ENG101-3: Expository Writing


August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
10:00am - 11:15am
Cox Computer Classroom - 230C
Mengelkoch, Dustin
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.

This course will explore the writings of public critics who have won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. As critics, ostensibly, these writers offer cogent, piercing, and complicated observations about different aspects of art, literature, film, theater, et cetera. While they write conventional, short essays, keeping a broad audience in mind; nevertheless they privilege a sly sophistication and learnedness required to make challenging, sometimes esoteric, cultural practices appear easy to understand and even enjoy. We will use their essays to foster a considerate effort in how to make our own complex observations, thoughts, and analyses – by and through our own writing – readily approachable and digestible.

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.