Great books at Hopkins vs.expository writing

<p>Which class has a lighter course load..do both classes count as english courses?Tell me you experience if you have taken either or both of these classes!</p>

<p>I have been very vocal on these forums about my strong dislike of Expository Writing; I can't comment on the other course. Expository Writing does count as an English and writing course. If you take the course, make sure it is on a topic that will interest you, and that the instructor isn't a jerk. I took it on a topic that I hated (not intentionally, I registered for the time slot that fit my schedule) and the instructor was a horrible person who seemed to assign arbitrary grades based on how much he liked you; for example, I was told on one paper that it was extremely well-written and an excellent example of college-level writing. I got a B. The work load is not light, as you will have to read a fair amount, and you will have to write and edit several papers.</p>

<p>You could try IFP (Introduction to Fiction and Poetry). There are several great teachers in the department.</p>

<p>In Great Books, you read a bunch of books and write short comments (book reviewish).</p>

<p>Not sure how the grading scheme is though.</p>

<p>I took Expos, and liked it a lot more than IFP (which I did worse in).</p>

<p>Anyway, I resolved never to take another writing course at Hopkins again.</p>

<p>I hear that IFP is one of the best but the English & Writing Sems departments offer a wide range of courses so check to see some of the other courses that you can take. The faculty are very strong and have high expectations too.</p>