Fall - 3 Credits
In First-Year Writing Seminars students learn to write in ways that
emphasize clarity, coherence, intellectual force, and stylistic control.
All seminars pursue this common aim through small classes, with a
maximum of sixteen students, and adherence to a program-wide set of
guidelines. The seminars require at least six formal essays, totaling ca.
25-30 pages of polished prose. The essays go through a process of
development under the instructor's guidance (e.g. revision, peer review,
responses to readings, etc.). Reading assignments are kept under 75
pages per week to permit regular, concentrated work on writing. All
students meet in at least two individual conferences with the