Essay Writing: Truth & Culture

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Essay Writing: Truth & Culture

Fall 2021

Taught By: Zia Jaffrey

Section: A

CRN: 11938

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 8:20pm 6/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021