ENGL 297 E: Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing - Humanities

Meeting Time: 
MWF 12:30pm - 1:20pm
LOW 116
Melanie A. Hernandez
IWP - Linked with ENGL 301 - FIG

Syllabus Description:

ENGL 297 Syllabus-Fall 2014.pdf


English 297 focuses on helping you better understand and write well about some of the literary texts you'll study in English 301.

This writing seminar will engage you in some of the most important practices underlying inquiry in English studies. We will work on

  1. close reading, or textual analysis;
  2. examining texts in historical and literary critical contexts;
  3. and generating coherent arguments about individual texts that contribute to critical discourse.

A key goal of this class is to prepare you to “stand on your own two feet” within English Studies.

Over the course of the quarter, I will guide you through three writing sequences.  Each sequence will include exploratory “pre-writing” and culminate in a 5-6 page essay that you have rigorously revised with the help of peer critiques and conferences with me.

Catalog Description: 
Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified humanities course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytical prose. Concurrent registration in the specified course required. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
March 15, 2016 - 3:31pm