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Andrew M Rose
ENGL 121
Seattle Campus

Composition: Social Issues

Focuses on the study and practice of good writing: topics derived from a variety of personal, academic, and public subjects. Includes a service-learning component allowing students to engage with and write about social issues in applied ways.. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.

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This course will cover current public discourse on environmental issues and ethics. Readings will include selections covering environmental history, public policy, and media/popular culture depictions of environmental questions. The goal for this course is to develop academic, argumentative writing skills by analyzing the methods and assumptions that dictate the public debate over such issues as global warming, over-development, and urban toxic discourse.

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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 Andrew M Rose
Date: 01/07/2008