English H195A

Honors Course

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2020 Sorensen, Janet
MW 9-10:30


In the first semester of this two-semester-long course, we will familiarize ourselves with a number of critical approaches to literary study and reflect a bit on the institution of criticism itself. These discussions will provide a background from which to identify the critical methods and stakes of our own individual projects, culminating in a 40+ page paper due at the end of the two semesters. We will read selections from a collection of critical essays, and we will read one work together—like Jane Austen's Emma—and review a variety of critical approaches to it. Students will prepare a précis or two of critical works, collectively identify and prepare presentations on additional critics they would like to read, develop a thesis for their own writing project on a work (or works) of their choice, and produce an annotated bibliography on relevant materials for their project.

Please click here to read details about H195A prerequisites, how to apply, and how and when students will be informed of the results of their applications.

To be considered for admission to this course, you will need to electronically apply by clicking on the link below and filling out the application you will find there (and bearing in mind the indicated attachments you will need to include).

The deadline for completing this application process has been extended to 11 PM, MONDAY, JUNE 15.

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