Fall 2014 Barnard English Courses that Require Special Sign-up

The following is a list of fall 2014 Barnard English courses that require special sign-up. (A list of fall 2014 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.

Courses that Have Departmental Sign-up Sheets

The following courses are limited in enrollment and require departmental sign-up. Interested students MUST place their name on the sign-up sheets for these courses as well as add the course to their eBear or SSOL. A student simply adding the course to their eBear or SSOL without placing their names on the sheets will NOT ensure their enrollment. Sign-up sheets for these courses will go up on the bulletin boards on the 4th floor of Barnard Hall at 8:30am on Thursday, April 10th.  (PLEASE NOTE that 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).  Please read the following list carefully:

ENGL BC3103: The Art of the Essay
ENGL BC3129: Exploration of Black Writers: Early African American Lit
ENGL BC3163: Shakespeare I
ENGL BC3192: Exile and Estrangement in Global Lit
ENGL BC3193: Critical Writing
     Please note that this course is only open to Barnard students.

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The following spring fall courses will be L-courses, and signing up for them is handled by the Registrar directly. Please note that this list includes some courses that have, in the past, required departmental-sign up—but the following courses will NOT have a sign-up sheet this year and will have their enrollment capped online instead.  Please read the following list carefully:

ENGL BC3097: The English Conference
ENGL BC3141: Major English Texts I
ENGL BC3183: American Literature since 1945 (in spring 2015)

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Courses that Require Instructor Permission

ENGL BC3102: Academic Writing Intensive

ENGL BC3121: Public Speaking
    limited enrollment; students must attend the first day of class to receive instructor permission. 
    Permission will NOT be granted in advance.

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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 their eBear 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 should be submitted to Prof. Szell (her mailbox is in 417 Barnard Hall) by a week before classes begin (August 26th for the fall 2014 semester).  Admit lists will be posted on the Admit Lists section of this website as we receive them from the professors (usually around the beginning of the semester):

ENGL BC3105, 3106: Fiction & Personal Narrative
ENGL BC3107, 3108: Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL BC3110: Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL BC3113: Playwriting I
ENGL BC3117: Fiction Writing
ENGL BC3118: Advanced Poetry Writing I
ENGL BC3120: Creative Non-Fiction

Courses Requiring their own Application Process

ENGL BC3101: The Writer's Process

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Courses with Enrollment Run by Lottery

Enrollment in all sections of ENGL BC3159, 3160: Colloquium is limited to Barnard junior and senior English Majors. Enrollment in all sections of ENGL BC3997, 3998: Senior Seminar is limited to Barnard senior English majors and Barnard senior film majors for the English/film section.  Sign-up for these courses is accomplished through an on-line process. Qualified students may access it through a special tab in eBear* during an open access period (from noon on Tuesday, March 25th to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8th).  Results will be posted the next day (Wednesday, April 14th) 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 eBear.  If you still cannot access the lottery, please email spasadin@barnard.edu.

* The same pages can be accessed through the "Academics" section of myBarnard.

NOTE: JUNIOR COLLOQUIUM and SENIOR SEMINAR section information are posted on our COURSE page for your convenience.

Students may also find it helpful to know that a list of fall 2014 Barnard Film Studies courses that have special sign-up procedures can be found on the Film Studies websiteAny questions about English or Film Studies sign-ups that are not answered above may be directed to english@barnard.edu.

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page last updated 8/18/14