ENGL 199 E: Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science

Meeting Time: 
MWF 3:30pm - 4:20pm
MEB 243
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Holly Shelton

Syllabus Description:

This 5-credit linked writing seminar functions as a supportive intellectual community surrounding writing in biology.  All of you are registered for a section of BIOL 180, which typically registers 700+ students, so we have a unique opportunity for a workshop-style course to focus attention on field-specific writing as a collaborative process. We’ll be developing flexible writing strategies that are sensitive to a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes in different rhetorical situations, but there are many opportunities to follow and incorporate your own specific interests, investments, and goals for most writing assignments.

Course Objectives

  • Develop flexible writing strategies, including discipline-specific writing in biology
  • Analyze, apply, participate in & critique disciplinary writing practices, genres & values
  • Evaluate, synthesize, cite & remix a variety of sources for new purposes
  • Participate in a learning community that supports writing & research as a process

This is also a Multilingual Learner, or MLL-specific section of ENGL 199. This means the following:

  1. MLL sections are based on the same outcomes, and students must fulfill the same requirements, as any other non-MLL composition course.
  2. Students in the MLL section are all multilingual.
  3. The curriculum in MLL sections is global (with attention to both US and non-US resources and perspectives).
  4. MLL sections pay particular attention to American academic culture and language.
Catalog Description: 
Expository writing based on material presented in a specific natural science lecture 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.
GE Requirements: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
September 5, 2019 - 10:20pm