Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified social science 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. Offered: AWSpS.
English 298 is a five-credit writing intensive class linked to SIS 201, "The Making of the 21st Century." In both classes we will examine the creation of and challenges to modern constructions of world order and how geo-political changes and the ensuing efforts to create stability can have unforeseen consequences. Through the lectures and assigned readings, you will develop a clearer understanding of how various forces and factors interact to generate political and economic outcomes within and across states. Grounded in an evolving historical narrative, this dynamic process will be represented through a critical assessment of events and trends that capture the connections and conflicts between markets and states, interests and identities, the rhetoric of development and the persistence of underdevelopment.
Though the courses are linked, English 298 is a stand-alone course in which you will be evaluated separately. Working primarily with the materials covered in SIS 201, the focus in this class will be on writing assignments generated in response to the specific issues, problems,and themes discussed in the lecture.
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