2018 Spring EH Courses

projects—and a good deal of class discussion. In this section of EH 205 each student is required to read and evaluate the creative work of his/her classmates in a workshop setting. This class is a workshop, not a tutorial; individual attention to creative work occurs within a classroom setting. Requirements : The requirements are: (1) at least four formally submitted poems; (2) a series of preparatory short-short works of fiction; (3) a short story of 12-20 pages; (4) written critiques of all pieces submitted for workshop; (5) class preparation and participation; (6 ) a final portfolio of revised writing; (7) a final retrospective analysis of your growth as a writer; (8) a willingness to risk and a sense of humor. EH 205-B: Introduction to Creative Writing (CE) Thompson, TTH 12:30-1:50 This is a writing course taught by a professional writer. By the end of the semester, you must demonstrate your proficiency as a writer AND an editor in a wide variety of writing tasks, small and large, in order to be successful in this course. You will be asked to review your own work, the work of your peers, and the work of professional writers in order to become more adept at revision and editing. The skills you acquire this term will be useful in every writing endeavor you attempt, regardless of your profession, for the rest of your life. This course will teach you the basic techniques of writing, reading, and evaluating your own work and that of others. EH 208-A: Intermediate Writing Stitt, MW 9:30-10:50 This is a class in English composition, rhetoric, and rational thinking. The class requires that you write clearly and well, that you seek the truth through careful inquiry and sound reasoning, and that you attempt to lead others to the truth (or at least what you determine to be most likely to be the truth) in a lucid, persuasive way. In this class you will write five fully developed essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies. The grades you receive on assignments will reflect the quality of both your writing and your thinking. Essays that lack well-reasoned and well-developed content will not be acceptable in this course, even if mechanically and grammatically flawless. Successful English 208 students will show a high degree of competence in Standard English. They will also be able to construct an original thesis; to read, observe, and think critically; to organize their thoughts and words and sentences into a coherent pattern; to follow MLA and APA formats; to implement a variety of research techniques; to support assertions with evidence; to think and write logically; to recognize logical fallacies and abstain from them; to employ quantitative and scientific evidence; to display a subtle understanding of opposing points of view; to avoid facile generalizations; to be intolerant of clichés; and to pay extremely close attention to detail.