WRIT120
Critical Interpretation

This course introduces students to a level of interpretative sophistication and techniques of analysis essential not just in literary study but in all courses that demand advanced engagement with language. In active discussions, students perform detailed readings of poetry drawn from a range of historical periods, with the aim of developing an understanding of the richness and complexity of poetic language and of connections between form and content, text, and cultural and historical context. The reading varies from section to section, but all sections involve learning to read closely and to write persuasively and elegantly. WRIT 120 satisfies both the First-Year Writing requirement and the Critical Interpretation requirement of the English major.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: None. Open only to first-year students.

Instructor: Wall-Randell, Brogan, Whitaker (English)

Degree Requirements: WFY - First Year Writing

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes: This course satisfies both the First-Year Writing requirement and the Critical Interpretation requirement of the English major.