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Darlene M. Martin
ENGL 297
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing - Humanities

Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified humanities course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytical prose. Concurrent registration in the specified course required. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

English 297 D is a five-credit writing intensive course linked with Art History 214: Art of India. While assignments will be related to the material covered in Art History 214, this writing link course will treat only selected topics of Indian art in order to help students develop reading and writing skills particular to the discipline of Art History. Building upon the knowledge gained in Art H 214, English 297 D will provide the opportunity for even more complex and focused thinking, reading, discussing and writing about Indian art and the contexts in which it was created.

Student learning goals

To learn, through writing, about art history as a discipline.

To write thoughtfully and persuasively about works of art and accompanying texts by developing and supporting specific, arguable thesis statements.

To understand and practice writing as a process, which requires the sustained and substantial revision of ideas as well as written work.

To use this course as a foundation for improving existing writing skills and to become more critical and confident academic writers as well as proficient readers - in regards to one's own work and the work of others.

General method of instruction

English 297 D is a workshop format course comprised of in-class writing, pairs and group activities and exercises, class discussions, and peer critiques.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites required. Previous art history courses are helpful but not necessary for success in this course. NOTE: All students must also be enrolled in Art History 214.

Class assignments and grading

Class participation, regular prewriting exercises and occasional brief take-home assignments culminating in three four- to six-page papers. Additionally, a two- to three-page final reflective essay will be required at the end of the quarter.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Darlene M. Martin
Date: 03/07/2011