This is a text-based writing course open to international undergraduate students, featuring the study of cross-cultural essays and short fiction. ENGL-100, taken in place of HMS-101A, places an emphasis on providing enhanced cultural familiarity while improving the oral and composition skills of speakers and writers whose first language is not English. Students receiving a C grade or higher in ENGL-100 go on to ENGL-102.
This is the second course in a two-course series beginning with the prerequisite ENGL-100. ENGL-102 students continue to build academic and critical skills through work with literary, critical, and visual texts both in the traditional genres of poetry and drama and in the recent ones of hypertext and performance. Through frequent writing based upon the readings, successful students improve their written expression and lay the foundation of academic composition. This course meets the requirement of HMS 103A. Students must receive a grade of C or higher to have successfully passed this course. ENGL-100 and ENGL-102 are prerequisite for all Liberal Arts courses.