A course on the subject of who gets to write about what when it comes to fiction. Among the questions we’ll be taking up: What are the outer boundaries of those imaginative acts that should be attempted? The central goal of this course is to teach you how to write a well-argued and interesting analytical paper. We will spend most of our class time actively engaged in a variety of techniques to improve your critical reasoning and analytical skills, both written and oral. Though the skills you learn will be applicable to other disciplines, this is also a literature class, designed as well to prepare you for upper level courses in the English Department.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: 4-5 papers totaling at least 20 pp., revisions, student teaching, written and oral comments, final portfolio
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: first year students, especially students with demonstrated need for help with analytical writing
Distributions: Division I; Writing-Intensive;