WRITING-INTENSIVE COURSES

Courses designated as "writing intensive"-those marked with a "(W)"-stress the process of learning to write effectively. Such courses include a substantial amount of writing (a minimum of 20 pages), usually divided into several discrete assignments. Instructors pay close attention to matters of style and argumentation. Enrollments are limited to 19.

All Williams College students are required to take two writing-intensive courses: one by the end of the sophomore year and one by the end of the junior year. Students will benefit most from writing-intensive courses by taking them early in their college careers and are therefore strongly encouraged to complete the requirement by the end of the sophomore year.

Courses that may be used to meet the requirement in 2002-2003:

American Studies 135(F,S) African-American Literary Lives (Same as English 135) (W)*

American Studies 201(F) Introduction to American Studies (W)

AMS 231T(F,S) Literature of the Sea (Same as English 231T)(W)

Anthropology 218T(S) Empires in Prehistory and History (W)*

Anthropology 364T(F) Ritual, Politics, and Power (W)*

Astronomy 336(S) Science, Pseudoscience, and the Two Cultures (Same as History of Science 336) (W)

Astronomy 207T(F) Extraterrestrial Life in the Galaxy: A Sure Thing, or a Snowball's Chance? (W)

Astronomy 217T(F) Planetary Geology (Same as Geosciences 217T) (W)

Astronomy 402(S) Between the Stars: The Interstellar Medium (W)

Biology 206T(S) Genomics (W)

Biology 402T(S) Current Topics in Ecology (Same as Environmental Studies 404T) (W)

Chinese 234(S) Post-Mao Literature and Culture (Same as Comparative Literature 216) (W)*

Classics 203(F) Introduction to Judaism (Same as Religion 203) (W)

Comparative Literature 111(F) The Nature of Narrative (Same as English 120) (W)

Comparative Literature 204(S) Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation (Same as Russian 204) (W)

Comparative Literature 216(S) Post-Mao Literature and Culture (Same as Chinese 234) (W)*

Comparative Literature 221(F) Twentieth-Century European Poetry (W)

Comparative Literature 232(S) European Modernism: Culture, Identity, and the Body in Flux (W)

Comparative Literature 254T(S) The Fallen Woman in Literature and Film (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 254T) (W)

Comparative Literature 302T(S) Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics (Same as Spanish 306T) (W)*

English 107(F,S) Green World (Same as Environmental Studies 107) (W)

English 108(F) Forms of Revenge (W)

English 110(S) The Age of the Short Story (W)

English 120(F) The Nature of Narrative (Same as Comparative Literature 111) (W)

English 126(F) Stupidity and Intelligence (W)

English 127(F) The Celtic Other World: From Myth to Romance and Beyond (W)

English 129(F) Twentieth-Century Black Poets (W)*

English 134(S) New American Fiction (W)

English 135(F,S) African-American Literary Lives (Same as American Studies 135) (W)*

English 137(F) Shakespeare's Warriors and Politicians (W)

English 139(F) The Experience of Poetry (W)

English 140(F) Writing the Environment (W)

English 150(F) Expository Writing (W)

English 150(S) Expository Writing (W)

English 229T(F) Elegies (W)

English 231T(F,S) Literature of the Sea (Same as American Maritime Studies 231T)(W) (Offered only at Mystic Seaport.)

English 222(S) Studies in the Lyric (W)

English 225(F,S) Romanticism and Modernism (W)

English 227(F) Contesting American Poetics (W)

English 228(F) Augustan and Modernist Satire (W)

English 234(S) Heroic and Mock-Heroic (Gateway) (W)

English 236(S) Witnessing (Gateway) (W)

English 311T(S) Studies in Shakespeare: Hamlet and Lear (Same as Theatre 315) (W)

English 343T(F) Whitman and Dickinson in Context (W)

Environmental Studies 107(F,S) Green World (Same as English 107) (W)

Environmental Studies 218T(S) The Carbon Cycle (Same as Geosciences 218) (W)

Environmental Studies 308T(S) Environmental Policy (Same as Political Science 308T) (W)

Environmental Studies 404T(S) Current Topics in Ecology (Same as Biology 402T) (W)

Geosciences 105(F) Geology Outdoors (W)

Geosciences 217T(F) Planetary Geology (Same as Astronomy 217T) (W)

Geosciences 218T(S) The Carbon Cycle (Same as Environmental Studies 218) (W)

Geosciences 250T(S) Tectonics, Erosion, and Climate (W)

Geosciences 302(S) Sedimentation (W)

German 202(S) Berlin, Capital of the Twentieth Century (W)

Greek 406T(S) Coming of Age in the Polis (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 406) (W)

History 112(F) The Mao Cult (W)*

History 124(F) The Vikings (W)

History 135T(S) The Great War, 1914-1918 (W)

History 148(S) (formerly 102) The Mexican Revolution: 1910 to NAFTA (W)*

History 152(F) "New Worlds for All": European-Indian Encounters in Colonial North America (W)*

History 159(F) The Origins of the Cold War (W)

History 164(S) Slavery in the American South (W)*

History 165(F) The Quest for Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century America (W)*

History 301E(S) Barbarians, Saints, and Emperors: The Fall of Rome Reconsidered (W)

History 425(S) The First Crusade (Same as Religion 215) (W)

History 440(F) Reform, Revolution, Terror: Russia, 1900-1939 (W)

History of Science 336(S) Science, Pseudoscience, and the Two Cultures (Same as Astronomy 336) (W)

Philosophy 101(F,S) Introduction to Moral and Political Philosophy (W)

Philosophy 102(F,S) Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology (W)

Philosophy 202(F) Analytic Philosophy-Language and Mind (W)

Philosophy 212(S) Ethics and Reproductive Technologies (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 212) (W)

Philosophy 213(F) Biomedical Ethics (W)

Philosophy 331(F) Contemporary Epistemology (W)

Philosophy 332(S) Plato's Metaphysics and Epistemology (W)

Political Science 101(S) (Section 02) Seminar: Moral and Political Reasoning (W)

Political Science 215(S) FBI, FDA, EPA and All the Rest: Bureaucracy and American Politics (W)

Political Science 303T(S) Opening Pandora's Box?: Moral and Political Issues in Genetic Research (W)

Political Science 308T(S) Environmental Policy (Same as Environmental Studies 308) (W)

Political Science 323T(S) Political Islam (W)*

Political Science 335(S) Public Sphere/Public Space (W)

Political Science 345(F) Cosmology and Rulership in Ancient Chinese Political Thought (W)*

Psychology 312(S) Drugs and Behavior (W)

Psychology 336(S) Adolescence (W)

Psychology 341T(S) Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination (W)

Religion 203(F) Introduction to Judaism (Same as Classics 203) (W)

Religion 215(S) The First Crusade (Same as History 425) (W)

Religion 270T(S) Father Abraham: The First Patriarch (W)

Religion 285T(F) Haunted: Ghosts in the Study of Religion (W)

Religion 306(S) Feminist Approaches to Religion (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 282) (W)

Russian 204(S) Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation (Same as Comparative Literature 204) (W)

Sociology 250T(S) The Collapse of `Common Sense' (W)

Spanish 202(S) The Generation of 1898 (W)

Spanish 301(S) Cervantes' Don Quijote (W)

Spanish 306T(S) Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics (Same as Comparative Literature 302T) (W)*

Theatre 201(F) The Design Response (W)

Theatre 315T(S) Studies in Shakespeare: Hamlet and Lear (Same as English 311T) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 101(F,S) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 212(S) Ethics and Reproductive Technologies (Same as Philosophy 212) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 254T(S) The Fallen Woman in Literature and Film (Same as Comparative Literature 254T) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 282(S) Feminist Approaches to Religion (Same as Religion 306) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 402(S) The Personal and the Political: Confessional Narrative and Feminist Politics (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 406T(S) Coming of Age in the Polis (Same as Greek 406) (W)