Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above and one of the following: completion of English 101 or 101H with a grade of 2.0 or better, recommendation of student’s instructor in English 100, placement during SOAR or advanced placement in English. Required of students obtaining elementary teacher certification.
Advanced study of and practice in expository writing beyond the 101-level, with emphasis on writing for specific audiences, techniques of argumentation, stylistic choices available to writers, and increased sophistication in thought and expression.
An introduction to poetry and fiction from a writer's perspective.
A workshop for advanced fiction writers.
Catalog Description: A workshop for advanced poets. Writers further develop their own style and interests, workshop poems, produce a poetry sequence, and complete a polished portfolio. Discussion includes fellow writers’ poems, current trends in poetry, and a more nuanced conversation of poetic forms and devices. Poems will be submitted for publication.
Prerequisite: English 321.
An introduction to the idea and practice of college writing. Emphasizes writing as process, with close attention to generation of ideas, clarity of expression at the sentence level, organization and logic of argumentation, conventions of academic discourse, and strategies for revision. (Not counted toward the major.)
Catalog Description: A study in the craft of both poetry and fiction, including imagery, lyricism, character development, form, plot, and style. Students write and revise their own poems and short stories. Reading in and discussion of contemporary literature as well as critiques of fellow writers’ work.
Prerequisite: Completion of English 101 or 101H with a grade of 2.0 or better, recommendation of student’s instructor in English 100, advanced placement in English or permission of instructor.
Catalog description: A survey of classical writers in translation, including Homer, the tragic dramatists, Virgil and others. Discussion topics include the cultural contexts of ancient literature (Greek religion, the Athenian polis, Roman imperialism, etc.) and the role of "the classics" in constructions of a western European "tradition."
Learning Outcomes: This course is an introduction to the study of Greek & Roman literary works. Because it satisfies the textual analysis requirement of the core, one of the primary learning outcomes is for you to develop the ability to identify the meanings of a text and the strategies through which it creates those meanings. In addition, by the end of the course you should be able to a) interpret passages of both poetry and prose, employing appropriate literary terminology b) recognize the period in which a piece of literature was written, that work’s author, or the work itself by style and/or content, and c) demonstrate knowledge of literary, cultural, and intellectual history relevant to ancient Greek & Roman literature.