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Jessica Beyer
ENGL 198
Seattle Campus

Interdisciplinary Writing/Social Science

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

Class description

The guiding principle for English 198 is that writing is a means of learning, as well as a means of communicating what you’ve learned. This is particularly important because in Political Science it is not possible to separate learning to write from learning the structure of the discipline. Writing is central to how we work to understand the world in Political Science and how we communicate what we have learned. My objectives for this class are that you learn how to: - Use writing as a way of understanding political science as a discipline. - Write effective political science arguments. - Read your own writing critically. - Think critically about political science arguments, including those of your peers. - Gain strategies for revision. - Offer effective critical comments to other writers. - Use research in support of your own arguments.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

In this class you will be asked to explore and understand the material presented in Political Science 203 with writing. To do this you will be asked to participate in small group discussions, full class discussions, and individual conferences, in addition to writing.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Four papers and many small 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 Jessica Beyer
Date: 02/25/2005