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Bioethics

Humans' capacity to alter their world at the biological level has risen to new heights in the past 50 years.

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In this sequence of courses, readings introduce broader and more complex personal and social issues. The writing assignments - ranging from personal narratives and personal essays to letters,...

In this sequence of courses, written assignments tend to shift from personal narratives and essays to various forms of analysis in which the exploration and articulation of ideas increasingly...

In the final course in the required English sequence, writing assignments continue to focus on various forms of essay writing, culminating in a sustained exploration of a topic or theme--the...

In this sequence of courses, the English Department introduces ninth-graders to the reading practices, discussion principles and writing strategies they will use and on which they will build...

Seniors participating in the spring term Washington Intern Program may elect to enroll in this English seminar which focuses on political literature and American culture.

From the grittiness of rap to the density of civil disobedience, this course examines a variety of literary-artistic protest. The approach is multicultural and interdisciplinary. Possibilities...

The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

A. Bartlett Giamatti, former president of Yale and commissioner of Major League Baseball, believed that this game is "the plot of the story of our national life." In this course we will look at...

The influence of hip-hop on popular culture, literary arts, entertainment and politics is undeniable. Hamilton has revolutionized the Broadway musical. Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly has...

Hallyu, the Korean cultural wave, has swept the Republic of Korea onto the world stage as an exporter of dramas, boy bands, girl bands and film. After the Korean War, Korea was among the world's...

How did you come to be the reader you are? What ideas about the world and its characters did you gain from the stories you read as a child? Why did you read and re-read some books? How did...

The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

This course introduces students to early works in the development of the "detective story" (E. A. Poe, Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and the ways in which those early works help...

What is feminism and how is it expressed in literary texts? What does it mean to read literature through the lens of feminism? This course will allow students to explore these and other questions...

What do we value? The pursuit of profit, surges in wealth, the suspect principles of the financier and the exploitation of labor have intrigued authors since the 19th century. How do language,...

In this course we will explore the burgeoning literary phenomenon often called the “graphic novel.” What happens to narrative when it unfolds in a hybrid form that joins image to text? What can...

The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

In this course, students will read texts, write papers and participate in outdoor excursions that prompt them to contemplate their relationship to the natural world. Drawing on an array of...

One of the advantages of the Stratford Program is the opportunity to study literature in the very places that inform the settings, themes, characters and concerns of the texts. The specific topic...

California is famous for its literal, meteorological fog, but no other state is as shrouded in the fog of myth, dream and reinvention when it comes to identity, culture or landscape. This course...

Students read novels, short stories, essays, and plays and study their transformation into films. Through these comparisons and a short study of key film techniques and perspectives such as auteur...

The marriage of poetry and song is one dating back to ancient times. From the Greek lyric poets to the poets of the English Renaissance, into our own era with the 1960's Folk Revival, blues, jazz...

This course explores the experience and self-definition of several major queer writers - in fiction, poetry and memoir. The course is intended for any students who want to deepen their...