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 2007-2008:

AFR 221(S) Rewriting Slavery (Same as English 221) (W)*

AFR 403(F) Women Writing Africa (Same as Comparative Literature 361, English 364 and Women's and Gender Studies 364) (W)*

AFR 404(S) Imagining Africa: The Politics of Representation (Same as Comparative Literature 347 and English 348) (W)*

AMST 256(S) Literature of the Americas: Dialogues in Historical Perspective (Same as Comparative Literature 272) (W)

AMST 339(S) Theorizing Popular Culture: Latinas/os and the Dynamics of the Everyday (Same as Comparative Literature 338 and Latina/o Studies 338) (W)*

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

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

ARTH 215(S) The Aesthetics and Culture of North American Woodlands (Same as Environmental Studies 216) (W)

ARTH 265(F) Pop Art (W)

ARTH 300T(F) Rembrandt Tutorial: Case Studies of Individual Works and Controversial Issues (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(F) Seminar in Architectural Criticism (W)

ARTH 408(S) (formerly 269) Contemporary Performance Art History: Space, Time, Action (W)

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

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

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

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

BIOL 425T(S) Coevolution (W)

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

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

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

COMP 107(F) 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 134(S) Myth in Music (Same as Music 134) (W)

COMP 139(F) Metafiction (Same as English 139) (W)

COMP 231T(F) Postmodernism (Same as English 266) (W)

COMP 233(F) Introduction to Classical Arabic Literature (W)*

COMP 234(F) Comedy/Tragedy (Same as English 235) (W)

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

COMP 242T(F) Reading and Writing the Body (W)

COMP 262(S) Outlaws and Underworlds: Arabic Literature of the Margins (W)*

COMP 271(S) Religion and the Modern Literary Imagination (Same as English 271 and Religion 271) (W)

COMP 272(S) Literature of the Americas: Dialogues in Historical Perspective (Same as American Studies 256) (W)

COMP 283(F) Great Big Books (Same as English 233) (W)

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

COMP 309T(F) Exile, Homecoming and the Promised Land (Same as Jewish Studies 491T and Religion 309T) (W)

COMP 338(S) Theorizing Popular Culture: Latinas/os and the Dynamics of the Everyday (Same as American Studies 339 and Latina/o Studies 338) (W)*

COMP 340(F) Literature and Psychoanalysis (W)

COMP 346(S) Questioning the Cultural Self in Literature (W)*

COMP 347(S) Imagining Africa: The Politics of Representation (Same as Africana Studies 404 and English 348) (W)*

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

COMP 361(F) Women Writing Africa (Same as Africana Studies 403, English 364 and Women's and Gender Studies 364) (W)*

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

ECON 467T(F,S) Development Successes (Same as Economics 518T) (W)

ECON 518T(F,S) Development Successes (Same as Economics 467T) (W)

ENGL 105(S) Poetry and Magic (W)

ENGL 111(F,S) Poetry and Politics (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(F) Stupidity and Intelligence (W)

ENGL 133(S) New Poetry (W)

ENGL 134(F) New American Fiction (W)

ENGL 135(S) Vengeance (W)

ENGL 139(F) Metafiction (Same as Comparative Literature 139) (W)

ENGL 143(F) On Beyond Criticism: New Ways to Write about Fiction (W)

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

ENGL 146(F) Literature and Decolonization (W)

ENGL 150(F,S) Expository Writing (W)

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

ENGL 259T(F) Film Noir (W)

ENGL 266T(F) Postmodernism (Same as Comparative Literature 231) (W)

ENGL 271(S) Religion and the Modern Literary Imagination (Same as Comparative Literature 271 and Religion 271) (W)

ENGL 221(S) Rewriting Slavery (Same as Africana Studies 221) (Gateway) (W)*

ENGL 223(S) Sensational Poetry (Gateway) (W)

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

ENGL 233(F) Great Big Books (Same as Comparative Literature 283)(Gateway) (W)

ENGL 235(F) Comedy/Tragedy (Same as Comparative Literature 234) (Gateway) (W)

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

ENGL 262(F) (formerly 356) Confession and Catharsis in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 262) (Gateway) (W)

ENGL 264(S) Epic and Mock-Epic (W) (Gateway)

ENGL 265(S) Topics in American Literature: Freedom and Captivity (Gateway) (W)

ENGL 301T(F) Four American Poets: Williams, Creeley, Kyger, Snyder (W)

ENGL 323T(S) A Novel Education (W)

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

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

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

ENGL 348(S) Imagining Africa: The Politics of Representation (Same as Africana Studies 404 and Comparative Literature 347) (W)*

ENGL 360T(F) Joyce's Ulysses (W)

ENGL 364(F) Women Writing Africa (Same as Africana Studies 403, Comparative Literature 361 and Women's and Gender Studies 364) (W)*

ENGL 288T(F) The Story Cycle: Intermediate Workshop in Fiction (W)

ENVI 216(S) The Aesthetics and Culture of North American Woodlands (Same as ArtH 215) (W)

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

GEOS 105(F) Geology Outdoors (W)

GEOS 302(S) Sedimentology (W)

GEOS 304T(S) Paleoecology (W)

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST 152(F) The Fourteenth Amendment and the Rights Revolution (W)

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

HIST 214(S) Japanese Religions and the State (Same as Religion 259) (W)*

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

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

HIST 480T(F) Historical Narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (W)*

HIST 481T(S) The American Revolution, 1763-1798: Meanings and Interpretations (W)*

HIST 482T(S) (formerly 389) Fictions of African-American History (W)*

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

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

INTR 290(S) The Philosophy and Economics of Higher Education (Same as Philosophy 290) (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) Endtimes: Messianism in Modernity (Same as Philosophy 204 and Religion 204) (W)

JWST 491T(F) Exile, Homecoming and the Promised Land (Same as Comparative Literature 309T and Religion 309T) (W)

LATS 338(S) Theorizing Popular Culture: Latinas/os and the Dynamics of the Everyday (Same as American Studies 339 and Comparative Literature 338) (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)*

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 134(S) Myth in Music (Same as Comparative Literature 134) (W)

MUS 240(S) Introduction to the Music of Duke Ellington (W)

MUS 246T(F) The Tale of Carmen, 1845-2007 (W)

ARTH 408(S) (formerly 269) Contemporary Performance Art History: Space, Time, Action (W)

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

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

PHIL 204(F) Endtimes: Messianism in Modernity (Same as Jewish Studies 204 and Religion 204) (W)

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

PHIL 227(F) Death and Dying (W)

PHIL 236(S) Contemporary Ethical Theory (W)

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

PHIL 274T(F) Messing with People: The Ethics of Human Experimentation (W)

PHIL 290(S) The Philosophy and Economics of Higher Education (Same as INTR 290) (W)

PHIL 300(S) Mute Witness: Disability, Gender, and Testimony (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 300) (W)

PHIL 305(S) Existentialism and Phenomenology (W)

PHIL 307T(S) Free Will (W)

PHIL 311T(F) Body Politics: Power, Pain, and Pleasure (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 311T) (W)

PHIL 340(F) Contemporary Metaphysics (W)

PHIL 401(F) Senior Seminar: The Self (W)

PSCI 102(F) Religion and Capitalism (W)*

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

PSCI 326(S) Imperialism (W)

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

PSCI 337T(S) Nietzsche and the Critique of Modern Life (W)

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

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

PSYC 341(S) Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination (W)

REL 204(F) Endtimes: Messianism in Modernity (Same as Jewish Studies 204 and Philosophy 204) (W)

REL 256(S) Engendering Buddhism: How Women and Men Shape and Are Shaped by Buddhism (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 256) (W)*

REL 259(S) Japanese Religions and the State (Same as History 214) (W)*

REL 271(S) Religion and the Modern Literary Imagination (Same as Comparative Literature 271 and English 271) (W)

REL 284(F) Foucault (W)

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

REL 309T(F) Exile, Homecoming and the Promised Land (Same as Comparative Literature 309T and Jewish Studies 491T) (W)

RLFR 312T(F) (formerly COMP 312) Francographic Islands (W)*

RLSP 203(F) From Modernismo to El Boom de la Novela (W)*

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

THEA 243T(S) Strategies of Political Theatre (W)

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

WGST 256(S) Engendering Buddhism: How Women and Men Shape and Are Shaped by Buddhism (Same as Religion 256) (W)*

WGST 262(F) (formerly 356) Confession and Catharsis in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (Same as English 262) (W) (Gateway)

WGST 300(S) Mute Witness: Disability, Gender, and Testimony (Same as Philosophy 300) (W)

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

WGST 311T(F) Body Politics: Power, Pain, and Pleasure (Same as Philosophy 311T) (W)

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

WGST 364(F) Women Writing Africa (Same as Africana Studies 403, Comparative Literature 361, and English 364) (W)*

WGST 402(S) Romantic Love (W)

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

MAST 352(F,S) Americaand 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)