The following is a list of the fall 2023 Barnard English courses that have special enrollment procedures. (A list of fall 2023 Barnard Film Studies courses that have special enrollment procedures can be found on the Film Studies website.) The need for special enrollment as well as how to do so is also stated in each course's course description in the Online Catalogue.
Any questions about English course enrollment that are not answered by this page may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses with Enrollment Restrictions
ENGL BC1901 Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels
Interested students must join the waitlist.
ENGL BC3103 The Art of the Essay (all sections)
Enrolled and interested students MUST attend the first day of class.
ENGL BC3147 Introduction to Narrative Medicine
Priority to juniors and seniors.
ENGL BC3159 The English Colloquium (all sections)
Open only to junior and senior Barnard English majors. New junior Barnard transfer students who are not yet able to declare an English major will be able to register during their first registration week.
ENGL BC3193 Critical Writing (all sections)
Open only to Barnard students, priority to English majors.
ENGL BC3294 Exophonic Women
Priority to Barnard English and Comparative Literature majors. Join the waitlist to be let into the course.
Enrollment limited to 14 students. Attend the first day of class to receive instructor permission. Permission will NOT be granted in advance. Students are unable to self-register for this course. Interested students may put the course on their online schedule, which will automatically place them on the waitlist. If they are accepted, the professor will take them off the waitlist, but until that time no one is officially registered for the class.
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 as an Application to Apply
A writing sample is required as an application to apply to all Barnard creative writing courses. As space is limited in creative writing courses, not all students who apply are guaranteed admittance.
Students are unable to self-register for Barnard creative writing courses. Interested students who have submitted writing samples may put the course on their online schedule, which will automatically place them on the wait list. If they are accepted, the professor will take them off the wait list, but until that time no one is officially registered for the class.
Admission lists will be posted on the Admission Lists page as the department receives them from instructors. If an admission list is not posted for a class before its first meeting, attend it.
Please note: if you are accepted into a creative writing course, attendance at the first meeting of the course is mandatory. If you do not show up for the first class, your spot may be given to someone else.
If you have any further questions about writing samples or how to apply to creative writing courses, email Sarah Hilligoss.
ENGL BC3105 Fiction and Personal Narrative (both sections)
ENGL BC3107 Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL BC3110 Introduction to Poetry Writing (both sections
ENGL BC3113 Playwriting I
ENGL BC3115 Story Writing I
ENGL BC3117 Fiction Writing (both sections)
ENGL BC3118 Advanced Poetry Writing I
ENGL BC3134 Creative Non-Fiction
ENGL BC3208 What's Your Story Anyway?—Trauma Resistance through Creative Writing
Open only to Barnard students in their second or third year who would benefit from extra writing support. To be considered for the course, please send a recent writing sample to email@example.com, ideally from your First-Year Writing or First-Year Seminar course, or any other writing-intensive humanities or social sciences course at Barnard (no lab reports please).
ENGL BC3123 Rhetorical Choices: the Theory and Practice of Public Speaking