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ENGL 120 03 (21358)  
Reading and Writing the Modern Essay
Robert Holden
MW 2.30-3.45 LC 213
Spring 2017 
No regular final examination
Skills WR
Permission of instructor required

Close reading of great nonfiction prepares students to develop mastery of the craft of powerful writing in the humanities and in all fields of human endeavor, within the university and beyond. Study of some of the finest essayists in the English language, including James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Leslie Jamison, Jhumpa Lahiri, George Orwell, David Foster Wallace, and Virginia Woolf. Assignments challenge students to craft persuasive arguments from personal experience, to portray people and places, and to interpret fundamental aspects of modern culture.

Enrollment for this course is managed through Preference Selection.