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  • ENG 4001: Senior Colloquium 

    Mesch, Rachel (2021-01)
    This course provides students majoring in English with a culminating, “capstone” experience, which forges links between your previous courses while directing you towards new paths of inquiry. Concluding with a Senior Final ...
  • ENG 3042: Milton and Religion 

    Lavinsky, David; Lerner, Dovd (2019-09)
    This course focuses on the life and work of John Milton (1608-74), with special attention to Paradise Lost in its literary and historical contexts. We will seek to understand how Milton's religious knowledge illuminates ...
  • ENG/CUOT 1006: The Monstrous 

    Lavinsky, David (2019-09)
    Werewolves, dragons, giants, witches, demons, lepers, anthropophagi (a race of cannibals with eyes in their chests)-the Middle Ages were awash in tales of the monstrous. In this class, we will consider monsters and the ...
  • ENG 1002: Diaspora Literature (COWC) 

    Stewart, Elizabeth (2021-01)
    This course explores literature about diaspora: “ as the abandonment of home, whether voluntary or enforced, and a search for a new home, new opportunities, and new beginnings, even as the home of the past lingers in the ...
  • ENG INTC 1005H: Parisian Views: Spectacle, Reality, and the Invention of Mass Culture 

    Mesch, Rachel (2021-01)
    “Interpreting the Creative” (INTC) courses within the Yeshiva College core curriculum provide students with foundational tools for appreciating, understanding, and interpreting works from various domains of the creative ...
  • ENG 2010: Interpreting Texts: Literary Reading and Critical Practice 

    Lavinsky, David (2021-01)
    This “gateway” course to the English major is an introduction to critical issues in the discipline of literary studies. It is not, strictly speaking, an introduction to the history of literary criticism or a survey of ...
  • ENG 1721: Introduction to Creative Writing: Bridging Poetry and Prose 

    Trimboli, Brian (2021-01)
    This course will examine three of the major disciplines within creative writing, and through exposure and appreciation teach the tools necessary to engage personally with each. We will work through some of the common ...
  • ENG INTC 1041: Spoiler Alert: Modern Storytelling Across Genres 

    Mesch, Rachel (2021-01)
    This class will explore modern storytelling across genres, from the novel, short story, and graphic novel to film, television, podcasts and beyond. Students will learn to engage deeply with these diverse forms as texts to ...
  • ENG1020: First Year Writing (FYWR) 

    Silbermintz, Norma (2021-01)
    First Year Writing introduces students to college-level writing and prepares them for all subsequent academic work by also deepening reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Every section of this course emphasizes ...
  • ENG1680: Writing for the Workplace: Technical Communication 

    Puretz, David (2020-01)
    COURSE DESCRIPTION Today’s professionals need to communicate more frequently, more rapidly, more accurately, and with more individuals than ever before. In this course, we will work to develop the skills and qualities ...
  • ENG 1034: Stranger Things: The Art of the Unreal (INTC) 

    Lavinsky, David (2020-01)
    In this interdisciplinary core class, we will study how literature and other media can usher us into a claimed actuality very different from the external world as it is collectively perceived or experienced. At least ...
  • ENG1026: Face to Face: Complex Modern Identities in Contemporary Film (COWC) 

    Stewart, Elizabeth (2021-01)
    The basis of identity is to a large extent visual, and images are the bricks and mortar of what we eventually come to think of as cultural identity. As Aristotle claimed, we learn to become ourselves by imitating what we ...
  • ENG1009: France And Its Others (CUOT) 

    Mesch, Rachel (2020-09)
    “Cultures Over Time” (CUOT) courses allow students to explore the distinctiveness of the past and how it relates to the present through an investigation of values, traditions, modes of thinking, and modes of behavior of ...
  • ENG1020: First Year Writing - Honors 

    Stewart, Elizabeth (2020-09)
    Course objectives: We will be writing about our lives, the world, and our lives within the world today—for better or for worse. In this class students will be asked to reflect on themselves, on events occurring in the ...
  • ENG 1001: Books on Books, Films on Films 

    Geyh, Paula (2021-01)
    “Interpreting the Creative” (INTC) courses within the Yeshiva College core curriculum provide students with foundational tools for appreciating, understanding, and interpreting works from various domains of the creative ...
  • ENG0010/0011 - ESL: Intro to College 

    Silbermintz, Norma (2014-01)
    Written and spoken English for non-native English speakers, focusing on the fluency, clarity, and correctness of language. Thematically related discussions, essays, presentations, and trips focusing on the international ...