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21L.000J / 21L.010 / 21W.734J Writing About Literature, Fall 2006
Writing About Literature aims: To increase students' pleasure and skill in reading literary texts and in writing and communicating about them. To introduce students to different literary forms (poetry, fiction, drama) and ...
21W.730-1 Imagining the Future, Spring 2004
Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the present and speculate about the future. Now, the turn not just of a century but of a millennium having ...
21W.742J / SP.575J / WGS.575J Writing About Race, Spring 2007
In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans ...
21W.730-2 Expository Writing - Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about Food and Culture, Fall 2005
"Civilization is mostly the story of how seeds, meats, and ways to cook them travel from place to place." - Adam Gopnik, "What's Cooking" "A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one's accurate consciousness of ...
21W.745 / SP.576J / WGS.576J Advanced Essay Workshop, Spring 2005
For students with experience in writing nonfictional prose. Advanced study of rhetorical strategies and techniques of prose style. Considerable writing and revision required. In addition to analyzing the work of class ...