A course in which students will concentrate in depth on one topic within the domain of rhetoric. The particular subject will be determined each time the course is offered.
(Normally offered every other year.)
A course designed to help students write with clarity, confidence, and conviction through regular practice in writing (including argument and exposition, writing as discovery, and personal exploration). Particular attention will be given to the role of revision in the writing process. This course also includes a study of language and its social roles, with special attention to the origin, development, and current nature of the English language.
This course is designed to equip new English majors and minors with the textual expertise and vocabulary needed for the analysis and discussion of various texts. It will cover English prosody (including meter, sounds patterns, and traditional closed forms), and the technical vocabulary appropriate to the discussion of fiction and drama.