B CUSP 101
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to composition, including generating a compelling topic; the articulation of a thesis; the development of supporting evidence; the ability to draw conclusions from the evidence, clear organization of the essay, correct mechanics; awareness of audience, and knowledge of resources for research. Prerequisite: may not be taken for credit if previously earned a minimum grade of 2.0 B CUSP 114, B CUSP 134, or ENGL 131. Offered: A.
Students enrolled in this course (writing composition) are also enrolled in BCUSP 110A taught by Robin Spayde.
Combined, our course focuses on an investigation of space. While one section of the course will focus on space from a physics-based perspective, the other half of the course will focus on an investigation into the meanings of "natural space" and how we interact with it. For instance, questions explored will include (but are not limited to): What is "natural"? What is "nature"? How does the idea of natural space get constructed? To help investigate these questions, students will complete short weekly writing responses, a mid-term writing assignment, and a final multimedia project.
Since this is a composition course, we will be developing the skills needed to write university-level work throughout the term.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading