ENGH 382: Rhetoric of the Essay

ENGH 382-001: Writing Nonfiction Genres
(Fall 2021)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Peterson Hall 2408

Section Information for Fall 2021

In this class, we will study what makes for compelling nonfiction storytelling (in many genres), as we read and discuss the rhetorical work of narrative, the personal, and genre.  Our writing assignments will recreate traditional models of academic nonfiction, via multimodal, hybrid, and creative forms.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Advanced rhetorical study of "the essay," and its variable nonfiction forms, with a focus on rhetorical genre study and the persuasive nature of nonfiction storytelling. Students will practice analyzing and writing "essay" forms, such as popular long-form nonfiction, hybrid (personal and academic) essays, literary journalism, research articles, and others, depending on student interests. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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