SWC 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Section: 001 Writing in the Sciences
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“Writing science” is difficult for both scientists and writing professionals. For scientists, the challenge is to understand and employ effective rhetorical strategies in a range of science-related genres. For journalists and other professional writers, the challenge is to see the story behind a complexity of scientific detail. This course has two key aims. The first is to provide you with a critical, theoretical background in the rhetoric of science. We will consider story, voice, metaphor, audience, and the function and forms of persuasion in both popular and professional science writing. A second aim of the course is to develop your own writing about science, and to practice using a range of science-related genres. You will lead one class discussion related to our readings, as well as writing two short pieces on an area of science and ethics; you will also produce a portfolio of work which includes three pieces of polished writing in distinct genres related to a science-related subject of your choice, plus critical analysis. Peer review and class discussion are key components of the class.

SWC 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
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001 (SEM)
P
29524
Open
3
11Jr or Sr
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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