ENGL 299 D: Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing - Natural Sciences

Meeting Time: 
MWF 10:30am - 11:20am
EEB 042
Suzanne C. Schmidt
IWP - Linked with PSYCH 202

Syllabus Description:

English 299D: An Interdisciplinary Writing Link to Psychology 202               

Autumn 2014

Instructor:   Dr. Suzanne Schmidt   scs5@uw.edu

Class Meeting Times:    MWF/ 10:30-11:20/ EEB 042 (unless otherwise noted)

Lecture Link:      Psychology 202 / Jaime Olavarria / MTWTh 9:30-10:20/ Bagley 131


Office Hours:      Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-9:20 AM (or by appointment)

Office:     Padelford B435 (4th floor, in the "B" wing)

ENGL299D syllabus and calendar.pdf

In this course we explore the writing, reading and thinking skills need to write effectively at the college level.   In short, you will become a stronger and more adept writer in any context as you learn about the specific conventions of thinking and communicating within the discipline of Psychology. You will learn how to read texts by academic and other professional participants in the field of Psychology while identifying their purposes and recognizing the rhetorical principles that underlie the basic genres of psychology writing. These genres include academic texts such as the literature review and research study, as well as various forms of popular writing that communicate psychological knowledge to a wider audience (e.g. Psychology Today or Scientific American). You will identify and generate material that is relevant for our discipline-specific writing assignments; you will draft and revise arguments as participants in this disciplinary context; and you will respond to arguments made by other participants. You will become a part of conversations in Psychology as you grasp, employ and pursue the implications of new learning in your BioPsychology lecture course as you relate these materials to your own lives. Concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 202 is required.

Catalog Description: 
Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified natural science course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytical prose. Concurrent registration in the specified course required. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
March 15, 2016 - 3:31pm