ENG 101A, Section 1: Reading and Composition
This course is an introduction to college English. Its purpose is to teach students to become deeper and more perceptive readers and to develop their writing abilities in the informal essay, the persuasive essay, and the literary analytic essay.
ENG 101A, Section 2: Reading and Composition
This course will turn to texts from a variety of genres as we interrogate the notion of the encounter. We’ll track down visits to and from alien worlds, examine meetings between the self and other, the human and nonhuman, the past and present, and look at meetings with animals and with ghosts.
In this course we will look at a number of readings in philosophy, literature, and politics. Rather than tell us the theme in advance, it will be up to us as a class, through discussion, writing, and critical engagement to look for themes or patterns in our readings. Part of the process of writing and reading is creating, forming and making connections between the works—this knowledge production allows the reader and writer to develop a theme from the readings.
COM 146: The Art of Public Speaking
The ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, and thoughtfully to diverse audiences is a critical skill. This course is designed to teach that fundamental skill; its principal goal is to strengthen the capacity of each student to communicate more effectively and authentically through the spoken and written word.
English 204: Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing and Research
English 204 is an interdisciplinary course that will help students emerge as more confident readers and writers with a deeper understanding of the range of options available in academic writing, and a clearer sense of various research methods used for academic inquiry. Students who take this course will build on these understandings and broaden them with an emphasis on critical thinking.