COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to develop students' writing and literary analysis skills through the study of poetry and literature.In the course of class discussions--small and large group round tables as well as cooperative group activities, we explore not only literary interpretations, writing technique and strategies for process writing.Performance tasks such as timed in class essays (ICE), process developed expository papers, presentations, and expressive writing test students' ability to analyze texts and present analyses in the form of argument.