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 2003-2004:

African and Middle-Eastern Studies 402T(S) African Political Thought (Same as History 402T) (W)*

AMS 201(F,S) (formerly 255) America and the Sea, 1600-Present (Same as History 352) (Offered only at Mystic Seaport.) (W)

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

American Studies 109(F) Now and Then: Classic African American Literature (Same as English 109) (W)*

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

American Studies 256(S) Literature of the Americas: Dialogues in Historical Perspective (Same as Comparative Literature 256) (W)

American Studies 379T(S) American Pragmatism (Same as Philosophy 379T) (W)

Anthropology 247T(S) Saints and Sainthood (Same as Religion 247T) (W)

Anthropology 262T(S) Applying the Scientific Method to Archaeology and Paleoanthropology (Same as Chemistry 262T) (W)

Anthropology 328(F) Emotions and the Self (W)*

ArtH 265(F) Pop Art (W)

ArtH 330T(S) Michelangelo: Biography, Mythology, and the History of Art (W)

ArtH 448(S) Art about Art: 1400-2000 (W)

ArtS 311(F) Art and Justice (Same as INTR 307 and Political Science 301) (W)

Astronomy 412T(S) Solar Physics (W)

Biology 206T(S) Genomics (W)

Biology 402T(S) Topics in Ecology: Biological Resources (Same as Environmental Studies 404T) (W)

Chemistry 262T(S) Applying the Scientific Method to Archaeology and Paleoanthropology (Same as Anthropology 262T) (W)

Chemistry 262T(S) Applying the Scientific Method to Archaeology and Paleoanthropology (W) (See under "New Curriculum" for full description.)

Classics 205(S) Socrates (Same as Philosophy 205) (W)

Classics 210(S) Reading Jesus, Writing Gospels: Christian Origins in Context (Same as Religion 210) (W)

Classics 323(S) Leadership, Government, and the Governed in Ancient Greece (Same as History 323 and Leadership Studies 323) (W)

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

Comparative Literature 201(F) Reading the Hebrew Bible (Same as Religion 201) (W)

Comparative Literature 210T(S) Tolstoy: The Major Novels (Same as Russian 210T) (W)

Comparative Literature 222(S) The Russian Short Story (Same as Russian 222) (W)

Comparative Literature 232(S) European Modernism (W)

Comparative Literature 240(S) Introduction to Literary Theory (Same as English 230) (W)

Comparative Literature 256(S) Literature of the Americas: Dialogues in Historical Perspective (Same as American Studies 256) (W)

Comparative Literature 260(F) Reading Reading: An Introduction to the Qur'an and Islam (Same as Religion 230)*

Comparative Literature 308T(S) The Other Cervantes (Same as Spanish 308T) (W)

Comparative Literature 340(S) Literature and Psychoanalysis (W)

Economics 357T(S) The Strange Economics of College (W)

Economics 375T(S) Speculative Attacks and Currency Crises (W)

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

English 108(F) Forms of Revenge (W)

English 109(F) Now and Then: Classic African American Literature (Same as American Studies 109) (W)*

English 110(S) The Nineteenth-Century American Short Story (W)

English 113(F) Critical Reading (W)

English 115(S) Narrative and Narrative Experience (W)

English 119(F) Literature and Social Change (W)

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

English 121(S) Precocity (W)

English 122(S) The Syntactic Structure of English (Same as Linguistics 121) (W)

English 126(F) Stupidity and Intelligence (W)

English 134(F) New American Fiction (W)

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

English 142(S) Radio, Radio (W)

English 150(F) Expository Writing (W)

English 150(S) Expository Writing (W)

English 217T(F) Shakespearean Comedy (W)

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

English 215T(F) Poetry and the City (Gateway) (W)

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

English 225(F) Romanticism and Modernism (Gateway) (W)

English 230(S) Introduction to Literary Theory (Gateway) (Same as Comparative Literature 240) (W)

English 232(S) The Epistolary Novel (Gateway) (W)

English 235(S) Comedy/Tragedy (Gateway) (W)

English 238(S) American Women Writers (Gateway) (W)*

English 340T(S) Fiction of Virginia Woolf (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 335T) (W)

English 342(S) Queer Literatures in English: An Introduction (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 342) (W)

English 352T(F) Cut (W)

English 387T(S) Film Genres (W)

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

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

Environmental Studies 253T(F) Coral Reefs (Same as Geosciences 253T) (W)

Environmental Studies 270T(S) (formerly 308T) Environmental Policy (Same as Political Science 270T) (W)

Environmental Studies 404T(S) Topics in Ecology: Biological Resources (Same as Biology 402T) (W)

Geosciences 105(F) Geology Outdoors (W)

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

Geosciences 253T(F) Coral Reefs (Same as Environmental Studies 253T) (W)

Geosciences 302(S) Sedimentation (W)

Geosciences 404T(S) Geology of the Appalachians (W)

History 127(F) (formerly 105) The Expansion of Europe (W)

History 129(F) (formerly 107) Religion, Race, and Gender in the Age of the French Revolution (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 165(F) The Quest for Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century America (W)*

History 166(S) The Age of Washington and DuBois (W)*

History 323(S) Leadership, Government, and the Governed in Ancient Greece (Same as Classics 323 and Leadership Studies 323) (W)

History 352(F,S) (formerly 255) America and the Sea, 1600-Present (Same as American Maritime Studies 201) (Offered only at Mystic Seaport.) (W)

History 402T(S) African Political Thought (Same as African and Middle Eastern Studies 402T) (W)*

History 482T(S) From Angkor to the Killing Fields: The History of Cambodia (W)*

History 486T(F) Historical Memory of the Pacific War (W)*

INTR 307(F) Art and Justice (Same as ArtS 311 and Political Science 301) (W)

Leadership Studies 323(S) Leadership, Government, and the Governed in Ancient Greece (Same as History 323 and Classics 323) (W)

Linguistics 121(S) The Syntactic Structure of English (Same as English 122) (W)

Music 232T(S) Latin Music USA (W)*

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

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

Philosophy 205(S) Socrates (Same as Classics 205) (W)

Philosophy 225(F) Introduction to Feminist Thought (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 225) (W)

Philosophy 227(F) Death and Dying (W)

Philosophy 228(S) Feminist Bioethics (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 228) (W)

Philosophy 260(S) Medieval Philosophy (Same as Religion 219) (W)

Philosophy 271T(S) Woman as "Other" (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 271T) (W)

Philosophy 286T(F) (formerly 215) Conceptions of Human Nature (W)

Philosophy 335(F) Moral Objectivity (W)

Philosophy 379T(S) American Pragmatism (Same as American Studies 379T) (W)

Philosophy 390T(F) Truth (W)

Political Science 101(F) (Section 01) Seminar: Moral and Political Reasoning (W)

Political Science 198T(S) The Democratic Deficit (W)

Political Science 209(F) Poverty in America (W)

Political Science 270T(S) Environmental Policy (Same as Environmental Studies 270T) (W)

Political Science 301(F) Art and Justice (Same as ArtS 311 and INTR 307) (W)

Political Science 349T(F) Cuba and the United States (W)*

Psychology 312(S) Drugs and Behavior (W)

Psychology 336(S) Adolescence (W)

Religion 201(F) Reading the Hebrew Bible (Same as Comparative Literature 201) (W)

Religion 210(S) Reading Jesus, Writing Gospels: Christian Origins in Context (Same as Classics 210) (W)

Religion 219(S) Medieval Philosophy (Same as Philosophy 260) (W)

Religion 230(F) Reading Reading: An Introduction to the Qur'an and Islam (Same as Comparative Literature 260) (W)*

Religion 247T(S) Saints and Sainthood (Same as Anthropology 247T) (W)

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

Religion 305T(F) (formerly 285) Haunted: Ghosts in the Study of Religion (W)

Russian 210T(S) Tolstoy: The Major Novels (Same as Comparative Literature 210T) (W)

Russian 222(S) The Russian Short Story (Same as Comparative Literature 222) (W)

Spanish 203(F) Major Latin-American Authors: 1880 to the Present (W)*

Spanish 308T(S) The Other Cervantes (Same as Comparative Literature 308T) (W)

Spanish 403(F) Senior Seminar: Revolution in Latin American Literature & Film (W)*

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

Women's and Gender Studies 225(F) Introduction to Feminist Thought (Same as Philosophy 225) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 228(S) Feminist Bioethics (Same as Philosophy 228) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 271T(S) Woman as "Other" (Same as Philosophy 271T) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 335T(S) Fiction of Virginia Woolf (Same as English 340T) (W)

Women's and Gender Studies 342(S) Queer Literatures in English: An Introduction (Same as English 342) (W)