ENGL 381 A: Advanced Expository Writing

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
CMU 230
Michelle Liu
Michelle Liu

Syllabus Description:

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Revised Schedule for Weeks 7 & 8: Engl 381 AQ 15 Revised Schedule Weeks 7 & 8.docx

Additional Details:

Engl 381 AQ 15

Marco Polo and Mark Twain are just a couple examples of travel writers who, through their rendition of faraway locations in persuasive prose, radically altered how readers pictured the world. Through descriptions of people encountered and landscapes traversed, travel writers familiarize, exoticize, or destabilize the unknown in order to transform places into cultural significant landmarks in the imagination of their armchair readers. As a genre, travel writing is an excellent illustration of the immediate power of prose and lends itself well to the study of the effective use of words. In this class, we will analyze some signature pieces of this genre as a way to develop our own prose styles. Classwork will consist of discussion of various essays, composition, and peer critiques of student writing. Required textbook: Best American Travel Writing 2013, edited by Elizabeth Gilbert and Jason Wilson.

Please note that I do not get addcodes until the first week of the quarter.

Catalog Description: 
Concentration on the development of prose style for experienced writers.
GE Requirements: 
English Composition (C)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 12:39pm