ENGL 1270

ENGL 1270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 to access current year offerings, instructors and section descriptions.

When Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

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: Enemies, a Love Story

  • 18589 ENGL 1270   SEM 101

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lorenz, P

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