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Winter 2018
Credits per quarter

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English langauge, creative writing

This course is taught by Amir Hassan (hassana@evergreen.edu)

This course is designed to support students in developing strategies for reading theoretical, dense, or otherwise difficult texts. Students will practice several reading techniques, including note-taking and underlining, reading with and against the grain of a text, skim-reading, "chunking," close-reading, textual and rhetorical analysis, background research, exploring multiple possible interpretations, summary, paraphrase, and synthesizing information from multiple sources. They will apply these strategies to studying works of literary and cultural criticism, post-structuralist theory, fiction, and creative non-fiction. 

Fields of study: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: Humanities, literature, education.

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Final schedule and room assignment:


Advertised schedule:

Thursday, 5:30-9:30p

2017-02-23New Offering added for Winter