ENGL 121 B: Composition: Social Issues

Meeting Time: 
MW 9:30am - 11:20am
MUE 154
Eric Morel (Fall 2019)
Eric Morel

Syllabus Description:

English 121B: Weather

The University of Washington is in a city perhaps infamously known for its weather. But as unremarkable as they may seem, daily weather phenomena also come to us heavily mediated through means as close to the average person as a smartphone app and as distant as global debates on climate policy. This course asks: Do we and/or our work have a relationship to weather and (if implicitly yes), what is it and how do we know? Conversation and assignment topics are likely to include: science literacy for non-experts, (inter)connectivity, approaches to knowledge-building, and solutions-oriented thinking. Students are expected to read and write, but also to create, research, and serve as they complete the coursework that explores essential questions about thinking and learning. 

ENG121B Syllabus Winter 2015.docx

Catalog Description: 
Focuses on the study and practice of good writing: topics derived from a variety of personal, academic, and public subjects. Includes a service-learning component allowing students to engage with and write about social issues in applied ways.. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.
GE Requirements: 
English Composition (C)
Other Requirements Met: 
Service Learning
Last updated: 
February 19, 2016 - 12:07pm