English 1001W is a four-credit University of Minnesota course, which is offered for high school students who have demonstrated exceptional abilities in reading and writing. The literature is multi-cultural, the writing is both informal and formal, and the learning is active.

This course is a yearlong course designed to give you exposure to college material and familiarize you with expectations of a college level course.  The primary goal of the course is to develop your abilities as critics by performing in-depth analyses of demanding works of literature.  The course will focus on responding to various genres of literature and cover aspects of grammar, composition and public speaking.  This course also stresses the importance of vocabulary expansion.  This course promotes independent student learning but will also entail a great deal of cooperative learning.