ENG101-3: Expository Writing

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August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
TuTh
10:00am - 11:15am
Cox Computer Classroom - 230C
Julien, Heather
FWRT32101
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.

Students will explore the intersection of ethnographic documentation and digital self-publication in a socio-political context. We will do this primarily using a genre called autoethnography. Rooted in anthropological and sociological methodologies of interview, field work, and artifact analysis (Alvarez 2012), autoethnographies can take different forms, from documentary films to performance art to academic cultural analysis to fiction and creative nonfiction. We will read autoethnography theory, choose a subject for an autoethnography, read relevant secondary sources, conduct and write up interviews, practice artifact analysis, and compose a multimodal project presented in a public-facing website.

The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.