughout our careers. The forms of our writing will vary just as widely: from reflective sketches to analytic essays, from observational diaries to dynamic visual presentations. We will pose questions and pursue answers; we will experiment with our ideas; we will draft and revise in order to contribute our own voices to the ongoing discourse. Class will be a daily collaboration, so please expect to read, write—and talk—plentifully.

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