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Colby D. Nelson
ENGL 199
Seattle Campus

Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science

Expository writing based on material presented in a specific natural science 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 199 is an intensive five credit writing course linked to, but designed and graded separately from, Psychology 202: your time in this class will consist of developing and revising essays in which you apply many of the concepts and theories from your psychology lecture. While I will attend your Psychology lectures, you are the primary “link” between the courses, and our writing class assignments and discussions will presume that you are keeping up with the course work in Psych 202..

This class will give you the opportunity to explore the following: What do biopsychologists write, and for what purpose do they write? How do biopsychologists present their ideas and findings? How can writing short essays help us to comprehend and interpret the material presented in lecture and in our readings? How can the writing process (drafts, revisions, peer reviews, and self-reflective writing) help us improve our writing product?

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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 Colby D. Nelson
Date: 01/06/2004