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 2006-2007:

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

AFR 300T(F) Racial-Sexual Politics and Cultural Memory (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 415) (W)*

AFR 400(S) Senior Seminar: Black Feminist Theory and Practice (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 400) (W)*

AMST 409(S) Tracing the Roots of Routes: Transnationalism and its (Dis)Contents (Same as Latina/o Studies 409) (W)*

ANTH 243T(S) Dilemmas of Humanitarian Intervention (W)

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

ARTH 303T(F) Linear Perspective in Art and Science: from Sacred Conception to Secular Perception; from Brunelleschi to Galileo! (W)

ARTH 307(F) The Human Face in the Modern Imagination (Same as Comparative Literature 356, English 346 and INTR 346) (W)

ARTH 330T(F) Michelangelo: Biography, Mythology, and the History of Art (W)

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

ARTH 448(F,S) Art about Art: 1400-2000 (W)

ARTS 204(S) Approaching Performance Studies (Same as Theatre 220 and Women's and Gender Studies 220) (W)

ASST 117T(S) Clash of Empires: China and the West, 1800-1900 (Same as History 117T) (W)*

ASST 118(F) "Ten Years of Madness": The Chinese Cultural Revolution (Same as History 118) (W)*

CHIN 251T(S) Crises and Critiques: The Literature and Intellectual History of Early 20th Century China (Same as Comparative Literature 256T and History 215T) (W)*

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

ASTR 219T/419T(F) Observational Cosmology (W)

ASTR 412T(S) Solar Physics (W)

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

BIOL 424T(F) Conservation Biology (Same as Environmental Studies 424T) (W)

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

CHEM 342(F) Synthetic Organic Chemistry (W)

CHEM 364(S) Instrumental Methods of Analysis (Same as Environmental Studies 364) (W)

CLAS 101(S) The Trojan War (Same as Comparative Literature 107) (W)

CLAS 221(S) Greek Philosophy (Same as Philosophy 221) (W)

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

COMP 107(S) The Trojan War (Same as Classics 101) (W)

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

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

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

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

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

COMP 240(F,S) Introduction to Literary Theory (Same as English 230) (W)

COMP 256T(S) Crises and Critiques: The Literature and Intellectual History of Early 20th Century China (Same as Chinese 251T and History 215T ) (W)*

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

COMP 322(F) Performance Criticism (Same as Theatre 322) (W)

COMP 356(F) The Human Face in the Modern Imagination (Same as ArtH 307, English 346 and INTR 346) (W)

ECON 230(S) 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 112(S) Introduction to Literary Analysis (W)

ENGL 114(F) Literary Speakers (W)

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

ENGL 116(F,S) The Ethics of Fiction (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 123(F) Borrowing and Stealing: Originality in Literature and Culture (W)

ENGL 126(S) Stupidity and Intelligence (W)

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

ENGL 134(F) New American Fiction (W)

ENGL 141(F) John Keats (W)

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

ENGL 146(F) Defining Forms: Genre and Interpretation (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 248T(S) Bearing Witness (W)

ENGL 249T(F) Hitchcock and Psychoanalytic Theory (W)

ENGL 257(S) The Personal Essay (W)

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

ENGL 230(F,S) Introduction to Literary Theory (Gateway) (Same as Comparative Literature 240) (W)

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

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

ENGL 256(S) Culture and Colonialism: An Introduction (Gateway) (W)

ENGL 258(S) Poetry and the City (Gateway) (W)

ENGL 322T(S) Novel Arguments (W)

ENGL 342(S) Representing Sexualities: U.S. Traditions (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 342) (W)

ENGL 346(F) The Human Face in the Modern Imagination (Same as ArtH 307, Comparative Literature 356, and INTR 346) (W)

ENGL 358T(F) Sounding Concord (W)

ENGL 390T(F) History in Theory (W)

ENVI 192(F) War and the Disruption of Nature (Same as History 192) (W)

ENVI 218T(S) The Carbon Cycle and Climate (Same as Geosciences 218T) (W)

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

ENVI 364(S) Instrumental Methods of Analysis (Same as Chemistry 364) (W)

ENVI 424T(F) Conservation Biology (Same as Biology 424T) (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 218T(S) The Carbon Cycle and Climate (Same as Environmental Studies 218T) (W)

GEOS 302(S) Sedimentology (W)

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

GERM 301T(S) German Studies, 1770-1830 (W)

HIST 103(F) The City in Africa: Accra, Nairobi, and Johannesburg (W)*

HIST 117T(S) Clash of Empires: China and the West, 1800-1900 (Same as Asian Studies 117T) (W)*

HIST 118(F) "Ten Years of Madness": The Chinese Cultural Revolution (Same as Asian Studies 118) (W)*

HIST 124(S) The Vikings (W)

HIST 129(S) Blacks, Jews, and Women in the Age of the French Revolution (W)*

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

HIST 154T(S) The American Way of War: The First Three Centuries (W)

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

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

HIST 192(F) War and the Disruption of Nature (Same as Environmental Studies 192) (W)

HIST 215T(S) Crises and Critiques: The Literature and Intellectual History of Early 20th Century China (Same as Chinese 251T and Comparative Literature 256) (W)*

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

HIST 329(S) The Christianization of Europe (Same as Religion 214) (W)

HIST 324(F) The Development of Christianity: 30-600 C.E. (Same as Religion 212) (W)

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

HIST 425(F) The First Crusade (Same as Religion 215) (W)*

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

HIST 482T(S) Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe (Same as Jewish Studies 482) (W)

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

HIST 487T(F) The Second World War: Origins, Course, Outcomes, and Meaning (W)

HIST 489T(S) History and the Body (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 489T) (W)

INTR 346(F) The Human Face in the Modern Imagination (Same as ArtH 307, English 346 and Comparative Literature 356) (W)

JWST 204(F) Redeeming a Broken World: Messianism in Modernity (Same as Religion 204) (W)

JWST 482T(S) Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe (Same as History 482T) (W)

LATS 241T(F) Redefining the "Helping Hand": Community-Based Approaches to Latina/o Language and Identity in the Northern Berkshires (Same as Spanish 241T) (W)*

LATS 409(S) Tracing the Roots of Routes: Transnationalism and its (Dis)Contents (Same as American Studies 409) (W)*

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

LEAD 205(S) Leaders in Contemporary Conservative Political Thought (Same as Political Science 205) (W)

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

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

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

MUS 102(F) Fundamentals of Music (W)

MUS 116(S) Music in Modernism (W)

MUS 210T(S) American Pop Orientalism (W)

THEA 220(S) Approaching Performance Studies (Same as ArtS 204 and 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 213(S) Biomedical Ethics (W)

PHIL 221(S) Greek Philosophy (Same as Classics 221) (W)

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

PHIL 228(F) Feminist Bioethics (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 228) (W)

PHIL 229(F) Ethics and Genetics (W)

PHIL 241T(S) Philosophy of Education: Why Are You Here? (W)

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

PHIL 388T(S) Consciousness (W)

PHIL 390T(F) Truth (W)

PHIL 401(F) Senior Seminar: Philosophical Naturalism (W)

PSCI 205(S) Leaders in Contemporary Conservative Thought (Same as Leadership Studies 205) (W)

PSCI 255(S) Democracy and Social Conflict in Developing Countries (W)

PSCI 260T(S) Realism in Politics (W)

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

PSCI 324(S) Genocide, Exile and Famine (W)

PSCI 325(F) Culture and Identity in World Politics (W)

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

PSCI 338(S) Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School (W)

PSCI 345T(S) Political Leadership in Ancient Chinese Thought (W)*

PSCI 346(F) (formerly 246) Mexican Politics (W)*

PSCI 347(S) Korea's Democratization (W)*

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

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

REL 204(F) Redeeming a Broken World: Messianism in Modernity (Same as Jewish Studies 204) (W)

REL 212(F) The Development of Christianity: 30-600 C.E. (Same as History 324) (W)

REL 214(S) The Christianization of Europe (Same as History 329) (W)

REL 215(F) The First Crusade (Same as History 425) (W)

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

REL 280(S) The Turn to Religion in Post-Modern Thought (Same as Jewish Studies 280 and Philosophy 282) (W)

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

RLSP 202(F) The Generation of 1898 (W)

RLSP 230T(F) Violent States, Violent Subjects: Nation-Building and Atrocity in 19th Century Latin America (W)*

RLSP 241T(F) Redefining the "Helping Hand": Community-Based Approaches to Latina/o Language and Identity in the Northern Berkshires (Same as Latina/o Studies 241T) (W)*

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

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

THEA 220(S) Approaching Performance Studies (Same as ArtS 204 and Women's and Gender Studies 220) (W)

THEA 322(F) Performance Criticism (Same as Comparative Literature 322) (W)

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

WGST 220(S) Approaching Performance Studies (Same as ArtS 204 and Theatre 220) (W)

WGST 225(S) Introduction to Feminist Thought (Same as Philosophy 225) (W)

WGST 228(F) Feminist Bioethics (Same as Philosophy 228) (W)

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

WGST 271T(S) Woman as "Other" (Same as Philosophy 271T) (W)

WGST 342(S) Representing Sexualities: U.S. Traditions (Same as English 342) (W)

WGST 400(S) Black Feminist Theory and Practice (Same as Africana Studies 400) (W)*

WGST 402(S) Feminism and the Politics of the Family (W)

WGST 415T(F) Racial-Sexual Politics and Cultural Memory (Same as Africana Studies 300T) (W)*

WGST 489T(S) History and the Body (Same as History 489T) (W)

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

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

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

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