Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:45 PM

Professor: Allison Layfield

English 206 introduces students to the nature of reading for multiple meanings and interpretations of texts. We will read contemporary novels concerned with how people create and interact in a “community.” How do we form communities? Who is left out? How does a community survive? What is the relationship between the individual and the community?
As we explore these questions students will develop a set of increasingly sophisticated reading strategies and will produce writing that reflects on their experiences and demonstrates their understanding of a wide variety of fictional texts. Coursework includes written projects, oral presentations, and exams. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in English.