Fall 2022 Course Descriptions

Two-Semester First-Year Writing Courses

ENWR 1505 - Writing and Critical Inquiry: The Stretch Sequence (14 sections)

Offers a two-semester approach to the First Writing Requirement. This sequence allows students to take more time, in smaller sections and with support from the Writing Center, practicing and reinforcing the activities that are central to the first-year writing course. Like ENWR 1510, ENWR 1505-06 approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Students contribute to an academic conversation about a specific subject of inquiry and learn to position their ideas and research in relation to the ideas and research of others.  Instructors place student writing at the center of course, encourage students to think on the page, and prepare them to reflect on contemporary forms of expression.  Students read and respond to each other’s writing in class regularly, and they engage in thoughtful reflection on their own rhetorical choices as well as those of peers and published writers.  Additionally, the course requires students to give an oral presentation on their research and to assemble a digital portfolio of their writing.

001 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Work
MW 03:30PM-04:45PM (New Cabell 042)
Claire Chantell

002 - Writing about Culture/Society -Writing about Work
MW 02:00PM-03:15PM (New Cabell 042)
Claire Chantell

003 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about/with Photos
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Bryan 203)
Patricia Sullivan

004 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about/with Photos
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM (Bryan 203)
Patricia Sullivan

005 - Writing about Identities - Literacy Narratives
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM (New Cabell 042)
Kate Kostelnik

006 - Writing about Culture/Society - Hip Hop
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (New Cabell 042)
David Coyoca

007 - Writing about Identities - Literacy Narratives
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (New Cabell 042)
Kate Kostelnik

008 - Writing about Culture/Society - The Art of Protest; how protest music, film and literature influence society
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 334)
Amber McBride

009 - Writing about Culture/Society - The Art of Protest; how protest music, film and literature influence society
TR 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 334)
Amber McBride

010 - Writing about Identities - Writing the Unspoken
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (New Cabell 042)
Rebecca Thomas

011 - Writing about Identities - Writing the Unspoken
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (New Cabell 042)
Rebecca Thomas

012 - Writing about Culture/Society - The Writer as Witness
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM (New Cabell 038)
Kate Natishan

013 - Writing about Culture/Society - The Writer as Witness
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (New Cabell 038)
Kate Natishan

014 - Writing about Identities - Writing the Unspoken
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (Rotunda 152)
Rebecca Thomas

Single-Semester First-Year Writing Courses

ENWR 1510 - Writing and Critical Inquiry (75 sections)

Approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Students contribute to an academic conversation about a specific subject of inquiry and learn to position their ideas and research in relation to the ideas and research of others.  Instructors place student writing at the center of course, encourage students to think on the page, and prepare them to reflect on contemporary forms of expression.  Students read and respond to each other’s writing in class regularly, and they engage in thoughtful reflection on their own rhetorical choices as well as those of peers and published writers.  Additionally, the course requires students to give an oral presentation on their research and to assemble a digital portfolio of their writing.

001 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing Our Destinies: Man, Myth, and Magic
MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM (Bryan 203)
Caroline Greenblatt

003 - Writing about the Arts - Story(re)telling
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (New Cabell 056)
Gahl Pratt Pardes

005 - Writing about Culture/Society - You Are What You Eat: Writing about Food
TR 05:00PM-06:15PM (Bryan 332)
Rianna Turner

006 - Writing about the Arts - the process of creation
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (Bryan 310)
Hodges Adams

007 - Multilingual Writers - 
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (Bryan 312)
Matthias Maunsell

008 - Writing about the Arts - Everyone's a Critic: Writing about Fiction, Film, and Television
MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM (New Cabell 044)
Viola Cozzio

009 - Writing about Identities - Radical Learning (section reserved for transfer students)
MW 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 310)
devin donovan

010 - Writing about Science & Tech - 
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Shannon 107)
Cory Shaman

011 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about the Future
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (Bryan 334)
Jeddie Sophronius

012 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Risk, Reward, and Performance
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (New Cabell 044)
Jon D'Errico

014 - Writing about the Arts - Color
MW 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 332)
Rachel Kravetz

015 - Multilingual Writers -
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM (Bryan 312)
Matthias Maunsell

016 - Writing about the Arts - Aliens & Identity
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Bryan 312)
Charity Fowler

017 - Writing about Identities - Radical Learning (section reserved for transfer students)
MW 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 310)
devin donovan

018 - Writing about the Arts - Films of the Pandemic
MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM (Bryan 334)
Henry Tschurr

019 - Writing about the Arts - Writing about the Politics of Black Art
TR 05:00PM-06:15PM (Bryan 334)
Arselyne Chery

020 - Writing about Culture/Society - Subcultures and the American Experience
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (Bryan 330)
Eric Rawson

022 - Writing about Culture/Society - Through Monstrosity
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM (Bryan 332)
Hyeona Park

024 - Writing about Culture/Society -
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM (New Cabell 036)
Jana Horn

026 - Writing about the Arts - Color
MW 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 330)
Rachel Kravetz

027 - Writing & Community Engagement - Rewriting UVA
MW 05:00PM-06:15PM (Bryan 310)
Piers Gelly

028 - Writing about Digital Media - Writing about Videogames
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (Bryan 330)
Alexander Slansky

029 - Writing & Community Engagement - Rewriting UVA
MW 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 312)
Piers Gelly

031 - Writing & Community Engagement - Writing about Place
MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM (New Cabell 056)
Nana Boateng

032 - Writing about Culture/Society - The Talk of the Town
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Bryan 334)
Thomas Berenato

033 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing and Reflecting Upon Society Through the Horror Genre
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (New Cabell 044)
Kaylin Preslar

034 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Home
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (Shannon 108)
Quenby Hersh

035 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Risk, Reward, and Performance
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (New Cabell 044)
Jon D'Errico

036 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing with Humor
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM (New Cabell 183)
Natalie Thompson

037 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about the Future
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (Bryan 334)
Jeddie Sophronius

038 - Writing about the Arts - Story(re)telling
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (Bryan 334)
Gahl Pratt Pardes

039 - Writing about Science & Tech - Writing about the Sea
TR 05:00PM-06:15PM (Bryan 330)
Andie Waterman

040 - Writing about the Arts - Aliens & Identity
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (Bryan 330)
Charity Fowler

042 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing the American Dream
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (Shannon 109)
Rachel Haines

043 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Food
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Bryan 310)
Casey Ireland

044 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing into Ethics
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (Shannon 108)
Derek Cavens

045 - Writing about Culture/Society - Subcultures and the American Experience
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (Bryan 330)
Eric Rawson

046 - Writing about Culture/Society -
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (New Cabell 036)
Jana Horn

047 - Writing about Culture/Society -
MW 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 312)
Wei Liu

049 - Writing about Identities -
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (Bryan 332)
TBA

050 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Innovation
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (Bryan 312)
Rebecca Barry

051 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Food (section reserved for transfer students)
TR 05:00PM-06:15PM (Bryan 312)
Keith Driver

052 - Writing & Community Engagement - Writing Charlottesville
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (Bryan 310)
Kevin Smith

053 - Writing about Digital Media - Writing about digital entertainment/ technology
MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM (Bryan 330)
Amanda Boivin

054 - Writing about Culture/Society - The Talk of the Town
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM (Bryan 334)
Thomas Berenato

056 - Writing about the Arts - Are the Oldies Still Goodies? Writing about Music and Movies
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (New Cabell 056)
Samuel Jacob

057 - Writing about the Arts - Story(re)telling
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Bryan 332)
Gahl Pratt Pardes

058 - Writing about Identities - Education/Transformation
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Bryan 330)
Allison Correll

059 - Writing about the Arts - the process of creation
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM (Bryan 334)
Hodges Adams

060 - Writing about Culture/Society -
MW 03:30PM-04:45PM (New Cabell 036)
Wei Liu

061 - Writing about Science & Tech - 
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM (Shannon 107)
Cory Shaman

062 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Food
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (New Cabell 064)
Keith Driver

063 - Writing & Community Engagement - Rewriting Race, Place, and History at UVA
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (Shannon 109)
Anastatia Curley

064 - Writing about the Arts - Writing about Movies
MW 05:00PM-06:15PM (Astronomy 265)
Monica David

066 - Writing about Culture/Society - Education/Transformation
TR 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 312)
Allison Correll

067 - Writing about Culture/Society -
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (New Cabell 056)
Katherine James

068 - Writing about Identities - Experiments in Learning
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM (Bryan 310)
Steph Ceraso

070 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Food (section reserved for transfer students)
TR 06:30PM-07:45PM (Bryan 312)
Keith Driver

071 - Writing about the Arts - Writing about Movies
MW 06:30PM-07:45PM (Bryan 310)
Monica David

072 - Writing about the Arts - Writing about Music
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (Bryan 332)
Stephen Hager

073 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Myth
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (Bryan 330)
Jacob Francis

074 - Writing about Digital Media - Digital Discourse: Public Writing in the Digital Age
MW 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 330)
Valerie Voight

075 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Time
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (Bryan 334)
Laura McGehee

076 - Writing & Community Engagement - Writing Charlottesville
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 310)
Kevin Smith

077 - Writing & Community Engagement - Writing about Work
TR 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 310)
Piers Gelly

078 - Writing about Culture/Society -
TR 06:30PM-07:45PM (Bryan 330)
Hajjar Baban

080 - Writing about Culture/Society - Tabletop games, playing experience, and the politics of culture
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (Dell 1 104)
Chandler Jennings

081 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing into Ethics
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM (Shannon 109)
Derek Cavens

082 - Writing about Culture/Society -
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM (Bryan 203)
Ankita Chakrabarti

083 - Writing about Culture/Society -
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (Bryan 203)
Ankita Chakrabarti

084 - Writing about the Arts -
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (Bryan 203)
Lucy Catlett

085 - Writing about Culture/Society - Writing about Plants and the Build Environment
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Gibson 142)
Jordan Norviel

086 - Writing about the Arts - Writing about Music
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM (New Cabell 027)
Stephen Hager

087 - Writing about the Arts - Writing about Reading
MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM (Shannon 109)
Henrietta Hadley

088 - Writing about the Arts - Writing about Reading
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (Shannon 109)
Henrietta Hadley

ENWR 1520 - Writing and Community Engagement

001 - Writing about Food Justice
TR 12:30PM-01:45PM (Bryan 312)
Kate Stephenson

002 - Writing about Housing Equity
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 312)
Kate Stephenson

ENWR 1530 - Writing Your Way In, Out

TR 5:00PM-5:50PM (Clark 107)
Victor Luftig

Discussion Sections:

101
F 10:00AM-10:50AM (Bryan 328)
Erin Jordan

102
F 11:00AM-11:50AM (Bryan 328)
Erin Jordan

103
F 01:00PM-01:50PM (New Cabell 064)
Alexander Ball

104
F 12:00PM-12:50PM (New Cabell 056)
Alexander Ball

ENWR 2510 - Advanced Writing Seminar (5 sections)

001 - Writing about Identities - Writing Regret & Repair
TR 03:30PM-04:45PM (New Cabell 183)
Tamika Carey

002 - Writing about Identities - Writing Regret & Repair
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (New Cabell 183)
Tamika Carey

003 - Writing & Community Engagement - The Contemplative Pause
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (Astronomy 265)
devin donovan

004 - Writing about Culture/Society - Fandom & Ethnography
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 330)
Charity Fowler

006 - Writing & Community Engagement - Democracy, Non-Violence, and Military Coups: Public Writing in the Diaspora

M 06:00PM-08:30PM (Shannon 108)
Stephen Parks

Beyond First-Year Writing Courses

ENWR 2520 - Special Topics in Writing (6 sections)

003 - Global Advocacy/Democracy
T 06:00PM-08:30PM (Shannon 108)
Stephen Parks

004 - SCI & Medical Communications
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (Bryan 312)
Margaret Marangione

005 - Writing About the Nonhuman
TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (New Cabell 594)
Patricia Sullivan

This course explores the relationship between humans and other beings or forms of intelligence especially animals and artificial intelligences. Students will consider the ways in which we use writing to represent our observations about, knowledge of, and feelings about these different nonhuman agents. In particular, we will address questions of personification, anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism, personhood, the nature of the human, and posthuman collectives. As a class, we will read and discuss stories, poems, nonfiction essays, scholarly research and the occasional science fiction film or scientific documentary. Students will be invited to compose a variety of texts -- autobiographical, analytical, argumentative, exploratory, reflective, speculative -- and conduct some original research. Through workshops, peer reviews, and individual conferences student will develop their awareness of their writing processes, the rhetorical options available to them and their resources as writers in and beyond academic contexts.

006 - Audible Writing
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (New Cabell 056)
Jon D'Errico

Text meets audio. As a class, we'll explore, analyze, and produce audible writing in a range of genres, from podcast-style scripts, to audio news and features, to hybrid multi-modal documents.

Appropriate for students who combine strong writing with a lively and engaged intellectual curiosity, this course meets the second writing requirement.

007 - Writing and Games
TR 03:30PM-04:45PM (Bryan 330)
Kate Natishan

008 - Writing from the Archives
MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM (Bryan 334)
Eric Rawson

ENWR 2700 - News Writing (2 sections)

No fake news here, but rather progressive exercises in developing the news-writing style of writing from straight hard news to "soft" features. Satisfies Second Writing Requirement.

001
TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (New Cabell 268)
TBA

002
TR 08:00AM-09:15AM (New Cabell 268)
TBA

ENWR 2800 - Public Speaking (2 sections)

001
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM (Bryan 332)
Jason Nabi

002
MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM (Bryan 332)
Jason Nabi

 

ENWR 3620 - Writing and Tutoring Across Cultures

TR 03:30PM-04:45PM (Shannon 107)
Kate Kostelnik

In this course, we'll look at a variety of texts from academic arguments, narratives, and pedagogies, to consider what it means to write, communicate, and learn across cultures. Topics will include contrastive rhetorics, world Englishes, rhetorical listening, and tutoring multilingual writers. A service learning component will require students to volunteer weekly in the community.

ENWR 3640 - Writing with Sound

TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (Bryan 328)
Steph Ceraso

In this collaborative, project-based course, students will learn to script, design, edit, and produce a podcast series about a topic of their choice. In addition to reading about and practicing professional audio storytelling techniques (e.g. interviewing, writing for the ear, sound design), each student will get to work with a team to produce an original episode for the podcast. No experience with digital audio editing is necessary. Beginners welcome!

Students enrolled in the Fall 2022 section of the course have a special opportunity to be part of a large-scale collaborative podcast that spans 3 semesters. That is, in Fall 2022, Fall 2023, and Fall 2024, “Writing with Sound” students in each class are responsible for four episodes per semester. By the end of Fall 2024, we will have created a fully realized twelve-episode podcast. Fall 2022 students have the important task of determining the UVA-related subject of the podcast that students in subsequent semesters will continue to build on. For instance, the podcast’s focus might be categorized under an expansive topic such as student experience, university culture, or university history. The exciting part is that it’s totally up to the students! We’ll be talking much more about this unique project in the first few weeks of class.

ENWR 3600 - Travel Writing

TR 09:30AM-10:45AM (Shannon 108)
Kate Stephenson

Why is everyone suddenly going to Iceland? Why do we travel? What is the difference between a traveler and a tourist?  Using different types of writing, including journal entries, forum posts, peer reviews, and formal papers, we will explore the world of travel writing.  Since we all write best about subjects and ideas we are passionate about, we will work together to generate interesting questions about the role of travel in our culture, as well as about specific books and essays. We will also investigate the world of tourism and consider the many ethical issues that arise in the exploration of our modern world. Throughout the course, we will ponder questions like:

  • What is the relationship between travel writer, reader, and inhabitant? How can we use writing to navigate the relationship between writer, reader, inhabitant, and place?
  • What is the role of “outsider” in travel writing?
  • How does travel writing encourage us to see ourselves differently?
  • How can we use the very best of travel writing—the sense of discovery, voice, narrative suspense—in other forms of writing, including academic essays?
  • Can travel writing evoke political and social change?

As the semester unfolds, I hope we will revise and refine our views, paying close attention to how we put words together to write powerfully and engagingly about travel.

ENWR 3665 - Writing about the Environment

TR 02:00PM-03:15PM (New Cabell 068)
Cory Shaman

ENWR 3750 - Rhetoric, Propaganda, and Conspiracy Theories

TR 03:30PM-04:45PM (Claude Moore Nursing Building 1110)
Kenny Fountain

Political propaganda often seeks to persuade through conspiracy theories that create suspicion and fear. This course will study the rhetorical and literary strategies that characterize American conspiracy-driven propaganda of the 20th and 21st century. Our exploration will begin with state-sanctioned conspiracy theories from WWII and the early years of the Cold War before taking up contemporary cases of propagandistic conspiracies from the past 25 years. 

Because no political ideology is immune to conspiratorial thinking, we will analyze highly partisan theories on the left (e.g., 9/11 truthers) and the right (e.g., pizza and the deep state) as well as those that cut across political divisions (e.g., the supposedly fake moon landing). Course texts will be drawn from rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and social psychology as well as primary documents created by propagandists and conspiracy theorists, including archival materials, posters, photographs, documentaries, websites, social media posts, memes, and other alleged “insider accounts.” By examining the arguments, evidence, images, myths, and tropes of these theories, we can identify how they are circulated to inflame our emotions, exploit our prejudices, and bias our decision-making processes.

More than just a historical survey or theoretical overview, this course is designed to strengthen students’ ability to recognize the dominant visual, verbal, and sonic techniques used in propaganda campaigns, to distinguish doubtful conspiracy theories from actual political coverups, and to evaluate the major components (claims, evidence, reasoning, imagery) of political rhetoric.

ENWR 3900 - Career Based Writing and Rhetoric

MW 03:30PM-04:45PM (Astronomy 265)
John T. Casteen IV

Develops proficiency in a range of stylistic and persuasive effects. The course is designed for students who want to hone their writing skills, as well as for students preparing for careers in which they will write documents for public circulation. Students explore recent research in writing studies. In the workshop-based studio sessions, students propose, write, and edit projects of their own design.