ENGL 199 F: Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:30am - 12:50pm
LOW 219
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Laura M. De Vos

Syllabus Description:

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Class google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C-_1t-SlBPZJCu-BtqO-IWObobh98z6cUaz0iX9I34U/edit


drop-in hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30-11.20 am in Padelford B-10.



This Interdisciplinary Writing in the Natural Sciences course is linked with Environment 100.

Although the two courses complement each other, they differ in goals, assignments, and grading methods. Our class has two aims:

1. To help you write effectively in the genres assigned to you in Environment 100.

2. To help you develop critical thinking skills to analyze representations of the environment, engage in conversations about environmental issues, and discuss the history of environmentalism --with a focus on lifting up the role of BIPOC communities.

Throughout the quarter, we will frequently discuss the genres of writing and presentation you are assigned in Environment 100. We will identify the rhetorical conventions that govern those genres and workshop the writing you produce for Environment 100. At the same time, drawing upon a wide range of texts, we will analyze the various ways that environmental issues are represented, debated, and construed historically. We will pay particular attention to how environmental discourse does or does not consider how Black, Indigenous, and communities of Color are affected or have agency. In this class, you will develop the skills necessary to critically think through and participate in a wide range of discourses on the environment. 


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: 
May 7, 2020 - 10:10pm