ENGL 298 F: Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing - Social Sciences

Meeting Time: 
MWF 1:30pm - 2:20pm
MEB 235
John O'Neill
John O'Neill

Syllabus Description:

English 298F (MWF 1:30-2:20) is a composition course linked with Prof. Mosca's JSIS 200 in Autumn 2018.   English 298F may be used toward the "C" or "W" requirement (whichever you need).  There are no prerequisites and no add codes required;  any student in JSIS 200 may register for English 298F. 

Being "linked" means that assignments in English 298 are based on readings, lectures and assignments in JSIS 200.  In English 298 you will have an opportunity to develop your reading, research, writing, revising, and editing skill and confidence.   You will work with UW Librarians on the research skills you need for this course (and for college research in general), and you will get feedback from the English 298 instructor on major assignments before you turn your work in for a grade.   

Whether new to college writing, looking for a "C" or "W" credit, or preparing for the JSIS major, students who take English 298 writing links with JSIS lectures say English 298 develops the way they think about writing, enables them to enjoy the writing process, and improves their ability to read and respond to their own and their peers' writing.  Students also find that English 298 contributes to their learning in the JSIS lecture, and to their ability to make connections between their academic work and current events.

A few recent student comments:

I really liked how this instructor instilled confidence in me about my writing but at the same time helped me to improve it.

I am a graduating senior with a double degree. I have taken many courses at the University of Washington. John O'Neill is the most effective instructor I have ever had here.  He took dry material and made it interesting. Every class focused on the material, and academic progress through every class made me laugh and have fun.

The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful.  He not only helped me understand the topics and lessons, but also gave me very good feedback on my paper.  Because of him, I feel much more confident with JSIS lecture.

I thought the course was very enlightening and at the same time very challenging.  It let us really explore the concepts from the lecture course and was a very personal environment in which to do so.

 Questions?  Contact the English 298E instructor, English Department faculty member John O’Neill,  joneill@u.washington.edu.

Catalog Description: 
Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified social 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)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 10:50pm