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Courses for Multilingual Students

Date posted: January 29th, 2018

ENGL 146: Tools, Not Rules: English Grammar for Writers
This course provides an introduction to English grammar in context for academic writers. It focuses on the study of language in use, including parts of speech, sentence grammar, paragraph structure, and text cohesion. …Read more.

Writing Resource Center

Date posted: June 7th, 2016

The Writing Resource Center (WRC) provides individualized support for academic writers across the university. Our writing consultants provide hands-on instruction specifically tailored to individual writers’ goals. The WRC also offers in-house programming such as workshops and student and faculty writing groups, and our consultants conduct classroom visits and writing-oriented programs across campus. …Read more.

Arts & Sciences Dissertation Seminar

Date posted: May 31st, 2016

Biannually since 1996 this program (formerly the Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Seminar) has been funding up to 12 graduate students at an early stage of work on the dissertation to participate in a semester-long seminar devoted to discussion of one another’s dissertation work and of the questions of method and purpose raised by “humanistic” scholarship more broadly. …Read more.

Resources for Oral Communication

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

SPEAK: How to Talk to Classmates and Others is a concise, engaging guide to developing, organizing and presenting a public talk. 
SPEAK covers such topics as the three key rules of public speaking; developing a key message; understanding your audience; 
organizing, writing and presenting the talk, tips for using visual aids and PowerPoint; and words and phrases to avoid. …Read more.

Spoken English Language Partners

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

Spoken English Language Partners (SELP) Program offers services for students seeking to improve their spoken English skills, including: presentation skills, class participation practice, discussion leader or teaching concerns, fluency, conversation, and pronunciation. …Read more.

Introduction to Composition

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

English 148: Introduction to Composition (3 credits) is a course in essential writing skills, including grammar, usage, and the basics of academic writing. English 148 is offered every semester; it enrolls primarily non-native speakers of English. …Read more.

Expository Writing

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

English 150: Expository Writing (3 credits) is a course in academic argumentation. Individual course themes vary, but all sections include practice with research and argumentation. Students compose at least 7,000 words (approximately 28-30 pages) in 4-5 individual assignments over the semester. …Read more.

Public Speaking

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

English 155: Public Speaking (3 credits) focuses on the theories of rhetoric, the work of developing and preparing a speech and on the art and skill of delivering various kinds of oral presentations.  …Read more.

Introduction to Creative Writing

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

English 203: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits) is a course exploring basic issues and techniques of writing narrative prose and verse through exercises, analysis, and experiment.  For students who wish to try their abilities across a spectrum of genres. …Read more.


Date posted: May 13th, 2016

English 257B: Poetry (3 credits) offers introductory readings in poetry. The course may be organized chronologically or thematically, with attention to the formal qualities of poetry in relation to meaning, expressivity, etc.  …Read more.

The Novel

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

English 257A: The Novel (3 credits) offers introductory readings in the novel. This course may be organized chronologically or thematically, with some attention to the novel as a historically situated genre. …Read more.

Introduction to Literature

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

English 200: Introduction to Literature (3 credits) introduces students to the reading of literature in the English language. Through close attention to the practice of reading, students are invited to consider some of the characteristic forms and functions imaginative literature has taken, together with some of the changes that have taken place in what and how readers read. …Read more.

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