Course DescriptionsEngl 100: Exposition and ArgumentEngl 101: English for International StudentsEngl 200: Literary StudiesEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Language, Form, InspirationEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Crime FictionEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Utopian/ Dystopian LiteratureEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Into the WildEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Banned Books and Novel IdeasEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Horrible Husbands and Wicked WivesEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Innocence and ExperienceEngl 231: Film AestheticsEngl 300: Introduction to Professional WritingEngl 301: Introduction to Creative WritingEngl 310: Introduction to Technical WritingEngl 321: Intermediate CompositionEngl 365/565*: Studies in American LiteratureEngl 380/ 580*: Topics in WritingEngl 386: Internship in EnglishEngl 389: Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesEngl 390/590: Topics in LiteratureEngl 396/596: Traditions of Giving and Serving in American LifeEngl 400: New Literacies, Cultures, and Technologies of WritingEngl 401: American Literature 1English 402: American Literature 2Engl 405/505*: Masterpieces of World LiteratureEngl 408/508: Methods of Literary Criticism and ResearchEngl 409/509: Literature of the Medieval PeriodEngl 410/510: ShakespeareEngl 420/520: Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth CenturiesEngl 423: Short Story WritingEngl 424: Poetry WritingEngl 425: Creative NonfictionEngl 430/530: Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth CenturyEng 431: Advanced CompositionEngl 441/541: History of the English LanguageEngl 442/542: Modern English GrammarEngl 443/543: Introduction to LinguisticsEngl 450/550: British Literature of the Nineteenth CenturyEngl 456: The NovelEngl 460/560: Twentieth-Century DramaEngl 470/570: Twentieth-Century FictionEngl 475/575: Twentieth Century PoetryEngl 478: Literature for ChildrenEngl 479/ 579: Literature for AdolescentsEngl 481: Cooperative Education in English 1Engl 482-483: Cooperative Education in English II-IIIEngl 489: The Teaching of EnglishEngl 491: Seminar in Professional WritingEngl 492: Seminar in WritingEngl 493: Seminar in EnglishEngl 495*: Independent Study in EnglishEngl 497: Honors Work in EnglishEngl 498: Honors Candicacy in EnglishEngl 609: Theory and Practice of Expository WritingLS 610: Seminar in HumanitiesEnglish 610: Studies in Nineteenth-Century British LiteratureEngl 615: Shakespeare and His ContemporariesEngl 635: Studies in American Literature
ENGLISH 100: EXPOSITION AND ARGUMENT

Cr. 3

Perhaps no single asset is more important to an individual's overall development and success than the ability to write well. This holds true not only in the humanities and the social and natural sciences, but also in the professional schools. Though the development of writing skills will be a major component of the Freshman Core program, some students might feel that they need to undertake additional practice in writing. If so, this course is a wise elective choice, since writing is the primary object of Exposition and Argument.

We learn from the experience of successful writers that good writing doesn't just happen, but instead results from processes that can be practiced and individualized. In this course students discover how to manage the process of writing, whatever the occasion or purpose, more effectively. This means learning to select or discover an appropriate topic; it means learning to write trial drafts that explore the topic and the means of presenting it; it means, perhaps most importantly, learning to revise drafts better to address the specific subject, purpose, audience, and occasion. For academic writing, it means learning how to produce a finished draft that conforms both to the conventions of standard English and to the accepted practices of academic documentation.

Writing and Classroom Requirements

The instructor will assist students in achieving the objectives of the course in a variety of ways. During the term students will complete from six to seven essays of approximately 500-1000 words in length (the minimum writing requirement is twenty-five pages of original non-fiction prose). At least one of these essays requires the use of basic methods of research and documentation. The instructor might require that students keep a journal. The class meets three times a week. Ordinarily the instructor will use class time for lecture, discussion, or workshop, and may occasionally use the time for individual or small group conferences.