Using a variety of texts–novels, essays, short stories–this course will work to develop the reading and writing of difficult prose, paying particular attention to the kinds of evidence and authority, logic and structure that produce strong arguments. The authors we study may include Peter Singer, Aravind Adiga, Willa Cather, Toni Morrison, George Orwell, Charles Johnson, James Baldwin, Alice Munro, William Carlos Williams. This is an intensive writing course. Frequent short papers will be assigned.
Fall semester: Preference given to first-year students and sophomores. Limited to 12 students. Dean Lieber. Spring semester: Preference given to first-year students. Dean Lieber.
If Overenrolled: Students admitted in consultation with the Dean of Students' office and/or their academic adviser. Preference given to sophomores.