Tasha M Buttler
B CUSP 135
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.
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. We will structure the beginning process by researching the political, economic, and social factors that have shaped Brazil's status as BRIC country and major cultural leader.
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
Quantitiative Analysis and Representation
General method of instruction
In class activities, discussion and critiques of readings, and seminaring.
Attentive Reading. We'll be examining politics of "development." Two of the texts we'll use are The Hour of the Star, and 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