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Tasha M Buttler
B CUSP 135
Bothell Campus

Research Writing

Strengthens performance of college-level argumentative writing and scholarly research, critical reading and thinking, and the critique and the creation of print and new media texts. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or B CUSP 134. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

We will be exploring what it means to research a topic at the university level, what resources there are at UWB to do that, and how to judge which resources are best for which sorts of inquiry. You will have the choice of a topic to research and debate from the text _World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions_ or will choose your own topic of interest for your final research project.

This course strengthens performance of college‐level argumentative writing and scholarly research, critical reading and thinking. Provides a forum to explore opportunities for civic engagement across disciplines. Students can then go on to select a different topic of research or continue using that model as groundwork.

Student learning goals

Critical Thinking

Close Reading

Quantitiative Analysis and Representation

Engaged discussions

General method of instruction

In class activities, discussion and critiques of readings, and seminaring.

Recommended preparation

Attentive Reading. We'll be examining politics of "development," and how to structure academic essays using the text _They Say, I Say_

Class assignments and grading

Short directed assignments, one revised 7-8 page paper that argues for a particular agenda, or a group presentation.

30% participation, 70% written assignments


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Tasha M Buttler
Date: 10/14/2013