ENGL 198 C, “Interdisciplinary Writing in the Social Sciences,” linked to HSTAA 105, “Peoples of the United States,” will support and guide your learning and research in HSTAA 105 through writing projects that interrogate the history of immigration in the United States, its relationship to race, ethnicity, class, and religion, and its consequences for Americans today. Writing assignments will help you address difficult subjects such as race and racism and will prepare you for the final research paper in HSTAA 105. This class will teach effective reading and research strategies, to construct effective arguments, how to write for different audiences, and to think critically about some of the largest and most consequential myths of American history. You will leave this class with an understanding of both reading and writing as a critical thinking and learning process, the ability to assess and critique sources both historical and new, and more fully developed writing skills that you can carry into any future career.
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