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ENG 231 : The Art of the Essay

Through reading assignments, writing exercises, and peer review, students will become familiar with a wide range of models and formal strategies for constructing and critiquing various experiments with the essay form. Assignments may include the personal essay, the journalistic essay, the travel essay, the poetic essay, the science essay, the reflective essay, nature writing, multi-genre writing, experimental autobiography, literary memoir, literary journalism, imaginative non-fiction, op-ed and social justice writing. etc. As students develop and expand their reading, writing, and critical thinking practices, the content and form of the class will foster investigations into the nature of truth, the ethics of representing others, the transformative power of memory, and the politics of literary genre.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112