Fundamentals of English: Expository Writing

Georgetown University

  • $1800

  • June 5 2016

  • New dates coming soon

  • 9th - 11th

  • No


Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies You will learn to organize and express your ideas in a written format. Be exposed to various techniques of academic writing, proofreading strategies and basic research methods. Through critical thinking and analysis, you will learn how to draft creative and persuasive written responses to a variety of academic topics. You will leave the program as a more proficient, experienced and confident writer. The program ends with a final project. л_ Students who are interested in English may also be interested in a second course or program such as: Fundamentals of American Government Fundamentals of Business: Leadership in a Global Economy Fundamentals of Law: The American Legal System Broadcast Journalism Institute Creative Writing Institute International Relations Institute Law Institute Leadership Institute * Core topics and hands-on experience are subject to change. Faculty Biographies Robert Patterson, Academic Director Fundamentals of English, Session I л_л_ 1:00pm-2:30pm Fundamentals of Egnlish, Session IIл_ л_л_ 10:45am-12:15pm л_ л_1:00pm-2:30pm Dr. Patterson is an Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, and Director of the African American Studies Program at Georgetown University. His book, Exodus Politics: Civil Rights and Leadership African American Literature and Culture (UVA Press, 2013), argues that African American literature written after the civil rights movement challenges society's tendencies to think of civil rights solely in terms of race, to deem black male leadership as necessary for civil rights attainment, and to contain the scope of the civil rights movement to the fifteen year period between 1963-1968. In addition to this project, Dr. Patterson has published articles on W.E.B. Dubois, Toni Morrison, African American Women_Сйs Writing,Tyler Perry_Сйs films. Some of his work appears in South Atlantic Quarterly Black Camera, Religion and Literature, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and the Cambridge Companion to Civil Rights Literature. He co-guest edited a special edition of South Atlantic Quarterly, Black Literature, Black Leadership (112.2). Extending his interest scholarly interests in the post-civil rights era, black popular culture, and the politics of gender, he also has begun to work on a second book project, Destructive Desires: Black Popular Culture and the Intimacy of Politics, which analyzes the various ways that African Americans used popular and expressive culture to negotiate racial politics in the 20th and 21st centuries. He is also co-editing a book, The Psychic Hold of Slavery, which is an interdisciplinary collection of scholarly essays that considers why and how slavery still matters. Mary J Barnett, Academic Director Fundamentals of English, Session II л_л_ 3:15pm-4:45pm Mary Jane Barnett teaches a variety of literature and writing courses at Georgetown, with an emphasis on Renaissance English literature, especially the drama of Shakespeare and other Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights. Her courses include _СТUtopian Ideals and Dystopian Disappointments,_Сќ a Writing and Culture course; and _СТShakespeare and the Other_Сќ; _СТEarly Modern Monsters and Marvels_Сќ; and _СТEarly Modern Revenge Tragedy: Crying like an Oyster Wife,_Сќ all three electives. Dr. Barnett is also the Associate Director of the _СТShakespeare in Performance_Сќ summer program in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Barnett_Сйs publications include _СТDefending Consensus in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies_Сќ (Moreana); _СТTyndale_Сйs Heretical Translation: Lollards, Lutherans, and an Economy of Circulation_Сќ (Renaissance Papers); and _СТErasmus and the Hermeneutics of Linguistic Praxis_Сќ (Renaissance Quarterly).

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Washington, Alabama


June 5 2016

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Grade Levels

9th / 10th / 11th

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February 25 2020

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June 5 2016

End Date

July 8 2016

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Humanities and Social Studies