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SPAN 311 - Advanced Oral and Written Expression (4)

Students will focus on oral and written expression through an introduction to specific text genres. In addition to a brief review of idiosyncratic structures and the construction of complex sentences, students will read brief texts representative of (primarily) non-literary genres: definition, summary, description, narration, exposition, meditative essay, and critical essay. These texts will serve as models for both written (short essays) and oral practice (the discussion of texts and the ideas presented in them). Prerequisite: SPAN 206.