ENGL 1270

ENGL 1270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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 Institute Current Courses webpage for current year offerings, instructors and section descriptions.

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Writing About the Arts at Cornell

  • 18241ENGL 1270  SEM 101

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Writing about Fiction

  • 18271ENGL 1270  SEM 102

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Reading Poetry

  • 18272ENGL 1270  SEM 103

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Forms of Poetry

  • 18273ENGL 1270  SEM 104

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