Expository writing based on material presented in a specified social science lecture course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytic prose. Concurrent registration in specified course required.
English 198 A&Q is a 5-credit independent writing course linked to, but designed and graded separately from, Professor Moon-Ho Jung’s AAS 101 (Introduction to Asian American Cultures) and HSTAA 205 (Asian American History). This course is designed to increase your understanding of writing process and the importance of academic disciplines in defining what counts as good writing. In this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your ability to write and conduct research within the discipline of History and the interdisciplinary field of Asian American Studies, and to deepen your understanding of reading and lecture materials from AAS 101/HSTAA 205. Major papers will be submitted in draft form for peer review and instructor conferences and/or workshops before the final versions are due.
In the student-centered classroom, you will work closely with your peers and me to acquire skills of reading challenging texts, formulating logical arguments, and composing academic papers. You will be asked to engage with selected texts, to participate actively in class discussions, and to critically examine issues related to Asian American Studies. While you are encouraged to formulate your own argument in response to class readings and discussions, through group work and peer review sessions, we will approach challenging texts together and help one another revise academic writings in conversation with these texts.
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