2018-19 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
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Critical Inquiry

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Director of College Writing and Assistant Professor of English, Kara Wittman

Critical Inquiry (ID 001 PO ) is a program of seminars for first-year students in their first semester at the College. Seminars are taught by faculty from across the disciplines and engage students in rigorous reading, writing and discussion on varied topics. The goal of ID 001 PO  is to prepare students to participate fully and successfully in the intellectual community that is Pomona College. Critical writing is an essential component of that participation and to that end, ID 001 PO  is a writing-intensive course. All sections of ID 001 PO  focus on writing as a recursive process of drafting and revision and must be taken for a letter-grade (the Pass/No Credit option is not available for this requirement.) The seminars all meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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