Essay Writing: Truth & Culture

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Essay Writing: Truth & Culture

Fall 2020

Taught By: Mira Jacob

Section: A

CRN: 4119

Credits: 3

“Personal writing sometimes seems more ubiquitous than ever, available everywhere in the form of blogs, reviews, and emerging publications. But what makes an essay successful, important, and necessary? In this course, we will think about the work that essay writing can accomplish in regards to achieving truth, mining your own depths, and engaging with culture. We will discuss nonfiction writing that spans from addressing trauma to race to family to food, all while attempting to write some of our best and most urgent work yet. We will read work from Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Baldwin, Jenny Zhang, T Kira Madden, and Audre Lorde, among others, and there will be ample opportunity for workshop and generative writing.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: Asynchronous (A)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:41am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020