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Gregory J. Crowther
ENGL 299
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing - Natural Sciences

Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified natural 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.

Class description

The current version of the course has 3 major modules: Writing a ScienceNOW Article, Writing a Scientific Journal Article, and Peer-Reviewing a Scientific Journal Article. Each modules includes the drafting and revision of a 3- to 5- page paper. All modules will also include work on understanding the primary literature.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

small-group and whole-class discussion

Recommended preparation

successful completion of BIOL 180 and BIOL 200

Class assignments and grading

three papers of 4-5 pages each, plus regular homework activities related to reading and writing about science


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.
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Last Update by Gregory J. Crowther
Date: 03/11/2014