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Course Schedule for ENGLISH - January 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1015 ENGL-290-01 The Inaugural Address 0.50 SEM Cancelled  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: No class 1/16, class on 1/20 will meet 11:30 - 3:30.
  This course considers one of the most familiar traditions of American oratory—the presidential inaugural address—as a literary form. We will study some of the most acclaimed examples of this genre (including speeches by Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy), reading them closely, learning about the cultural and political contexts in which they were delivered, and considering their changing shape and function over time. Student projects will explore several less well-known inaugural addresses. By the conclusion of the course (January Term ends on the same day as the 58th Presidential Inauguration), students will be equipped to offer expert real-time analysis of the inaugural address of the 45th President of the United States.