This course will introduce students to writings by and about women in order to explore and define the diverse attitudes, historical contributions, ethical problems and human issues as they emanate from women in both the American culture as well as other cultures. Students will study readings in fiction, poetry, essays, and drama written by and about women. The assigned works will both illustrate traditional images of women and reflect changes in these images brought about in recent years by the women’s movement. Because this course may be taken as an alternative to English Composition II, students will be expected to demonstrate competency in writing and research by producing work which is not only grammatically and mechanically correct but which displays effective sentence structure and organization, precise diction, appropriate use of research materials, and proper MLA documentation. This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement and is an alternative to ENC 1102. A grade of “C” or higher must be attained.