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, C. Green, 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 2019. Click on a title to read the section's description.


Seminar Time Instructor Title Course #
101 MWF 11:15-12:05 Nneoma Ike-Njoku Dead and Deadly Women: The Feminine Noir 5624
102 MW 2:55-4:10 Remy Barnes American Nightmare: Horror Films and Fictions 5626
103 TR 11:40-12:55 Charlie Green Creative Nonfiction: Exploring the Personal Essay 7628
104TR 1:25-2:15 Shakarean Hutchinson Creative Nonfiction: The Invented Self 7847


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