ETS 142 Narratives of Culture: Intro to Issues of Critical Reading: English and Textual Studies 142 is a first-level course introducing students to the complex and significant issues at stake when we read texts of culture.

WRT 105 Practices of Academic Writing: WRT 105 is a community of writers who meet together with the specific purpose of developing as critical readers, writers, and thinkers. Students learn strategies of critical academic writing in various genres, including analysis, argument, and researched writing.

WRT 114 Writing Culture: Intro to Creative Nonfiction: WRT 114 focuses on the genre of creative nonfiction. Students explore varieties of creative nonfiction, such as memoir; biography; the personal essay; travel, science, and food writing; and "new journalism."