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Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences
ADVWRTG/SOCSCI
CLASS CODE: ENG 315 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Reading & Writing requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Emphasizes writing in the social sciences by focusing on correspondence, resource reports, critiques, and arguments. (Recommended for Social Science majors.)
DESCRIPTION: Emphasizes writing in the social sciences by focusing on correspondence, resource reports, critiques, and arguments. (Recommended for Social Science majors.)
TOPICS: Writing conventions in the social sciences; research and documentation relevant to the social sciences; synthesis, proposals, summary; audience awareness; aims of exposition and argumentation; style and editing.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Relate writing strategies to other subject areas and to real-life situations.
  2. Apply advanced writing skills and research techniques to produce effective professional documents for various academic disciplines and anticipated careers.
  3. Generate and apply knowledge according to the methods of inquiry and standards of evidence used in the discipline.
  4. Develop and demonstrate skills in logic, analysis, and critical thinking.
  5. Evaluate research sources for their accuracy, comprehensiveness, and usefulness.
  6. Accurately interpret, summarize, and integrate information from traditional and electronic sources into an original document.
  7. Design a document using appropriate format, page layout, and visuals.
  8. Apply elements of effective writings, such as adapting to audience and purpose; focusing, organizing and developing ideas; achieving coherence; and editing.
REQUIREMENTS: 30 pages of edited and documented prose.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of English 111 or 111C and at least 22 credits or sophomore standing.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001