2014 - Spring: Methods and Practice: The Personal Essay

Course Number: JOUR-UA 202.002

Day & Time: Tues 4:55pm-7:35pm

Location: 20 Cooper, room 654

Instructor: David Dent

In this course students will examine race, class, gender. generational politics, urban life and income equality largely through the prism of personal essays. Students will read personal essays that explore those subjects by several writers including James Baldwin, Joan Didion, WEB Dubois, Joyce Carol Oats, Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace and others. Students will work on developing their own voices as essayists through several writing assignments