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 2017. Click on a title to read the section's description.

Seminar Time Instructor Title Course #
101 MWF 12:20-1:10 Sara Schlemm Modern Metamorphoses 6125
102 MWF 1:25-2:15 Becky Lu The Reality Effect: Documentary Film 6126
103 MW 2:55-4:10 Aurora Masum-Javed Creative Nonfiction: Do Our Stories Matter? 6127
104 TR 11:40-12:55 Jane Glaubman Cool Britannia: Exploring Britishness 7925
105 TR 1:25=2:40 Ji Hyun Lee What If? Alternative Histories and Speculative Fictions 8665
106 TR 2:55-4:10 Kirsten Saracini A Close Look at Craft 9044

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