The following is a list of the spring 2023 Barnard English courses that have special enrollment procedures. (A list of spring 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 BC3104 The Art of the Essay (all sections)
Enrolled and interested students MUST attend the first day of class.
ENGL BC3121 First-Year Public Speaking
Barnard first-year students only; join the waitlist to be let into the course.
ENGL BC3160 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 should contact the English department for permission.
ENGL BC3193 Critical Writing (all sections)
Open only to Barnard students, priority to English majors.
ENGL BC3242 Absent Mothers, Wicked Stepmothers
Priority to juniors and seniors.
ENGL BC3993 Senior Seminar: The Family in Fiction and Film
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 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.
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 BC3106 Fiction and Personal Narrative
ENGL BC3108 Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL BC3110 Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL BC3114 Playwriting II
ENGL BC3116 Story Writing II
ENGL BC3117 Fiction Writing (both sections)
ENGL BC3118 Advanced Poetry Writing I
ENGL BC3125 Advanced Poetry Writing II
ENGL BC3134 Creative Non-Fiction: Writing Real Life
Invention, Revision, and Imagination
ENGL BC3229 American Lives, American Stories
Courses Requiring Their Own Application Process
ENGL BC3102 Academic Writing Intensive
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).