ENGL 1270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Reading lists vary from section to section, but close, attentive, and imaginative reading and writing are central to all. Some sections may deal with fiction, poetry, or drama, or include a mix of literary kinds. By engaging in discussions and working with varied writing assignments, students will explore major modes and genres of English poetry and prose, and may learn about versification techniques, rhetorical strategies, performance as interpretation, and thematic and topical concerns. In the process students will expand the possibilities of their own writing. Sections that invite students to study and write critically about plays or films in a variety of dramatic idioms and cultural traditions may require attendance at screenings or at live productions by the theatre department. All sections are taught by Department of English faculty. Consult the John. S. Knight Writing Seminar Program brochure for current year offerings, instructions and section descriptions: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute/fws/fws.htm.

When Offered Fall, spring, summer.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 18 students per section.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

Comments Recommended for prospective majors in English. Designed for prospective English majors but is not counted as one of the 12 courses required for the English major.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Powers of Narrative

  • 17639ENGL 1270  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Banned Books

  • 17640ENGL 1270  SEM 102

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Enemies, a Love Story

  • 17641ENGL 1270  SEM 103

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.