New Fall 2021 Nonfiction Courses

NEW FALL 2021 NONFICTION COURSES:

Austin Jackson
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
ENGL1030H, Writing Black Popular Culture (CRN 17745)
J Hour (T/Th 1-2:20 pm) 

As a site of critical inquiry, Black popular culture provides valuable insight into the ways oppressed people (and allies) identify and mobilize against unjust power structures in society. We will begin with immersion experiences with primary and secondary resources that reveal how “voices on the margins” assert agency, identity, and community. Enrollment limited to 17. No pre-requisites. Writing sample may be required. Banner registrations after classes begin require instructor approval. S/NC. WRIT DIAP

Austin Jackson
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
ENGL1190J, African American Literacy (CRN 17744)
P Hour (Tuesday 4-6:30 pm)

In this course, we will explore the social, educational, and political implications of AAL in the 21st century. Our task is threefold: we will 1) examine AAL semantics, syntax, phonology, and morphology, 2) identify underlying historical and socio-economic forces responsible for shaping AAL, and 3) explore the impact of AAL within Black speech communities and U.S. and global popular culture. Writing sample required. Prerequisite: ENGL 0930 or any 1000-level nonfiction writing course. Class list will be reduced to 17 after writing samples are reviewed during the first week of classes. Preference will be given to English concentrators. S/NC.  WRIT  DIAP

Emily Hipchen
Director of Nonfiction Writing,
Senior Lecturer in English 
ENGL1190Y, Editing as Revision
(CRN 18125)

(Arranged) ONLINE

This fully gamified course, organized by historically-based writing guilds and their competitors in bookselling, introduces students to content, copy, and proofs editing as revision praxis. Students will edit publishable texts inside an imaginative game-world, learning editing strategies that help expert authors revise scholarly nonfiction—strategies students will find useful in working with their own writing as well. A writing sample required. Class list will be reduced to 17 after writing samples are reviewed. Prerequisite: ENGL0930 or any 1000-level nonfiction writing course. Preference will be given to English concentrators. Banner registrations after classes begin require instructor approval. Open to juniors and seniors only. Instructor permission required. S/NC.