Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Dept. of English & Modern Language Studies
Course # 20320
ENG201: Writing in the Disciplines
- Face-to-face meetings can be arranged by appointment on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
- We can also arrange to meet online via Blackboard, Skype, or GoogleHangout any day of the week. Just email me or see me to schedule a time.
Location: Miller Hall M35
Days of the Week: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 10:35 A.M to 12:00 P.M.
There are no required textbooks for this course. All course reading materials will be available via course Blackboard site. You should bring these texts to class on days when they will be discussed—read and annotated (unless otherwise specified)– either in electronic or hard copy.
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to write in the professional/academic discipline of their choice. Coursework will focus on development of critical thinking, writing, and reading skills, as well rhetorical awareness.
At the end of the course, students should know how to:
- Think critically about discipline-specific texts;
- Synthesize and analyze information in writing;
- Understand the functions of form and genre as socially-developed systems of communication;
- Give and receive constructive feedback on written and oral communications;
- Develop research questions and perform research based on scholarly inquiry
Approach to Teaching & Learning:
This course is student-centered and designed to be participatory. Students will be expected to read, analyze, and discuss texts; write in different genres and styles, revise writing at the global and local level, work from constructive criticism, and give feedback to classmates; and engage in class discussion.