WRITING-INTENSIVE COURSES

WRITING REQUIREMENT-All students are required to take two writing-intensive courses: one by the end of sophomore year, and one by the end of the junior year. Students will benefit most from the 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.

The goal of the writing-intensive course requirement is to improve student writing proficiency across the disciplines. Students in these courses should expect to receive guidance on style, argumentation, and other significant aspects of writing, as well as evaluation and criticism of their writing throughout the semester. This may be achieved through a variety of approaches: brief assignments spaced over the semester, sequenced assignments leading to a longer final paper, etc. Writing-intensive courses may also include multiple drafts, conferences, peer review, or class discussions designed to improve writing skills. A course with a single long paper due at the end of the semester, but with no required or structured means of addressing writing issues, would not be considered writing intensive.

Writing-intensive courses require a minimum of 20 pages of writing and have a maximum enrollment of 19 to allow the instructor to devote appropriate attention to writing over the course of the semester.

All tutorial courses in the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University (WIOX) meet the Williams College `W' designation, except for those in the studio arts, mathematics, and the sciences.

All tutorial courses in the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University (WIOX) meet the Williams College `W' designation, except for those in the studio arts, mathematics, and the sciences.

Courses that may be used to meet the requirement in 2008-2009:

AFR 103(F) The City in Africa: Nairobi and Johannesburg (Same as History 103) (W)

AFR 330T(S) Non-Profit Organization and Community Change (Same as Political Science 331T) (W)

AFR 350(S) Government and Politics in Zimbabwe (Same as Political Science 350) (W)

AMST 138(F,S) A Love for Literature (Same as English 138) (W)

AMST 144(F) Whodunit? The Ethnic Detective Novel and its Permutations (Same as English 144) (W)

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

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

AMST 465T(F) Two American Public Intellectuals: Noam Chomsky and Edward Said (Same as English 367T) (W)

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

ANTH 328T(S) Emotions and the Self (W)

SOC 214T(F) Exploring the American Culture Wars (W)

ARTH 201(F) American Landscape History (Same as Environmental Studies 201) (W)

ARTH 265(F) Pop Art (W)

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

ARTH 305T(S) Art, Life, Death: Studies in the Italian Renaissance (W)

ARTH 308(S) The North-American Park Idea (Same as Environmental Studies 308) (W)

ARTH 310(S) American Agricultural History (Same as Environmental Studies 310) (W)

ARTH 404(S) The Enemies of Impressionism (W)

ARTH 410(S) Feminine Imagery in Chinese Art and Literature (W)

ARTH 461T(F) Writing about Bodies (Same as INTR 461 and Women's and Gender Studies 461) (W)

ARTH 464(F) Latina/o Visual Culture: Histories, Identities, and Representation (Same as Latina/o Studies 464) (W) (D)

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) (D)

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

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

BIOL 209T(F) Animal Communication (W)

BIOL 218T(S) DNA, Life, and Everything (W)

BIOL 425T(S) Coevolution (W)

CHEM 342(S) Synthetic Organic Chemistry (W)

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

CLAS 330(F) Plato (Same as Philosophy 330)(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 111(S) The Gendered Nature of Narrative (Same as English 120 and Women's and Gender Studies 111) (W)

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

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

COMP 230T(F) Violent States, Violent Subjects: Nation-Building and Atrocity in 19th-Century Latin America (Same as Spanish 230T) (W) (D)

COMP 231T(S) Postmodernism (Same as English 266T) (W) (D)

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

COMP 240(F) 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) (D)

COMP 259T(F) Adultery in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Same as English 261T and Women's and Gender Studies 259T) (W)

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

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

COMP 309T(S) Exile, Homecoming and the Promised Land (Same as Jewish Studies 491T and Religion 289T) (W) (D)

ECON 214(S) The Philosophy and Economics of Higher Education (Same as INTR 290 and Philosophy 290) (W)

ECON 219T(F) Global Economic History (W)

ECON 352(S) Regulatory Reform and Innovation (W)

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

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

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

ENGL 105(F) Poetry and Magic (W)

ENGL 109(S) Monsters (W)

ENGL 111(S) Poetry and Politics (W)

ENGL 114(S) Literary Speakers (W)

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

ENGL 119(S) Missed Encounters (W)

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

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

ENGL 120(S) The Gendered Nature of Narrative (Same as Comparative Literature 111 and Women's and Gender Studies 111) (W)

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

ENGL 133(F) New Poetry (W)

ENGL 134(F) New American Fiction (W)

ENGL 135(F) Vengeance (W)

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

ENGL 138(F,S) A Love for Literature (Same as American Studies 138) (W)

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

ENGL 140(F) American Cinema in the 70's: The Other American Renaissance (W)

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

ENGL 144(F) Whodunit? The Ethnic Detective Novel and its Permutations (Same as American Studies 144) (W)

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

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

ENGL 207T(F) Hollywood Directors: Hawks, Lubitsch, and Sturges (W)

ENGL 208T(F) Poetry (W)

ENGL 224(S) The Syntactic Structure of English (Same as Linguistics 220) (W)

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

ENGL 253T(F) Women and Theatre: Gender, Sexuality and the Stage (Same as Theatre 250T and Women and Gender Studies 250T) (W)

ENGL 261T(F) Adultery in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Same as Comparative Literature 259T and Women's and Gender Studies 259T) (W)

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

ENGL 218(F,S) Forms of Violence (Gateway) (W)

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

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

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

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

ENGL 257(F) The Personal Essay (Gateway) (W)

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

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

ENGL 265(S) Topics in American Literature: Tradition, Context and Beyond (Gateway) (W)

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

ENGL 322T(S) Novel Arguments (W)

ENGL 325T(S) Thinking Through Middlemarch (W)

ENGL 326T(S) Inscrutable Evil, or the Transformative Horror Film (W)

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

ENGL 355T(F) Fanaticism (W)

ENGL 367T(F) Two American Public Intellectuals: Noam Chomsky and Edward Said (Same as American Studies 465T)

ENVI 201(F) American Landscape History (Same as ArtH 201) (W)

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

ENVI 308(S) The North-American Park Idea (Same as ArtH 308) (W)

ENVI 310(S) American Agricultural History (Same as ArtH 310) (W)

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

FRS 101(F) Interpreting Human Experience (W)

GEOS 105(F) Geology Outdoors (W)

GEOS 110T(S) Galapagos Islands Field Geology and Biology (W)

GEOS 218T(F) The Carbon Cycle and Climate (Same as Environmental Studies 218T) (W)

GEOS 302(S) Sedimentology (W)

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

GERM 303T(F) German Studies, 1900-1938 (W)

HIST 103(F) The City in Africa: Nairobi and Johannesburg (Same as Africana Studies 103) (W)

HIST 119(S) The Japanese Empire (W)

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

HIST 128T(S) Conquistadors in the New World (W)

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

HIST 141(F) Modernism, Leisure, and Subjectivity in Fin-de-Si#cle Russia (W)

HIST 147(F) Women and Men in Twentieth-Century Latin America (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 147) (W)

HIST 152(F) The Fourteenth Amendment and the Rights Revolution (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 152) (W)

HIST 158(S) Thicker than Water: American Political Dynasties (W)

HIST 162(F) "New Worlds for All": European-Indian Encounters in Colonial North America (W)

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST 489T(F) The Rise and Fall of the Ottomans and the Emergence of Modern Turkey (W)

HIST 491T(S) Political Islam: Past, Present, Future (D) (W)

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

INTR 290(S) The Philosophy and Economics of Higher Education (Same as Economics 214 and Philosophy 290) (W)

INTR 461T(F) Writing about Bodies (Same as ArtH 461 and Women's and Gender Studies 461) (W)

JWST 280(F) The Turn to Religion in Post-Modern Thought (Same as Philosophy 282 and Religion 303) (W)

JWST 491T(S) Exile, Homecoming and the Promised Land (Same as Comparative Literature 309T and Religion 289T) (W) (D)

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

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

LATS 464(F) Latina/o Visual Culture: Histories, Identities, and Representation (Same as ArtH 464) (W) (D)

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

LING 220(S) The Syntactic Structure of English (Same as English 224) (W)

LING 330(S) Textual Meaning and Interpretation (Same as Philosophy 301) (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 245T(S) Music Analysis: Music with Text (W)

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

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

PHIL 202(S) Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mind (W)

PHIL 213T(F) Biomedical Ethics (W)

PHIL 220T(S) Immortality and the Soul in Ancient and Medieval Thought (Same as Religion 282T) (W)

PHIL 225(F) Classics in Western Feminist Thought (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 225) (W)

PHIL 235T(F) Morality and Partiality: Loyalty, Friendship, Patriotism (W)

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

PHIL 282(F) The Turn to Religion in Post-Modern Thought (Same as Jewish Studies 280 and Religion 303) (W)

PHIL 290(S) The Philosophy and Economics of Higher Education (Same as Economics 214 and INTR 290) (W)

PHIL 301(S) Textual Meaning and Interpretation (Same as Linguistics 330) (W)

PHIL 304T(S) Authenticity: From Rousseau to Poststructuralism (W)

PHIL 330(F) Plato (Same as Classics 330) (W)

PHIL 331(S) Contemporary Epistemology (W)

PHIL 335(S) Contemporary Metaethics (W)

PHIL 350T(S) Beauty (W)

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

PSCI 248T(F) The USA in Comparative Perspective (W)

PSCI 323T(F) Henry Kissinger and the American Century (W)

PSCI 331T(S) Non-Profit Organization and Community Change (Same as Africana Studies 330T) (W)

PSCI 345(S) Cosmology and Rulership in Ancient Chinese Political Thought (W)

PSCI 350(S) Government and Politics in Zimbabwe (Same as Africana Studies 350) (W)

PSCI 351(S) The New Left and Neoliberalism in Latin America (W)

PSCI 352T(S) Comparative Political Economy (W)

PSCI 420/440(S) Senior Seminar in International Relations and Comparative Politics: The Power of the Purse in International Politics (W)

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

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

REL 282T(S) Immortality and the Soul in Ancient and Medieval Thought (Same as Philosophy 220T) (W)

REL 289T(S) (formerly 309) Exile, Homecoming and the Promised Land (Same as Comparative Literature 309T and Jewish Studies 491T) (W) (D)

REL 290T(F) Explorations of the Afterlife (W)

REL 303(F) (formerly 280) The Turn to Religion in Post-Modern Thought (Same as Jewish Studies 280 and Philosophy 282) (W)

RLSP 230T(F) Violent States, Violent Subjects: Nation-Building and Atrocity in 19th-Century Latin America (Same as Comparative Literature 230T) (W) (D)

THEA 250T(F) Women and Theatre: Gender, Sexuality and the Stage (Same as English 253T and Women and Gender Studies 250T) (W)

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

WGST 111(S) The Gendered Nature of Narrative (Same as Comparative Literature 111 and English 120) (W)

WGST 147(F) Women and Men in Twentieth-Century Latin America (Same as History 147) (W)

WGST 152(F) The Fourteenth Amendment and the Rights Revolution (Same as History 152) (W)

WGST 225(F) Classics in Western Feminist Thought (Same as Philosophy 225) (W)

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

WGST 250T(F) Women and Theatre: Gender, Sexuality and the Stage (Same as English 253T and Theatre 250T) (W)

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

WGST 259T(F) Adultery in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Same as Comparative Literature 259T and English 261T) (W)

WGST 402(S) Gender and Global Justice (W)

WGST 461T(F) Writing about Bodies (Same as ArtH 461 and INTR 461) (W)