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Yasmine A Romero
ENGL 281
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Expository Writing

Writing papers communicating information and opinion to develop accurate, competent, and effective expression.

Class description

This course is an intermediate writing course for multilingual language learners that continues to build writing skills, with a particular focus on research processes. In this course students will investigate the link between language and identity by exploring local communities and narratives—for example, investigating stories of international students’ experiences of Seattle’s International District. Our main focus will be on engaging cultural and social differences in the context of community and storytelling, including intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Students will work with a variety of data sources, including observation notes, interview transcripts, and written/spoken narratives. In addition, students will be working with both academic and non-academic texts in order to accomplish their research goals and develop writing skills.

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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 Yasmine A Romero
Date: 02/27/2014