English 2880-90 is an expository writing course taught in several sections each semester, offered in the English Department and jointly supported by English and the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines. Here's the GENERIC description that covers all of them.

Fall, 2880; Spring, 2890. 4 credits. Each section (seminar) limited to 17 students. Students must have completed their colleges' first-year writing requirements or have the permission of the instructor. S. Davis and staff.

English 2880-2890 offers guidance and an audience for students who wish to gain skill in expository writing -- the common term for critical, reflective, investigative, and creative nonfiction. Each seminar provides a context for writing defined by a form or use of exposition, a disciplinary area, a practice, or a topic intimately related to the written medium. Course members will read relevant published material and write and revise their own work regularly, while reviewing and responding to one another's. Since these small courses depend on members' full participation, regular attendance and submission of written work are required. Students and instructors will confer individually throughout the term. English 2880-90 meets requirements for the English minor, but not for the English major.

Here are individual sections' names and times for fall 2018. Click on a title to read the section's description.

Seminar Time Instructor Title Course #
101 MWF 11:15-12:05 Hema Surendranathan Feeling Human: Animals, Humans, the Posthuman 5843
102 MWF 12:20-1:10 Rocio Anica Creative Nonfiction: Identity Matters 5844
103 MW 2:55-4:10 Brianna Thompson Culinary Encounters of the Other Kind: Food and Otherness 5845
107 TR 10:10-11:25 Jane Glaubman Fans, Fantasies, and Feminism 17562
104TR 11:40-12:55 Charlie Green Creative Nonfiction: Exploring the Personal Essay 7532
105 TR 1:25-2:40 Michael Prior Art and Argument: The Personal Essay in Contemporary America 8146
106 TR 2:55-4:10 Zachary Price Addictive Media, or How to Survive What You Love 8450

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