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.
- 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:
- MLL sections are based on the same outcomes, and students must fulfill the same requirements, as any other non-MLL composition course.
- Students in the MLL section are all multilingual.
- The curriculum in MLL sections is global (with attention to both US and non-US resources and perspectives).
- MLL sections pay particular attention to American academic culture and language.