2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

On Reading Well

Summer quarter

Faculty: Steve Blakeslee English, writing, literature

Fields of Study: literature

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40088 (8) First Session; 40089 (4) First Session  

Credits: 4, 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day

Prerequisites: Solid college-level reading skills.


This course will help students to develop deeper and more comprehensive understandings of literary texts, as well as to forge a more rewarding relationship with reading in general. In a supportive group environment, students will explore a range of reading strategies; then they will apply these tools to an in-depth study of two major works: Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. Our overall goal is to become more resourceful, effective, and insightful readers. Eight-credit students will pursue, under faculty guidance, an appropriately heavier reading and writing load.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 1-5p Mon/Wed (Jun. 20 - Jul. 20)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: English, humanities, education.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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