Course description

What does it mean to be a “good” reader or a “good” writer in college? In each section of this course, students receive extensive guidance from their instructors in the discovery and practice of helpful methods for fully exploring and appreciating what they read as well as guidance in planning, drafting, and writing essays about what is read and discussed in class. Each section of the course focuses on a particular topic drawn from a range of fields (e.g., literature, history, film, music). Reading assignments are limited in order to allow ample time for discussion and for personal attention to student writing.

In general, Cornell students are required to take two semesters of First-Year Writing Seminars. Also see your college requirements.

Limited to 17 students per section.

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1131 104-SEM
Number:1290
Topic:Metaphor in Art/Sci/Cult
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
 

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Tuesday August 02, 8:30 AM - 11 AM / White Hall 114 (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM / White Hall 114
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Zukovic, B. (bbz4)
Max. enroll:17
Notes:

Metaphor in Art/Sci/Cult -- Metaphor is the essence of human creativity? A form of thought, desire and the language of the unconscious mind. How does metaphor operate in literature, pop culture, politics, and the thought of theoretical scientists such as Einstein and Richard Feynman? Can we improve our capacity to think metaphorically?

Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:ENGL 1131 105-SEM
Number:1614
Topic:How We Got Here: Challenges of Our Modern World
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 1 PM - 2:15 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 1 PM - 2:15 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:King, T.
Regenspan, B. (blr98)
Shapiro, E.
Tuckey, M.
Max. enroll:17
Notes:

The question so many of us are asking as we recognize the non-sustainability of our current world, given the social polarizations around race, distribution of wealth, our personal relationships, and the climate is, "How did we get here?"  This is a class intended for students who are curious about how developments in (mostly) western thinking during the era sometimes called “late modernity” (1830-1945)--through to the "postmodern" present--affect the way we act and think as individuals and groups—including ideas about love, community, nature, race, power, the human spirit and social justice.  (Related, why the current passion for banning certain books and ideas?)  Further, can we shift our thinking to save ourselves and enjoy our lives?  This course will help you develop the skills of competent college readers and writers by embracing the process of writing and revision while considering ideas of Ghandi, Marx, DuBois, Freud, and others, including their feminist allies and critics, as they are expressed in selections from their original writing and/or in selections from contemporary film, narrative, and poetry, both documentary and imaginative. 

Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

This course is full. If you would like to be considered for a different class, please send an email to precollege@cornell.edu with the class number. You will want to first check that the class you want is not full before you write to us.

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.