This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing. (4 credits)
a B or higher grade in EXPO E/S-15 or a satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills. Proof of English proficiency is required of students whose native language is not English.
Fall term 2014, Section 1 (14274)
Peter Becker, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Class times: Wednesdays beginning Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 2 (13492)
Tad Davies, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 3-5 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Adobe Connect.
Fall term 2014, Section 3 (13337)
Christina Rarden Grenier, MA. Director of the Writing Center, Pingree School.
Class times: Mondays beginning Sept. 8, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 4 (13222)
Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD. Lecturer on Theological German, Harvard Divinity School.
Class times: Fridays beginning Sept. 5, 2-4 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 5 (12970)
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Fall term 2014, Section 6 (12971)
Lindsay Silver Cohen, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Class times: Thursdays beginning Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 7 (13493)
Janet Sylvester, PhD. Director, Low-Residency BFA Program in Creative Writing, Goddard College.
Class times: Mondays beginning Sept. 8, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Fall term 2014, Section 8 (12964)
Thomas A. Underwood, PhD. Senior Lecturer, Master Level, College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, Boston University.
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Fall term 2014, Section 9 (14614)
Steven Wandler, PhD. Instructor, Argosy University.
Class times: Mondays beginning Sept. 8, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Adobe Connect.
Fall term 2014, Section 10 (14620)
Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD. Lecturer on Theological German, Harvard Divinity School.
Class times: Saturdays beginning Sept. 6, noon-2 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 11 (14628)
John Jacob Kaag, PhD. Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 12 (14637)
Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD. Writer.
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 13 (14643)
Scott Challener, MFA. Instructor, Boston University Metropolitan College.
Class times: Thursdays beginning Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
January session 2015, Section 2 (24338)
Tad Davies, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Class times: Mondays-Thursdays beginning Jan. 5, 1-4 pm.
Final papers due Feb. 6.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 1 (23226)
Tad Davies, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Jan. 27, 3-5 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Adobe Connect.
Spring term 2015, Section 2 (24138)
Christina Rarden Grenier, MA. Director of the Writing Center, Pingree School.
Class times: Mondays beginning Jan. 26, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 3 (24080)
Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD. Lecturer on Theological German, Harvard Divinity School.
Class times: Fridays beginning Jan. 30, 2-4 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 4 (23118)
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 5 (24087)
Olivia Newman, PhD. Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University.
Class times: Wednesdays beginning Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 6 (23597)
Lindsay Silver Cohen, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Class times: Thursdays beginning Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 7 (23385)
Cynthia B. Taft, PhD. Lecturer in Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Class times: Mondays beginning Jan. 26, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 8 (22801)
Paul A. Thur, MA. Director of the Writing Center, College of General Studies, Boston University.
Class times: Wednesdays beginning Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 9 (23195)
Thomas A. Underwood, PhD. Senior Lecturer, Master Level, College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, Boston University.
Class times: Thursdays beginning Jan. 29, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 10 (24088)
Chris Walsh, PhD. Associate Director, College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program and Assistant Professor of English, Boston University.
Class times: Wednesdays beginning Jan. 28, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 11 (23768)
Class times: Thursdays beginning Jan. 29, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.