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201. Introduction to Literary Studies
Introduces students to methods of reading, analyzing, and interpreting literature. Focus on
understanding conventions and technical aspects of a literary work and on introduction to
multiple genres of literature. Students do close reading and are introduced to additional
methods of critical inquiry involving literature. Shows students how to apply critical and literary
vocabulary, and to develop writing and research skills. (Humanities)

202. Introduction to Film Studies
An introduction to film as an art form, cultural practice, and institution. The class focuses on
questions of film form and style (narrative, editing, sound, framing, mise-en-scène) and
introduces students to concepts in film history and theory (e.g. national cinemas, periods and
movements, institution, authorship, spectatorship, ideology, style, genre). Students develop a
basic critical vocabulary and research practices for examining film. They apply their skills in oral
and written analysis and interpretation to a wide range of films: old and new, local and global,
mainstream and less familiar. (Humanities)

215. Introduction to Creative Writing
Beginning course in creative writing and an introductory course to the English major. Students
will explore a myriad of writing techniques and approaches to writing in a variety of genres.
Students will write, share work, and offer critiques. The course also includes the study of
published authors as models for student writing, as literary historical context for artistic
creation, and for the study of creative theory. Students will learn to analyze texts from a writer’s
perspective, which they will apply to their own writing and to the study of literature in the
major. (Fine Arts)

220. Nature Writing
A creative writing workshop focused on writing concerned with the environment and human
relationships with the environment. Our focus will be on non-fiction and the lyric essay.
Students will produce a range of creative works and will engage in thoughtful discussion and
critique of peers’ work. We will also read widely in the tradition of environmental writers,
including writers such as Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, Annie Dillard, Barry
Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, and Gary Snyder to study techniques used by these writers.
Offered in alternate or every third year. (Fine Arts)

240. Theatre, Architecture, and the Arts in Great Britain
A study of British literary, heritage, and theatre tourism. While reflecting on the history and
present-day state of cultural tourism in the United Kingdom, students visit literary and
historical sites in Scotland and England, attend a range of theatre events in Stratford-upon-
Avon and London, and visit museums and galleries in London and beyond. Students will read
travel writing and plays, keep an academic travel journal, and write several short papers. Team-
taught in the United Kingdom. Registration entails additional costs. Prerequisites: Either a
Writing-designated course (W), or one of the following: ENG 201, 202, 215. Students must
secure permission of instructor and have at least 2.0 GPA and be in good disciplinary and
financial standing with the College. The course will be offered next in 2017-18. (Humanities)

267. Multicultural Literature
Critical analysis of texts by national and international writers of "minority" status, which may
include groups marginalized by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class.

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