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Matthew J Vechinski
ENGL 197
Seattle Campus

Interdisciplinary Writing/Humanities

Expository writing based on material presented in a specified humanities lecture course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytical prose. Concurrent registration in the specified course required.

Class description

English 197 is a writing seminar linked with Professor Staten's English 202 course. While English 197 is and should be regarded as a freestanding course, you will complete assignments addressing English 202 texts, lectures, methods, and concepts.

As a writing seminar, English 197 emphasizes discussion and analysis of literary texts, and includes collaboration with instructors and peers regarding the planning, drafting, and revising of essays.

The work in English 197 will be built around writing three four- to five-page major papers, but your success in the course will depend on completing a variety of writing assignments, discussing and analyzing literary texts, and collaborating with peers--all opportunities to articulate and develop your ideas. With that in mind, the course is best thought of as a writing workshop that requires incremental drafting, revision, and peer reviews, making regular attendance imperative.

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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 Matthew J Vechinski
Date: 11/30/2009