Spotlight: Courses

CLA First!
English 102/202: Boston Culture & Authors

This CLA First! first-year course emphasizes the study of Boston culture, history, and literature, featuring exciting field trips into Boston.  We focus on generating analytical and creative approaches to studying--and experiencing--urban spaces, using (awesome!) Boston as our laboratory.  Here are photos from a few of our recent trips!

Swan boat ride and picnic in the Boston Public Gardens:






Beacon Hill literary tour, standing across from Sylvia Plath's home:






Visiting the Echelman Aerial Sculpture on the Rose Kennedy Greenway:












Visiting Chinatown after reading The Woman Warrior:
















Downtown Boston tour after studying Nathaniel Hawthorne:












Doing archival research at the Healey Library Archives: