Fall 2022

Non-Fiction I

Listed in: English, as ENGL-225


Min Jin Lee (Section 01)


How can we re-imagine ourselves and the world through our deeply felt personal questions? This course will focus on using personal non-fiction narratives to consider larger themes of politics, history, current events, and our ever-changing social reality. The course welcomes beginning writers who want to learn how to write more creatively without limiting censors and unnecessary judgment. The class will function as a cooperative workshop to help all write more fluently and with greater joy.

Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Writer-in-Residence Lee.

How to handle overenrollment: The instructor will seek to achieve representative equity (majors, class years, gender, background, etc.).

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, artistic work.

ENGL 225 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM NEWP 100

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
The Best American Essays Mariner Books Hilton Als Amherst Books TBD
The Best American Essays of the Century Mariner Books Oates and Atwan Amherst Books TBD
The Art of the Personal Essay Anchor Phillip Lopate Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2022