The following is a list of fall 2016 Barnard English courses that require special sign-up. (A list of fall 2016 Barnard Film Studies courses that require special sign-up can be found on the Film Studies website.) The need for special sign-up as well as how to do so is also stated in the prerequisites section of each course's course description in the Online Catalogue.
No Departmental Sign-up Sheets in Fall 2016
There will be no Barnard English courses with departmental sign-up sheets for the fall 2016 semester (There will, however, be some for Film Studies; please check its website). Some courses that have required departmental sign-up in the past will be L courses this year; see the L course section lower on this page.
The following courses will be L courses for Barnard students and signing up for them is handled by the Registrar directly. (Please note that the L course sign-up process does not apply to Columbia students.)
ENGL BC3092: The English Conference
ENGL BC3103: The Art of the Essay - registered and interested students MUST attend the first day of class.
ENGL BC3129: Explorations of Black Literature: Early African-American Literature 1760-1890
ENGL BC3141: Major English Texts I
ENGL BC3159: The English Colloquium - open only to Barnard English majors.
ENGL BC3164: Shakespeare II
ENGL BC3173: The 18th-Century Novel
ENGL BC3176: The Romantic Era
ENGL BC3192: Exile and Estrangement in Global Literature
ENGL BC3193: Critical Writing - open only to Barnard students.
ENGL BC3195: Modernism
Courses that Require Instructor Permission
ENGL BC3121: Public Speaking - limited enrollment; attend the first day of class to receive instructor permission. Permission will NOT be granted in advance.
ENGL BC3252: Contemporary Media Theory - limited enrollment; attend the first day of class to receive instructor permission. Permission will NOT be granted in advance.
Courses that Require a Writing Sample to Apply
A writing sample is required to apply to creative writing courses. As space is limited in creative writing courses, not all students who apply are guaranteed admittance. If a student simply adds the course to myBarnard or SSOL without submitting a writing sample, it will NOT ensure their enrollment. Directions and the required cover sheet for writing samples are available in the English Department Office (417 Barnard Hall) as well as on the Forms section of this website. Writing samples with cover sheets should be submitted either to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Prof. Szell's mailbox in 417 Barnard Hall by 4pm a week before classes begin (August 30 for the fall 2016 semester). Admit lists will be posted on the Admit Lists section of this website as the department receives them from the professors. Students cannot add these courses to their schedules until after they are admitted. If an admit list is not posted for a class before its first meeting, attend it.
ENGL BC3105, section 1: Fiction & Personal Narrative
ENGL BC3105, section 2: Fiction & Personal Narrative - open only to Barnard first-years.
ENGL BC3107: Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL BC3110: Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL BC3113: Playwriting I - open only to juniors and seniors.
ENGL BC3115: Story Writing I
ENGL BC3117: Fiction Writing
ENGL BC3118: Advanced Poetry Writing I
ENGL BC3120: Creative Non-Fiction: Making Facts Sing
ENGL BC3132: Fiction Writing: Longer Forms
Courses Requiring their own Application Process
The following courses are only open to Barnard students.
ENGL BC3102: Academic Writing Intensive - requires nomination and instructor permission.
ENGL BC3101: The Writer's Process - requires application and instructor permission.
ENGL BC3123: Rhetorical Choices: Public Speaking - requires application and interview.
Courses with Enrollment Run by Lottery
ENGL BC3901, BC3103, BC3104, BC3105, BC3106, and BC3907: Senior Seminar are limited to Barnard senior (February 2017) and rising senior (May 2017) English majors. ENGL BC3102: Film/Literature Senior Seminar is only open to Barnard senior (February 2017) and rising senior (May 2017) film concentrators/film majors. Sign-up for these sections is accomplished through an online process. Qualified students may access it through myBarnard during the open access period (from noon on Tuesday, April 5th until noon on Tuesday, April 12th). Results will be posted the next day, April 13th, at noon. If you believe that you should be able to access the lottery but are unable to, please check that the Registrar's Office has your major and graduation year listed correctly on myBarnard. If you still cannot access the lottery, please email email@example.com. PLEASE NOTE that senior seminars have new course numbers. Senior seminars with the same title as ENGL BC3997 or BC3998 sections are renumbered but have not changed in content.
ENGL BC3901: Senior Seminar: The Field of the Emotions in Romantic Literature and the Arts, Psychoanalysis, Affective Neuroscience, and Philosophy
ENGL BC3902: Senior Seminar: Adultery: Realism and Desire in Fiction and Film - this course is only open to Barnard senior and rising senior film concentrators/film majors.
ENGL BC3903: Senior Seminar: Poets in Correspondence
ENGL BC3904: Senior Seminar: Dickens
ENGL BC3905: Senior Seminar: Amazing Grace: English and American Antislavery Literature
ENGL BC3906: Senior Seminar: Black Literature Now
ENGL BC3907: Senior Seminar: Short Fiction by American Women
Students may also find it helpful to know that a list of fall 2016 Barnard Film Studies courses that have special sign-up procedures can be found on the Film Studies website. Any questions about English or Film Studies sign-ups that are not answered above may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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