Director: Wendy Schor-Haim (Senior Lecturer in English)
Associate Director: Cecelia Lie-Spahn (Term Associate, English; Director, First-Year Writing (Workshop))
Lecturers: Meredith Benjamin, Benjamin Breyer, Vrinda Condillac, Andrew Lynn, Alexandra Watson
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Duygu Ula
Adjunct Lecturers: Mary Helen Kolisnyk, Linn Cary Mehta, Barbara Morris, Jennifer Rosenthal
Adjunct Associates: Elizabeth Auran, Penelope Meyers Usher

Every Barnard first-year student is required to take First-Year Writing (formerly known as First-Year English) during her first or second semester at Barnard.  Students choose to study one of three rubrics: I. Legacy of the Mediterranean investigates and interrogates formative texts whose ideologies have shaped Western culture; II. Women and Culture challenges traditional dichotomies that cast gender as an essential attribute rather than a cultural construction, and interrogates the categories of both "woman" and "culture" themselves; or III. The Americas features a curriculum of texts that exemplifies the dynamic relationship between North, South, and Central American literatures. All three rubrics develop critical reading and academic writing skills that are central to courses across the curriculum.

Transfer students who did not pass a satisfactory course at their previous institution are not required to take First-Year Writing, but must take ENGL BC3103 The Art of the Essay or ENGL BC3104 The Art of the Essay or a 3-point literature course (not a creative writing course) from the Barnard English department offerings.

Cross-Listed Courses

English (Barnard)

ENGL BC1204 First-Year Writing (Workshop): Critical Conversations. 4 points.

For the most updated course description, see the First-Year Writing Program
,website: https://firstyear.barnard.edu/fyw/fyw-curriculum-and-courses.

Fall 2019: ENGL BC1204
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 1204 001/08071 M W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
113 Milstein Center
Penelope Usher 4 12/12
ENGL 1204 002/07941 M W F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
113 Milstein Center
Penelope Usher 4 13/12
ENGL 1204 003/07942 T Th F 11:40am - 12:55pm
111 Milstein Center
Cecelia Lie-Spahn 4 12/12
ENGL 1204 004/07943 M W F 10:10am - 11:40am
403 Barnard Hall
Mary Kolisnyk 4 12/12

ENGL BC1210 First-Year Writing: Critical Conversations: Women and Culture. 3 points.

For the most updated course description, see the First-Year Writing Program website: https://firstyear.barnard.edu/fyw/fyw-curriculum-and-courses.

Fall 2019: ENGL BC1210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 1210 001/07989 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
407 Barnard Hall
Vrinda Condillac 3 16/15
ENGL 1210 002/07990 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Ll018 Milstein Center
Vrinda Condillac 3 15/15
ENGL 1210 003/07991 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Barnard Hall
Meredith Benjamin 3 15/15
ENGL 1210 004/07992 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
405 Barnard Hall
Meredith Benjamin 3 14/15
ENGL 1210 005/07993 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Barnard Hall
Meredith Benjamin 3 15/15
ENGL 1210 006/07994 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Barnard Hall
Elizabeth Auran 3 15/15
Spring 2020: ENGL BC1210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 1210 001/00472 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
403 Barnard Hall
Vrinda Condillac 3 12/15
ENGL 1210 002/00473 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Ll017 Milstein Center
Vrinda Condillac 3 15/15
ENGL 1210 003/00474 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
403 Barnard Hall
Elizabeth Auran 3 15/16
ENGL 1210 004/00475 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
405 Barnard Hall
Meredith Benjamin 3 15/16
ENGL 1210 005/00476 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
403 Barnard Hall
Vrinda Condillac 3 16/15
ENGL 1210 006/00658 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
403 Barnard Hall
Meredith Benjamin 3 16/16
ENGL 1210 007/00659 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
113 Milstein Center
Cecelia Lie-Spahn 3 16/16
ENGL 1210 008/00747 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
403 Barnard Hall
Cecelia Lie-Spahn 3 15/16
ENGL 1210 009/00748 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
119 Milstein Center
Pamela Cobrin 3 14/15
ENGL 1210 010/00770 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
406 Barnard Hall
Nina Sharma 3 15/15

ENGL BC1211 First-Year Writing: Critical Conversations: Legacy of the Mediterranean. 3 points.

For the most updated course description, see the First-Year Writing Program website: https://firstyear.barnard.edu/fyw/fyw-curriculum-and-courses.

Fall 2019: ENGL BC1211
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 1211 001/07953 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
405 Barnard Hall
Andrew Lynn 3 15/15
ENGL 1211 002/07954 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
407 Barnard Hall
Andrew Lynn 3 15/15
ENGL 1211 003/07955 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
111 Milstein Center
Duygu Ula 3 15/15
ENGL 1211 004/07956 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
119 Milstein Center
Duygu Ula 3 15/15
ENGL 1211 005/07957 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Barnard Hall
Benjamin Breyer 3 15/15
ENGL 1211 006/07958 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
405 Barnard Hall
Benjamin Breyer 3 15/15
ENGL 1211 007/07959 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
406 Barnard Hall
Benjamin Breyer 3 15/15
Spring 2020: ENGL BC1211
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 1211 001/00477 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
405 Barnard Hall
Duygu Ula 3 16/16
ENGL 1211 002/00478 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
227 Milbank Hall
Penelope Usher 3 16/16
ENGL 1211 003/00479 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
406 Barnard Hall
Benjamin Breyer 3 16/16
ENGL 1211 004/00480 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
405 Barnard Hall
Duygu Ula 3 16/16
ENGL 1211 005/00481 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
407 Barnard Hall
Benjamin Breyer 3 16/16
ENGL 1211 006/00482 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
407 Barnard Hall
Andrew Lynn 3 16/16
ENGL 1211 007/00483 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
404 Barnard Hall
Wendy Schor-Haim 3 16/16

ENGL BC1212 First-Year Writing: Critical Conversations: The Americas. 3 points.

For the most updated course description, see the First-Year Writing Program website: https://firstyear.barnard.edu/fyw/fyw-curriculum-and-courses.

Fall 2019: ENGL BC1212
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 1212 001/07982 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
407 Barnard Hall
Alexandra Watson 3 15/15
ENGL 1212 002/07983 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Ll016 Milstein Center
Alexandra Watson 3 14/15
ENGL 1212 003/07984 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Ll016 Milstein Center
Alexandra Watson 3 15/15
ENGL 1212 004/07985 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
407 Barnard Hall
Linn Mehta 3 14/15
ENGL 1212 005/00143 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
406 Barnard Hall
Jennifer Rosenthal 3 14/15
Spring 2020: ENGL BC1212
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 1212 002/00485 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
407 Barnard Hall
Alexandra Watson 3 15/15
ENGL 1212 003/00486 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
403 Barnard Hall
Alexandra Watson 3 14/15
ENGL 1212 004/00489 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
404 Barnard Hall
Alexandra Watson 3 15/15
ENGL 1212 005/00749 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
502 Diana Center
Linn Mehta 3 15/16