ENGL 199 E: Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:30am - 12:50pm
Location: 
* *
SLN: 
14239
Instructor:
Norman Wacker
Norman Wacker

Syllabus Description:

Our course syllabus lives here: ENGL199 Section_E_Winter 2021Syllabus_NW.docx 

Objectives:

The primary objective of this course is to establish an interactive classroom community to engage recent scientific research papers and science reporting that have important consequences for contemporary social issues, including global health, the nature of aggression and warfare, genetic engineering, climate change and advances in medical research. As we do so we will practice--, whatever our majors and interests--the patterns of knowledge creation practiced in the natural sciences with emphasis on its, commitment to a systematic way of thinking, and allegiance to a way of building on existing knowledge and explaining the universe through testing and factual observation. We will also emphasize the critical role science writing and reporting play in the construction, spread and application of new t knowledge.

 

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)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 13, 2020 - 4:30am