ENGL 298 D: Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing - Social Sciences

Meeting Time: 
MWF 1:30pm - 2:20pm
CHL 105
John O'Neill
John O'Neill

Syllabus Description:

English 298D is a 5-credit composition course (for "C" or "W" credit, whichever you need) that is open to any student in JSIS 201.  UW students may take up to three writing links, so you can register for English 298D even if you've already taken a composition course (such as English 131) or another writing link.  

This small workshop-style class is designed to create a supportive learning community where you develop reading, research, writing, revising, and editing skill and confidence by working on assignments based on readings, lectures and writing assignments in JSIS 201.  The major writing assignment in JSIS 201 is also the major project in English 298.  You will get feedback from the English 298 instructor on your work before you turn it 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 links with JSIS lectures say the linked pair of courses deepens their learning and improves their performance in both classes, and helps them make connections between their academic work and current events.

Here are comments from a few recent students:

  • I really liked how this class 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. Every class focused on the material, and academic progress through every class made me laugh and have fun.
  • Genuine interest in students’ improvement, offered critical insight on our major assignments, and supplied extremely useful supplementary readings.  Guidance of class discussion was insightful and productive.
  • John was great and very knowledgeable, easy going, helpful and cares about his students.  He grades fairly and helps people to think outside of the realm they are used to – one of the best teachers I have had at UW.

Questions?  Contact the English 298D instructor, English Department faculty member John O’Neill, joneill@uw.edu.  No add codes are required.

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: 
August 2, 2019 - 10:00pm