Art of the Essay PASCEP 0042 (8 weeks)
Art of the Essay will examine the prose of writers like Frederick Douglas, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E. B. Du Bois, and Anna Julia Cooper. Students will critically analyze excerpts from selected texts and work to compose a short research paper. With reading and writing at the center of the course, participants will use their own life and real world experiences to develop a thesis and explore essential ideas on paper.