Subject: English
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 1.5 Lecture hours and 1.5 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: English


A study of “reading like a writer,” this course explores two genres—typically, contemporary poetry and fiction—through the critical analysis and subsequent practice of literary technique. In addition to engaging with elements of style through lectures and workshops, students will explore the aesthetic and sociopolitical underpinnings of assigned readings to consider how form and content exist in a mutually enlivening relationship. Visiting authors may be invited into the classroom, and students will be encouraged to attend literary events in the community. By the end of the course, students will have completed at least one research essay and a portfolio of polished writing in two genres.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit units 100-level ENG.
Note: Prior completion of ENG 120.3 is strongly recommended.

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