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.
You can earn a W credit for this class!
Each of the three assigned papers will ask you to take advantage of concepts from Biology 180; in addition, each one will ask you to write in a different genre and for a different audience. You'll also be asked to read some published research in the field of biology. By the end of the course, you'll be better prepared to read published scholarship, use library resources to find research, write for a scientific audience, and assess your own writing.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
I prefer for my students to make discoveries by talking to each other in small groups and then reporting out to the class so that we can all engage with the class' ideas.
Class assignments and grading
It's a writing class, so you will be asked to write. Frequently.