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 2005-2006:

AMST 332(F) Latinos and Education: The Politics of Schooling, Language, and Latino Studies (Same as Latina/o Studies 332) (W)* (Junior Seminar)

AMST 372(F) African-American Literary Thought and Culture (Same as English 372) (W)*

AMST 405(S) Senior Seminar: Home and Belonging: Comparative Explorations of Displacements, Relocations, and Place-making (Same as Latina/o Studies 405)(W)*

ANTH 270T(F) Trauma, Memory, and Reconciliation (W)*

ANTH 328T(F) Emotions and the Self (W)*

ANTH 364(F) Ritual, Politics, and Power (W)*

SOC 345(S) Producing the Past (W)*

ARTH 405(S) Seminar in Architectural Criticism (W)

ARTS 311(S) Art and Justice (Same as INTR 307 and Political Science 337) (W)

JAPN 256(S) Confession and Deception in Japanese Literature (Same as Comparative Literature 250) (W)*

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

ASTR 338(S) The Progress of Astronomy: Galileo through the Hubble Space Telescope (Same as History of Science 338 and Leadership Studies 338) (W)

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

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

ASTR 402(F) Between the Stars: The Interstellar Medium (W)

BIOL 206T(S) Genomes, Transcriptomes and Proteomes (W)

BIOL 210T(S) Evo-Devo: The Evolution of Animal Design (W)

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

CLAS 206(S) The Book of Job and Joban Literature (Same as Comparative Literature 206 and Religion 206) (W)

CLAS 224(S) Helen, Desire and Language (Same as Comparative Literature 244 and Women's and Gender Studies 224) (W)

CLAS 301(S) Plato's Socrates and the Sophists (Same as Philosophy 301) (W)

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

COMP 117(F) Introduction to Cultural Theory (Same as English 117) (W)

COMP 203(F) Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation (Same as Russian 203) (W)

COMP 206(S) The Book of Job and Joban Literature (Same as Classics 206 and Religion 206) (W)

COMP 237(F) Gender and Desire 1200-1600 (Same as English 237 and Women's and Gender Studies 237) (W)

COMP 241(F) The African Novel (Same as English 241) (W)*

COMP 244(S) Helen, Desire and Language (Same as Classics 224 and Women's and Gender Studies 224) (W)

COMP 250(S) Confession and Deception in Japanese Literature (Same as Japanese 256) (W)*

COMP 312T(S) Writing Islands (Same as French 312T) (W)*

COMP 357(F) Creolization in Hispanic and Anglophone Caribbean Literature (W)*

ECON 230(F) The Economics of Health and Health Care (W)

ECON 351(F) Tax Policy (Q) (W)

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

ECON 374T(S) Poverty and Public Policy (W)

ENGL 105(S) Poetry and Magic (W)

ENGL 112(F) Introduction to Literary Analysis (W)

ENGL 115(F) Narrative and Narrative Experience (W)

ENGL 117(F) Introduction to Cultural Theory (Same as Comparative Literature 117) (W)

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

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

ENGL 123(F,S) Borrowing and Stealing: Originality in Literature and Culture (W)

ENGL 125(F) After The Tempest (W)

ENGL 126(F,S) Stupidity and Intelligence (W)

ENGL 128(F) Documentary Film (W)

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

ENGL 130(F,S) J.M. Coetzee (W)

ENGL 131(F,S) Provincialism (W)

ENGL 137(S) Shakespeare's Warriors and Politicians (W)

ENGL 145(F,S) Reading and Writing Science Fiction (W)

ENGL 150(F) Expository Writing (W)

ENGL 150(S) Expository Writing (W)

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

ENGL 241(F) The African Novel (Same as Comparative Literature 241) (W)*

ENGL 242(F) Reading and Writing Biography (W)

ENGL 244T(F) Kids (W)

ENGL 247(F) Colonial Subjects (W)

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

ENGL 225(S) Romanticism and Modernism (Gateway) (W)

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

ENGL 236(F) Witnessing: Slavery and Its Aftermath (Gateway) (W)*

ENGL 237(F) Gender and Desire 1200-1600 (Same as Comparative Literature 237 and Women's and Gender Studies 237) (Gateway) (W)

ENGL 245(F,S) Arts of Detection (Gateway) (W)

ENGL 246(S) The Novel and Globalization (Gateway) (W)

ENGL 312T(S) Early Modern Women Writers and the Art of Renaissance Self-Fashioning (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 312) (W)

ENGL 320T(F) Marlowe and Shakespeare (W)

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

ENGL 368T(S) Approaches to W. B. Yeats (W)

ENGL 372(F) African-American Literary Thought and Culture (Same as American Studies 372) (W)*

ENVI 270T(F) (formerly 308T) Environmental Policy (Same as Political Science 270T) (W)

ENVI 404T(F) Topics in Ecology: Biological Resources (Same as Biology 402T) (W)

FRS 101(F) Interpreting Human Experience (W)

GEOS 105(F) Geology Outdoors (W)

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

GEOS 221T(F) Paleoclimates: Reconstructing Earth's Climatic Past (W)

GEOS 302(S) Sedimentation (W)

GEOS 304T(S) Paleoecology (W)

GEOS 350T(S) Tectonics, Erosion, and Climate (W)

HIST 111(S) Movers and Shakers in the Middle East (Same as Leadership Studies 150) (W)*

HIST 118(S) "Ten Years of Madness": The Chinese Cultural Revolution (W)*

HIST 124(S) The Vikings (W)

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

HIST 135T(F) The Great War, 1914-1918 (Same as Leadership Studies 135T) (W)

HIST 136(F) Before the Deluge: Paris and Berlin in the Interwar Years (W)

HIST 140T(S) Fin-de Siecle Russia: Cultural Splendor, Imperial Decay (W)

HIST 148(F) (formerly 102) The Mexican Revolution: 1910 to NAFTA (W)*

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

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

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

HIST 422T(S) Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe (W)

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

HIST 451T(S) The American Revolution, 1763-1798: Meanings and Interpretations (W)*

HIST 471(F) Comparative Latina/o Migrations (Same as Latina/o Studies 471)(W)*

HIST 483T(F) African Political Thought (W)*

HIST 486T(F) Historical Memory of the Pacific War (Same as Japanese 486T) (W)*

HIST 492T(S) Revolutionary Thought in Latin America (W)*

HSCI 338(S) The Progress of Astronomy: Galileo through the Hubble Space Telescope (Same as Astronomy 338 and Leadership Studies 338) (W)

INTR 107(F) Interpreting Human Experience (W)

INTR 307(S) Art and Justice (Same as ArtS 311 and Political Science 337) (W)

LATS 332(F) Latinos and Education: The Politics of Schooling, Language, and Latino Studies (Same as American Studies 332) (W)*

LATS 405(S) Home and Belonging: Comparative Explorations of Displacements, Relocations, and Place-making (Same as American Studies 405) (W)*

LATS 471(F) Comparative Latina/o Migrations (Same as History 471) (W)*

LEAD 135T(F) The Great War, 1914-1918 (Same as History 135T) (W)

LEAD 150(S) Movers and Shakers in the Middle East (Same as History 111) (W)*

LEAD 338(S) The Progress of Astronomy: Galileo through the Hubble Space Telescope (Same as Astronomy 338 and History of Science 338) (W)

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

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

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

MUS 245T(S) Music Analysis: Music with Text (W)

MUS 402(S) Senior Seminar in Music (W)

THEA 220(F) Approaching Performance Studies (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 220) (W)

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

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

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

PHIL 227(F) Death and Dying (W)

PHIL 272T(F) Free Will and Responsibility (W)

PHIL 273T(S) Hume's Treatise on Human Nature (W)

PHIL 301(S) Plato's Socrates and the Sophists (Same as Classics 301) (W)

PHIL 305(F) Existentialism and Phenomenology (W)

PHIL 308T(S) Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (W)

PHIL 331(F) Contemporary Epistemology (W)

PHIL 342T(F) Contemporary Virtue Ethics (W)

PHIL 401(F) Senior Seminar: Emotions (W)

PSCI 236T(S) Social Capital (W)

PSCI 238(F) The Idea of Democracy (W)

PSCI 261(S) American Foreign Policy (W)

PSCI 270T(F) Environmental Policy (Same as Environmental Studies 270T) (W)

PSCI 314T(F) American Political Development (W)

PSCI 319(S) War and the Constitution (W)

PSCI 331T(F) Non-Profit Organization and Community Change (W)

PSCI 337(S) Art and Justice (Same as ArtS 311 and INTR 307) (W)

PSCI 349T(S) Cuba and the United States (W)*

PSCI 364(F) George Kennan and the Dilemmas of American Foreign Policy (W)

PSCI 420(F,S) Senior Seminar in International Relations: Globalization and War (W)

PSCI 420(S) Senior Seminar in International Relations: American Hegemony and the Future of the International System (W)

PSCI 420/440(F) The Power of the Purse in International Politics (W)

PSYC 336(S) Adolescence (W)

PSYC 355(S) Psychotherapy: Theory and Research (W)

REL 206(S) The Book of Job and Joban Literature (Same as Classics 206 and Comparative Literature 206) (W)

REL 306(S) Feminist Approaches to Religion (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 307) (W)

RLFR 312T (S) Writing Islands (Same as Comparative Literature 312T) (W)*

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

RUSS 402(S) Images of Childhood in Russian Literature (W)

THEA 220(F) Approaching Performance Studies (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 220) (W)

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

WGST 212(S) Ethics and Reproductive Technologies (Same as Philosophy 212) (W)

WGST 220(F) Approaching Performance Studies (Same as Theatre 220) (W)

WGST 224(S) Helen, Desire and Language (Same as Classics 224 and Comparative Literature 244) (W)

WGST 237(F) Gender and Desire 1200-1600 (Same as Comparative Literature 237 and English 237) (W)

WGST 307(S) Feminist Approaches to Religion (Same as Religion 306) (W)

WGST 312T(S) Early Modern Women Writers and the Art of Renaissance Self-Fashioning (Same as English 312) (W)

WGST 402(S) Romantic Love (W)

MAST 201(F,S) America and the Sea, 1600-Present (Same as History 352)(W)

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

WNY 301T(F) Fieldwork in New York (W)