Spring 2011

English 110A: Language and Writing

English 178C: Introduction to Fiction (Literature)


Instructor: Jenna Terry








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About English 110A

English 110A – also known as Language and Writing – provides an entry into college-level writing and academic discourse. The course encourages students to examine writing closely, to figure out what makes a piece of writing effective (or not) and how different aspects of writing work together (or don’t). We’ll address conventions, rules, and preferences that masquerade as rules. By making choices about an array of interrelated tools, students can devise a writing style that is both effective in an academic setting and comfortably individual.


English 110A meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 11-11:50


About English 178C

Introduction to Fiction (Literature) is an entry-level course in the study of literature. In this course students will read and analyze a variety of fictions, examining the mechanisms of literature and literary studies.



English 178C meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:50


Classes begin Tuesday, 18 January – check back then for course information!



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Jenna Terry * 206 Olin East * 527-5998 * terryj@whitman.edu