Would you like to earn a “C” or “W” credit in a supportive, small-cohort environment, please consider the Interdisciplinary Writing Program (IWP) courses. 21-person IWP writing seminars create a writing community of students studying the same thing (as in students are all in the same linked lecture). These courses may be of particular interest for students interested in replicating something of the FIG-cohort experience.
These courses include:
Writing about Global Warming
ENGL 199C (MWF 11:30-12:20) linked to ATM S 111, “Global Warming”
Writing about Literature/Culture
ENGL 297A (MWF 12:30-1:20) and ENGL 297C (MWF 11:30-12:20 *new time*) linked to ENGL 202, “Introduction to the Study of English Language and Literature”
Writing about Chinese Cinema
ENGL 297D (MWF 13:30-1:20) linked to CMS 271, “From Art-House to Martial Arts Films: Film Director Zhang Yimou”
Writing about Anthropology
ENGL 298A (MWF10:30-11:20) linked to ANTH 209, “Anthropology through Visual Media”
Writing about International Studies/Political Science
ENGL 298F (MWF 11:30-12:20) linked to JSIS 201, “The Making of the 21st Century”
Sample IWP Student Comments (from Faculty John O’Neill’s JSIS 201-linked ENGL 298 Students):
--John O'Neill did an excellent job. He truly sparked a love for writing in me that I didn’t know I had. He didn’t just give me the answer, he made me look for the answer but told me where to look. He had a positive attitude and made it a pleasure to come to class.
--This class was intellectually stimulating because it required me to pull in outside knowledge of current events (NY Times) and apply it to JSIS 201 course themes and writing assignments.
--The writing class has given me a much deeper understanding of the JSIS lecture class. I think I learned a lot more taking the writing link.
Also, any 200-level IWP course counts toward the Writing Minor or English Minor.