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This section of Expository Writing provides the opportunity for students- as readers, viewers, writers and speakers - to... see more

This section of Expository Writing provides the opportunity for students- as readers, viewers, writers and speakers - to... see more

"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the... see more

What is the good life, and can you shop there? Would you want that life if you couldn't? Has shopping replaced working as... see more

Focus: What can we believe when we read an autobiography? How do writers recall, select, shape, and present their lives... see more

Environmentalists have traditionally relied upon the power of their prose to transform the thoughts and behavior of their... see more

This course focuses on developing and refining the skills that will you need to express your voice more effectively as an... see more

This course is an introduction to writing prose for a public audience—specifically, prose that is both critical and... see more

Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the... see more

This course is designed to help you develop skills that will enable you to produce clear and effective scientific and... see more

This is a course focused on the literary genre of the essay, that wide-ranging, elastic, and currently very popular form... see more

In this course we will read essays, novels, memoirs, and graphic texts, and view documentary and experimental films and... see more

This course is an introduction to the theory, the practice, and the implications (both social and ethical) of rhetoric,... see more

This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading great short stories, writers... see more

Transmedia narratives exist across multiple storytelling platforms, using the advantages of each to enhance the... see more

This course focuses on traditional nature writing and the environmentalist essay. Students will keep a Web log as a... see more

The science essay uses science to think about the human condition; it uses humanistic thinking to reflect on the... see more

"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented... see more

This class covers the analysis, design, implementation and testing of various forms of digital communication based on... see more

This course explores the nature of meaning and truth, and their bearing on the use of language in communication. No... see more

The objective of the graduate-level course is to give people a sense of what "accounting for vagueness" is all about, why... see more

24.901 is designed to give you a preliminary understanding of how the sound systems of different languages are... see more

This course gives an introduction to the science of linguistic meaning. There are two branches to this discipline:... see more